Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

Step inside the latest in sustainable home design

Article: Step inside the latest in sustainable home design

Architect Michelle Kaufmann, whose brilliant work I’ve lauded before, recently updated “Smart Home: Green + Wired,” her exhibition at the Museum of Science of Industry in Chicago (MSI). The exhibit features mkSolaire, a three-story loft-style house suitable for urban environments. It meets Kaufmann’s criteria for modular housing, an idea she developed when she and her husband were searching for their own green home. Using off-site, modular technology, Kaufmann is able to simplify the construction process and make sustainable, affordable and well-designed houses accessible to more people.

Month at the Museum

Article: Month at the Museum

Your new home: The Museum of Science and Industry
Remember reading From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler as a kid and how badly it made you want to sneak into a museum and stay overnight? The only question was whether it would be the art museum, the science museum, the natural history museum or the aquarium. If the science museum was your pick and the dream is still alive, you’ll be very envious of the winner of Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry’s “Month at the Museum.”