Climate & Culture are critical to understanding how to Heat & Cool Buildings.

Climate & Culture are critical to understanding how to Heat & Cool Buildings.

We must begin by taking note of the countries and climates in which homes are to be built if our designs for them are to be correct. One type of house seems appropriate for Egypt, another for Spain… one still different for Rome… and Africa… and China… It is obvious that design for homes ought to conform to diversities of climate and culture.
 
The Ten Books on Architecture, Vitruvius Architect, first century b.c.… Read More

Independence from the tyranny of fossil fuels, climate change and convention.

Independence from the tyranny of fossil fuels, climate change and convention.

Pangea Builders. Together As One. Pangea Earthship Buildings and Systems are beyond Platinum LEED, meet and exceed the Uniform Building Codes and have been built over the last 40 years worldwide. What we can do together for the people of

Palatine Passive House in Seattle, Washington

Palatine Passive House in Seattle, Washington

Conceived as a sustainable reinterpretation of a monolithic gable roof house, the Palatine Passive House integrates modern residential form with innovative building technologies. The certified passive house was designed and built by the architect. Apart from an abundantly glazed entrance gesture, the distinctive façade is windowless in order to meet passive house certification standards.… Read More