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das Haus – Passive House in Chicago

This week is the Das Haus mini-conference in Chicago, put on by the Passive House Alliance, Chicago chapter.  Being new to the city and in the job market, the event piqued my interest as a matter of sustainability and a good introduction to Chicago design and architecture. You may be asking, what is a Passive House?  Asking myself that, while on their website, the simple answer is “The Passive House concept represents today’s highest energy standard with the promise of slashing the heating energy consumption of buildings by an amazing 90%.” (PHIUS) Sustainbility is a core issue on many architects’ and designers’ agenda and value’s list, but to design by Passive House’s standards means it is integrated as a core CLICK for more

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Blue Haven Children Home & School

Here is a link to my team’s project in India with EMI, for TellAsia’s project and vision, the Blue Haven Children’s Home & School in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.  It is in the conceptual phase and looking quite nice and engineered. Open Architecture Network: Blue Haven Children’s Home and School