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Does Sustainability Have an Inherent Style?

When you think of sustainable architecture one of the first images that may come to your mind are the houses and other buildings from the 1960’s and 70’s that appear more to be diagrammatic designs than inspiring architecture, with their clerestory windows facing south and the giant trombe wall.  Or even the Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome house was to be be more efficient with energy consumption and use of construction materials.  The geodesic dome house also incorporated the ability to be constructed off-site which would decrease the time to construct it and better utilize materials and labor.

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