Green Living Arizona - Elements of the Earth

By David M. Brown

For our ancestors, everything in creation was elemental: air, fire, water, earth or their combination. For us, these can also be the elements in the design of our new and remodeled homes. Add some color – especially “green” – and our homes can also be built with sensitivity to our earth.

Four Valley professionals – an architect, a landscape architect, an interior designer and a contractor – have incorporated these themes into recent projects. One discusses a powder room renovation, incorporating an Earth motif. Another illustrates how a concern for space and airiness is an environmentally sensitive component of any building plan. Fire – its warmth and color – is the focus of a third participant. Lastly, a master pool builder will suggest some ways that pools and spas can cool you during desert summers, and showcase your support for the environment. Read More