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Project Spotlight: Historic Retrofit in Toronto’s Storied Wychwood Park Neighborhood

Project Spotlight: Historic Retrofit in Toronto’s Storied Wychwood Park Neighborhood

Project Spotlight: Historic Retrofit in Toronto’s Storied Wychwood Park Neighborhood Welcome to Wychwood Park, one of the most well-preserved neighborhoods in Old Toronto. Taking its name and inspiration from the Wychwood Forest in Oxfordshire, England, it was first developed in the late nineteenth century by English painter Marmadu … read more

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How High Performance ADUs Address Housing and Climate

How High Performance ADUs Address Housing and Climate

How High Performance ADUs Address Housing and Climate HD Construction in Seattle is part of a wave of builders tackling the housing crisis with high performance ADUs Take a look around and you may have noticed a new phenomenon in your neighborhood. Miniature dwellings—sometimes called backyard cottages, garage apartments, pool hous … read more

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Winter Freeze Warning: What You Need To Know Before Ordering

Winter Freeze Warning: What You Need To Know Before Ordering

Winter Freeze Warning: What You Need To Know Before Ordering Pro Clima tapes and adhesives have superior properties that perform well in extreme conditions, whether it be hot, cold, wet, or dry. Water-based products can freeze, and although all products with adhesive should be stored above freezing to help ensure they perform best o … read more

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Watch SoCal Low-Carbon Builders Talk  Details On Their Latest Passive House

Watch SoCal Low-Carbon Builders Talk Details On Their Latest Passive House

California Low-Carbon Builders, Cairn Collaborative, Walk Through The Details On Their Latest Passive House Watch this video series from Cairn Collaborative on Bishop Passive House. By thoroughly explaining the design principles of Passive House and working with the needs of the homeowners, Cairn Collaborative’s YouTube … read more

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Smoke Season and Protecting Your Indoor Air Quality

Smoke Season and Protecting Your Indoor Air Quality

Smoke Season and Protecting Your Indoor Air Quality If you live in the West, you are surely tired of the ongoing, and seemingly ever-expanding, wildfire season. This year, more than 2 million acres of land have burned in California alone and another 800,000 acres have burned in Oregon and Washington. With wildfires becoming more frequ … read more

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Studio 804 Demonstrates an Innovative and Efficient Shelter Solution

Studio 804 Demonstrates an Innovative and Efficient Shelter Solution

Studio 804 Demonstrates an Innovative and Efficient Shelter Solution For the last several years, 475 has partnered with Studio 804, a hands-on, design-build graduate program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Design. Each year, Studio 804 undertakes a distinct project with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainab … read more

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