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Sustainable home with galvanized steel shed roof and siding

A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario

For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.
October 8, 2012
Young couple sitting on their wooden front porch with steps

Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri

Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in southwestern Missouri that’s a fresh, unconventional take on the traditional farmhouse.
October 8, 2012
porch house facade wide view

Ozark Original

A fresh approach to the region’s rural vernacular architecture
October 8, 2012
Modern vacation home with gable-roofed structure

Gable-Roofed Rural Weekend Home in Connecticut

To create their rural Connecticut getaway, Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi layered their modern design sensibility atop an early 20th-century stone foundation.
October 3, 2012
Modern historic house back renovation with multiple windows

An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home

An airy addition on the back of a historic house in Boise is a model of sensitive renovation, seamlessly melding new and old.
October 1, 2012
Modern railroad depot with wooden cathedral ceilings

Restoration Station

A Burnham and Root–designed train depot in small-town Iowa scores a $10,000 preservation grant.
September 28, 2012
Modern cabin with corrugated metal clad facade

Little Cabins on the Prairie

With these modern-day lodges for Kansas City campers heading to the country, a Missouri architecture firm puts a fresh face on a 100-year-old Girl Scout tradition.
September 24, 2012
Modern wood-frame home clad in vertical cedar siding

Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding

Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as it did in 1965.
September 18, 2012
Green home with wood cladding in Mississippi

Mississippi Queen

When architect Brett Nave and his partner, architect Kelley Bishiop, began developing the Heron Park neighborhood in the coastal town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, they managed to lay 1,200 feet of road through a forest and pecan orchard while only removing six trees. And when he set out the floor plan for A3, the home he and his wife, Kelley, and two kids now live in, instead of following the common practice of clearing the lot, completing the structure and landscaping after completing construction, he sited A3 to fit snugly into the lot in order to remove only three additional trees. Nave even pre-designed each of his 21 lots in the same way to minimize tree loss and maximize shading and breezes. These sustainability minded decisions to conserve trees and use narrower roads cost more money and take more time, but the added expense is worth it, Nave says.
August 22, 2012
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