8 Modern Solariums and Sun-Drenched Spaces
By definition, a solarium is a glass-enclosed space that's designed to let natural light stream in.
An Off-Grid Home That Relies on the Sun and the Wind
A rural house in Ontario doesn't fuss around and fits right into the surrounding landscape.
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.
A Scandinavian Summer Home Built for Surf, Sports, and Sun
An adventurous family envisions a dream getaway on Sweden’s southwestern shore.
With a View of the Andes, This Concrete Retreat in Ecuador Follows the Sun
Made almost entirely of hand-poured concrete, a passive solar retreat in Ecuador hits all the right grooves.
An Architect Turns His Victorian Home Into a Sun-Drenched Live/Work Space
In an attempt to beat the winter blues and improve his work/life balance, Australian architect Andrew Maynard combines his home...
Run by the Sun
In Holland, being green is not a choice, it's a governmentally enforced obligation.
7 Resources For Prefab Sunrooms and Easy-to-Install Sun Parlors
What better way to take advantage of the season's long days and balmy nights than to tack on a sunroom in your...
Le Haut Perché Offers Free Shelter For Hikers in the Rustic Countryside of Bordeaux
Studio Weave designed this hiker's shelter in collaboration with the French studio Bruit du Frigo and fabricator Zébra3,...
6 Ways to Declutter and Free Up Space in Your Bedroom
A well-designed bedroom should encourage you to unwind and unplug from the chores and activities of the day and enjoy a deep,...
This Former Garage Is Clutter Free
An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.
Sun Mun Way Cool
In Los Angeles, California, a family of four inhabits a polychrome fantasia in the heart of Chinatown.
Somewhere Under the Tuscan Sun
A complex of farm buildings from a less than glorious period in Italy’s history is magically transformed.
Let the Sun Shine In
Although the University of Colorado Buffaloes football team fell short during bowl season, another dynasty is afoot at the...
The Electrician-Free Sconce
A few months into living in a new apartment, it's become clear that I'm one lamp shy of a fully-lit living room.
A Pritzker Laureate Designs Urban Housing—for Free
Alejandro Aravena's vision for tackling the housing crisis.
How to Make Your Garden Water-Free
Landscape architect Brennan Cox, principal of San Francisco–based Groundworks, explores the best approaches to drought-tolerant...
LA Event: Succulent How To at Big Red Sun
Succulents have been enjoying some time in the spotlight as eco friendly plants that take little water and even less care.
6 Practically Free Design-Minded Gifts
Inspired by the great depression, this poster is a free download (along with 4 others) through Readymade Magazine.
Philip Pettit: How Do You Know if You're Truly Free?
Most of us can generally agree that freedom is an ideal, says philosopher Philip Pettit.

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