Posts Tagged ‘Emmanuel Cosgrove’

The Interior

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Using low-impact materials that are also healthier for occupants was a priority in design. Wherever possible products containing contaminants were avoided, aiming for low and zero Volatile Organic Compound [VOC] surface finishes, as well sourcing products that were free of formaldehyde. Durability was also a priority, so for surfaces in wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms, materials that are more resistant to water and moisture damage were chosen. Here is a quick rundown of some notable products we used and some of their origins.

By Emmanuel Cosgrove


A final word from the builders

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

From design all the way through to completion, this was a very rewarding and challenging
project, as we’re sure any of the builders on our team would attest to.

By Mike Reynolds and Emmanuel Cosgrove


Flexible House Design

Monday, January 19th, 2015

A well constructed home will stand long enough to see many families come and go in its lifetime, and they won’t all have the same needs. When drawing floor plans, flexible design can make future
changes easier.

By Emmanuel Cosgrove



Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Thoughtful green restoration achieves LEED Platinum

The roof garden on the new third-storey addition is irrigated through grey water recovery

With a 65sq.m addition on the roof, and the excavation of the 74sq.m basement, the owner/builder, a green building consultant, almost doubled the floor area of this two- storey, semi-derelict 1907 property, converting it into a contemporary triplex that now houses three generations of his family within this single green restoration project. (more…)