Today I talk with Tim Eian about TE Studio’s primary focus: Passive House (Passivhaus) design–the world’s leading voluntary building energy standard focusing on superior energy efficiency and quality of life at low operating cost. From TEstudio.com: While originating in Germany, the founders of Passive House were deeply inspired by the energy conservation movement in the U.S. in the 1970s. We feel that Passive House in the U.S represents a perfect blend of the American spirit of invention combined with German engineering. We pioneered this world-class standard in the U.S. to provide our clients with measurable, leading-edge performance and results. We successfully designed Passive House buildings in one of the most challenging climates on earth and welcome the opportunity to do the same for you wherever you are.
In this episode of Midwest Architecture & Design, I talk with Renae Keller who is an interior designer based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. We discuss her approach to design, her background as an interior designer, and some of the project details that we worked on together.
Welcome to the MW Architecture & Design Podcast! In this podcast, I will be traveling the Midwest interviewing architects and designers in their own environments to dive deep into the creative process of these people and to learn their stories
For me, one of the most challenging things is naming things, and when a name fits like a glove it is incredibly satisfying. So you can imaging that one of the things that I was eager to talk about with Mark Stankey and Matt Byers was the name “PLAAD”, which is an acronym for the Practice of Lasting Art, Architecture and Design… I mean, come on. So good.