Donald Albrecht

The Green House:
New Directions in Sustainable
Architecture and Design

National Building Museum, Washington, DC
2006–07

Seeking to persuade the general public that sustainable, or “green,” design was both beautiful and affordable, this exhibition offered the Glidehouse, a full-scale prefabricated house—living room, dining room, kitchen, and bath—designed by California architect Michelle Kaufman. The house was equipped with on-the-market sustainable furniture, appliances, and decorative objects. The show also featured a materials resource room and a wide selection of models and drawings representing green houses from around the world.


Press
Featured in a CBS Sunday morning segment and in the Washington Post.

“Activism starts in the Glidehouse…a case study in the welcome wave of domestic architecture: affordable, highly design and factory-built. The airy dwelling also offers visitors an immersion in “green” living, California style.
Linda Hales, Washington Post, May 31, 2006


Credits
Associate curators: Christopher Hawthorne and Alanna Stang
Exhibition designer: Lewis, Tsurumaki, Lewis
Graphic designer: Pure+Applied