Strong lectures on the integration of solar power into buildings, both new and existing. He argues that complex solar technologies can be integrated into the building skin and that it is simply a matter of coordination within the design team and the will to do it. Strong presents one of his projects, the first fully solar powered house. He discusses current energy conservation and sustainability measures in relation to the Anasazi cliff dwellings, which he considers the only truly sustainable homes to date.
Video Archive | Anasazi pueblos (2)
Quigley presents several residential projects. He tells a story about a client who, while digging in his lot found a 1920s era grotto from a mansion formerly at the site. Quigley worked with the client to incorporate the rock structure of the grotto into the completed house, using the stone as a thermal mass. He relates this material element to the Anasazi cliff dwelling ruins of the American Southwest. In addition to this thermal mass, he implemented several other passive energy techniques into this project.