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Have You Hugged a House Today? Top 5 Stories This Week

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 17, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Paula Melton last modified Sep 14, 2012

Author name:  Paula Melton Blog Category:  On Our Radar Public facilities don’t have to be ugly, we can now hear air pollution, and the sports industry is going for the gold with green initiatives. What made the Katrina Cottages so popular? It's the Teddy Bear Principle, says Steve Mouzon, and it's useless to resist it. Photo Credit: Kent Griswold Want greener homes? Embrace the cute Wake up, architects! It’s time to give up on sleek and chic and get big-eyed and fuzzy. Like it or not, people like precious, adorable little cottages, and Steve Mouzon at Original Green has a theory about why : he calls it the Teddy Bear Principle. It’s all about proportion, he says, and he suggests that we stop fighting it—because it can help us design greener houses. “The great thing about the Teddy Bear Principle is that if you know about it, you don't have to sell the idea of building smaller and smarter on cost savings alone,” Mouzon writes. Power plants can look nice too Your local water treatment plant is probably the last thing you want to hug, but Lloyd Alter at Treehugger thinks that’s a shame . read more






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