Architect builds passively-cooled Tree Top Studio



Tree Top Studio was completed in 2014 (Photo: Sam Noonan)

By Adam Williams
February 16, 2015, Gizmag

What do you do if you’re an award-winning architect in need of a new home office, and you don’t want to extend or alter your impressive heritage-listed home? Well, if you happen to be Australia’s Max Pritchard, you roll your sleeves up and get busy building yourself an equally impressive forest retreat in your garden.

With the exception of the wiring, Pritchard tackled all of Tree Top Studio’s design and construction himself, including the bookcase and circular table that are installed within.

“I think many architects would benefit from making the time to get this sort of experience,” Pritchard told Dezeen. “I’m probably going too far to say designers should be able to build their own designs, but certainly if they could build small structures it would help their understanding of the construction process and materials.” Read more…

Meet The New AIBC CEO Mark Vernon (Victoria)

Please join us for an opportunity to meet AIBC’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Vernon, CA, CPA (Illinois). Learn more about Mark.

Attendees are encouraged to stay for an AIBC Council meeting that will be held from 1-3 pm.

Please RSVP your attendance using the link below.

Meet & Greet / AIBC Council Meeting:

Date: March 10, 2015
Time: 11:30 am – 1 pm (Meet & Greet); 1 – 3 pm (Council Meeting)
Location: Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites, 345 Quebec St, Victoria

A buffet lunch will be served.

Per Continuing Education System (CES) guidelines, neither the meet/greet session nor the council meeting qualify for learning units (LUs).  

Book Launch: Living Roofs In Integrated Urban

Date: Thursday, April 2
Time: 5 – 7 pm
Location: Inform Interiors (50 & 97 Water Street, Vancouver BC V6B 1A4)

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