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All about Cottage Home #1

November 28, 2007Here is what makes Cottage Home #1 a gold award finalist:From the beginning, Pringle Creek and Bilyeu Homes went all-out. Beginning in the fall of 2006, the design team, led by James Meyer and Mark Kogut of Opsis Architecture, held weekly workshops with Pringle Creek’s select builders and the Oregon Department of Energy (ODE) to establish performance goals for the exterior envelope and work out constructability issues. This collaborative process helped the entire team to understand the architect and builder perspective while learning about the energy performance of different envelope systems for the home. The team vetted ... Read more

That’s using the ol’ tree

And here is the orchard (in its infancy). Read more

Live-Work-Breathe course description

Architecture 484/584 • Spring 2007 • Brook Muller + James Meyer and OPSIS Architecture*LIVE • WORK • BREATHE*CREATING COMMUNITY AT PRINGLE CREEKThe studio entails collaboration with OPSIS Architecture in Portland and utilizes their state-of-the-art Pringle Creek “green” development in Salem as the locus for design inquiry. Our challenge will be to design high quality and high performance live/work units in close association with memorable, attractive and ecologically rich outdoor space.11 ISSUES, OBJECTIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL HELP TO DEFINE OUR STUDIO CULTURE:*Working in Teams*Effective collaborative work settings increase the likelihood that we will raise the kinds of questions that ... Read more
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