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  1. City Living: Five Affordable Family Apartments
    Houses We Love

    City Living: Five Affordable Family Apartments

    An affordable city-living situation need not come to an end once children are in the picture; these five family apartments show how to make it work.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.21.13

  2. A Sophisticated Renovation in Montreal
    Houses We Love

    A Sophisticated Renovation in Montreal

    A simple space becomes sophisticated with a single ornate gesture.

    written by: Karen Burshtein
    photos by: André Doyon
    11.01.13

  3. Big Moves for Small Spaces
    Rooms We Love

    Big Moves for Small Spaces

    One grand gesture is all it takes for a small space to make maximum impact, whether its high-powered wallpaper, a splurge-worthy piece of furniture, or a gutsy paint job, we share our favorite bold...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.20.13

  4. Claesson Koivisto Rune's Scandinavian Prefab Prototype
    In The Modern World

    Claesson Koivisto Rune's Scandinavian Prefab Prototype

    Claesson Koivisto Rune introduces its second iteration of the prefab home, combining time-honored Scandinavian touches with the studio’s signature polished aesthetic.

    written by: Madeline A. Potter
    12.26.13

  5. An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles
    In The Modern World

    An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles

    A net-zero prefab home design is set to reinvigorate a down-at-the-heels Los Angeles neighborhood.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.29.13

  6. A Prize-Winning Renovation in Rotterdam
    Renovation

    A Prize-Winning Renovation in Rotterdam

    Kaan Architecten has been awarded 2013 a Benelux Aluminum Award for sustainable renovation in the non-residential buildings category for its painstaking refurbishment of a building in central...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.25.14

  7. Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW
    A Great Idea

    Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW

    Inspired by a coffee cup, the EXO portable housing prototype can make a difference for those in need.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.10.14

  8. 7 Small Homes in the Midwest
    Houses We Love

    7 Small Homes in the Midwest

    At under 2,000 square feet, these charming Midwestern homes show that living in a small space can be glamorous and practical even beyond the city limits.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.24.14

  9. The Making of a Modern Sustainable Boutique
    Post

    The Making of a Modern Sustainable Boutique

    Streetwear blogs have been keeping tabs on developments with the new sustainably sourced and delightfully wooden Stussy shop in Vancouver, but design aficionados will be just as curious to learn...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.13.08

  10. A Gathering Spot and Emergency Resource for New York's Community Gardens
    Green

    A Gathering Spot and Emergency Resource for New York's Community Gardens

    In a community garden in the Bronx, a structure will serve as a shelter for recreation, and as a sustainable power source in an emergency.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.09.14

  11. Green

    i-love-trash

    Before Tom McMurtrie became the recycling coordinator of Ann Arbor in 1991—a position that lets him shape the town’s recycling policy—he made his business selling Solarwall (www...

    01.01.09

  12. 5 Lofts Worth a Second Look
    Post

    5 Lofts Worth a Second Look

    Previously seen in "7 Clever Loft Spaces for Small Places", take a look at how these five homeowners have comfortably converted compact spaces into capacious dwellings.

    written by: Jami Smith
    06.03.13

  13. 5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Four
    Houses We Love

    5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Four

    From a textile designer's bright London home to a modern farmhouse in Missouri, peep to see five more of our favorite home renovations around the world. View Part One, Two, and Three here.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.10.13

  14. Dwell Home Venice: Part 20
    How To

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 20

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 20, April...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.16.13

  15. Dwell Home Venice: Part 21
    How To

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 21

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 21, May...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.17.13

  16. Project: R-House
    House Tours

    Project: R-House

    Passive solar design, which promotes passive means of generating and retaining warmth over active—and expensive—systems, is central to R-House’s success. Solar gain—chiefly...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Richard Barnes
    02.24.12

  17. From Abandoned Factories to Modern Homes
    Renovation

    From Abandoned Factories to Modern Homes

    Open space, high ceilings and sizable square footage make the bones of an abandoned building the perfect template for transforming into a modern home. Environmentally-friendly and easy on the...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.01.13

  18. Debra Prinzing Reviews 4 Prefab Outbuildings
    Product Reviews

    Debra Prinzing Reviews 4 Prefab Outbuildings

    From city slickers to country bumpkins, homeowners have always longed for a special place from which to escape the toils of day-to-day life.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Amanda Friedman
    02.27.09

  19. Greening San Francisco's Old Mint
    Travel Reports

    Greening San Francisco's Old Mint

    Last year I had the chance to take a press preview of the Old Mint in San Francisco. It's right downtown, just opposite the San Francisco Chronicle, and though it's unused at present, it's set to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.25.10

  20. Lakeside Home in Washington
    Houses We Love

    Lakeside Home in Washington

    After rescuing an aging structure, a mid-century home’s views are reborn.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Kyle Johnson
    10.30.13

  21. The Utility Zone

    The Utility Zone

    Your garage, laundry room, basement, and other nonglam support areas: These are the silent killers of energy-efficiency in your home.1 Because these spaces are largely “unseen” (and...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.01.09

  22. Raise the Roof
    House Tours

    Raise the Roof

    From the United States to Poland to South Korea, living roofs have taken off. They provide natural insulation, help control with runoff, and pack a slew of cool features—it's no wonder these...

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    09.26.12

  23. lamesadevenn: Part 6
    Renovation

    lamesadevenn: Part 6

    In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community groups, La Mesita and La Resolana. Rather than simply becoming a building...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    12.05.12

  24. Village Green
    My House

    Village Green

    This place was a filthy dump when we bought it,” says Cathryn Barmon, sipping tea in a knockoff Le Corbusier chair. “I didn’t want to go barefoot until we’d redone the...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.18.09

  25. Retail Therapy
    Green

    Retail Therapy

    In the great American quest for more stuff, big-box stores are nirvana, laden with cheaply priced items by the ton, from diamond earrings to toilet paper. So isn’t it a good thing that many...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    01.21.09

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