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  1. Game On: Great Design in Super Bowl Cities
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    Game On: Great Design in Super Bowl Cities

    Prepare for Super Bowl XLIX by revisiting these projects in (or near) stadiums that have hosted recent NFL championship games.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.30.15

  2. 7 Green and Repurposed Sports Stadiums
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    7 Green and Repurposed Sports Stadiums

    Creative reuse projects and green proposals give stadiums a longer life.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.01.14

  3. An All-in-One Addition That Comes Prefabricated
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    An All-in-One Addition That Comes Prefabricated

    Cocoon9’s prefab cabin makes the most of its petite imprint.

    written by: Emma Janzen
    03.09.15

  4. A Renovated House in Australia
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    A Renovated House in Australia

    For a renovation located in Glebe—an inner-city suburb of Sydney, Australia—Carterwilliamson Architects took an environmentally friendly tack. "We believe that 'fit' buildings, buildings that are...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Brett Boardman
    08.26.13

  5. 8 Impressive Australian Renovations
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    8 Impressive Australian Renovations

    Check out the results of these transformations down under.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    05.06.15

  6. A British Furniture Brand Built This Round Village in China
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    A British Furniture Brand Built This Round Village in China

    In Gaoming, China, the furniture company Timothy Oulton erected eight round houses, including one breathtaking domed structure, for its staff to live and work.

    written by: David Rudin
    04.08.15

  7. Small Spaces in Rural Places
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    Small Spaces in Rural Places

    Living in a small space isn't restricted to city dwelling. Here are seven pint-size homes situated in far-reaching places.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.14.13

  8. 5 Repurposed Cylindrical Structures
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    5 Repurposed Cylindrical Structures

    Sometimes home can be found in the unlikeliest of places. These five cylindrical structures find new purpose as comfortable abodes.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    07.23.15

  9. Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 2
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    Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 2

    This seven-part blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios". Built in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.10.12

  10. Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 3
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    Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 3

    This blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios." Built in a California factory in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.24.12

  11. Bespoke Treehouses Let You Live Above the Tree Line
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    Bespoke Treehouses Let You Live Above the Tree Line

    The brainchild of a former British climate scientist, Bower House Construction takes a sophisticated, nature-first approach to custom treehouses. While there's a childlike appeal to living among...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.21.14

  12. 6 Green Desert Prefabs
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    6 Green Desert Prefabs

    We've got desert modernism on our minds this week, so we're taking a closer look at our favorite energy-efficient prefabs that fend off solar gain in high style.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.16.15

  13. Near Boston, a Red House Designed to be Green
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    Near Boston, a Red House Designed to be Green

    A teardown renovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, comes with a mandate for maximum efficiency.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.21.14

  14. 7 Green Renovations
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    7 Green Renovations

    Building green can be a challenge to really pull off—not to mention afford—but as the following seven houses from our pages show, the payback is huge.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.05.13

  15. 10 Innovative Urban Homes
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    10 Innovative Urban Homes

    These 10 urban homes run the gamut from renovated commercial spaces to new constructions on small, irregular plots.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.17.14

  16. Earth Day Inspiration: Prefab Pavilion Celebrates Nature in the Heart of Chicago
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    Earth Day Inspiration: Prefab Pavilion Celebrates Nature in the Heart of Chicago

    Completed in 2010, the Nature Boardwalk designed by Studio Gang Architects introduced a pavilion and boardwalk to a pond site at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. It also recast the area as a...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.22.15

  17. Circular Affordable Housing Prototype
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    Circular Affordable Housing Prototype

    Inside the shell of the Oyster House prototype lies a new shape for affordable housing.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.27.14

  18. A Modern Trailer is an Experiment in Small-Space Living
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    A Modern Trailer is an Experiment in Small-Space Living

    In Canada's Yukon Territory, a college instructor builds a lightweight, efficient 97-square-foot mobile dwelling.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.22.15

  19. Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands
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    Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands

    When two retired teachers decided to build a new home, they knew they wanted an energy-efficient, no-stress Passive House design that would support aging in place. The resulting 1,800-square-foot...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    08.14.14

  20. The World's First Carbon-Positive Prefab House
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    The World's First Carbon-Positive Prefab House

    Australian firm Archiblox has designed the world's first carbon-positive prefab. We take a tour of the space, which is currently on view in Melbourne's City Square.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.10.15

  21. Prefab Home That Can Be Built in a Day Generates Twice the Energy It Uses
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    Prefab Home That Can Be Built in a Day Generates Twice the Energy It Uses

    The prefab Active House B10 prototype in Stuttgart can be built in a day, but its implications will be felt for years.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.16.15

  22. Green

    5 Green Renovations

    These homes, many of which were designed before society fully comprehended the relationship between the built and natural environments, received impressively sustainable retrofits.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    10.12.15

  23. Houses We Love

    Prefab Units Cluster Together in this Off-the-Grid Guesthouse

    Multiple sustainable features keep this prefabricated building, designed by MOS Architects, cool and energy-efficient despite its New Mexico desert surroundings.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    08.05.15

  24. Houses We Love

    A Small, Off-the-Grid Escape in a Sonoma Olive Grove

    Nestled in scenic Northern California, this outdoorsy home embraces its surroundings. To view more compact houses, pick up our

    written by: Tiffany Jow
    11.03.15

  25. An Energy-Efficient Hybrid Prefab Keeps Cool in the Palm Springs Desert
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    An Energy-Efficient Hybrid Prefab Keeps Cool in the Palm Springs Desert

    Drawing from the laws of nature, an architect devises a way to beat the heat in the California desert.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    11.26.15

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