Richard Neutra – Architect

Richard Neutra was an Austrian-American architect. Living and building for the majority of his career in Southern California, he came to be considered among the most important modernist architects. Richard Joseph Neutra (April 8, 1892 – April 16, 1970) Vienna University of Technology (1910–1918). Homes Designed by Richard Neutra

Tent Living

This is a fun idea and one I could do in Australia, a friend of mine has a tent cabin and it works really quite nicely. Here is another example of tent living

Havilah House Plans

A collection of Havilah House plans. Havilah House Plan – September 2010 (PDF) 3.2 MB Havilah House Plan – JPG (JPG)  290 KB Havilah House Plan – TIFF (TIFF) 2.8 MB Property Drawings – 1975 [pdf-embedder url=””]

Photovoltaic Solar Power Journey: Installation

My electricity bill for the past 3 perhaps 4 years has been about $700 a quarter, ( thats $175 dollars each month),  a lot of money for warm baths and TV. We’re a large family of 6 and looking at the website usage estimate $700 seems reasonable for a fridge, swimming pool pump, 5 bedroom […]

Preparing to build a Boma (Outdoor Fire Pit)

I recently spent all of December 2015 in South Africa and while I was there I was once again convinced that Architecture is much more of an influence on society and upon our emotional and psychological well being than we give due credit to. So for example if we look at something as simple as fire, which […]

Building a Stockpile Enclosure

Anyone who has owned property and a home knows that sooner or later you need to choose a place to store materials and equipment, and if you delay the choice, the materials and equipment will choose a place of their own. It’s with this in mind that I consider the past 12 or 13 years that […]