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Washington Post: Al Gore and the Glidehouse

by Marshall Mayer last modified Jan 04, 2012 12:05 AM
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In "Blueprints in Green: Home Designs That Earth Can Live With," Washington Post writer Linda Hales links "An Inconvenient Truth" (Al Gore's new film on global warming) with The Green Building, an exhibit at the National Building Museum featuring the Glidehouse by Michelle Kaufmann Designs.



Activism starts in the Glidehouse, a fully furnished, environmentally correct residence erected in a first-floor gallery. The model home is a case study in the welcome new wave of domestic architecture: affordable, highly designed and factory-built. The airy dwelling also offers visitors an immersion in "green" living, California style. Except for the exhibition labels, no one need notice that every surface, piece of furniture and appliance embodies key "green" adjectives -- energy-efficient, toxin-free, non-polluting, recyclable, renewable -- to help the Al Gores of the world sleep better.
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