June 9, 2002 |
In "Ten Shades of Green" at the Orange County Museum of Art, architecture follows a new dictum: Form follows function--and global survival. "Buildings are one of the biggest polluters of the environment," said guest curator Peter Buchanan, an independent London architect and writer who proposed the show in response to the potential threat of global warming. "Green design is building with a conscience," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2002 |
SANTA BARBARA -- The University of California here is about to strike the next blow in the nation's "greener than thou" competition to build the most environmentally friendly building. When the 85,000-square-foot Donald Bren Hall formally opens today, it will employ some of the most leading-edge construction and design techniques, from furnishings made of old Buicks to waterless urinals and restroom stalls made from plastic soda bottles.