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KieranTimberlake, an architectural firm based in Philadelphia, is a recognized leader of the "green" architecture movement in the U.S. As this film illustrates, its founders Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake have been developing innovative means to combine sustainable design principles with off-site construction for the mass customization of houses. The firm's Loblolly House, built in the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland in 2007, and the Cellophane House, a specially-commissioned design executed for an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art in 2008, serve as outstanding examples of the firm's research-based approach. The film takes the viewer on a tour of the small, elegant Loblolly house, named for the pines indigenous to the area, and demonstrates how the architects employed an aluminum scaffold system, off-site fabricated floor and ceiling panels (called 'smart' cartridges) to distribute radiant heating, water, ventilation, and electricity throughout the house. With the five-story 1,800 square foot Cellophane House, erected for The Museum of Modern Art's exhibition Home Delivery: fabricating the modern dwelling, the architects incorporated lessons learned from the Loblolly House combined with SmartWrap, an energy gathering building envelope for a 2003 exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. As the film makes clear, the Cellophane House's aluminum-frame structure and glass panels snap in place, so that welding and sealing are not needed. On top of that, the house is constructed with 82 percent recyclable materials, LED lighting, and photovoltaic cells for energy supply. Producer: Edgar B. Howard. Director: Tom Piper.

2. The absent house [2013]

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Pioneering architect Fernando Abruña Charneco, FAIA, confronts climate change with his sustainable constructions. An apprentice of R. Buckminster Fuller, Charneco puts nature first before erecting a building -- a practice which would later be labeled as sustainable green architecture.
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Explores how businesses are transforming themselves to work with nature and profitability.
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This encyclopedic video version of David Johnston's acclaimed seminar provides practical information about building in ways that are energy-conscious, healthy and environmentally responsible covering everything building professionals need to know to build green. It provides practical, accurate information about building from the ground up and is packed with information about how to do it in ways that are energy-conscious, healthy and environmentally responsible.
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The Pritzker-prize winning architect Thom Mayne has been identified with muscular, bold, steel-and-glass design since the founding of his firm, Morphosis, in 1971. With the Federal Office Building in San Francisco, Mayne proves that innovative and sustainable architecture can be introduced successfully into a building type typically considered predictable and boring. In this tour of the dramatic high-rise building, Mayne takes us through its many awe-inspiring spaces, including the main lobby, upper-level offices, and an elevated outdoor bridge. During the compelling visit, the architect's engaging remarks about various green features also provides added insight into the building's inner workings. Producer: Edgar B. Howard. Directors: Tom Piper and Charles Gansa.
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David Wann follows the progress of the Wild Sage Cohousing Community project, where future residents participate in the design of their own neighborhood. The stated architectural goal at the Wild Sage site in Boulder is a "zero emisssions" neighborhood in which solar energy, energy efficiency, and changes in behavior eliminate the need for fossil fuels.

7. Houses of straw [2004]

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This film shows the recent development of strawbale building in Germany. In interviews with owners, builders, architects and experts many relevant green building topics are discussed. Straw is an annually renewable crop, available wherever grain crops are grown. It is indeed a waste product, much of which is currently burnt in the fields. The thick walls offer superior insulation value. With a natural plaster, straw bale walls 'breath' and together with the sound absorbing qualities, provide a quiet healthy interior environment.
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Scraphouse was a temporary demonstration home, built entirely of salvaged material on Civic Center Plaza adjacent to San Francisco City Hall. Over the course of just six weeks, a team of volunteers scoured Bay Area dumps and scrap yards. A group of architects, landscape architects, lighting specialists, and metal fabricators repurposed the materials, giving them new life. Scraphouse illustrated the possibilities, as well as the challenges, of green building, recycling, and reuse.
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 77 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
Travel to 9 countries with Matt Briggs to uncover the best ideas, cutting-edge technologies and restorative solutions to help curb climate change. Deep green chapter editions include: energy efficiency, green building, decarbonizing transportation, renewable energy, smart grids, coal nuclear power, sustainable agriculture, restorative forestry.
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Details the work done by American architect/designer William McDonough and German ecological chemist Michael Braungart, who are attempting to make architecture and manufacturing more eco-friendly. Highlights several companies' efforts to implement these principles into their production methods.
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From Plymouth, Massachusetts, to Austin, Texas, homeowners, architects, builders and an inventor utilize green technologies and innovative design in the construction of new homes and the retrofitting of the old; while residents of one small town show how simple it is to incorporate composting into daily living.
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Environmental challenges surround the places in which we work and the cars we use to get there. Featured are a look at "sick building syndrome" and the design of new office buildings for the 21st century; a visit with a chemical plant that has found solutions for controlling waste emissions; and a survey of new trends in automobiles and auto-recycling.
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Looks at innovative, futuristic, utopian and sometimes bizarre architectural projects of the 20th century. Shows how contemporary problems like housing shortages, urban decay and pollution motivate architects to create changes in the way people live. Considers plans that have actually been constructed and animates some unrealized visions to see how they might have looked. Features works by Rudolf Steiner, Le Corbusier, Moshe Safdie, Oscar Niemeyer, Jacque Fresco, Peter Cook, Colin Fournier, Levitt & Sons, Antti Lovag, Peter Vetsch, and Paolo Soler.

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