East House, Island Residence Win Green GOOD DESIGN Awards
May 09, 2016
Green GOOD DESIGN™ Awards –
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design have honored East House and Island Residence with 2016 Green GOOD DESIGN™ Awards for Architecture.
Founded by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. in Chicago in 1950, GOOD DESIGN™ aims to "promote and foster a greater public understanding and acceptance for Modern Design." In view of the monumental challenges posed by climate change and unsustainable methods of construction, the Green GOOD DESIGN™ Awards celebrate innovative, beautiful applications of sustainable design across a range of disciplines, including architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, graphic design, and product design.
Both East House and Island Residence feature comprehensive sustainability strategies that not only conserve energy, reduce waste, and save money, but also promote intimate encounters between the residences’ guests and their surroundings.
Green GOOD DESIGN™ aims to bring a parallel public appreciation and awareness for an equally revolutionary design approach – a new design thinking led by a current generation of visionary architects, designers, urban planners, corporations, governments, individuals, and private and public institutions for a design and a public environment based upon the ideals of energy conservation; the reduction of toxic waste and greenhouse gases; the diminishing dependence on fossil fuels; and a sensitivity for waste, pollution, and the depletion of the world's energy resources. This new design approach centers on the idea of repairing our worldwide environments with sustainability and for total ecological restoration.