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SUSTAINABLE BY BIM: TWO CASE STUDIES

This pair of case studies explores the use of building information modeling (BIM) in small-scale sustainable design projects. —Editor

Ross Street House, Madison, Wisconsin, designed by Richard Wittschiebe Hand
Hadlow College Rural Regeneration Centre, Tonbridge, England, designed by Eurobuild
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GAP HOUSE, LONDON

Placed improbably between a pair of historical listed buildings, the contemporary facade of Gap House is a mere 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) wide. This new-build four-bedroom family home, winner of the RIBA Manser Medal for residential architecture, was designed by architect Luke Tozer of Pitman Tozer Architects for himself and his family.   Published 2012.0222

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STAYING PUT IN STYLE

There are over 80 million single-family homes in the United States, and it's estimated that 18 million of these are "under water," meaning the mortgage is larger than the value of the house. Millions of families feel trapped, living a life sentence of domestic frustration in homes that do not work for them while being unable to move to solve the problems they confront on a daily basis.   Published 2012.0215

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