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Scenic Country Home Made of Flat-Packed Panels

A slightly cantilevered home in England connects with nature.
April 19, 2015
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Cozy Home in Portland Is Under 800 Square Feet

Designer Shannon Baird conceived of this 796-square-foot dwelling off the back of a larger home in Portland.
April 15, 2015
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A Remote New Zealand Retreat Walled Off from the World

Located deep in the countryside of New Zealand’s South Island, the Lake Hawea Courtyard House digs into the earth with a low form and a simple, square plan that recalls the modest settler buildings of the region.
April 9, 2015
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A Miami Oasis Pays Homage to Florida's Rich Architectural Heritage

When architects Melissa and Jacob Brillhart set out to design their new home in downtown Miami, they drew inspiration from Florida modernism and the dogtrot model to create a tropical oasis in the city. The couple designed and built most of the home themselves, making it a truly personal haven.
March 24, 2015
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This Green-Minded Prefab Treads Lightly on the Earth

A smartly built modular home helps a couple save on energy bills.
March 23, 2015
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High-Tech Prefab Outbuilding is a Surprisingly Peaceful Retreat

A prefab structure in the woods supports a client's yoga practice.
March 20, 2015
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7 Outdoor Fireplaces Perfect for Springtime Gatherings

Days are getting longer, temperatures are getting warmer, and gardens are once again blossoming with life. What better way to celebrate springtime than cozying up at the hearth of an outdoor fireplace, while gazing at the stars?
March 19, 2015
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A Contemporary North Carolina Home Navigates a Tricky Site Atop a Ridge

Drawing inspiration from the Hebrew alphabet, architects Elihu Siegman and Michael Silverman dreamt up an adaptive structure to fit a difficult site in Asheville, North Carolina.
March 17, 2015
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7 Instantly Appealing Awnings

Sometimes a little sliver of shade at midday is all the vacation you need.
March 3, 2015
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