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  1. Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston
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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.

    written by: Dan Oko
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    01.11.13

  2. Circular Affordable Housing Prototype
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    Circular Affordable Housing Prototype

    Inside the shell of the Oyster House prototype lies a new shape for affordable housing.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.27.14

  3. 5 Modern and Affordable Houses
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    5 Modern and Affordable Houses

    Flip though our gallery of five high-design modern houses built with low budgets.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.05.13

  4. Prefab for Humanity
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    Prefab for Humanity

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

    written by: Caroline Tiger
    12.24.12

  5. An Eco-Friendly Compact Cabin in Washington
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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...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.16.14

  6. Affordable Housing for China
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    Affordable Housing for China

    Over a million people have moved to Guangzhou in the past eight years, making the city's population nearly ten million today. This urbanization is the trend of cities worldwide; it makes all the...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.01.08

  7. Castles Made of Sand
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    Castles Made of Sand

    Iranian architect Nader Kahlili fashions affordable, easily assembled housing out of sandbags and concrete for a surprsingly striking result.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    04.30.09

  8. Hometta: Affordable Modern Home Plans
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    Hometta: Affordable Modern Home Plans

    Mark Johnson started daydreaming last year about how residential architecture in his native Houston would be improved if developers had a pool of pre-existing plans for small and attractive modern...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    05.11.09

  9. Chris Krager, Krager & Associates Design/Build (KRDB)
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    Chris Krager, Krager & Associates Design/Build (KRDB)

    This Austin, Texas–based studio built its profile by designing and building some notable houses on spec. Chris Krager cofounded KRDB in 2001 with the goal of creating extraordinary buildings...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  10. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 1
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    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 1

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 1:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    09.14.11

  11. Living in Marina del Rey
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    Living in Marina del Rey

    When Joe Borst saw an affordable bungalow in a Marina del Ray neighborhood filled with either condos or mansions, he knew he found a perfect place for him and his girlfriend Maria Torres to live in...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.08.12

  12. John Entenza

    John Entenza (1903–1984) was to modernism what Anna Wintour is to fashion. Editor of Arts & Architecture magazine from 1940 until 1962, he was the first to publish and popularize the...

    08.28.09

  13. Project: R-House
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    Project: R-House

    Passive solar design, which promotes passive means of generating and retaining warmth over active—and expensive—systems, is central to R-House’s success. Solar gain—chiefly...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Richard Barnes
    02.24.12

  14. Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti
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    Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti

    In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, ARCHIVE, a non-profit whose efforts center on the use of housing as a strategy for preventing illness and providing care among...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.12.11

  15. Region of Honor
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    Region of Honor

    Tuned into its sylvan setting, this affordable green home in Hillsborough, North Carolina, is a modern take on the surrounding centuries-old structures.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.18.12

  16. Salvage Love
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    Salvage Love

    The first year out of college is a wildcard for most people. Whether spent bumming around Europe with a backpack or slogging through a suffocating desk job, it’s often a year with little...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    01.14.09

  17. Labor of Loved Ones
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    Labor of Loved Ones

    Designed by his son and daughter-in-law, and largely built by his family and a host of neighborly helpers, Bill Weber’s new home is all about strengthening the ties that bind.

    written by: Lee Bey
    01.16.09

  18. Appetite for Construction
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    Appetite for Construction

    Six years ago, architect Jorge Gracia came to Dwell’s attention with a house he built for his family that was radically different from any other in his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico, where the...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    03.29.11

  19. Pedigree Charted
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    Pedigree Charted

    With an extended family apt to drop by at a moment’s notice, lifelong modernist Hannah Ferguson has a new home that’s all about heritage.

    written by: David Hay
    photos by: Amanda Prior
    06.17.09

  20. Project: Live Work Home
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    Project: Live Work Home

    Richard Cook, a principal at Cook + Fox Architects, surveyed the Near Westside’s inventory of vacant structures and arrived at a conclusion that would guide the design of the Live Work Home. ...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.24.12

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