Best of Design Awards
Best of Design Awards
“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand
Super Green Affordable Housing Introduces Passive Design to the Masses
Multifamily housing projects that meet Passive House standards are bringing European-style energy efficiency to a new demographic...
This Super Smart, Super Green Prefab May Be the Future of Suburban Living
The architecture firm superkül and home builder Great Gulf create a prefab with a self-regulating indoor climate.
Will 3D Printing Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis?
3D printing’s impact on construction is slowly materializing.
Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston
By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers team up to create nine affordable...
Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System
The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.
A New Concept For Modular, Affordable Housing Is Coming to London's Vacant Buildings
A forward-thinking architectural practice partners with a premier property guardian to create a concept for high-quality housing...
An Affordable High-Design Vacation Home in Mexico
By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a...
Can These Tiny, Modular Smart Homes Relieve the Demand For Affordable Housing?
Prefabricated and stackable, Kasita's high-density units may be a solution to America’s affordable housing crisis—with...
Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia
By keeping the budget strict, the insulation tight, and its values clear, Philadelphia’s Postgreen Homes shows a little brotherly...
Affordable, Green Revitalization in Syracuse
As demands rise for sustainability and affordability in residential housing, many academic institutions are racing to hold an...
A Sleek Australian Dwelling Keeps its Cool With Passive Design
Outside Melbourne, a light-filled residence with a private garden cuts a narrow figure to minimize solar impact.
Circular Affordable Housing Prototype
Inside the shell of the Oyster House prototype lies a new shape for affordable housing.
HomePolish: Design for the Masses
Professional designers at rates even those with a modest budget can afford—sounds too good to be true.
Introducing design powerhouse Romo
Family-owned Romo has created exquisite, contemporary textiles for over 100 years along with a profound dedication to the...
Rural Studio’s 20K Homes Reveal the Systemic Problems Behind Affordable Housing
In rural Western Alabama, a student-led program evolves from building $20,000 homes to creating a blueprint for sustainable,...
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.
Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW
Inspired by a coffee cup, the EXO portable housing prototype can make a difference for those in need.
Green Dorm Design
When I was in college I lived in a cinder-block walled dorm room.
Vibrant Affordable Housing Prototypes in Los Angeles
Lehrer Architects develops a new model for affordable housing in Los Angeles.
Affordable Housing: Why It's So Hard to Come By
This image of a Levittown house turned real estate office appears to be peddling something current mortgage brokers have had...