101 Alternative Energy: On-Demand Hot Water
We don’t keep a kettle boiling on the stove all day for the one moment when we want tea, so why do we keep water heated around...
101 Alternative Energy: Light On
The standard pear-shaped incandescent bulb thatmost of us have been using for ages has a bad reputation among environmentalists...
101 Alternative Energy: Climate Control
Few things use more energy at home than the pursuitof the perfect indoor temperature.
101 Alternative Energy: Sunny Delight
Sunlight transportation systems are the pinnacle of innovation in energy-efficient design.
101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power
If necessity is the mother of invention, then the coupled concerns of population growth and resource depletion might be...
101 Alernative Energy: Zeroing In
It’s become increasingly common to hear the term“zero energy” or “zero carbon” used to describe buildings that achieve complete...
Hot to Trot
In rural Canada, an architect imports an American typology to create a year-round refuge rooted in the landscape.
10 Modern Hot Tubs
Say goodbye stress and hello to relaxation.
Water Sports
Energy-smart technology makes managing a Sausalito floating home easy, even from 6,000 miles away.
101 Best Modern Cabins
What's better than one hundred photos of cabins? One hundred and one photos of cabins.
6 Modern Homes on the Water
Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace.
9 Yurt Vacation Rentals For the Modern Alternative Camper
Traditionally used by nomads in Central Asia, the circular, tent-like yurt has become part of the current zeitgeist, as travelers...
Color 101: Hueless
Most modernists find color as attractive as traditional Tudors.
Thermal Solar Collection Tubes That Provide Hot Water Year-Round
On the roof, amidst an array of native wild grasses and shrubs, six banks holding 180 small thermal solar collection tubes...
5 Energy Storage Solutions That Will Make Renewables a Viable Alternative to Fossil Fuels
Grid-scale storage may be revolutionizing the market for clean energy.
Denver's Energy Efficient Home
John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers.
Like a Loft on Water
Anchored in a small canal, this floating house is all about space and light.
7 Affordable Prefab Homes and Other Alternative, Inexpensive Home Options
Nowadays, innovators in the world of prefab and kit home design have continued to push the boundaries on what they can do—their...
Down Comforter 101: What Is Fill Power?
Soft, cozy and luxurious, the down comforter is the capstone of the perfect bed setup.

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