Green House Stay Extended

May 7, 2007
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WASHINGTON - The National Building Museum’s exhibition, The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design, has been extended and will remain on display until June 24.

Deemed by Newsweek as a “must see,” it is the first exhibition to explore in a more comprehensive way the growing mandate for green design in houses and apartments. It features an international survey of 20 contemporary residences and a full-size, furnished version of architect Michelle Kaufmann’s Glidehouse™. A materials resource room with 60 different green materials from carpets to countertops is also on display. Since its opening in May 2006, it has been visited by more than 100,000 people, making it one of the most popular exhibitions in the museum’s history.

“The National Building Museum is uniquely suited to the task of bringing the nuts and bolts, as well as the theory, of sustainable home design and practices to the attention of Americans,” said Chase Rynd, museum executive director. “We consider it our responsibility to advocate a future in which it is taken for granted that environmental sensitivity is essential to building.”

The museum will offer a variety of green programming for the remainder of the exhibition and beyond. Upcoming events include a May 30 symposium titled “Sustainable Design: New Directions in Affordable Housing.” This program will explore how government, business, and the nonprofit sectors can work together to achieve sustainable and healthier affordable housing options for Americans.

After closing in June, The Green House will embark on a tour across the United States from fall 2007 through 2009.

In the photo above, the materials resource room, with 60 different green materials from carpets to countertops, is part of The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design display that has been extended until June 24.

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Publication date: 05/07/2007

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