Monthly Archives: July 2010

Creative License-Part One

This could come in handy, for me…for you? This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Advertisements

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Interesting diversion

a brief side path into film and architecture to explore future times… Continue reading

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New Books Focus on a Place in the Sun~the article I wrote on passive solar design way back in the 1980’s!

The principles of passive solar energy are so simple: like the little girl in the comics who sits in a pool of sunlight, carrying on a conversation with the sunbeam. Passive solar energy is like that; a continuing discourse with nature.
We all know it’s warmer to walk on the sunny side of the street on a crisp spring morning, just as in the hot summer we seek the breezeway or the cellar. Without much thought, we adjust our daily movement to natural rhythms. We are our own passive solar energy systems. Continue reading

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The Big Empty Room*

THE BIG EMPTY ROOM.  There’s a space here in the Portland area that I just crave.  It’s the exhibit room at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, lovingly called OCAC. Up on Barne’s Road in SW Portland…from downtown PDX  … Continue reading

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What to do with hot and sunny?

Sitting comfortably in my living room, the living room with the wonderful 14′ ceilings….the blinds closed and windows shut tight to keep the heat out and the ‘coolth’ in, this blog begins.  It is early July and after two days … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to This is my first post.  I am blogging about architecture, solar energy, design ideas, great new things!

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