D.C. Exhibit to Focus on Green Building


Here's your chance to walk right into Michelle Kaufmann's Glidehouse, a prefab on our hot list. The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. will feature a full-size re-creation of the house in the exhibit "The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design," up May 20—June 3, 2007. Green perks in Glidehouse include flooring fabricated from rapidly renewable bamboo, carpet tile and countertops made from recycled material, furniture upholstered in organic textiles, energy-smart appliances, and water-saving fixtures. The exhibit will also take a comprehensive look at 20 additional green homes from around the world. Taylor-House.jpgThe Taylor House, in Scotland Cay, Bahamas, is shown here. Plus, one room at the museum will be completely dedicated to 60 different environmentally-friendly materials and structural systems—such as textiles by Maharam, Mioculture three-dimensional recycled wallpaper, Durapalm coconut palm flooring by Smith & Fong Plyboo, Marmoleum flooring by Forbo Dual, recycled rubber flooring by Ecopave, and IceStone recycled glass and cement countertop (touching is encouraged). After its year stint in D.C., the exhibit will travel. No word on where yet, but potential venues include museums in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. ::The National Building Museum
(bottom image copyright James West, courtesy of the National Building Museum)


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