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Modern Museum

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
If you have ever been to a science museum, you know what to expect: wild animals preserved in threatening poses, strange bugs from across the planet and, if your lucky, some dinosaur bones. Things have changed a bit at the California Academy of Sciences. Last year they completed a major ...
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New Life for a New Building

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
[caption id="attachment_633" align="alignnone" width="213" caption="New Life"][/caption] Buildings have life cycles. A structure may be designed for the original client, but altered to fit the needs of subsequent occupants. For 601 E. Franklin St. in Monterey, TJC designed a unique building to merge a car dealership's prototype with the city's regulations. The dealership ...

Mapping Modernism

Monday, May 11th, 2009
[caption id="attachment_594" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Tanimura & Antle Library, CSUMB"][/caption] A free map of local modern architecture has been published by the Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAMB). More than fifty commercial and residential designs (since 1947) have been photographed and mapped. If you like to gawk at ...
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History Often Repeats

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
[caption id="attachment_583" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="\"Looking for Answers to Fuel Problems\""][/caption] The headline “Looking for Answers to Fuel Problem” could have been in this morning’s newspaper. But the date on this article is actually 1979. That long haired fellow on the right is me, explaining how a solar room heater works. Those ...

Green: Insulation

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
Green building is a popular movement in our industry which aims to change how buildings are designed and built. Green buildings are designed to reduce environmental costs, last longer, and provide health and comfort to their users. [caption id="attachment_287" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Spray Foam Insulation"][/caption] An important aspect of a green building is ...
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Full of Ideas

Monday, October 20th, 2008
[caption id="attachment_226" align="alignnone" width="282" caption="Sunset Idea House 2008"][/caption] On a recent field trip, the office staff toured the 2008 Sunset Idea House at Montera, in Monterey, CA. The spacious residence fits nicely into the rustic site. The main hall, lined with impressive wood columns, leads to fold-away wall centered on a ...
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New From Old

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
Green building is a popular movement in our industry which aims to reduce the negative impacts a building has on the environment and its occupants. An important aspect of a green building is conserving natural resources. Many legendary structures have been built using beautiful wood elements. Picture the massive beams ...
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Paint It Green

Monday, June 30th, 2008
Green building is a popular movement in our industry which aims to reduce the negative impacts a building has on the environment and its occupants. An important aspect of a green building is indoor air quality. Simple material choices can have a big impact on the health of the air ...
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