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  1. Get Smart with These 6 Energy-Efficient Homes
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    Get Smart with These 6 Energy-Efficient Homes

    From cutting-edge technology to the most basic energy-efficient installation, these homes inspire the best in intelligent design.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.03.15

  2. 6 Teensy Tiny Dwellings
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    6 Teensy Tiny Dwellings

    By "tiny," we don't mean cramped cottages or starter apartments. We mean houses the size of parking spots. These six dwellings are on the cutting-edge of the micro-housing movement.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.03.15

  3. Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles
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    Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles

    With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.

    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    05.27.14

  4. 5 Energy Storage Solutions That Will Make Renewables a Viable Alternative to Fossil Fuels
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    5 Energy Storage Solutions That Will Make Renewables a Viable Alternative to Fossil Fuels

    Grid-scale storage may be revolutionizing the market for clean energy.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.02.15

  5. Super Green Affordable Housing Introduces Passive Design to the Masses
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    Super Green Affordable Housing Introduces Passive Design to the Masses

    Multifamily housing projects that meet Passive House standards are bringing European-style energy efficiency to a new demographic in the United States.

    written by: Hannah Wallace
    05.03.15

  6. Welcome Hut
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    Welcome Hut

    Toronto-based firm Levitt Goodman Architects is known for its green designs. "We've done lots of LEED-certified buildings, but we're looking toward the bigger picture of sustainability,"...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.27.10

  7. A Country Home That Changes Color Throughout the Day
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    A Country Home That Changes Color Throughout the Day

    Choosing a single color to represent your house is daunting, which is why Ilhan and Kamer Eser went with many. Using a pearlescent paint that appears to change color with the position of the sun,...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    06.04.15

  8. 8 Green Beach Getaways
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    8 Green Beach Getaways

    These homes take advantage of their sunny, breezy locations and incorporate a multitude of green living strategies.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    06.11.15

  9. Studio Shed: An Easy Backyard Storage Solution
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    Studio Shed: An Easy Backyard Storage Solution

    In tandem with our upcoming April outdoor issue, take inspiration from Studio Shed, a sustainable company that makes quick-to-assemble backyard buildings.

    03.06.14

  10. Can Neglected Urban Waterways Like the Los Angeles River Become Thriving Greenways?
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    Can Neglected Urban Waterways Like the Los Angeles River Become Thriving Greenways?

    With new natural features and recreation opportunities, rivers in city centers across America are getting a chance to shine again.

    written by: Esha Chhabra
    06.13.15

  11. Green

    These Solar-Powered Homes Are Shining Examples of Modern Sustainability

    From heating water to leaving the grid, these seven homes demonstrate what's possible when you harness the power of the sun.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    07.04.15

  12. 7 Tips for Planting a Green Roof
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    7 Tips for Planting a Green Roof

    Quit daydreaming about owning a rooftop garden and get down to brass tacks. These seven green roofing tips will provide all the inspiration you need.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.04.15

  13. A Coastal Summer Home in Denmark
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    A Coastal Summer Home in Denmark

    For his family’s summerhouse in North Zealand, Denmark, a resourceful architect goes full tilt with native wood and playful geometries.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Karina Tengberg
    04.02.13

  14. A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos
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    A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos

    Calling upon midcentury modern archetypes, Curt Cline of Modern House Architects designed a residence in Los Altos, California, built with Passive House principles in mind.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.21.13

  15. Passivhaus Institut Announces 2014 Finalists
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    Passivhaus Institut Announces 2014 Finalists

    The Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany, on Friday announced 20 finalists for its 2014 Passive House Awards, singling out houses, office buildings, and other structures designed and built to...

    written by: William Lamb
    03.28.14

  16. New Olson Kundig-Designed Wing Opens at Tacoma Art Museum
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    New Olson Kundig-Designed Wing Opens at Tacoma Art Museum

    The Haub Family Galleries nod to Tacoma's industrial past.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.04.15

  17. The First Wave
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    The First Wave

    In Sydney’s cramped beachside suburbia, architect Steve Kennedy defied a small footprint and a terrible drought with a generous double-height extension and a cutting-edge custom-made water...

    written by: Karen Pakula
    photos by: Richard Powers
    11.01.07

  18. Building the Maxon House: Week 9
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 9

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    04.28.11

  19. lamesadevenn: Part Two
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    lamesadevenn: Part Two

    In this series, trace the evolution of lamesadevenn, an international collaborative of architects, product designers and communication specialists who are redefining how and why we design. They...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    09.19.11

  20. lamesadevenn: Part Three
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    lamesadevenn: Part Three

    A joyous moment: The site that Alba and Lopez discovered, on the developing southside of Santa Fe, offered the space, the views, and a promising pack of neighbors. The land also came with a well,...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    10.06.11

  21. Take Two: 7 Adaptive Reuse Projects We Love
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    Take Two: 7 Adaptive Reuse Projects We Love

    As the way in which people use cities morphs form generation to generation, we're left with dormant buildings—those that have outlived their original purpose, but are rife for enterprising...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.08.12

  22. 5 Modern Brick Interiors
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    5 Modern Brick Interiors

    Whether industrial, romantic, or classic, brick interiors are always modern.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.20.13

  23. Modern Homes in Italy that Blend Old and New
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    Modern Homes in Italy that Blend Old and New

    From renovations of centuries-old structures to new constructions that respond to local vernacular, these houses in Italy combine history with modern sensibility.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.21.14

  24. This Modern Barn Looks Completely at Home in the English Countryside
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    This Modern Barn Looks Completely at Home in the English Countryside

    Chris Dyson Architects created a contemporary extension to a traditional cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Peter Landers
    03.27.15

  25. 5 Modern Historical Home Renovations in England
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    5 Modern Historical Home Renovations in England

    Building atop thousands of years of history is an enormous responsibility, but these architects from Bath to Sheffield handle their historical renovations with aplomb.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.30.15

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