"Yeah," Nave translates, "we're not talking about Earthships."Nave, 36, has thinning brown hair, a puckered chin, and a slow, mumbly drawl left over from his childhood in Birmingham, Alabama; he's funny in an understated, joke's-on-him kind of way.All of which makes him the alter ego of Rykersunny-blond and seriouswho was raised in Texas and has a master's in architecture from Harvard.But as incongruous as it seems, it's not the only house of its kind around here.
He came out every week with confidence and showed America a new side of him.
This house is their personal laboratory of sustainable building, and the boxy, wood-clad studio adjacent is their architectural HQ.
Ryker, who wrote the book on modern sustainable design with 2005's , calls their aesthetic "contemporary vernacular," drawing on Montana's frontier-cabin legacy but spiffing it up with a slew of cool eco-finds like denim insulation, sunflower-seed plywood, and wheat-board cabinetry., is due out in May from Gibbs Smith.
Only then do you see it: a long, narrow house with a vaguely wavy metal roof, improbably modern, settled into its grassy hollow like a snowdrift and wearing its honey-gold siding like a skin.
Surrounded by rural, ranchy Montana, it is the sleek new incarnation of sustainable architecture.
PAST A DRAB TWO-STORY Bozeman motel, its parking lot jammed with pickups and a marquee out front announcing GUN SHOW TODAY, past the pawnshop with whitewater kayaks stacked in the window, past the gingerbread-trim Victorians just off Main, past the SEE GRIZZLY BEARS, EXIT NOW!
billboard on Interstate 90 and the nouveau timber mansions squatting resolutely on the bald land,a dirt road leaves the pavement and veers up a gravel drive through a keyhole in the hillside.
3.19 Captain's Holiday The Enterprise is returning from a two-week diplomacy mission where Picard mediated a trade contract between two stubborn parties, proving that if he had been around during the start of Recognising his stress, the senior staff conspires to send him on a vacation.
He resists, but eventually the combined badgering of Troi, Riker and Crusher suddenly changes his mind (to be fair, you'd leave too if you have to face that.) At Riker's insistence, Picard visits the nearby pleasure planet Risa, planning to read some dull books and work on his v-neck tan.
With fewer than 200 men against several thousand, Pizarro lures Atahualpa to a feast in the emperor’s honor and then opens fire on the unarmed Incans. On this day in 1776, Hessian Lieutenant General Wilhelm von Knyphausen and a force of 3,000 Hessian mercenaries and 5,000 Redcoats lay siege to Fort Washington at the northern end and highest point of Manhattan Island.
Throughout the morning, Knyphausen met stiff resistance from the Patriot riflemen inside the fort, but...