5 Energy-Efficient and Stylish Ways to Shade Your Windows
Louvers, jalousies, frits, awnings, and exterior shutters—learn about some of the best-looking and effective ways to achieve a...
This Kid-Friendly Home is Full of Surprises
Clad in black-stained cedar, a monolithic family home rises from its alpine setting outside Queenstown, New Zealand.
Small Country Home with Dramatic See-Through Wall
A traditional floor plan gets a minimalist update, complete with a classic porch.
Harmonizing With Nature, These Eco-Huts Offer Respite in the Heart of France
On a reforested nature reserve in Saubion, France, a series of private, wooden structures known as Les Echasses Hotel perches at...
A Breezy Modern Beach House Sits Among the Trees in Australia
Built on a hill with beautiful views, this little house was made for entertaining.
Albert Park House by Technē
Albert Park House is a minimal home located in Melbourne, Australia, designed by Technē.
Thin, Mint: A Eco-Friendly House Rises in Compact Quarters
On a narrow site in Western Australia, Mountford Architects makes the most of a tight spot—with an eye to the future.
Focus on Feldman Architecture’s Environmentally-Conscious Homes
Meet the San Francisco architecture firm that is spreading the green gospel through thoughtful, collaborative work that champions...
The Best-Shaped House For Every Climate in the U.S. and Tips For Optimizing Sustainability
Climate is one of the biggest factors of human physical comfort and sustainability, and it's one of the most important...
Angular Australian House Fits a Family’s Active Lifestyle
The stacked but flexible scheme is modern, urban, and dynamic—just like its...
The Eco-Friendly Guide to Upgrading an Existing Home
The greenest home is the one you already have.
2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine
Pantone, no longer relegated to color wheels for art directors, makes a splash each December with the company's pick for imminent...
Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan
In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a...
An Architect's Tips for Keeping Your Electric Bills Down
In our upcoming December/January 2016 issue, we feature a modern Palm Springs residence designed by architect Whitney Sander.
Sustainable Retreat on a Fire-Devastated Site in Boulder
A natural disaster cleared a property in the Colorado mountains, giving an architect and her family a blank slate on which to...
Operation Desert Shed
Architect Lloyd Russell’s design for this desert getaway passively mitigates the elements with a utilitarian solution, turning a...
Density Down Under
Six weeks after moving from a “gorgeous custom house with huge gardens” in a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, into an apartment a...
Made for the Shade
The rusted red corrugated-steel canopy that covers Jim Austin’s home at Rimrock Ranch is visually striking in its desert...
A Clever Window Treatment: Bus Graphics
From an unlikely source comes a clever privacy solution for a pair of prefabbed town houses in Los Angeles.

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