25 November 2007
Ten Shades of Green
We have just finished having a read through the book Ten Shades Of Green. The book is the documentation of an exhibition of the same name by the Architectural League in New York in 2000.
The book shows you real project examples of green design and building as well as the strategies used in each project. The are some great sketches of various design strategies for creating good green passive design.
The local interest in the book is the Cotton Tree Pilot Housing project in Queensland by Clare Design. This is a fantastic project bringing back lost elements of vernacular Queensland architecture and re-interpreting them for modern living. The project hits the holy grail of being both green and affordable.