Why Simple is the new Smart

by: Paul Dowsett, SUSTAINABLE.TO Architecture + Building Months after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, Toronto architect Paul Dowsett journeyed to New Orleans to see for himself the impact of the deadly storm and flooding on the area’s housing stock. At first, he was surprised to see that many century-old homes had remained habitable after months of no power, while newer buildings, riddled with mold, had to be condemned. Looking more closely, he realized the older homes, designed before [...]