September 26, 2011

New York Times: In a Bronx Complex, Doing Good Mixes With Looking Good

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Today, the New York Times offers a great look a brand-new affordable housing development in South Bronx. Architecture critic Michael Kimmelman talks to Secretary Donovan about Via Verde, a “handsome” structure which, Kimmelman writes, “goes out of its way to be healthy.” According to the Times, Via Verde is a vanguard project that fuses attractive design with sustainability:

“The idea was to spur developers to team with architects in combining the latest green concepts with high-quality architecture for a public-housing project, a “beacon,” as Mr. Donovan put it to me the other day, that would “re-engage design with the issue of affordable housing.”

Click here to check out the full Times review of Via Verde.


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