London Design Festival: Straw Bale Seat
The Greenhaus is a design collective of British designers whose work revolves around concepts of sustainability.
Post Bale
Boulder, Colorado, straddles a dynamic geographical border where miles of Rocky Mountains descend into flat plains that stretch...
Straw Tech
When Anders Stokholm asked his old friend Felix Jerusalem to design his family’s new home in Eschenz, a northern Swiss village on...
Hay Is for Horses, Straw Is for Houses
In the Napa Valley, one sustainable residence elegantly demonstrates straw bale technology.
Urban Hens
In our 2008 sustainability issue, we featured the Boulder residence of Rob Pyatt and Heather Kahn-Pyatt.
Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz
How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a...
Yes, It Is Easy Being Green
Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.
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...
A Pair of English Barns Hide Unabashedly Bold and Budget-Friendly Minimalist Interiors
Subverting the traditional, conservatively cozy British barn conversion, Carl Turner created a getaway in rural Norfolk for...
The Next-Generation Paper Plate
I'm currently planning a party (ok, wedding) and have been coming across lots of interesting paper party supplies—including these...
Teaching by Example
When the Charlottesville Waldorf School bought 13 undeveloped acres outside Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2002, the idea was...
Aligned with Nature
When Dominique Gettliffe saw the site his clients had purchased in tiny Crestone, deep in southwest Colorado, he didn’t see...
From Commune to Commonplace
Tired of carting supplies back and forth from Ukiah to the commune where he lived in Northern California, John Schaeffer decided...
OAN's Classroom Design Winner
Earlier this year we wrote about Open Architecture Network's challenge to create a better classroom design that can accommodate...
No Grid in Sight
Most deserts are dry and dusty expanses of blue skies, bleached soil, and rulerflat horizons.
Working Your Way to a Blended Home
Bravo’s new show Yours, Mine or Ours challenges couples to work together to create a blended space that fits with both their...
Green Prefab Homes for a Native American Reservation
The Make it Right foundation taps architects to put a prefab spin on homes for the Fort Peck reservation in Montana.
Diamond in the Rough (and Ready)
Architect Ken Meffan's ten-years-in-the-making home is in the tiny Northern California town of Rough and Ready—a term that might...
A Green Approach
Architect Robert Swatt, designer of the GreenCity Lofts condo complex on the border of Oakland and Emeryville, California, makes...

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