Green Style Doesn't Have to Mean Modern

Green Style Doesn't Have to Mean Modern

Abby Stone
Aug 3, 2009

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If your style skews modern, green inspiration abounds. But what if your style veers towards the more traditional, the exotic even? Those examples are harder to find, non-existent even. Here's one for the files, a home with a Moroccan-theme that's also green...

Chris Paine, the filmmaker behind "Who Killed The Electric Car?" saw the similarities between his home, with its central courtyard, and the Moroccan riad. The decor sprung from there. The house gets its energy via solar panels; rainwater is harvested outside; the central courtyard floods each room with natural light and supports cross-ventilation. For the full story and slideshow, including how Chris was able to convince sponsors to donate building materials,click here.

Images via Maya Myers

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