Actually, of the 800 projects the AIA received for consideration, 28 of them were selected for an Honor Award. In the architectural category, sustainability played a large part in each of the 13 projects selected. But the projects come in all shapes and varieties. Check some of the cool ones below.
I was incredibly excited to discover that American Olean, a large well-known tile company, is offering products made of recycled materials. As we all know, there are a lot of great eco-friendly building materials out there, but it can be a challenge to access them, especially if you don’t live on the West Coast. Well, here is a product that you can find at virtually any store that sells tile and certain styles are even available at Lowe’s. Not that I would suggest Lowe’s over your neighborhood tile store, but it’s there as an option, if you need it.
MetroShed, in collaboration with its Miami-based partner Cabin Fever, recently announced that it would produce a smaller version of the popular 16′ x 20′ MetroCabin in 2008. The smaller MetroCabin will be 12′ x 16′, with prices starting at $17,460 (which includes flat-packed shipping and delivery). The new MetroCabin features curved steel roof beams (or the straight roof package), Duro-Last roofing, prefab SIP walls, and premium heavy-duty sliding doors.
And although the company’s MetroShed product is built with greener materials such as FSC-certified woods, I’m not sure if this one is. That said, if you live in this, and this alone, I’d say you’re pretty green.
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I’d probably prefer cleaner lines and a few more windows in a home like this, but I like it as an example of what Mr. Tom Friedman calls, "building up not out." The home is called the useful + agreeable house. Moco Loco called it a mini hi-rise, which is kind of catchy. I kind of like sound of midget mid-rise, but I’m not really sure if that word is off limits. Designed by Neil M. Denari Architects, the u+a house should fit in a variety of locations, including weird and/or small lots that allow some height.
I really like the roof lookout, too (pictured below). Every home deserves some chill space in the top spot, don’t you think?! Any thoughts?