Collection by Jami Smith

Noteworthy Sustainable Homes

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From solar power and recycled materials to thermal energy and rooftop gardens, these 10 homes are both inspiring and functional models for sustainable living.

Scrap steel and reclaimed wood clad the three-story triangular tower, which hovers over a small deck and outdoor space.
To integrate the Shade House into its surroundings, the exterior features a combination of raw concrete and exposed...
On New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, two architects designed a petite holiday home that takes care of its own water,...
Four tanks collect rainwater, while the southern wall of broken-face concrete blocks keeps the house appropriately cool...
In the land of large mountain lodge wannabes, two California natives tuck Utah’s first LEED for Homes–rated house onto...
By putting solar power and recycled materials to use, Eric Garcetti and his partner transformed a mid-century house on...
An architect and artist flee Dublin for the countryside to build a biodegradable house and raise their children.
Enric Ruiz-Geli’s firm Cloud9 designed the suburban house of the future—it also happens to be sustainable.
In Scarpa and Brook' own house, they’ve mounted luminous solar panels in a rusted-steel-beam grid to form a modernist...
The Boglis love the self-reliance afforded by generating thermal energy and growing a garden on their roof.
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