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Insulation & Ventilation: One Architect's Approach by Gordon F. Tully As a relief from the steady diet of architectural theory that has filled this column for almost a year, I thought it would be fun, given the focus of this month's issue, to revisit the turf 1 spent eight years plowing: energy. Massdesign, the old name of our firm, earned a reputation for creating solar houses that did not look like grounded spacecraft. These days solar is either taken for granted or ignored altogether, and we are moving on to other matters. But while solar design no longer is an architectural specialty, saving energy is still very high on our (and our customers') priority lists. Insulating the Walls By far,