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Manuel Zeitlin

Architect, Manuel Zeitlin Architects in Nashville

Straw Bale Houses

PRESENTED ON FEB 19, 2014
IN NASHVILLE @ VOL 11

Manuel Zetlin, Principal Architect at Manuel Zeitlin Architects, aims to build sustainable houses by using natural materials and no chemicals. In one project, his team had to construct an additon for a 1945 brick home using straw bales, which came with its own unique challenges. 

 

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Housing the Dead

BY JONATHAN JEFFREY
@ VOL 2 ON APR 23, 2013

Jonathan Jeffrey talks about grave houses, explaining the differences between houses and other cemetery structures like crypts. He gives some examples of different types of grave houses, and talks about the variety of architectural features and styles that can be found in grave houses around Kentucky.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 11, 2013.

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Structural Bamboo

BY STEFANO PODESTÀ
IN GENOVA

Stefano Podestà is a structural designer and Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering, dealing with masonry historic structures and wooden structures mainly. Fascinated by new frontiers, he has dedicated himself to the bamboo study within the structural field for several years, building projects in developing countries.

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Build It With Bales

BY JAMIE LEE
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 23, 2015

Milt and Jamie Lee's presentation is "Build it with Bales" and they describe it this way: "We started building in our 50s, you are never too old to do something new."

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Where Does a Home Come From?

BY DAN BECK
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 25, 2017

Biologist Dan Beck explores the question “Where does a home come from?” by sharing his community and family adventure in building a straw bale shop and home here in the Kittitas Valley. 

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Tiny houses and sustainable communities

BY JIMMYZ HIRST
@ VOL 25 ON FEB 28, 2018

Jimmy Hirst has been traveling the world researching Tiny Housing, sustainable communities (Eco Villages) for the past five years and looking at progressive living ideals. He believes we now have the need, the technology (like with Blockchain), and the consciousness to facilitate a shift in the western living paradigm, to help bring the mainstream population into embracing more sustainable and connective communities. He believes it’s time to reinhabit the village, holistically regenerating human and natural values, to last for generations to come.

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Hawthorne Housing Co-operative

BY COLIN TURNBULL
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Colin Turnbull has been director at Hawthorn Housing Co-operative since August 2015. Before that he worked with West of Scotland Housing Association and various local authorities. He has worked in social housing his entire career. Colin lives in Ayrshire. He has four children and two grandchildren Hawthorn Housing Co-operative is a fully mutual co-operative in Possilpark, Glasgow with 316 houses and 48 under construction. 

hawthornhousing.org.uk / @HawthornHousing

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Clachan Co-Housing

BY JAMIE MACLEOD
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Jamie Macleod is part of Clachan Co-Housing, a group of people aiming to develop and build a co-housing community in Glasgow. 

He has worked in energy policy in third sector organisations and in Government and is excited to be involved in creating a secure, affordable place to live as part of a low impact community. 

facebook.com/clachan-co-housing

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Housing 2.0: New Technologies, Natural Materials

BY MALCOLM FRASER
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Malcolm Fraser is an Edinburgh architect whose award-winning work spans from Arts, conservation and Business to advising and empowering communities and award-winning homes and placemaking for clients from individuals to Housing Associations, Councils and volume housebuilders. He sits on the Government’s Joint Housing Supply and Delivery Group and contributes to current Land and Planning Reform initiatives, including with the Common Weal lobby group, whose Board he sits on, and with whom he is leading new policy on homes and communities. He also led the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Review, which sought to bring life and investment to Scotland’s urban centres, and is working on policy initiatives from Land and Planning Reform and Infrastructure initiatives through to Collective Self-Build. 

Fraserlivingstone.com / allofusfirst.com / @common_weal

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NetZero houses: How we can adopt forward thinking building construction

BY LUSINE GHUSHCHYAN
@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

Lusine Ghushchyan will present under the title“NetZero houses: How we can adopt forward-thinking building construction”. 

The growing concerns about rising energy prices, energy independence and the impact of climate change show buildings to be as the primary energy consumer in Armenia. This fact emphasizes the importance of targeting building use as key to decreasing the nation’s energy consumption. Currently, there are a small number of NetZero buildings in the world and Armenia has a huge potential to adopt these strategies to decrease energy use and reduce dependence on fossil fuel.