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Greener Than Thou: Urban Living, The Michelle Kaufmann Way

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Witness a Greener Than Thou canonization: Dwell travels travels Chicago to take a first look at the new project from Oakland-based architect Michelle Kaufmann, the mkSolaire. Built on grounds the Museum of Science and Industry, the Solaire is the newest sustainable (even on a rainy day, it was producing more power than it uses), and contemporary (the pics say it all) modular home design by Michelle Kaufmann Designs. This one has been designed for a unique purpose — to offer "healthy living" in the city. The developer-friendly design account for the typical disadvantages of the urban lot — namely the limited access to light and air— and a typical house can completed in 14 months. Cost: between $200 and $250 per square foot. The prototype Solaire will be on display at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry until January 4th. Halo: firmly affixed.
· First Look: mkSolaire [Dwell Blog]
· Greener Than Thou: MK Designs Slaps Nutrition Labels on Prefabs [Curbed SF]
· Green Goddess: Introducing the mkLoft [Curbed SF]