Buildings That Can Breathe

Architect William McDonough draws his green-building techniques from the world around him. Before attending architecture school at Yale, he worked on a redevelopment project in Jordan and observed the clever way the Bedouins’ tents utilized natural materials to protect them from the elements. His most ambitious project, a redevelopment of the Ford Motors complex in Dearborn, Mich., incorporates a “living roof” that features nearly 11 acres of vegetation to purify storm water and provide natural air conditioning.

Buildings That Can Breathe Fareed Zakaria Newsweek 8/9/08

Check out a gallery of McDonough + Partner’s work here.

Posted by Chris


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