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CRADLE TO CRADLE: Remaking the Way We Make Things

Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On May 13, 2005 @ 7:11 pm In Architecture,Sustainable Building | 3 Comments

William McDonough, Cradle to Cradle, Remaking the Way We Make Things, Ford Motor Company Green Roof, Sustainable Design, Green Design, Eco Design, Green Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Eco Architecture [1]

Imagine buildings that generate more energy than they consume and factories whose waste water is clean enough to drink.

Renowned ecological architect Willian McDonough [2] has actually built these things and made them work. This week’s Newsweek [3] has an interview with McDonough, who is bext known for his Cradle-to-cradle [4] philosophy – a vision to to overhaul the Industrial Revolution and the current Cradle-to-Grave model of design and production.

McDonough’ utopianism is finally starting to be taken seriously, as companies start to realize that his philosophy makes good economic sense. McDonough has been hired by numerous Fortune 500 companies, the government of China, and has received three U.S. presidential honors. In 1999, Time magazine recognized him as a “Hero for the Planet”, stating that “his utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that in demonstrable and practical ways is changing the design of the world”.

CRADLE TO CRADLE: Remaking the Way We Make Things [4]

Read the interview here > [3]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/05/13/designing-the-future/

[2] Willian McDonough: http://www.mcdonough.com/

[3] Newsweek: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7773650/site/newsweek/

[4] Cradle-to-cradle: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=ur2&tag=inhabitat-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&path=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2F0865475873%2Fqid%3D1149223450%2Fsr%3D2-1%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_b_2_1%3Fs%3Dbooks%26v%3Dglance%26n%3D283155

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