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Blog & More

Welcome to our Blog. In this space you will find writings that explore the idea of Dwelling and ways of building and living with an ecological consciousness. Here we try to challenge the conventional limits and horizons of architecture.

In our Ecological Design Practice we often mention that the greenest architecture is that which is not built at all. While we grapple with this contradictory aspect of our work, we try to make sense of the interconnected web of life and how we might help our clients and communities forge a deeper understanding of their place in this world. We hope this leads to transformational change and positive contributions towards the health of the natural systems we are a part of.

We hope to create a space where you feel comfortable to explore these topics with us and welcome your comments and contributions towards this dialogue.

“A Vision of Home”

“A Vision of Home” was featured in Natural Awakenings in April of 2006. In it Steve Caplan was able to capture the Helicon Works architectural philosophy and how Holly House has become a reference for Bill’s vision. Read the article.
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“A House Made of What?”

Washington Post article featuring Bill’s support for straw bale building techniques. Read the article.
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“Shades of Green”

Home & Design Magazine featured us in their special Green Issue showcasing some of our work and providing information on some helpful guidelines for a greener home. Read the article.  
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“Discarded Materials Give House New Life”

“Discarded Materials Give House New Life”, written by Janet Lubman Rathner for The Washington Post is an article showcasing Bill and Beth’s straw bale home. The article details some of the material choices and costs associated with his addition and home renovation process. Read the article.
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Ecological architecture & natural building news, inspiration & project updates.

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