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Were we to describe novelist Robert Coover as a “postmodernist,” or say he is “avant-garde,” you’d be all,...
April 18. 12-1p. Bring your lunch to enjoy this Chautauqua performance by award-winning author and journalist Frank X. Mullen. Free. Lloyd D....
April 18. 7p. From “Rock Star: Supernova” to Pink Martini, a sold-out run of her one-woman show “Crazy Enough” (expanded...
When living in a box = cool + good
by Andrew Kiraly | posted April 14, 2011
If you've lived here for more than a few years, you probably think that our stucco-and-frame house obsession is somehow welded into our very development DNA, stitched into our very collective psyche -- or at least, maybe, defensibly sensible from a cost-effectiveness point of view. Update: Not true! Check out this eco-awesome compound built from a shipping container -- just up the street, sorta!
To deflect some of the Mojave Desert sun, a steel Unistrut structure is bolted to the house to secure a skin of modular, perforated, metal panels. These panels blanket the south, west, and breezeway portions and they’re transparent. Which is to say, the skin balances views, natural ventilation, and a 50% reduction in heat and glare.
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