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5 Carefree Hammocks

Swaying in the breeze is an inherently laid-back activity, but these homes take relaxation to the next level with carefully-manicured gardens, spectacular views, and just the right amount of shade for their hammocks.
April 22, 2015
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Bus Stations Remodeled With Graphic Flowers

A new series of custom-fabricated metal screens are popping up at bus stops across El Paso, Texas, displaying dramatically enlarged photographs of local plants and flowers. These virtual gardens are part of the Leaves of Wind project by Boston-based artist Catherine Widgery.
April 17, 2015
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What Will It Take for Factory-Built Prefab Housing To Become the Norm?

Leaders in modular construction and prefab need to scale up to get more people thinking inside the box.
April 17, 2015
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Recline Into These 5 Sunken Hangouts

There are no fondue sets to be found in these sunken spaces, just great conversation brokered by inviting design.
April 8, 2015
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3 Truly Inspiring Homes by Habitat for Humanity

For nearly 40 years, Habitat for Humanity has worked with architects, students, and volunteers around the world to guarantee the neediest their most basic human right, shelter. These are the stories behind three welcoming Habitat homes.
April 2, 2015
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This Designer Has Carved a Spoon Every Day For a Year

For almost a year now, Stian Korntved Ruud has set aside some time each day to carve a wooden spoon.
March 20, 2015
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Architecture Students Design and Build a Modern Prefab Fieldhouse

A class at Virginia Tech empowers future architects to build a prefab baseball fieldhouse from start to finish.
March 18, 2015
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Mini Structures Are the Winter Equivalent of the Lifeguard Station

Five creative warming huts on Lake Ontario ignore the cold to celebrate scenic beauty and public space.
March 13, 2015
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5 Perfectly Framed Views

The architects behind these structures use windows as apertures to deftly capture stunning vistas.
March 11, 2015
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