Category Archives: The Seed Building

Southern Exposure has finally outgrown the space in our large collective house where it has lived for the last dozen years. We are now embarking on a grand project to build it a new sustainable showcase headquarters that, both in the process of building it and in the finished building, manifest strongly the values that we stand for: preserving our cultural heritage, promoting a safe, organic world, and spreading skills essential to sustainability and self-sufficiency.

Timber Framing: The Old with the New

The structural core of the new SESE headquarters is a timber framed skeleton.  Timber framing is the traditional method for building in wood, only being replaced by modern stick framing in the early 1800′s when the development of industry made … Continue reading

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Foundations: Researching our Options

When I first joined the team designing our new office, there was so much to do that I had no idea where to start. Being a literal sort of person, I decided to start from the ground up: the foundation. … Continue reading

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Plans for the New Office

Sorry for the long silence on SESE’s new headquarters but we’ve been so busy building it that we completely forgot to tell you all about it.  We broke ground on the recycled warehouse and mostly erected it back in 2011 … Continue reading

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