What if you could produce clean drinking water just by running your air conditioner? This is an experiment to see how much water could potentially be captured from an home’s rooftop package air conditioning unit, during a summer heat wave. Conducted in July 2017 during a particularly sweltering Los Angeles week, Eau De Maison documents… Continue Reading
This is a film about process. In the journey of developing a forthcoming piece about a global framework for urban design, I found myself compelled to create a digital interpretation of Professor Lynch’s seminal text, The Image of the City. Calling upon all of the (digital) tools available to man – i.e. the Adobe Suite,… Continue Reading
Process oriented narrative about the recently-completed Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area Visitors’ Center in California’s San Bernardino Mountains, designed by Los Angeles-based architectural firm Touraine Richmond Architects. Surrounded by native Sycamore trees, the 3,000 square foot building complements other park improvements. With minimal impact to its existing landscape, the intent of their self-sustaining building design… Continue Reading
Video presentation about a series of sustainable green infrastructure projects at Burbank Water and Power – including photovoltaic parking lot canopies, a green street demonstrating innovative storm water treatment technologies, and an courtyard built around a salvaged electrical substation.
Prior to its destruction in June 2011, the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School served the historic New Orleans African-American neighborhood of Tremé since it opened in 1955. Celebrated worldwide for its innovative, regionally-expressive modern design – the structure had sustained moderate damage during the storms and levee breach of 2005. DOCOMOMO Louisiana advocated for its restoration… Continue Reading
[Evan Mather’s] riveting new documentary A Necessary Ruin … manages not only to make engineering sexy and preservation politics compelling, but succinctly tells the tale of one of the most tragic architectural plunderings in recent memory. – The Architect’s Newspaper Upon its completion in October 1958, the Union Tank Car Dome, located north of Baton… Continue Reading
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects commissioned AHBE to create this three-minute long video that highlights the sustainable technologies used in the design and construction of the Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure. The video – subtitled “A Sustainable Response to an Urban Challenge: Transforming the Parking Structure” – will play continuously at the National Building Museum… Continue Reading