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    SOLID GREEN PRACTICE

    Given the urgency of our response to climate change and other environmental needs, is it really okay to keep building new non-green buildings?

    Here are nine U.S. firms that took sustainability to heart and made green design a centerpiece of their work, and have now taken the next logical step: they have committed to create only green buildings, from here on out.

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    THE TEXTILE BLOCK HOUSES

    As the Hollyhock House neared completion in 1920, Frank Lloyd Wright received a second Los Angeles commission, from antiquarian Alice Millard, who had arrived in Pasadena from Chicago in 1914. With her late husband she had commissioned a classic Prairie-style house from Wright in 1906; now she wanted something new, inspired by the palazzi of Venice.

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