Bahrain – A Visual Diary

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Bahrain is actually an archipelago of 33 islands, what most people don’t know is that Bahrain World Trade Centre is the first skyscraper in the world to integrate wind turbines into its design. Each turbine is 95′-0″ in diameter w/ a… Continue Reading

San Francisco Architects’ creative use of Salvaged Materials

SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECTS’ CREATIVE USE OF SALVAGED MATERIALS

San Francisco Architects’ creative use of Salvaged Materials hb+a Architects had the pleasure of working with a small retail business looking to open up a shop in the east bay. They had  a really tight budget and were looking for… Continue Reading

A San Francisco Architect’s Baja Adventure

A San Francisco Architect's Baja Adventure

A San Francisco Architect’s Baja Adventure We are a big fan of vernacular architecture and a huge proponent of preserving natural landscape. Below is the first take on our exciting road trip from San Francisco to Cabo San Lucas, you can… Continue Reading

San Francisco Architects’ horror on landfills continues w/ Bioreactors

San Francisco Architects’ horror on landfills continues w/ Bioreactors Following our last blog, we continue here to discuss a possible, but  better alternative to a traditional landfill. Man made objects decompose just as well as organic matter, only the outcome is… Continue Reading

Lessons from Empire State Building for San Francisco Architects.

An iconic building like the Empire state was responsible for 25,000 tons per year of Carbon dioxide emissions, and the 102 stories cost $11,000,000 in annual energy, prior to 2008.  This was all before the building went through an exercise… Continue Reading

Bay Area Architects do you know what TRACI is?

Bay Area Architects do you know what TRACI is We were at a presentation a few months ago where the presenter was eloquently describing the irreversible effects of climate change on the glaciers and some folks in the audience turned the… Continue Reading

Lessons from NOLA for San Francisco, Bay Area Architects

Lessons from NOLA for San Francisco, Bay Area Architects We were recently in New Orleans for the AIA convention and as much as we enjoyed the sessions at the convention, we were incredibly intrigued by the City that is New… Continue Reading