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Transformative House Renovation in Seattle

A couple, both architects, give their 1918 bungalow a modern update.
July 15, 2014
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Circular Affordable Housing Prototype

Inside the shell of the Oyster House prototype lies a new shape for affordable housing.
June 27, 2014
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8 One-Room Wonders

Savvy homeowners prove that with clever storage and other space-saving solutions, living in a one-room apartment can be both practical and comfortable.
June 17, 2014
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An Eco-Friendly Compact Cabin in Washington

On Puget Sound, activist and filmmaker Anna Hoover collaborated with Les Eerkes, a principal at Olson Kundig Architects, on a 693-square-foot studio in the woods. Using freecycled materials and a six-footed foundation to rein in construction costs, Hoover and Eerkes created a distinctive structure that treads lightly on the land.
January 16, 2014
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Price-Wise Design: 10 Affordable Houses From Around the Globe

Proving that creative problem solving can add more gusto to a project than a large budget, these 10 houses show that cost-consciousness reaps big rewards.
January 13, 2014
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7 Modern Farmhouses

Today we venture out to the American, Canadian and English countryside to view inventive, modern takes on a venerable architectural archetype: the farmhouse. These elegant, gabled structures offer tangible evidence that modernism can flourish among the cornfields.
November 20, 2013
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Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials

The first annual Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge heralds four innovative, sustainable building materials.
November 18, 2013
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Architect Couples At Home

When architects fall in love, designing their own home can be both rewarding and challenging feats. Through compromise and collaboration, these couples successfully made their dream home a reality.
November 11, 2013
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Small and Modern: A Family Lakeside Getaway in Texas

A family matriarch enlisted an architect, an interior designer, a builder, and a landscape architect to help realize her vision for a diminutive, low-key lakeside getaway.
September 26, 2013
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