Name: Many kind architects, homeowners and institutions
Location: Manhattan below 30th Street
Favorite: so many things
This past weekend, hundreds of homes, offices and institutions opened their doors--even their bathrooms and bedrooms--to the public for free tours.
The event is sponsored by the non-profit OpenHouseNY. This generous gesture extended to all 5 boroughs! When I didn't have to wait on a really long line, I found it very life-affirming. The spaces were majestic and inspiring. I tried to focus on otherwise private sites that integrated sustainable techniques--using salvaged or renewable sources--into the design and construction of the space.