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Union Studio, Architecture & Community Design
San Juan Passage: Exterior
Ideabooks16,570
Questions8
sustainable, walkable coastal community in Washington state, the San Juan Passage reserved the best waterfront sites for community parks to be enjoyed by all, and landscaping efforts focus on maintaining native plant and wildlife habitats.Want to find an ecofriendly community in your area? Check these resources
interaction between neighbors and build community. This home is part of a neighborhood in Washington state where this easy, breezy porch culture is celebrated. It's easy to imagine sitting on an Adirondack chair and waving to neighbors from this wraparound.
Community Spotlight: San Juan Passage, Anacortes
resources for community listings where you live:The Communities Directory of EcovillagesGlobal Ecovillage Network
“Short rail” — lorib53
Le jardinet
Great Plant Combinations
Ideabooks1,078
Questions2
Planting Strips That Link Multiple Homes Planned communities such as this one in Kirkland, Washington, have their
The community houses. Small houses with a neighborhood feel
color, creative use of space, common areas, very smart use of community courtyard, beautiful design
Planned communities such as this one in Kirkland
Planned communities such as this one in Kirkland, Washington, have their own challenges, not the least of which is abiding by homeowners
4. Planting Strips That Link Multiple Homes Planned communities such as this one in Kirkland, Washington, have their own challenges, not the least of which is abiding by homeowners association regulations. These
4. Planting Strips That Link Multiple HomesPlanned communities such as this one in Kirkland, Washington, have their own challenges, not the least of which is abiding by homeowners association regulations. These planting strips allow for individuality while maintaining a cohesive design. Key design features:A
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Rikki Snyder
5 Reviews
My Houzz: Joanna Madden
Ideabooks2,186
Questions5
them! In many communities you can order books, music and movies online and have them sent to your local branch for free.2. Seek out free events in your communityKeep an eye out for signs and flyers announcing free concerts, plays, movie screenings in the park, lectures and other community events.
libraries are one of our greatest resources — take advantage of them! In many communities you can order books, music and movies online and have them sent to your local branch for free.2. Seek out free events in your community. Summer is the best time to find free events — keep an eye out for signs and
and flyers announcing free concerts, plays, movie screenings in the park, lectures and other community events.
“Paint color on walls” — kathyadis
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Union Studio, Architecture & Community Design
Concord Riverwalk
Ideabooks918
Questions1
would love to live in a community like this, but only
Living in a community with houses like this would be nice!
Good communities are made, not born.
be better about your neighborhood, get involved with your neighborhood association and talk with neighbors to see what you can do about it. Good communities are made, not born.Tell us: Do you practice the art of neighboring? Wish you did? Share your thoughts and stories of memorable neighbors in the Comments
“NICE LANDSCAPING IN A NEIGHBORHOOD” — suzannewei
Kenny Craft, CNU LEED AP
1 Review
Cannon House - South Main, Colorado
Ideabooks3,657
Questions5
Community Spotlight: South Main, Buena Vista, Colorado This new-urban high-density community was designed around access to a prime kayaking spot, and it has attracted residents who appreciate a green
well-designed ecovillage is the walkability factor. By placing the community within easy walking distance of daily needs like markets, shops and services — or by providing some of those things within the mini neighborhood, community members can skip the car (at least most of the time).
“green windows with white trim” — gloorn
Carlton Architecture
4 Reviews
Piedmont Residence
Ideabooks1,279
Questions0
design of poured-in-place concrete met resistance from the board of the planning community where the house is located. Even though the north side of the house is hidden on approach due to the trees and topography, the community shies away from “bright” materials like concrete. The dark wood certainly moves
initial design of poured concrete met resistance from the board of the planning community where the house is located. Even though the north side of the house is hidden on approach due to the trees and topography, the community shies away from ‘bright’ materials like concrete. The dark wood certainly moves
“simple but beautiful landscape” — kristen5010
Eric Higbee | Landscape Architect
UpGarden
Ideabooks423
Questions0
designers, neighbors and city officials have upped the community gardening ante with the city's first large-scale community garden on top of a 50-year-old parking garage.
upped the community gardening ante with the city's first large-scale community garden on top of a 50-year-old parking garage. Somewhere out there, Joni Mitchell is smiling. Eating local and preserving green spaces are healthy trends, but connecting with neighbors is what really makes community gardening
a $150,000 budget, the community-run roof garden was created by designer Nicole Kistler, landscape architect Eric Higbee, the community of Queen Anne/Uptown and the P-Patch Program of Seattle.
Community gardens. One more piece of the AIA survey is the desire for community gardens. Using open space
“Garden Ideas!” — carolhag
Union Studio, Architecture & Community Design
Sandywoods Farm
Ideabooks156
Questions0
that comes from being part of a community. That issue has fueled a concept that has spread to neighborhoods around the globe: communities born from the basic principle that life is lived better together than apart. The Danish concept of bofællesskab, or “living community,” was imported to North America
usually define a set of standards and goals for the community before any architectural design work begins.
community for artists / live in tenant resident farmer
Perhaps most controversially, we also need to think again about what makes a community. Today’s builders and town planners believe that
people don’t just live in houses, they inhabit "places." Medieval towns were perfect examples of what planners seek: densely populated, walkable communities in which people ate local, seasonal food, and rich and poor lived in close proximity. A successful "place" mixes the different groups in society
“community for artists / live in tenant resident farmer” — saundralee
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