Collecting Rainwater in the Grenadines

The Sail House, designed in collaboration with TomaHouse, is under construction. These extremely flexible roofs are designed to withstand hurricane force winds, provide generous shade, and collect rainwater at its four corners. 

Extruded aluminum column segment. An extremely lightweight component designed for efficient prefab construction.   

Extruded aluminum column segment. An extremely lightweight component designed for efficient prefab construction.   

The first of many tensile roof membranes, which stretch over prefabricated steel and aluminum components shipped from Indonesia to the island of Bequia in the Grenadines. The tensile membranes are installed on the aluminum components, beginning to define the roofline and orient themselves to collect rainwater. 

X PRIZE FOR WATER ABUNDANCE

We are proud to be a part of the X Prize for Water Abundance and very excited about the international team we have assembled to tackle this most important issue.

Californication House's record sale in Venice

We're excited to announce that the Californication House, built by David Hertz as a personal residence, has sold for $14.6 million.  

A Venice residence made famous on the series “Californication” has sold for $14.6 million, a record for the beachfront neighborhood, public records show.

The home that sits on a lot of 7,500 square feet in the Silver Triangle consists of four permanent structures connected by three bridges that surround a lap swimming pool. The compound has a combined 5,000 square feet of living space that includes seven bedrooms, a media room and a pool room. An outdoor kitchen, a fire pit, a rooftop deck and a basketball area make up the grounds.

The seller was architect and environmentalist David Hertz, who designed the home in 1995 and describes it as “somewhat of a living laboratory.”
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