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Best Green Houses


Multiplicity: A city residence is equipped with systems and materials that wear many sustainable hats.

Farr Associates
September 2010

By David Sokol

Image courtesy Christopher Barrett
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Michael Yannell is a hands-on client. When the Chicago-based pharmacist and animal-rights activist tapped local architecture studio Farr Associates to design a sustainable home, he had already carefully winnowed several sites from his realtor’s long list of options, basing his shortlist on solar access. He and Farr Associates then selected a north- and west-facing corner lot in Chicago’s middle-class Ravenswood neighborhood that also abutted an alleyway permitting good southern exposure…


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