5 Terms in Sustainable Design You Should Know
5 Terms in Sustainable Design You Should Know
Embodied energy, gray water, black water, carbon footprint—the list of sustainable design terms goes on and on, and we're here to help you make sense of them.
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10 Smart and Surprising Under-Stair Design Solutions
10 Smart and Surprising Under-Stair Design Solutions
A sloped ceiling, low-head height, and limited access to sunlight might spell out some design restrictions, but that doesn’t mean that the area under a staircase is doomed to be a...
17 Stellar Uses of Color in Home Offices
17 Stellar Uses of Color in Home Offices
From cheery yellow walls to graphic rugs, vivid accents liven up these home offices, invigorating the workspace—and fueling creativity and productivity.
A Maine Farmhouse Built With Salvaged Materials
A Maine Farmhouse Built With Salvaged Materials
Caleb Johnson Studio combined materials recovered from a vintage farmstead, as well as a midcentury modern teardown, to create the ultimate modern farmhouse.
A Sleek Resort in a Japanese National Park Reinterprets Tradition
A Sleek Resort in a Japanese National Park Reinterprets Tradition
Located in Ise-Shima National Park, Amanemu suggests a modern interpretation of traditional Edo-period farmhouses.
A Peek Inside a New Beautiful Co-Working Space For Creatives in Brooklyn
A Peek Inside a New Beautiful Co-Working Space For Creatives in Brooklyn
In a former foundry that was most recently home to Vice Media, a new members-only co-working space opens up for business, featuring stunning interiors designed by The New Design...

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This Company Can Design, Build, and Deliver a Sustainable Prefab in Just 12 Weeks
This Company Can Design, Build, and Deliver a Sustainable Prefab in Just 12 Weeks
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Explore the World of Shipping Container Design With a New Architectural Book
Explore the World of Shipping Container Design With a New Architectural Book
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A Lake Superior Escape With a Whitewashed Masonry Sauna
Wood and masonry come together in this Minnesotan refuge that balances the built environment with the natural setting.
Vaulted Skylights and Concrete Columns Connect This Melbourne Home With the Sun
Vaulted Skylights and Concrete Columns Connect This Melbourne Home With the Sun
Concrete, aluminum, and skylights create architectural alchemy in this breezy residence in the Melbourne suburb of Kew.
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7 Incredible Home Offices of Designers and Architects
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A Cedar- and Metal-Clad Shed House Ushers In the Outdoors
A Cedar- and Metal-Clad Shed House Ushers In the Outdoors
Located in Craryville, New York, at the base of the Berkshires, is the Texas Hill House, a simple shed structure that opens up to the landscape.
An Old Amsterdam School Is Converted Into 10 Apartments
An Old Amsterdam School Is Converted Into 10 Apartments
In Amsterdam’s Bellamy neighborhood, an old school is repurposed and transformed into modern, lofty apartments.
A Renovated, Midcentury Glass-and-Steel House in New York Asks $2.45M
A Renovated, Midcentury Glass-and-Steel House in New York Asks $2.45M
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An Australian Cafe Filled With Handcrafted Details Comes to Portland, Oregon
An Australian Cafe Filled With Handcrafted Details Comes to Portland, Oregon
Melbourne's famous Proud Mary has come stateside, and the space is as thoughtful as its coffee.
A Hidden Penthouse Sits Atop a Historic Cast-Iron Building in New York
A Hidden Penthouse Sits Atop a Historic Cast-Iron Building in New York
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