Design Wire – December 2014

Mathew Cunningham Landscape Design

Richard Renner Architects

TideSmart Global

DESIGN WIRE – December 2014


1) TIDESMART GLOBAL added a net-zero building to their six- acre eco-friendly campus in Falmouth. The company’s campus already uses renewable energy with solar panels that power 40 percent of the campus, but with the construction of the Viridescent House it will become even more sustainable. The Viridescent House was created with the help of Portland-based architecture firm Briburn, and it is a certified Passive House (Passivhaus) as well as net-zero because it will produce twice the amount of energy it needs. The building will function as office space for TideSmart Global’s sister agency, Viridescence, a green event marketing company. 


2) MATTHEW CUNNINGHAM LANDSCAPE DESIGN, based in Winchester, Massachusetts, received an honor award from the American Society of Landscape Architects for a residential landscape the firm designed in Southwest Harbor called Le Petit Chalet. According to ASLA, the jury recognized this landscape design because Cunningham captured the spirit of the location on the harbor and the design fit naturally with the historic home. 


3) RICHARD RENNER | ARCHITECTS’ Coastal Co-Housing project won the 2014 North American Copper in Architecture Award. The award, given by the Copper Development Association, recognizes building projects for their outstanding use of architectural copper. The award cites the Coastal Co-Housing project for its expressive and carefully detailed use of copper for roofs, chimneys, and dormers. Wright-Ryan Homes was the general contractor, and the roofing contractor was Heritage Company. | | 

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