Latest Articles in Affordability

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Affordable Hillside Home in New Zealand

Three designers jump-start their practice with an affordably built abode in New Zealand.
September 26, 2013
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5 Modern and Affordable Houses

Flip though our gallery of five high-design modern houses built with low budgets.
July 5, 2013
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Contemporary Kansas Home with Wood Slatted Exterior Screen

Architect Dan Rockhill tackled a tight budget and a steep slope to build a modern Midwest haven.
June 11, 2013
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Curro Claret’s T300 Piece

Barcelona-based designer Curro Claret made the Piece, an innovative metal bracket that can transform found materials into furniture, available for sale for the first time at Salone del Mobile.
April 22, 2013
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Tipis & Geodesic Domes: Alternative Homes

After writer Abbie Mood saw this slideshow on the New York Times’ website of Brett’s tipi and Jake’s geodesic dome, she decided to track these two alternative home residents down.
February 23, 2013
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Art on the Cheap: 5 Places for Posters

Much like the realms of interior design and architecture, the art world can be an intimidating place. Weighing the cost of purchase and framing against wanting to avoid reproductions and rip offs can be tricky. Luckily, a resurgence in letterpress arts a few years back (as well as ample online storefronts) makes it easy to support artisans and score some seriously great pieces, all without going over budget.
February 22, 2013
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An Affordable High-Design Vacation Home in Mexico

By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a high-design vacation home for just $70 per square foot.
January 29, 2013
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Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston

By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers team up to create nine affordable row houses in the Houston Heights.
January 11, 2013
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Prefab for Humanity

In inner-city Baltimore, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake paves a path to affordable prefab.
December 24, 2012