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This Compact, Japanese-Inspired House Enjoys Majestic Views

An architect with a taste for unconventional living spaces creates a small house at lofty heights with a starring view.
October 25, 2015
Bedroom of Swiss renovation by Jonathan Tuckney.

A Modern Alpine Renovation Preserves Its Rustic Character

A British designer transforms a bisected 17th-century house in the Swiss Alps into a 970-square-foot home of his own.
October 24, 2015
Front door painted Sherwin Williams carnival yellow of San Francisco renovation and addition by Zack | de Vito Architecture + Construction.

A San Francisco Renovation Creates Two Apartments from One

The matching properties, each about 1,325 square feet, share an open courtyard and a unique collection of exterior materials.
October 23, 2015
Facade of University of Buffalo's Solar Decathlon design.

An Eco-Friendly Prototype whose Furniture Maximizes Energy Efficiency

For their debut at the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon, the University at Buffalo goes beyond the competition parameters with custom furniture.
October 21, 2015
Facade with bronze-clad windows of Massachusetts renovation by Hammer Architects.

A Midcentury Modern Renovation Opens Interiors and Admits More Sunlight

Thanks to one client and architecture firm, this modern dwelling stands out in Hingham, Massachusetts, where traditional homes abound on historic streets.
October 20, 2015
Upstate New York small sustainable retreat for Chilewich and Sultan facade

A Couple Build Their Eco-Friendly Dream Home in the Forest

Two partners—in life and business—build a sustainable home on an unassuming plot in upstate New York.
October 17, 2015
Rainscreen facade and patio of San Diego renovation by Architects Magnus.

A California Cottage Renovated for Easy Indoor-Outdoor Living

Filled with the resident's childhood memories, this quirky home's update kept it true to its San Diego heritage.
October 16, 2015
Facade of Bay Area renovation by Buttrick Projects.

A Bay Area Renovation Keeps its Midcentury Modern Roots

This 1958 home is everything a family could ever want back then—and now, with some minor modifications.
October 15, 2015
Eramosa limestone facade of Quebec vacation home by boom town.

A Quebec Vacation Home Uses Natural Materials to Blend with the Landscape

Lakeside views influence a property’s low-impact design.
October 14, 2015