In Portland, Oregon, two adjoining six-story homes on a formerly run-down urban lot add to the neighborhood’s density and its green cred.
In 1981, Londoners Anthony and Gillian Blee purchased the ultimate fixer-upper. The property in southwestern France was idyllic, but its old mill, built in 1822, and three flanking outbuildings had...
Hybridization is hit or miss (i.e., the jackalope). But this Houston home combines two housing types to create a conscientious alternative.
For photographer Ed Reeve, building his own house had been a lifelong dream. When he met architect David Adjaye, and found the perfect plot of land in London’s De Beauvoir Town, Reeve knew his time...
In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000. Here’s the story of the house that resulted from that challenge—and what we learned...
Austin couple Anne Suttles and Sam Shah built a house to last their lifetime—and longer. Mixing new efficient systems with old upcycled materials, they keep it weird while keeping it green.
From an unlikely source comes a clever privacy solution for a pair of prefabbed town houses in Los Angeles.
For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.
Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.
On the edge of a tiny island accessible only by boat, this buoyant summer home lives the life aquatic.
For this San Diego family, the phrase "putting down roots" has taken on a whole new meaning.
Persistence paid off for this California couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.
What happens when the guest house becomes home? Retired couple Suzanne and Brooks Kelley found out when a pair of brainy New Haven architects breathed new architectural life into the property they...
In a London house that’s flooded with light, a spiral staircase provides a prismatic path from floor to floor.
Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.
With designs from 14 countries and five decades inside, it may be an understatement to note that in this suburban home, furniture is the focus.
If not for the dawn appearance of the bear, which came loping toward Maem Slater-Enns and her then six-month-old daughter as they sat contemplating the water, the Enns family might still be...
Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll. And with the voracious design appetites of a family of gastronomically inclined clients, this concrete...
For all the joys of beachfront living, it’s not without its risks. But with some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house stands tall against the threat of rising tides.
Two linked 1,000-square-foot pavilions are greater than a sum of their parts.