Danny Forster, the host of Discovery Channel’s 2007 show, Build It Bigger, walks us through his first solo architectural project—an exciting, innovative green home in Omena, on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Forster’s passion for architecture and innovation propels you through this house as he explains the technologies, techniques and materials that help him achieve his goal of designing a home like none other. A graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Forster owns the architectural company, dkfArchitecture, whose mission is to create “environmentally mindful architecture at a reasonable cost.” This house represents the first project for dkfArchitecture, and Forster believes the contemporary-style home will attain the highest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating possible. You’ll be mesmerized not just by how Forster has designed the home, but by the way he introduces it to you.
Interested in learning more about green design and building in the North Country? Check out these stories on Mynorth.com:
- Green’s Anatomy
- The Green Nursery
- Build Your Cottage in a Day
- The Green Metal Roof
- Mr. Smiley’s Windmill War
- The Barn Guardian