via What One Modern House Tells Us About the Future of Urban Building – Next City. On a Tuesday morning not long ago, I entered a half-assembled house tucked into a quiet corner of Somerville, Mass. In much of this small city, adjacent to Cambridge, you can no longer walk down the block without passing [...]
Slideshow: 5 Modern American Farmhouses | Dwell. "A pitched roof doesn’t necessarily mean a home is stuck in the dark ages of the American architectural vernacular. In fact, the following modern farmhouses—which either underwent a transformation or were built with the style in mind—prove that gables and porches can be very modern indeed." We couldn't [...]
Steven and Barbara Landau’s Norwich, Vermont, Passive House won The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) Prism Gold Award for “Best Energy-Efficient Project.” Bensonwood, who designed the prefabricated insulated panels and constructed the timber frame shell, was honored as part of a highly-skilled green building team that included energy modeling and mechanical consultantsZeroEnergy Design, consulting [...]
The New House Rules | Tedd Benson on Homebuilding. Posted on March 17, 2014 by Tedd In my last post, I vented a little about the cover of the largest professional homebuilding magazine (Byline, “Smart Building Starts Here”) depicting a construction site that might have been exceptional 100 years ago, but today should be an industry embarrassment, not a magazine cover. Finding that [...]
The "Tailgate" feature in Fine Homebuilding's latest issue is an interview with Tedd, about timber framing and the founding of Unity Homes.
Buildipedia has published a substantial interview with Tedd. Read it here.
The re-dedication of the Bartonsville Covered Bridge, in Rockingham, VT, is this Saturday, Jan 26th, at 11 A.M. http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20130122/NEWS02/701229831
Over the years at Bensonwood we've designed and built a number of LEED certified, Net-Zero homes and commercial buildings, but our team never stops in our quest to learn more, and deliver new and better design/build methods to the benefit of our clients, our world and our structures. (Some noteworthy projects: Unity House which partially [...]
A view of the Burr and Burton Mountain Campus Academic Building as you approach from the road. At Bensonwood we’re proud of our nearly 40 year history as the premier designer/builder of energy-efficient timber frame, hybrid, and other high-performance homes. But we have also built a strong reputation for designing and building LEED [...]
Here is the Bensonwood slide show, put together for our holiday party. Enjoy! http://s0.videopress.com/player.swf?v=1.03