Tag Archive: green building

Sep 29

This Old Recyclable House (Jon Mooallem, NYTimes Magazine, 9/28/08)

Yesterday, the NYTimes Magazine featured an in-depth look at “deconstruction” — tearing down old houses and buildings in order to reclaim virtually 100% of the building materials. It’s an intriguing concept — with complicated economics and market forces at work. On the surface of it, demolition is faster and cheaper. But deconstruction could contribute in …

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Aug 13

Architect William McDonough: The Future of Green Building

In the August 18/25 issue of Newsweek, Fareed Zakaria’s Future of Energy column is a Q&A with architect William McDonough. It’s a quick overview of McDonough’s approach/philosophy, and the article includes a photo gallery of projects designed by McDonough’s firm, including the living roof on the Ford Motor Complex in Dearborn, MI. It’s a quick …

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