The Caterpillar House was honored by EcoHome magazine in the 2011 Design Awards with a Grand Award designation. Caterpillar is featured on the cover of the July/August issue of EcoHome.
Green Compliance Plus article features a few architects who have really made a big push towards LEED certification on some of their homes. So, what are they getting out of it? How do you decide whether to go for GreenPoints or LEED, and what needs to happen with LEED for the process to go smoothly? Respondents include Rob Lehman from Green Score Solutions, Rich Williams from Art Haus, LLC, our own Jonathan Feldman, and Dan Johnson of Arkin Tile.
Canstruction is a charitable event aimed at putting a spotlight on the architecture, engineering and construction industries doing something tangible to help in the fight against hunger. The theme this year is The Spirit of San Francisco. Canstruction is similar to a sand castle contest, except these giant sculptures are made of canned food, typically using 3,000 – 5,000 cans per structure. The exhibition is then open to the public June 23 – 26. After the exhibit closes, the structures are dismantled and the cans are donated to the San Francisco Food Bank.
Return to Monterey: Regionalism and Sustainability study weekend took place on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, where we explored the work of Bernard Trainor, Joni Janecki, and their talented colleagues and cohorts, and study the designs, details, and plantings that make their gardens so distinctively regional and sustainable. Jonathan Feldman delivers a talk entitled “Sustainability and Regionalism on the Monterey Peninsula: An Architect’s Perspective.”
CITATION AWARD FOR ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Old Bernal House
By Alison Clare Steingold
Mill Valley Cabins
A new article on House Ocho and building in the Santa Lucia Preserve
by Kristin Dispenza
March 30, 2011
“Design Dilemma: A Kitchen for Gathering”
by Mary Jo Bowling
March 22, 2011
Sea Cliff Remodel
Our Cocoon Cottage plans are now available on Houseplans.com
Reclaimed Wood Meets High Tech
By: Barbara Ballinger
Designed for Resale
“Opened For Wider Appeal”
By: Barbara Ballinger
Chris van Uffelen
Braun Publishing AG 2011
By Rachel Thomas
Open Box 2
Kitchen & Bath Issue
By Stephen Crafti
Open Box and Open Box2
Old Bernal House
Caterpillar House &
Pierce Street Renovation
Caterpillar: Dynamic Solutions to Energy Efficient Residential Design
A panel discussion moderated by Amanda Dameron, Digital Content Director of Dwell magazine, Jonathan Feldman, Architect; Michael Heacock, LEED consultant; David Knight, Monterey Energy Group; and David Easton, Rammed Earth Works will present the challenges and opportunities available to residential architects and homeowners who seek sustainable solutions in new construction.
AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 6:00pm
“Apartment in Sunshine”
by Meghan Drueding
by: Rachel Thomas
Pierce St. Renovation
Feldman Architecture places in the Top 5 for Best Architecture in the 2010 Best of the Bay Area contest. Thank you all who voted.
Feldman Architecture is proud to announce the launch of Remodelista’s Architect and Designer Directory.
April 12, 2010
Host: Lauren Meltzer
Producers: Leyna Lightman & Brian Moran
April 22nd was the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and to mark the occasion we look at the green building movement in California.
Inefficient buildings are responsible for 38% of total energy use in the United States as well as almost 40% of the nationÌøåÀå_s carbon dioxide emissions. In San Francisco, almost half of the greenhouse gas emissions are produced by the cityÌøåÀå_s homes and buildings.
The state of California is supporting the green building movement by promising that all new homes built in the state after 2020, and all commercial buildings built after 2030, will be completely energy efficient. And today, the city of San Francisco is addressing the issue by rolling out a financing plan for home and building owners who want to make green improvements to their buildings.
Can California meet the ambitious state goals of being completely energy efficient by 2030? Will there be friction between those who want to make buildings sustainable and those concerned with preserving the traditional look and feel of San Francisco?
?Cal Broomhead, energy and climate programs manager, San Francisco Department of the Environment
?Jonathan Feldman, principal architect, Feldman Architecture; recipient of the San Francisco American Institute of ArchitectÌøåÀå_s Honor Award for Energy and Sustainability and California Home + DesignÌøåÀå_s Eco-Friendly Design Award
?Michael Kanellos, editor in chief/senior analyst, Greentech Media
Feldman Architecture is pleased to announce that the Caterpillar house was certified by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) as LEED Platinum this week ÛÒ the first custom home on the California Central Coast to earn the highest distinction possible in the LEED for Homes Program. Our congratulations to our innovative consultant team who helped realize this goal and especially to our forward-thinking client.
For more information on the Caterpillar project, please visit the project website or click the image to the right for a short description.