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  1. Eric Corey Freed Reviews 6 Sustainable Flooring Options
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    Eric Corey Freed Reviews 6 Sustainable Flooring Options

    There’s trouble underfoot if you’re building a green home without considering your flooring. Take stock of these sustainable wood options that let you tread lightly on the land.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    03.03.09

  2. Reclaimed Wood

    Reclaimed Wood

    Salvaged from buildings, plantations, mines, and railroads. Stock is sold as mixes of wood sorted by color, such as Cinnamon Mix (composed of merbau, alan batu, and other species from mine shoring...

  3. Sustainably Harvested Woods

    Sustainably Harvested Woods

    Wood laminated in vertical strips adhered with natural glues. Available in birch, beech, pine, ocoumé, meranti, poplar, or deal wood.

  4. Cork Mosaic Tiles

    Cork Mosaic Tiles

    Two circle sizes. Available in natural or more than 100 custom colors. Made from the waste of the cork bottle-stop industry.

  5. Global Passage Collection

    Global Passage Collection

    Photograph of wood grain laminated onto particleboard. Nine choices available, including Indian tigerwood, Brazilian cherry, and African padauk.

  6. Engineered Flooring

    Engineered Flooring

    A layer of hardwood bonded to two wood sublayers. More than 15 choices of wood available, including Australian chestnut, White tigerwood, and Chocolate oak.

  7. Neopolitan Bamboo Plywood

    Neopolitan Bamboo Plywood

    Strips of different lengths and widths of bamboo glued to a solid core of plywood with natural adhesive. Bamboo is from managed forests in China.

  8. Pergo

    Pergo® is the world's most recognized and trusted flooring brand. We invented the category over 30 years ago and continue to innovate with around 500 patents and pending patent applications...

    03.03.09

  9. EcoTimber

    Since 1992, EcoTimber has promoted forest conservation worldwide by selling sustainably harvested and reclaimed wood products. We back our products with a commitment to excellent quality, friendly...

    03.03.09

  10. Veracruz Sisal

    Veracruz Sisal

    Considering sisal’s antistatic, sound-absorbing qualities and the fact that you can just as easily mount it on walls as floors, it could be perfect for your music studio, or any high-traffic area...

    $26.00

  11. Outback Staked House
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    Outback Staked House

    A few years ago, while working with the indigenous communities of remote Arnhem Land, in Australia’s Northern Territory, architect Sue Harper became passionate about prefab.

    written by: Catherine Franklin
    03.01.09

  12. A Measured Approach
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    A Measured Approach

    Utterly dynamic, this house on an urban peninsula in Sydney is rich with inventive and thoughtfully considered spaces. Walls become windows and screens slide shut to repel (or entice) the changing...

    written by: Marcus Trimble
    photos by: Roger D'Souza
    02.28.09

  13. Hillside Family Home in Australia
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    Hillside Family Home in Australia

    An unvisited ocean-facing plot of land, a couple of architect neighbors, and one giant leap of faith have netted a pair of erstwhile Londoners a dream home of their own in northeast Australia.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Richard Powers
    02.28.09

  14. Bellemo & Cat's Cradle
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    Bellemo & Cat's Cradle

    Architect-sculptor double act Cat Macleod and Michael Bellemo first came to our attention with their Cocoon weekender, a steel-clad blimp suspended in a canopy on the Australian coastline.

    written by: Karen Pakula
    photos by: Prue Ruscoe
    02.27.09

  15. Debra Prinzing Reviews 4 Prefab Outbuildings
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    Debra Prinzing Reviews 4 Prefab Outbuildings

    From city slickers to country bumpkins, homeowners have always longed for a special place from which to escape the toils of day-to-day life.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Amanda Friedman
    02.27.09

  16. EggO Centric
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    EggO Centric

    A69 Architects were called upon to match concrete with concrete for this family home in Prague. Helping block the gaze of the high-rises next door, the roof slab of the EggO House, like an...

    written by: Michael Dumiak
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    02.26.09

  17. Shear Talent
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    Shear Talent

    In the small village of Spannum, in the Dutch province of Friesland, Claudy Jongstra heads a felt-design studio whose modesty in process and material belie its overwhelming commercial appeal and...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Oliver Chanarin
    02.26.09

  18. Nice Box
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    Nice Box

    In October, the light in Norway is cold and diffused by rain. It's "our worst month," says John Roger Holte, a Norwegian artist and builder. The weather may be dismal here, but the...

    written by: Clare Dudman
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    02.26.09

  19. San Juan, PR
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    San Juan, PR

    After three rainless weeks a welcome tropical shower blew into San Juan, Puerto Rico, one afternoon last May, awakening Casa Delpin with the sound of trickling water.

    written by: Michael Cannell
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    02.26.09

  20. Coastal Commissions
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    Coastal Commissions

    Taking cues from the flora, fauna, and rocky cliffs of Big Sur, California, Mickey Muennig's brand of organic architecture doesn't stop with the terrain.

    written by: Keshni Kashyap
    02.26.09

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