January 30, 2006
Pliny Fisk’s Sustainable Methodology
A more in-depth look into this Metropolis Visionary ’s unconventional approach toward the environment and architecture.
For the last three years Pliny Fisk, a professor at Texas A & M University, and his wife Gail Vittori—two pioneers of the sustainability movement—have lived in the experimental Solar Decathlon House, an 800 square foot solar-powered home built by their students in 2002. But for the last three decades they’ve dedicated their lives to investigating and promoting sustainable building methodologies, in part, by founding the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, a not-for-profit research center in Austin, Texas. Among the scores of projects aimed at fostering a more symbiotic relationship between architecture and the natural environment that the duo have undertaken, the most recent are documented below.