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A Sound Professional Goes DIY While Building an Affordable Montana Home
A resourceful sound mixer sources some local design talent, rolls up his sleeves, and builds small, green, and affordable in...
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...
Botanical Garden Pavilion
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, architect and University of Kentucky lecturer Mike McKay felt the pull to go down...
Bach to the Beach
With authenticity and simplicity as their rallying cry, a Kiwi architect and his wife have built a modern beach house that puts a...
11 Extraordinary Designs That Make You Rethink the Modern Shed
These thoughtfully designed outbuildings exhibit how the utilitarian backyard shed can be adapted for work, storage, and living.
This Renovation Will Make You Rethink the Typical Look of a California Beach House
A 1960s Southern California seaside property gets a luxe update that still fits in with its natural surroundings.
The structure is comprised of sheets of glass, a steel armature, and a wood shed that hugs the rear...
Lush plantings espalier the concrete walls of the Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura headquarters.
This Serene Bamboo Bungalow Rental Is a Slice of Paradise in Bali
Hidden away in the heart of the tropics, a slice of eco-friendly paradise awaits travelers seeking a magical Bali experience.
A Couple's Denver Residence Makes Clever Use of a Narrow Plot
Moving from Lake Michigan, a savvy couple builds a dream home that's also a wise investment.
A Portuguese Glass House Uses Surrounding Foliage as a Privacy Screen
A transparent hillside abode outside Porto swerves around existing trees and takes advantage of the lush canopy for privacy.
Pros and Cons: 7 Kitchen and Bath Countertop Materials
We break down the benefits and costs of laminate, wood, concrete, stainless steel, engineered quartz, granite, and marble.
A Dramatic Hotel in Northern Italy Is a Hiker's Refuge
Hidden in the alpine region of South Tyrol, Italy, Hotel Bühelwirt is a stunning, modern take on the hiking hotel.
6 Modern Modular Homes We Love in Colorado
From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of prefabricated, modular homes in Colorado.
10 Arne Jacobsen Designs We Love
We're celebrating the 116th birthday of the iconic designer and architect by looking back at some of his best work.
A Spectacular Lakeside Retreat in Texas Embraces the Outdoors
Inspired by historic fire towers, this breathtaking three-level Texan home is perfectly embedded in a challenging lakeside slope.
12 Prefab Guesthouses You'll Want to Put in Your Own Backyard
For those who need more space fast, a prefabricated guesthouse is just the thing.
This Norwegian Cabin's Roof Doubles as an Observation Deck
An observation roof and outdoor room extend the small footprint into the coastal landscape, while selective materials help it...
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Rock Their Concrete Features
The industrial material of choice is making its rounds in the residential realm.
Over a Decade, Two Furniture Designers Reimagine a 300-Year-Old Barn
Two British designers handcraft a French country retreat as elemental as their furniture line, Pinch.

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