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Sep 9th 2010 10:09AM Tearing down an existing home to build something "Green" is a misnomer. The Greenest structure is one that already exists. No problem with Passive solar concepts - people have been using them for years. Those antebelleum houses in the south with tall ceilings and wide porch overhangs are a perfect example. Then 20thc builders started using generic houseplans and plopping them anywhere without any thought to orientation (point towards the south, protect the north side. do the opposite in warm climates). It was simple stuff that got ignored - now we have to rediscover it. Better late than never. But tearing down a decent house? Money and energy to burn. Why not just buy a lot and build fresh?
Jul 30th 2010 6:37PM Totally agree with your Toledo pick. It's a little gem. I live in a city of comparable size, and comparable beginnings but I'm a little miffed that our city fathers were not so prescient, tasteful and generous as Mr. Libbey when it came to our museum. (I think they were busy smoking cigars and trading money in card games.). Well, God bless him. He did good.
May not get to visit the picks in the other hemisphere but will add to the list. Thanks for cool article.
Jan 6th 2010 1:05PM seriously - you know this isn't a good idea. Writers ought to find someone with talent - obviously they're out of the real stuff.
And, no, being cutting edgey doesn't mean you're good; it's just an invitation to get us harsher movie ratings.