Archive for Green building

Broke As in Does Not Work

Posted in Architecture with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2011 by Myaker


Moderne Vernacular

Posted in Architecture, Building Materials, Carbon Sense, New Modern Vernacular, The Art of Building, The Natural Steps, Wooden Architecture with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2011 by Myaker

Building materials and practices, that do not rely on the presumed advantages, of cheap energy

Tree Huggers wit Chainsaws

Posted in Building Materials, Carbon, Carbon Sense, Common Sense, Forestry, Hewn Timber, New Modern Vernacular, Scheidegger Forest Shelter, The Art of Building, The Natural Steps, The Song of The Broad Axe, Wisconsin Land Ethic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2011 by Myaker

Between me you and the fence post

the fence post talks 

time to

what comes around goes around

watch yourself

Plant a Tree

Posted in Architecture, Carbon, Forestry with tags , , , , , on January 11, 2011 by Myaker

Acts of creation are ordinarily

reserved for gods and poets.

To plant a pine, one need only own

a shovel.     ALDO LEOPOLD

The Art of Forestry

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on December 26, 2010 by Myaker

I saw a Chinese man in Rome. To him all the buildings

Of former and present times seamed to be tiresome and heavy.

Oh he sighs, poor people! I hope they will understand,

How in some future time fine wooden columns will carry

 the roof’s tent.

And that the educated eye’s sensitive sense will be delighted

Only by slats, felts, and golden ornaments.

Look, at that moment, I thought too see mentally one of these


Who compares his aerial web with solid nature’s eternal


Who calls the pure healthy one sick

In order that he himself, the sick one , will be called healthy.



Got Wood

Posted in Building Materials with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2010 by Myaker

If the iron be blunt, and one do not whet the edge,

then must he put to more  stregnth,

but wisdom is profitable to direct.

Ecclesiastes 10.10

Chop, Chop, Chop ….

Posted in Building, Forestry with tags , , , , , , , on December 27, 2009 by Myaker

Practice Forestry

Solid Forest , Wharton Esherick, Song of the Broad Axe,1924

Build in Rhythm

Building , Wharton Esherick, The Song of the Broad Axe 1924

Plant trees

Beauty of Woodsmen , Wharton Esherick, The Song of the Broad Axe 1924

Weapon, shapely, naked, wan!  
Head from the mother’s bowels drawn!  
Wooded flesh and metal bone! limb only one, and lip only one!  
Gray-blue leaf by red-heat grown! helve produced from a little seed sown!  
Resting the grass amid and upon,          
To be lean’d, and to lean on

Walt Whitman