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  1. Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials
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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.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.18.13

  2. 7 Modern Farmhouses
    Houses We Love

    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...

    written by: William Lamb
    11.20.13

  3. Transformative House Renovation in Seattle
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    Transformative House Renovation in Seattle

    A couple, both architects, give their 1918 bungalow a modern update.

    written by: William Lamb
    07.15.14

  4. Modern Gabled House in Portland
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    Modern Gabled House in Portland

    In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.

    written by: William Lamb
    08.04.14

  5. 8 One-Room Wonders
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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.

    06.17.14

  6. 8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks
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    8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks

    Cement blocks, commonly used to strengthen and insulate a building, are usually covered up. Left bare, they can also offer a minimalist variation on the traditional red brick theme.

    08.26.14

  7. Curro Claret’s T300 Piece
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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.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.22.13

  8. Architecture for Humanity

    Architecture for Humanity

    Building a more sustainable future using the power of design through a global network of building professionals, Architecture for Humanity brings design, construction, and development services...

    08.05.14

  9. Architect Couples At Home
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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.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.11.13

  10. Contemporary Kansas Home with Wood Slatted Exterior Screen
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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.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.11.13

  11. Art on the Cheap: 5 Places for Posters
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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...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.22.13

  12. Small and Modern: A Family Lakeside Getaway in Texas
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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.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.26.13

  13. Tipis & Geodesic Domes: Alternative Homes
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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.

    written by: Abbie Mood
    02.23.13

  14. Affordable Hillside Home in New Zealand
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    Affordable Hillside Home in New Zealand

    Three designers jump-start their practice with an affordably built abode in New Zealand.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.26.13

  15. An Affordable High-Design Vacation Home in Mexico
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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.

    written by: Robert Landon
    photos by: Mauricio Alejo
    01.29.13

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Anju: Portland, Oregon
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    Anju: Portland, Oregon

    A new restaurant named Anju recently opened in Portland, Oregon. With a darkly sleek interior, industrial finishes, and original art on the walls and ceiling, it comes as a pleasant surprise that...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    10.28.09

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