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Unique Home Design Workshop for Homeowners

Noble Home Offering Unique Home Design Workshop for Homeowners

Noble Home , the progressive home building kit company based in Shelburne Falls, MA, is offering a workshop for homeowners to explore creative home design ideas by building models. This is yet another way Noble Home aims to empower homeowners with good energy efficient design that will be necessary in the resource limited future.  Building a home is a complex task, and with so many options available, it is hard to know where to begin. Current and future homeowners are inundated with mediocre alternatives from builders and expensive ones from architects. By being proactive in the design process, homeowners can save money and ensure a more satisfying result while working with a builder or architect.
March 6 and 13, 10am-noon
Buckland Public Library,
30 Upper Street, Buckland, MA
To register, please email or call Noble Home at:


(+$6 for self-healing cutting mat if desired)

FOR: Homeowners, students, design enthusiasts
GOALS: Learn an easy and fun method for exploring creative, energy conscious home design.
DESCRIPTION: Design an inspiring, creative solar home unique to you and your building site taking advantage of all the site has to offer. Three-dimensional cardboard "sketch models" will be the medium used in this organic design method without being limited by the 2 dimensional paper and orthogonal world. Use the workshop's sample project or bring your own future project.

Conventional building methods are limited in effectively using our dwindling resources. Predetermined architectural styles and forms are not well suited to energy efficient and solar design, and even though they can be comforting due to their familiarity, they miss the opportunity to enable owners to become inspired by their place and live closer to nature. Learn to design a home that is both inspired by its natural surroundings and necessary for energy independence.

  • Introduction to architectural design
  • Construction methods
  • Site analysis
  • Spatial programs and bubble diagrams
  • Scale and proportion
  • Formation of floor plan
  • Models, models, models
INSTRUCTOR: Noah Grunberg, designer / builder, owner of Noble Home (www.noble-home.net) and 12 year partner in JASONOAH design-build. Grunberg studied Industrial Design as an undergraduate and apprenticed with the Taliesin Architects as part of his architectural education. He has lectured on green building and the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.
TOOLS NEEDED: Ruler and/or architectural scale, Scissors and/or Hobby knife (aka X-acto knife), Self-healing cutting mat (small ones can be purchased for $6.)
Building site documents if using own building site. Contact instructor for details.
Paper/cardboard and other building materials will be provided

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