Feature Article

The Natural Building Movement

May 1, 2005

The symptoms of boring architecture are treated in many ways, often by adding more architecture. In a paper titled “Using Less Wood in Buildings,” Ann Edminster, architect and principal of Design AVEnues and co-chair of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED

Homes committee, wrote that “fussy, trendy, anachronistic rooflines, cupolas, and turrets [in] contemporary subdivisions are palliative attempts at endowing these spiritless developments with aesthetic substance.” Inside, occupants spice up bland interiors however they can.