GO Home Takes the Passive House Approach to Prefab
It can take as little as two weeks to build one.
A Passive Solar Home Built Into the Hillside Asks $610K in Northern California
Designed in 1980, the partially sunken Sunburst Residence keeps a low profile—and a low carbon footprint.
A House Not Built for Human Beings
An architect-turned-falconer considers animals and nature when designing his own home.
Before & After: A Ramshackle New Jersey Row Home Becomes a Passive House With Pizzazz
Mowery Marsh Architects carve out a top-floor courtyard to bring light into a newly net-zero townhouse.
This Net-Zero New York Passive House Teaches its Community to Build Green
This uber-green dwelling not only walks the walk, it talks the talk.
Green Sustainable Home in Montauk
Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, Manhattanites Victoria and Greg Pryor returned to Long Island to build a...
Reinvigorating a Classic Midcentury Home in Portland
Architect Risa Boyer deftly redesigns the interior of this 1950 home to ensure it still feels original.
A Midcentury Modern Home in Southwest Portland
Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.
The New Zealand House Built on a Sled
This charming two-story beach house is simple, functional, and can be towed to any beach or...
A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.
This Smart Home Sets a Powerful New Standard For Sustainability
The energy-efficient Silicon Valley home that architect Dan Spiegel designs for his parents responds to their lifestyles, the...
A Prefab Passive House Takes Root in the Catskills
Assembled in just two weeks, the idyllic retreat near Woodstock, New York, realizes a couple’s dream of rural living.
A Designer Swaps His 1950s House for a Bright and Airy Home Built Around a Pool
This East Austin home has a flowing, open plan that makes entertaining a breeze.
This Norwegian Wood–Wrapped Tiny Home Was Built for Freedom
Norske Mikrohus’s latest design is clad in sustainable spruce—and it will take you anywhere you want to go.
A New Jersey Neighborhood Gets a Gorgeous Passive House
With a client wish list including ample natural light, high ceilings, outdoor connection, and peak energy efficiency, Mowery...
Eric Garcetti's Green Home Remodel
Los Angeles is not all mini-malls and highways.
A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin
Austin couple Anne Suttles and Sam Shah built a house to last their lifetime—and longer.
A House With a Green Roof Tucks Into the Landscape in Lithuania
By designing a home with an angled roof covered in sod, architecture firm After Party takes living in the land to the next level.
This Matte Black Cabin Was Built for Roughly the Cost of a Standard Sedan
A young architecture studio designs and builds a tiny, minimalist retreat in La Unión, Chile.
A Portland Family Updates an Unusual Prairie-Style Home
A rare 1920s dwelling gets a contemporary face-lift along with a clever cabana-like addition.