The National Building Museam is hosting The Green House exhibit featuring the Glide House by architect Michelle Kaufman and exhibits showcasing green products and houses that lessen their impact on the environment.
The exhibit starts with an actual portion of the Glide House that you can explore and get a feel for living in the space. One of the main components of the Glide House and where it received its name from, are the large cedar screens that can "glide" into position to block the sun at various times of the day. Large cabinet doors also "glide" to hide storage. Unfortunatly these elements were nailed into place on this demo home, negating the fun of truly exploring the space.
The house also lacked a bedroom, insread only showcasing the main living area of the house: living room, kitchen and deck. It also had a bathroom and a small driveway.
All in all it was interesting to see the concepts of the house and the principals of sustainability in use. Thought bubbles or captions in lime green were posted around the house to share insites and tips on how to make your home more "green."