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Stephen Teeple Shows That Social Housing Can Be Green and Gorgeous

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All images credit Shai Gil These days, people don't build a lot of social housing, and when they do it is usually, as architectural critic John Bentley Mays noted, "architecturally dull and oppressive places, like jails, meant to encourage tenants to move on as quickly as possible". Three years ago TreeHugger covered the design of Stephen Teeple's 60 Richmond Street Coop in Toronto and thought it was different; Mark Guslits, then head of the Toronto Community Housing Corp, said "We happen to have people here at the corporation who really, really like good architecture, so we just decided we would push architectural excellence." Now it is done, and it looks like Mark got what he wanted. It was also going to be very green, and we got that too.... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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