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San Diego Teaches Us How Micro-Living Can Thrive
A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for the city.
The Home That Glows in the Dark
A luminescent house brightens a block in Hiroshima, Japan.
This Home Achieves Blissful Living in the Hills
Three designers jump-start their practice with an affordably built abode in New Zealand.
A Prefab Shed that Provides Refuge for Work and Play
When Marco V. Morelli’s home office became his daughter’s bedroom, he found an ideal workspace in an unexpected place—his...
Cost-Effective Family Home in Pittsburgh
An architect and his wife roll up their sleeves and create an affordable family residence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Modernizing An Historic House in the Pyrenees
How Spanish Architects generated a new and contemporary space for living while respecting its historic envelope.
A simple cabin on the banks of Lake Erie packs function into just 510 square feet.
This Farmhouse is a Cor-Ten Steel-Clad Dream
From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with...
Among the first Passive Houses in France, this bamboo-clad farmhouse by the Parisian firm Karawitz Architecture brings a bit...
Consisting of two barnlike volumes set atop a stone foundation, the Depot House by Gray Organschi Architecture offers a...
The exterior of a floating house in Seattle is clad with fiber cement panels from James Hardie painted in three...
Architects Tiffany Bowie and Joe Malboeuf’s Capitol Hill, Seattle, infill project was completed for $189 per square...
A shift in material on the facade, from concrete to red cedar, delineates old and new spaces.
Clad in cedar, this 2,600 square-foot prefabricated home was constructed in a mere two weeks.
The back of the house was designed as a contemporary counterpoint to the more traditional front facade.
Scale was an important design factor. "We wanted it to be flexible," Laurie says.
In the living and dining area of Jean Risom's Block Island family retreat, mostly vintage Risom furnishings share space...
Mid-century designer Jens Risom's A-framed prefab family retreat, located on the northern portion of Block island, is...
Loblolly House, Location: Taylor's Island MD, Architect: KieranTimberlake.
Photo by Patrick...