As these five projects prove, a modern deck or porch can play many creative roles—as a play space, hangout spot, dining area, and more.
Picnic tables. They work well inside or out, and they conjure happy memories of lazy summertime afternoons spent with friends and family. They're also simple and not fussy, and they allow for clear...
For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.
Solar panels have a reputation as being unsightly, but this U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon show home sheds the stereotype that photovoltaic arrays are eyesores.
Stephen Shoup is the kind of person to see potential in things that others might miss. In 2005, looking for a property that would house himself and his design/build firm, building Lab inc., he...
It's our humble opinion that summers are best spent reclining on a warm sunny deck with a refreshing beverage in hand and a cool breeze blowing. In honor of this seasonal ritual, here are seven...
The sun is shining; birds are chirping; it's too darn hot inside, so go ahead and make yourself comfortable with these backyard accessories.
Though tricked out with high-tech touches, this house’s greenest feature is decidedly low tech: the family’s intention to make it their lifelong home.
A gut renovation and a landscaping makeover help a couple reconnect with the outdoors.
Lounge long and prosper in this selection of modish outdoor chairs that are as welcome on the patio as spring itself.
Industrial designer Dror Benshetrit’s new building system, QuaDror, can be applied to make just about anything from architecture to table bases.
In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.