To get a real sense of where we are, in the real estate world, we highly suggest reading Andrew Ernemann’s Spring Market Report. Six years running,A numbers guy, Andrew has a great way of summarizing the information & digging deep into the trends. The good news – the market is improving daily. The other news – real estate is more than ever, very neighborhood dependent. We are lucky to live in a beautiful and inspiring setting, and look forward to a success rest of 2015. Hang onto your hats!
Looking for some inspiration for your bath design? There’s no telling how many bathrooms we have actually designed, but here is a snippet of some of our favorites. Hidden televisions, views captured, heated surfaces, floating tubs, clever organization….we’ve done it all! We’re excited to show you some of the newly designed baths we’ve got in the works. Stay tuned.
Its always inspiring to hear how Architects are designing for today’s needs in new and different ways. There was a great piece on this morning’s NPR broadcast about two young Architects who won a competition to re-imagine the Alfafar suburb in Valencia, Spain, based on an earlier thatched housing housing model in rural India’s. In another story in rural England, people are sharing a central living room and kitchen at Threshhold Centre at Cole Street Farm. Its “assisted living” in a different outlook. Have a listen, its quite interesting learning about the new ways of co-sharing extra rooms needed at different times in one’s lifespan – and the great food that can go along with it!
With two high-end residential projects aimed for LEED certification, we are proud to live in Colorado, which sits in the #2 spot for the Top 10 States for LEED per Capita in 2014. Colorado has made the list every year since USGBC started ranking states.
Interestingly – Last fall, the USGBC announced that it was extending the period during which projects could register under the LEED 2009 rating system from June 27, 2105 to Oct. 31, 2016. The move intends to give practitioners additional time to meet the more stringent demands of the new LEED v4 standard, particularly related to materials and post-occupancy reviews. An upgrade to LEED v4 isn’t the only means through which the USGBC is offering closer scrutiny of green-building practices. Its LEED Dynamic Plaque, which was introduced at Greenbuild 2013 and rolled out last year, tracks an existing building’s strategies including water, waste, transportation, and energy in real time.
Keep a lookout for our two projects, currently under construction…they will amaze you!