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Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers

Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.
December 10, 2014
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Small, Green, and Mighty: Hurricane-Proof Prefab

A new prefab company represents the future of low-impact affordable housing.
December 10, 2014
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28 Triangles Make Up This Hyper-Angular Family Home

Fresh geometries inform a modular residence in Portland, Oregon.
December 9, 2014
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7 Sustainable Second Homes

Therapeutic for the mind and the planet, these green getaways demonstrate how smart R&R balances comfort and conscientiousness.
December 9, 2014
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5 Modern Chimneys

Installing the proper flues for ventilation can be an eyesore. Here are five modern chimneys that don't mar their rooflines.
November 30, 2014
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Facade Focus: Aluminum

Capable of being molded into countless forms and appearances, aluminum makes for a surprisingly versatile facade choice. Here are a few exteriors that make bold use of the silvery metal.
November 29, 2014
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Picture-Perfect Cabin Tucked Away in the Norwegian Forest

Atelier Oslo overcame nature’s challenges when they designed Cabin Norderhov, a seasonal, eco-friendly retreat on a steep hillside overlooking Lake Steinsfjorden.
November 27, 2014
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7 Daring Dutch Homes

The term "Dutch design" is often associated with minimalist products, but the country's architectural heritage is just as noteworthy. Here are seven of the Netherlands' most daring home designs.
November 21, 2014
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Energy-Efficient Prefab Responds to Seattle Climate

In Seattle, the Aurora Greenfab 2100 Series by Hybrid Architects achieves energy efficiency in a modular, compact frame. With an open floor plan, automatic sliding doors, and a rooftop deck, the home makes for a comfortable family home that leaves a light footprint. Read more about the project on
November 21, 2014