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Argentinean materials, a roiling economy, and a pinch of personal tumult served as the recipe for furniture designer Alejandro...
An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles
A net-zero prefab home design is set to reinvigorate a down-at-the-heels Los Angeles neighborhood.
This Striking Net-Zero Home Wraps Around a Serene Pond
Rooted in sustainable design, the Connecticut House radiates an undeniable Zen-like vibe.
Immersed in Nature, This City Cabin Targets Net-Zero Energy
An urban infill lot in Seattle is transformed into a nature-immersed retreat that feels a world apart from its city environment.
A Net-Zero-Energy Barn on Long Island Is a Hub for Climate Researchers
In Sagaponack, a sustainable-building magnate’s live/work space provides a model for green construction.
A Net-Zero Home in Colorado Raises the Bar for Indoor/Outdoor Living
Atop the footprint of a 1940s ranch house, architect Renée del Gaudio designs a family residence that intimately connects to its...
A Palm Springs Net-Zero Prefab Flaunts an Elegant, Airy Kitchen
Voluminous, versatile, and incredibly chic—the kitchen in the Axiom Desert House has been thoughtfully designed to serve as a...
A Net-Zero Home Shrugs Off Winter With Solar-Energy Comfort
Nestled in a historic mining area in Washington, a modern, energy-efficient house blends modern architecture with reclaimed...
A Net-Zero Home in Canada Boasts a Striking Saw-Toothed Roof
Comprised of two perpendicular forms that gently navigate a lakeside site, Sky House runs off of solar energy.
Plant Prefab and Koto Launch New Net-Zero Homes With Scandinavian Style
Sustainable, stylish, and packed with smart tech—the latest LivingHomes are here just in time for Earth Day.
This Nearly Net-Zero Prefab Home Is an Environmentalist’s Dream Come True
In southern Maine, an eco-friendly home puts a contemporary spin on the traditional New England vernacular.
An Engineer Builds the Net-Zero Passive House of His Dreams in West Vancouver
An engineer hires BattersbyHowat Architects to design the perfect Passive House on a hillside overlooking English Bay.
A Net-Zero Building in Silicon Valley Gracefully Encompasses Both Work and Play
636 Waverley’s “ribbon” of concrete defines bright, pleasant spaces while providing weather protection.
Inspired by Tom and Jerry, This Net-Filled Vacation Home Is a Kid’s Paradise
Jerry House on Cha-Am Beach near Bangkok is not only a beachside family retreat, but is also a playground and dreamworld for the...
Plant Prefab Launches Its First Passive House LivingHomes with Net-Zero Capabilities
Plant Prefab raises the bar for green building with three Richard Pedranti Architect–designed dwellings that meet rigorous...
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.
An Arty Couple Say Goodbye to Their Handcrafted, Net-Zero Shipping Container House for $3.15M
The Boulder, Colorado homeowners clad the house in reclaimed wood and filled the interior with a colorful collection of...
Plant Prefab and Alchemy Architects Launch Net Zero–Ready Prefabs Starting at $170K
The new lightHouse LivingHomes are Plant Prefab’s smallest modular dwellings to date.
Net-Zero Homes Help Solve an Affordable Housing Crisis at a Native American Reservation
The $60 million plan involves members of the Oglala Lakota Nation helping to build their own homes.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Couple Build a Net-Zero Home and Studio for $250 Per Square Foot
eMZed Architecture construct a sustainable, durable, high-performance residence and office in Portland, Oregon, for $950,000—an...
Events this Weekend: 4.8-4.11
Clear your calendar: It's a weekend of closings in the architecture and design gallery scene.
An L.A. Family Gets Creative With Materials to Make Their Net-Zero Home Undeniably Their Own
A couple enlist their architect parents to build a wonderfully eclectic house, taking on the challenges of a precipitous site and...
Floating Landscape Made of Net
I recently came across Numen's creative interactive installations, a mix between art and design, on the landscape architecture...
This Floating, Off-Grid Prefab Can Be Assembled in Just Two Days
Ready for life on land or water, the net-zero LilliHaus is a plug-and-play prefab by SysHaus.
36-38 Colonial Avenue by Scott Payette Architects
Urban living gets a splash of color in this new net-zero multifamily building.
A net-zero house in Northern California is earth-first in more ways than one.
7 Coolest California Prefabs
With their main components manufactured in a factory and assembled on-site, prefab homes often cost less to build, offer a higher...
$3.2M Will Net You a Sublime Steel Getaway on a Pond in Upstate New York
Designed by Dean/Wolf Architects, the home gently curves to capture views of the water, land, and sky.
This Octagonal Prefab in Italy Rotates a Full 360 Degrees to Follow the Sun
Like a sunflower, this experimental net-zero house follows the sun to generate all the energy it needs.
20 Inspiring Children’s Books for Earth Day
You can encourage environmental awareness all year long with the right reading material.
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.
One-of-a-Kind Furniture Fills This Delightfully Serene Buenos Aires Home
With a design philosophy—and materials—passed down from a renowned Argentine architect, a couple builds a custom family home in...
9 Eco-Friendly Homes With Smart, Sustainable Features
With careful planning and wise material choices, you can design an eco-friendly home that's not only gentler on the planet, but...
Efficient Prefab Panels Form This Southern California Abode
Net-zero prefab panels and Icelandic-inspired design come together in Dawnsknoll, a sustainable home in Santa Monica.
A Sustainable, Modern Home Frames a Prickly Desert Landscape
Conceived as an extension of the Arizona landscape, this eco-friendly, modern house approaches near net-zero energy consumption.
A 1912 Home With a Net-Zero Retrofit Seeks $1.8M in British Columbia
Turn-of-the-century details meet next-gen technologies in this charming dwelling designed to produce more energy than it consumes.