Santa Monica, CA’s Minarc design firm was founded by Icelanders Erla Dögg and Tryggvi in 1999. Over the past two decades, the duo have established themselves as leading lights in holistic, environmentally aware design. Their residential and commercial projects employ a creative minimalism that is stunning, livable, and a unique hybrid of the design environments of their native land and their chosen home.

They recently used Infratech heaters in the Drexel home, a playfully minimalist, decidedly Southern California design. We spoke with Minarc to learn more about their creative process, how nature informs their work, and why they choose our heaters for their spectacular spaces.

 

 

Tobin Dougherty Architects is a San Francisco Bay area firm known for their eco-friendly designs that make the most of indoor/outdoor space. Founded by registered architect Tobin T. Dougherty, a member of the American Institute of Architects with over thirty-five years of experience, the firm’s designs excel through their distinctive combination of clean lines, dramatic structure, and a deep-rooted sense of place.We sat down with Tobin to learn how an area’s landscape affects his designs and how it can play into eco-conscious home design practices. We also discussed his design philosophy, his approach to continuing education, and why he chooses Infratech heaters for his forward-thinking designs. Read on to discover what makes Tobin Dougherty Architects truly visionary.

Interested in taking steps toward lowering your energy consumption and achieving a zero-carbon footprint? You’re not alone. In 2016, the U.S. solar market grew in leaps and bounds, as people increasingly reduced their reliance on the grid with clean energy solutions at home.

With over 55 years in both residential and commercial design, Studio H Landscape Architecture prides their business on eco-friendly, creative ideas that address modern design challenges to deliver high-quality results specific to client needs. Along with his designers from his team, such as the talented Tolalf Larson, Studio H principal Warwick Hunt uses the latest sustainable products and practices to offer a premium, cost-efficient design service from concept to construction. We spoke with designer Tolalf Larson to get a professional perspective on relevant landscape architecture trends today.

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