Tuesday, 7 June 2011

In Chicago, Tinted Green ♥

By going through different Design web page I found out an old article from the New York Times about an amazing home in the neighbourhood of Chicago. It is a beautiful modern redesign of a warehouse. Frances Whitehead and James Elniski, faculty members at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, embraced the idea of green living when they built their home in the West Town neighbourhood of Chicago. Though they are the first to admit that there is always room to be greener, they clearly believe that the green movement has merit and are satisfied in their attempt at balancing sustainability with aesthetics...

By using as much as the existing building as possible and installing a number of green systems, the house is a true experiment in more-sustainable and environmentally-friendly living. Geothermal heating, radiant heated floors, wind turbines, rain water cisterns, photovoltaic and thermal panels are just the beginning. The couple's architect and contractor, William James, of James & Kutyla Architecture admitted it was an ambitious project.

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