Thursday, January 31, 2008
[Hudson Valley home designed by Paul Cha]
John Brown is the editor of theslowhome.com and the founder of the Slow Home movement. He is a registered architect and a Professor of Architecture at the University of Calgary.
Slow Homes is an international movement devoted to bringing good design into real life. It takes its name from the slow food movement which arose as a reaction to the processed food industry. Browns belief is that "the sprawl of cookie cutter housing that surrounds us is like fast food - standardized, homogenous, and wasteful. It contributes to a too fast life that is bad for us, our cities, and the environment. In the same way that slow food raises awareness of the food we eat and how these choices affect our lives, Slow Home provides design focused information to empower each of us to take more control of our homes and improve the quality of where and how we live."