Sharing Culture

A Sharing Culture

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From Scott DuPree of Civil Society Transitions, I heard of the Zimbabwean idea of qoqelela: a community funded trust that allows individuals and families in the community to take turns purchasing things they wouldn’t have the means to otherwise – things that in turn help the community’s stability, such as livestock or looms.
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Our Favorite Things Volume 16

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Cradle to Cradle certified, ECOR’s sustainable building panels and “kit of parts” panel components including Honeycor & Wavecor are lightweight, and easily assembled. They’re made from agricultural waste – cellulose fiber – with a closed loop water system in manufacturing leading to 99.5% reutilization.
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Living with Art

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Hot off the presses: our Bluebell Home was just featured on the cover of the June / July issue of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles. For this home, our Principal of Building Technology, Sam Nishek, worked closely with David Barrett’s design direction to overcome the site’s restrictions, including building height & bulk plane, and tricky soils & drainage.
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Zoomerhouse is Underway!

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David Barrett and his wife, Betzi Barrett of Four Star Realty, are designing and developing a prototype for-sale “aging gracefully” home in Boulder, Colorado. This is the first in a series of posts documenting the principles, ideas, and practicalities of this exciting endeavor!
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Preparing for Disaster: Wildfires

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As spring is upon us, we can’t help but stretch toward the warmth and relax into the longer days and their promise of summer. However, in Colorado we also overhear tense conversations about how great the massive highcountry snows are, but will they help mitigate fire danger or will the snowmelt just raise already swollen watertables?
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Our Favorite Things Volume 15: Let There Be Light!

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In honor of our recent Spring Forward, the first day of Spring, and a string of 70-80 degree days, we’re featuring some bright lighting options to spread the Spring Fever! We’re also “Spring Cleaning” the Our Favorite Things series a bit – sprucing things up with larger images and general pricing information for featured products. Enjoy the light and the growth that spring brings!
Best of Houzz 2014

How to Houzz from a Best of Houzz Architect

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Barrett Studio architects is proud to have been named “Best of Houzz 2014” again after our surprise rookie win last year. Since our first award, our images have been added to over 15,000 new Ideabooks in the past year!
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Our Favorite Things Volume 14: Materials Mashup

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This time of year, everything can start taking on a wash of, well, dreariness…boredom…familiarity. It’s the February doldrums in full effect! Not that familiarity is bad, but things can be a lot more fun with a dash of the unexpected. Some of Our Favorite Things surprise us with Materials Mashups.
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Barrett Studio from Above: Biomorphic & Geometric

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What does Google Earth make of homes designed by BARRETT STUDIO architects? While creating a custom Google map for a springtime Barrett Studio Homes biking tour, we got excited about seeing our finished homes from this previously inaccessible (unless you have a pilot friend or a fancy UAV) vantage point.
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Barrett Studio Named "Best of Houzz 2013"

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Barrett Studio architects is proud to have been named “Best of Houzz 2013.” This honor goes to professionals with project images most often added to Houzzer’s Ideabooks. Since we first uploaded a few images six months ago, we’ve added more and more, and now our images have been added to over 10,000 Ideabooks!
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Biomimicry & Las Chicas de Matematicas

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by Amy Kirtland This past summer I was a guest speaker at…
SpaceSavers

Space Saving Solutions: Nano-Living

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by Maggie Flickinger If you're tapped into the Conscious Living…
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For David's a Jolly Good Fellow!

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by Maggie Flickinger David's 35-year practice, rooted in deep…
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David Barrett Named "One to Watch"

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by Maggie Flickinger The design publication Western Art…