About: Jonah

After completing studies at The School for the Art Institute of Chicago and the Academy for Art & Design in the Netherlands Jonah founded the design firm NEEDBASED Inc. and for the past eighteen years NEEDBASED has focused on socially and environmentally sustainable designs responsive to need.

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Santa Fe Arts + Creativity Center (A+CC) seeking RFQ for architectural services

New Mexico Inter-faith Housing (NMIF) and Creative Santa Fe (CrSF) seek qualifications from collaborative architecture teams interested in designing the Santa Fe Arts + Creativity Center (A+CC). A team approach has been chosen to incentivize collaboration among local architects and promote the inclusion of smaller firms, architects yet to be licensed,...
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Taos Zero-energy Passive House featured – INHABITAT

TAOsHouse: Net-zero passive house built in senior co-housing community in New Mexico | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building "TAOsHouse is a net-zero energy home in Taos, New Mexico that also boasts a Passive House certification. Designed by Santa Fe-based firm NeedBased…"...
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What is a passive house?

For many of us the concept of an affordable very low-energy building has been a Holy Grail. The Passive House approach is quickly becoming recognized as a consistent means of achieving this ideal. In a nutshell, the Passive House approach is a reproducible method of creating very low-energy structures at...
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Co-housing project Breaks ground

TAOS Co-Housing development, Valverde Commons is seeing another Site-Zero-Energy passive House under construction. The CoHOUSE is the second such project that NEEDBASED has designed for the community. The typical attributes such aging-in-place or Universal design are incorporated within the design. ...
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