Øesch Environmental Design
H. Frederick Oesch - Publications
Recriprocal Frame Architecture
Davis Cottage
Reciprocal Frame Architecture
Davis Cottage

Reciprocal Frame Architecture

By Olga Popovic Larsen
Architectural Press, 2008
pp 174 - 179
ISBN: 978-0-7506-8263-3

This book is designed to inform and inspire architects and structural engineers alike, and brings to life a structural system whose principles have been used for thousands of years.

Davis Cottage (formerly Gunn Cottage)
is prominently featured.

C-Ville Abode
Davis Cottage
C-Ville Abode
Davis Cottage

C-Ville Abode

"Light Houses"
"The Incredible Shrinking Footprint"
By Erika Howsare
Portico Publications, Ltd., June 2009

This entire issue features the work of Fred Oesch's solar designs - active and passive - illustrating the wider world of green.

"For Fred Oesch, the Davis Cottage represents the first off-the-grid project in his Portfolio. But energy efficiency and alternative heating and cooling are common threads throughout his work. And it's typical of his clients that, like Davis, they're finely tuned to how their houses' systems function."

Virginia Business
Quarries EcoVillage - Vinson Residence
Virginia Business
The Quarries EcoVillage

Virginia Business

"John-Boy's Hometown"
By Joan Tupponce
April 2008, pp 12 - 13

Surfsong EcoResort in Dominica, and The Quarries EcoVillage and the Vinson Residence in Schuyler, VA. are featured.

"Oesch and a partner bought over 500 acres of property with the purpose of perserving quarries on land they developed into The Quarries EcoVillage. We sat one quarry aside as a private common Park. We have land for a pedestrian trail system that connects all the lots to the quarries."

This Old House
Creach - Raschke Green Roof
This Old House
Creach Residence

This Old House

"Why We Went Green"
May 2005, pp 137 - 138

The 5,000 SF Creach - Raschke Vegetated Green Roof in Richmond, VA. is featured.

"Oesch designed an extensive green-roof system that would add only an additional 15 pounds per square foot to the existing structure and required only one additional support beam in the living room."

Her Home Magazine
Vegetated Green Roof
Her Home Magazine
Vegetated Green Residence

Her Home Magazine

"Under One ( Good ) Roof"
By Glen Salas
Fall 2004, pp 23 - 26

Vegetated Green Roofs are featured.

"According to Fred Oesch, The living roof, in theory, never needs to be replaced. Once established, it needs little or no maintenance. By allowing it to grow, mature, die, and fertilize itself, the cycle of regeneration is perpetuated."

Fred Oesch | 8672 Schuyler Rd. | P.O. Box 58 | Schuyler, VA. 22969 | [434] 831-1003 | email : fredoesch@earthlink.net