Author Archives: melrrussell

What Do We REALLY Know?

As an architecture student, LEED and building codes are something that I have spent a lot of my time thinking about and working with.  Much like Leigh Fletcher, I too have questioned the current system for building codes and the … Continue reading

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Can You Guess Where You Spend 87% of Your Life?

What do you really know about the materials that make up the buildings that you live almost your entire life in? (That’s right! About 87% actually!) What are they made of?  Where do they come from? Where do the leftovers … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to live for today.

Mind full or mindful?  That phrase has been on my mind a lot lately.  I am very rarely in the present. I am the type of person whose brain is always elsewhere, and it had never really occurred to me … Continue reading

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The Inescapable Wickedness of Ourselves

Have you ever repeated a word so much that it begins to not even sound like a word anymore?  This configuration of sounds that once had meaning has come back to your ears as nothing more than a group of … Continue reading

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