Affordable, Green Revitalization in Syracuse
As demands rise for sustainability and affordability in residential housing, many academic institutions are racing to hold an...
Green and Affordable Structure Fits Three Families in One 28-Foot-Wide Lot
Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily structure on a formerly vacant lot.
Small But Perfectly Formed Island Apartment in Syracuse
Refurbished by in 2009, this compact apartment on the island of Ortygia in Syracuse Italy is a modernist city retreat in the...
Super Green Affordable Housing Introduces Passive Design to the Masses
Multifamily housing projects that meet Passive House standards are bringing European-style energy efficiency to a new demographic...
A Green, Lean, and Customizable Cardboard Prefab
Live, work, or vacation in an eco-friendly, mobile cardboard prefab.
7 Inexpensive Prefab Homes and Other Alternative, Affordable 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...
A Revitalized Townhouse that Owes Everything to Angles
Tall ceilings and geometric walls are the framework for a Vancouver couple’s modern home.
From Brown to Green
Toronto designers Peter Fleming and Debbie Adams found a polluted lot and a run-down building—and saw fertile ground for a...
A Green Wall in Silicon Valley
Bay Meadows, billed as a "progressive new urban village," is starting to take shape in San Mateo, south of San Francisco.
Building Green in Santa Monica
At the end of 2000, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Icelandic natives and partners in the Santa Monica–based...
Affordable Modern House Built with Sheer Determination
With a very limited budget and no construction experience, Lucky and Kim Diaz overhauled a wreck of a house into a sweet,...
Greener Grass
Craving the conveniences of city life, a couple sidle over to Seattle from the countryside without compromising their love of the...
With an Architectural Pedigree and Green Certification, This Pasadena Home Just Listed For $3.9M
With a historic designation and updated energy-efficient features, this spacious 3,521-square-foot property in Pasadena,...
A Minneapolis Building That Has Lived Multiple Lives Is Revitalized by a Coffeehouse Owner
Coffee shop and bakery owner Greg Martin kept baker’s hours to whip this chimerical Minneapolis building into a modern confection.
An Affordable High-Design Vacation Home in Mexico
By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a...
An Affordable Modern Home in Atlanta
On a sloped creekside site in Atlanta, Georgia, architect Staffan Svenson elevates humble materials and basic geometries to craft...
Shipping Containers Turn Affordable Homes
Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.
Green Acres
Design pared to the bone is a high-risk strategy, but as this Australian home illustrates, it can also produce a sublime...
A Green House in Japan Sets the Stage for Family Time
This single-family home in Himeji, Japan was built with three daughters, two dogs, and lush, green exteriors in mind.
An Affordable Duplex Transformation in Texas
Affordable gestures abound in this transformation of a dilapidated former duplex in the Texas Hill Country.