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  1. Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia
    House Tours

    Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia

    By keeping the budget strict, the insulation tight, and its values clear, Philadelphia’s Postgreen Homes shows a little brotherly love for green, urban housing.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    03.22.11

  2. The Right Track
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    The Right Track

    With nearly a half century of architectural experience, Peter Cohen designed this ingenious spine-and-module home for him and his wife Sally in the coastal forests just outside Ellsworth, Maine.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    08.31.09

  3. Salvage Love
    My House

    Salvage Love

    The first year out of college is a wildcard for most people. Whether spent bumming around Europe with a backpack or slogging through a suffocating desk job, it’s often a year with little...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    01.14.09

  4. Barely There
    Green

    Barely There

    If not for the dawn appearance of the bear, which came loping toward Maem Slater-Enns and her then six-month-old daughter as they sat contemplating the water, the Enns family might still be...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Thomas Fricke
    02.01.09

  5. Desert Utopia
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    Desert Utopia

    With this elegant steel prototype, Marmol Radziner and Associates launch a new prefab venture with the goal of bringing their modern design sensibilities to a broader market.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    01.17.09

  6. It Takes a Villa
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    It Takes a Villa

    Enric Ruiz-Geli’s firm Cloud9 designed the suburban house of the future—it also happens to be sustainable.

    written by: Karim Massoteau
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    01.19.09

  7. Supplant Your Lawn
    A Great Idea

    Supplant Your Lawn

    It’s both water-wise and 
wallet-wise to consider alternatives to a grassy lawn. As 
more homeowners reach this conclusion, inventive designers are finding new ways to achieve beautiful,...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    02.21.10

  8. True Hollywood Story
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    True Hollywood Story

    For over seventy years, through 7,000 photography sessions, and with 70,000 negatives, Julius Shulman captured the elusive spirit of architecture with an unerring eye and indefatigable character....

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.16.09

  9. Shedded Bliss
    Finishing Touch

    Shedded Bliss

    A prefabricated shed sited on a Finnish island provides a perfect summer getaway.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.19.11

  10. Sign of the Times
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    Sign of the Times

    Looking for directions on the road to sustainability? At Leger Wanaselja Architecture's multifamily development in Berkeley, California, all signs point to green.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Randi Berez
    04.21.09

  11. Miguel Nelson of Woolly Pocket
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    Miguel Nelson of Woolly Pocket

    The path to a better world isn't through pavers but via plants, says artist and Woolly Pocket founder Miguel Nelson. "I love architecture but I think if everyone was gardening instead of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.05.09

  12. Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis
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    Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis

    In a South Minneapolis neighborhood of century-old housing stock, Julie Snow’s bold but elegant residential design fulfilled Andrew Blauvelt and Scott Winter’s desire for a loft on the...

    written by: Mason Riddle
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    09.07.10

  13. Grass Mirror
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    Grass Mirror

    The architects at Paris-based studio H20 Architects know how to maximize space--and in their latest design, the Grass Mirror, it's no different.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.11.09

  14. An Urbin Solution
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    An Urbin Solution

    When Alana Charles and her husband moved to their dream home in Toronto, they were excited to start life on their beautiful street; however, they were not excited about the new, very large refuse...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.13.10

  15. Grow Bottles
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    Grow Bottles

    If you live in an apartment or otherwise lack a patch in which to plant a garden, Potting Shed Creations' Grow Bottles (also available at sustainable-living shop Branch) might be your answer to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.16.11

  16. A Tree Grows in the Dogpatch
    A Great Idea

    A Tree Grows in the Dogpatch

    Located in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco, Treehouse Gallery is part of a movement of contemporary artistic practice that reconsiders the gallery space as a place for community dialogue...

    written by: Meredith MacKenzie
    04.11.11

  17. Southern Greens
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    Southern Greens

    A change of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, neighborhood for Rick and Susan Moreland meant a chance to create a thoroughly modern house that owes its sleek, sustainable form to its vernacular roots.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: João Canziani
    09.24.10

  18. Walk This Way
    In The Modern World

    Walk This Way

    No path? No problem. The desire lines in this Dutch photo essay prove that people are quite comfortable going their own way.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.14.11

  19. The Life Aquatic
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    The Life Aquatic

    Aquaponics, currently receiving funding on Kickstarter, looks to combine a fish tank and a sustainable garden all-in-one.

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    11.26.12

  20. L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home
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    L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home

    At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring friends, family, and a fleet of urban gardeners together for the classic indoor-outdoor party.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.25.12

  21. Groceries: Marketing Strategy
    --The Future of

    Groceries: Marketing Strategy

    In 1955, photographer Elliott Erwitt snapped a photo of a bereted Frenchman riding his bicycle down a tree-lined road with a child and a pair of baguettes strapped to the rear. It’s easy to...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.09.09

  22. An Introduction to Home Gardening
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Home Gardening

    Ever since Adam and Eve’s unfortunate eviction, their descendants have been plunging hands and seeds into the earth in hopes of bringing forth food, beauty, and the satisfaction of taming...

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  23. Terrariums by Botany Factory
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    Terrariums by Botany Factory

    Browsing through the San Francisco shop General Store recently, I noticed some highly covetable, bulbous glass globes filled with tiny succulents: terrariums by the local designer Katie Goldman...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  24. Garden Apartment
    Outdoor

    Garden Apartment

    Botanist Patrick Blanc has been bringing the wilds of the rainforests to Parisian walls for over 30 years, most recently at the Jean Nouvel–designed Quai Branly museum. One lucky family,...

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.05.09

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