25 Mar '12, 12am

From @Sierra_Magazine: Green Design in the Rust Belt

sierraclub.org - sierra magazine - march/april 2012 - green design blooms in rust belt city COMFORT ZONE | Smart Designs for Pleasure and Planet Green Design Blooms in a Rust Belt City By Mary Louise Schumacher WHAT I LIKE "I am an outdoor person," Vera Scekic says. "I am even more attuned to the subtle changes between one season and another because the house is so transparent." Vera Scekic and Robert Osborne gave their twin daughters, Sofia and Jasmina, the best bedroom in their new house, the room with a terrace overlooking Lake Michigan. The 11-year-old girls will have to share it at least into their teen years, when one might downsize to the far smaller guest bedroom. And the family of four shares one bathroom on the upstairs floor. None of this was a misstep in planning. Scekic and Osborne set out to build a contained and communal home in Racine, Wisconsin. We designe...

Full article: http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/201203/comfort-zone-gree...

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