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  1. Branch Out: 8 Modern Tree Houses
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    Branch Out: 8 Modern Tree Houses

    Release your inner child by hanging around a modern tree house.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.22.15

  2. Five of the World's Most Innovative Sustainable Designs
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    Five of the World's Most Innovative Sustainable Designs

    From Tasmania to California, these cutting-edge homes prove that sustainable practice is universal.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.22.15

  3. Designing with Grass: 7 Green Roofs We Love
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    Designing with Grass: 7 Green Roofs We Love

    Take a walk on the wild side with these seven living roofs.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.20.15

  4. 7 Tiny Backyards with Big Style
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    7 Tiny Backyards with Big Style

    When it comes to these small green spaces, it's not the size that matters.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.04.15

  5. Get Smart with These 6 Energy-Efficient Homes
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    Get Smart with These 6 Energy-Efficient Homes

    From cutting-edge technology to the most basic energy-efficient installation, these homes inspire the best in intelligent design.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.03.15

  6. 7 Camping Retreats to Build In Your Backyard
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    7 Camping Retreats to Build In Your Backyard

    What better way to celebrate the springtime than to build a pop-up retreat in your own backyard? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.02.15

  7. 5 Homes that Make Going Off-the-Grid Look Good
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    5 Homes that Make Going Off-the-Grid Look Good

    From a mindful cabin in the Ozarks to an isolated retreat in the eastern Washington desert, these five homes show that great design can exist totally off-the-grid.

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    04.01.15

  8. Bright, Efficient Upgrade Transforms a Victorian in Toronto
    Houses We Love

    Bright, Efficient Upgrade Transforms a Victorian in Toronto

    DUBBELDAM architecture + design made this Victorian house in Toronto bigger and more energy-efficient.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    03.26.15

  9. Prefab Home That Can Be Built in a Day Generates Twice the Energy It Uses
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    Prefab Home That Can Be Built in a Day Generates Twice the Energy It Uses

    The prefab Active House B10 prototype in Stuttgart can be built in a day, but its implications will be felt for years.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.16.15

  10. An All-in-One Addition That Comes Prefabricated
    Green

    An All-in-One Addition That Comes Prefabricated

    Cocoon9’s prefab cabin makes the most of its petite imprint.

    written by: Emma Janzen
    03.09.15

  11. A Green House in Japan Sets the Stage for Family Time
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    A Green House in Japan Sets the Stage for Family Time

    This single-family home in Himeji, Japan was built with three daughters, two dogs, and lush, green exteriors in mind.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    03.06.15

  12. 5 Unbelievably Green Housing Developments
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    5 Unbelievably Green Housing Developments

    These five sustainable housing developments show that the most sensible way to go green is to go together.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.05.15

  13. 7 Tips for Planting a Green Roof
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    7 Tips for Planting a Green Roof

    Quit daydreaming about owning a rooftop garden and get down to brass tacks. These seven green roofing tips will provide all the inspiration you need.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.04.15

  14. 8 Cutting-Edge New Prefabs
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    8 Cutting-Edge New Prefabs

    From the world's first carbon-positive prefab to hurricane-proof homes, there have been some exciting breakthroughs in modular housing recently. This primer ought to catch you up on the latest.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.17.15

  15. The World's First Carbon-Positive Prefab House
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    The World's First Carbon-Positive Prefab House

    Australian firm Archiblox has designed the world's first carbon-positive prefab. We take a tour of the space, which is currently on view in Melbourne's City Square.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.10.15

  16. Professor Teaches Physics with his Solar-Powered House
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    Professor Teaches Physics with his Solar-Powered House

    As assistant professor of physics at Mount Holyoke, Alexi Arango uses his own house, built with Passivhaus design standards in mind, as a teaching tool.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.05.15

  17. Finnish Embassy in Washington Receives Platinum LEED Certification
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    Finnish Embassy in Washington Receives Platinum LEED Certification

    The building, completed in 1994, is upgraded from gold status.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.23.15

  18. Pair of Skyscrapers Sneak a 2,800-Plant Park into Milan
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    Pair of Skyscrapers Sneak a 2,800-Plant Park into Milan

    Two soaring, plant-filled towers suggest a new future for the city skyline.

    written by: Laura Rysman
    01.07.15

  19. Students Dream Up Off-the-Grid Prefab Housing
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    Students Dream Up Off-the-Grid Prefab Housing

    Students present a prototype for ultra-green prefab housing.

    01.01.15

  20. 7 Sustainable Second Homes
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    7 Sustainable Second Homes

    Therapeutic for the mind and the planet, these green getaways demonstrate how smart R&R balances comfort and conscientiousness.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.09.14

  21. 8 Eco-Friendly Homes in Los Angeles
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    8 Eco-Friendly Homes in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles isn't all mansions and superhighways. As these eight homes demonstrate, sustainability is within reach in America's second largest city.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.12.14

  22. Simple Getaways: 8 Prefab Cabins
    Houses We Love

    Simple Getaways: 8 Prefab Cabins

    Cabins are modest by nature, a design quality that makes them conducive to prefabrication. Here are eight prefabs that tread lightly on the great outdoors.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.04.14

  23. Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth
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    Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth

    A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Ian Allen
    10.20.14

  24. The Living: Using Biology as a Building Block
    Dwell on Design

    The Living: Using Biology as a Building Block

    Brooklyn-based architecture firm The Living, run by David Benjamin, aims to use biology to challenge traditional building methods. The winner of the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program in 2014, the...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.24.14

  25. Elevated 606 Park Will Transform Chicago
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    Elevated 606 Park Will Transform Chicago

    A decade in the making, an unused 2.7-mile rail line is set to become Chicago's great new park.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.18.14

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