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New Olson Kundig-Designed Wing Opens at Tacoma Art Museum

The Haub Family Galleries nod to Tacoma's industrial past.
February 4, 2015
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Game On: Great Design in Super Bowl Cities

Prepare for Super Bowl XLIX by revisiting these projects in (or near) stadiums that have hosted recent NFL championship games.
January 30, 2015
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An Efficient Live-Work Space in Montreal

A husband-wife architectural duo transform a former tire shop into a versatile home-office.
January 28, 2015

Finnish Embassy in Washington Receives Platinum LEED Certification

The building, completed in 1994, is upgraded from gold status.
January 23, 2015
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A Modern Trailer is an Experiment in Small-Space Living

In Canada's Yukon Territory, a college instructor builds a lightweight, efficient 97-square-foot mobile dwelling.
January 22, 2015
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Pair of Skyscrapers Sneak a 2,800-Plant Park into Milan

Two soaring, plant-filled towers suggest a new future for the city skyline.
January 7, 2015

Habitat for Humanity Home in Kansas Channels Midcentury California

El Dorado's Habitat for Humanity prototype brings Eichler-esque style to the prairie.
January 4, 2015
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Most Popular Homes of 2014: Green

To celebrate 2014, we're rounding up the homes that were most popular on this year. Take a look at readers' favorite green residences, from an off-the-grid cabin near the Ozarks to an efficient home in Chicago.
December 31, 2014
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Passivhaus Institut Crosses Million-Square-Meter Threshold

The Passivhaus Institut in Darnstadt, Germany, announced today that a million square meters of interior space—or nearly 10.8 million square feet—have been certified as having met the passive house standard. The threshold was crossed with the certification of a renovated Arts and Crafts-style house in Santa Cruz, California, dating to 1922, the institute reported. Passive houses are “zero-energy” structures that have no active heating or cooling systems and maintain a comfortable interior temperature through a combination of an airtight envelope and a heat-exchange system. “The primary purpose of certification is quality assurance,” says Zeno Bastian, head of building certification for the Passivhaus Institut. “With this internationally recognized seal, building owners are safe in the knowledge that the desired savings for heating costs and added benefits of a passive house will actually be realized.” Click through the slideshow for images of structures that the Passivhaus Institut named as finalists and winners of its 2014 Passive House Awards.
December 9, 2014