Employ design that saves - less is not less if it's right
Truly green homes are simpler, smaller and designed to fit. You can't be in two places at once, so rooms that can actually chew gum and walk at the same time, "rumpus", "family", "media" and "den" do not need to be exclusive relationships. Fight the urge to over-light, over-toilet, and over-fireplace a single-family home.
Duo Dickinson Duo Dickinson has been an architect for over 30 years and received over 30 awards. His work has been published in over 70 national publications. Mr. Dickinsons latest book is Staying Put. He is the architecture critic for the New Haven Register, and writes for Design Bureau, A.B., New Haven Magazine, and his own blog, Saved By Design. He has taught at Yale, Roger Williams and Harvard GSD Summer Program. www