A Zero-Energy Community: Part 6
Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first...
New Energy-Saving Gadgets from CES
The Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing in Vegas and there are lots of reports coming from the blogosphere about new...
A Smart, Energy-Saving Thermostat from the Inventors of Modern Air Conditioning
Carrier unveils a thermostat that will help keep your home's energy consumption down.
6 Best Dwell UK Apartments
Across the North Atlantic in the United Kingdom, you may spot subtle variations in style when it comes to the architecture and...
Denver's Energy Efficient Home
John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers.
6 Modern Wineries on the West Coast With Beautiful Architecture
A weekend away at a vineyard doesn't just have to be about the wine tasting—rather, it should be an opportunity to escape to a...
Sushi chef Susumu Ueda Reviews 6 Energy-Efficient Refrigerators
The refrigerator in your kitchen may be humming a pricey song—to the tune of hundreds of dollars and thousands of kilowatts a...
10 Space-Saving Interiors For Multifunctional Living
Given the movement of inhabiting smaller, more modest homes, dedicated rooms and room-specific furniture are becoming more and...
Energy Retrofit: The Now House Project
It may be simpler to build a zero-energy home from scratch than to retrofit an existing structure, but buildings constructed in...
6 Modular Houseboat and Floating Home Manufacturers Around the World
If you’re bored of solid ground and want to try out a life on water, then these international companies will give you the tools...
10 Light-Filled Homes With Interesting Skylights
By installing skylights—large windows and apertures in your roof—you can naturally warm up your home, brighten and open up your...
Space-Saving Wood-Paneled Apartment in Manhattan
Faced with the challenge of a diminutive New York apartment in desperate need of a refresh, architect Tim Seggerman went straight...
6 Modern Hotels Around the World Made Out of Shipping Containers
Shipping container hotels—quite literally—keep popping up across the globe.
An Impressive 20-Foot Skylight Transforms a Jumbled Chicago Home
By opening up the atrium of a historic residence in Chicago, an architect shows it may take more than a first (or second) draft...
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.
How to Recognize Different Wood Species and a Guide to 6 of the Most Common Types
If you’ve been wanting to add to your bank of knowledge or sound like a pro at identifying some of the most common species of...
6 Modern Pool Villas to Stay at While Visiting Koh Samui, Thailand
If you're thinking of taking a trip to Thailand, consider staying at one of these luxurious modern pool villas on the tropical...
6 Lessons We Can Learn From Traditional Mediterranean Building Techniques
You don’t have to live in the Mediterranean to learn valuable lessons from the building techniques and architectural designs...
6 Well-Designed Hostels For the Minimalist Traveler
Today, hostels are more sought-after than ever before, especially among millennials that long for minimalist adventures.
Old-World Charm Meets Modern Finishes in These 6 Parisian Apartments
What could be more Parisian than a chic apartment or flat that combines original crown molding, contemporary furniture, and...

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