Green Home: A Toronto Based Architect Shows That Big Isn’t Necessarily Bad For the Environment

2007-09-13

In these days of unprecedented environmental awareness, the thought of ripping up trees to build a luxurious multi-level house with a heated multi-car garage would probably send tree huggers clamouring to burn someone at the carbon-neutral stake. Graham Smith of Altius Architecture and Design once entertained such an audacious idea, and as his new home in Toronto’s lush High Park neighbourhood shows, tree huggers need not work themselves into a tizzy; living large can involve living green. Since his days as an architectural student at the University of Waterloo…