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Aspiring Architects Build a Pavilion in the Vermont Forest
In a Vermont forest, architecture students design and build a pavilion for quiet contemplation.
McLeod Kredell: Locavore Architects in Vermont
Taking a down-to-earth, locavore approach to architecture, the firm McLeod Kredell brings modernism to the traditional region of...
Two Brothers Build a Woody, Hexagonal Studio in the Forest
The studio, a dream getaway for a busy mother and doula, is set in the woods of British Columbia.
An Architect’s Cabin Rises From the Ashes After a Devastating Forest Fire
Minimalism is taken to the max when architect Eric Logan rebuilds his family cabin on a Wyoming mountainside.
A Brazilian Architect Builds a Dream Home for Her Parents
A pair of empty nesters call on their architect daughter to create a home that fulfills their retirement wish list.
How Can Higher Education Build a Better Architect?
In the 2010s, design/build programs were the cutting edge of architectural education.
An Architect References Local Architecture to Build a Modern Home
Taking its cues from local barns and silos and the rolling Wisconsin terrain, the Field House is a kind of modern observatory for...
A Pair of New York Architects Build the Home of Their Dreams in Oaxaca
Stepping back from their practice in New York City to create a new home in Mexico, a couple of architects find themselves to be...
Design Students Build Seven Modern Sheds in Rural Vermont
A chicken coop, a mobile sauna, and a sugar shack are just a few of the "rural interventions" built by architecture students in...
An Outdoors-Loving Couple Build a Dreamy Retreat in a Pristine Pacific Northwest Forest
At Saltwater Farm, a rural retreat on San Juan Island, five cabins surround a home that serves as communal gathering point.
A Filmmaker Builds a Rustic Off-Grid Cabin Deep in a Canadian Forest for $64K
This clifftop home on the east coast of Canada was entirely built by the owner—who had no experience building a house—and his...
A Creative Couple Build a Home and Art Studio on the Edge of a Brazilian Forest
Architect Rodrigo Simão gets carte blanche to design a home and studio for an empty-nester couple in Petrópolis.
A Dreamy Forest Home by a Renowned Pacific Northwest Architect Asks $1.3M
Set on 1.5 acres in Portland, Oregon, this 1971 home by architect Saul Zaik is on the market for the first time.
In Austin, An Architect Helps Friends Build a Home Where the Neighborhood Is Welcome
A brick-and-glass house embodies Southern hospitality with a street-facing window, airy interiors, and shaded courtyards.
An Architect Couple Handcraft a Rustic Haven at the Edge of a Belgian Forest
Apart from the structural work and technical fittings, nearly everything was built by hand.
Asking $220K, an Architect’s Handcrafted Earthen Home Seeks a Visionary Buyer in Vermont
Bob Chappelle used polystyrene panels, coated with mud and cement, to build the four-domed structure.
Architect Cristián Izquierdo Builds a Multifamily Complex—and Instant Community—in Santiago
To build a home for his family in the heart of the city, the designer gathered some friends and put a new spin on communal living.
Construction Diary: Building a Forest Haven With Olson Kundig Architects (Part One)
Seattle–based creative director Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying 21 acres, and building...
An Architect Builds His Own Backyard Oasis From Salvaged Materials
In a Brooklyn backyard, an off-duty architect builds a structure that tests his attention to the little things.
An Intern Architect Builds a Home For His Growing Family on a Strict Budget
To accommodate his growing family, an intern architect in Canada builds a cost-efficient home that becomes the calling card of...