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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Houses We Love

    A Tiny Trailer Home Harvests Solar Power and Rainwater to Save Energy

    The micro-living prototype ATLAS compresses a green getaway into less than 200 square feet.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.08.15

  7. A Modern Mobile Home Dropped in Place by Crane
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    A Modern Mobile Home Dropped in Place by Crane

    On the edge of a historic park in an English shire, a prefabricated home sets a new design standard.

    written by: Caroline Ednie
    photos by: Nigel Rigden
    12.05.15

  8. Renovation

    A LEED Platinum Family Home Takes the Place of an Abandoned California Farmhouse

    Set outside Petaluma, California, an idyllic property is a site for sustainable living.

    written by: Kelly Dawson
    photos by: David Wakely
    12.17.15

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Building the Maxon House: Week 9
    Renovation

    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

  15. lamesadevenn: Part Two
    Renovation

    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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 5 Modern Brick Interiors
    House Tours

    5 Modern Brick Interiors

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

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.20.13

  19. Modern Homes in Italy that Blend Old and New
    Houses We Love

    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

  20. This Modern Barn Looks Completely at Home in the English Countryside
    Houses We Love

    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

  21. 5 Modern Historical Home Renovations in England
    Renovation

    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

  22. A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England
    Houses We Love

    A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England

    In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from its original foundations.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Joakim Boren
    02.12.14

  23. Passive Materials Cool this Bright White Tropical Home
    Houses We Love

    Passive Materials Cool this Bright White Tropical Home

    Concrete and granite fill a refreshingly minimal update in Coconut Grove, Florida.

    written by: Emma Janzen
    03.26.15

  24. Modern Meets Rugged at This Off-the-Grid Retreat in Ontario
    Houses We Love

    Modern Meets Rugged at This Off-the-Grid Retreat in Ontario

    Clad in a rich wood palette, architect Charles Gane's summer cottage on the Georgian Bay draws all its energy needs from a mighty solar array.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    05.17.15

  25. This Spacious Home in a Former Warehouse is Part Art Gallery
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    This Spacious Home in a Former Warehouse is Part Art Gallery

    A Brooklyn home eschews conventional domesticity in favor of dramatic, open spaces and a stripped-down aesthetic.

    written by: Sam Eichblatt
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    05.28.15

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