Best of Design Awards
Best of Design Awards
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...
One Couple’s Modular Retreat Supports Their Sustainable Lifestyle
In Australia, a steel prefab by Archiblox helps its residents reconnect with nature and be self-sufficient.
A Family's California Ski Retreat is Designed to Blend in With Its Site
In Truckee, California, the charred cedar–clad Martis Camp 141 celebrates its mountainous surroundings.
Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...
Sustainability in Stages
"Personally, I’d rather be living outside,” says architect David Hertz.
This Serene Japanese Retreat’s Overlapping Roofs Look Like Fallen Leaves
Aptly named Four Leaves, this curvaceous weekend home in Karuizawa fits organically into the surrounding woods.
How to Make Fire Cider
This generations-old spicy, sweet, sour concoction can both fight the flu and level-up a cocktail.
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...
A Serene, Sustainable Home in Colorado
Seeking simplicity and open space, a Boulder-area couple settled on a wooded hilltop with views of the mountains and the city.
Retreat in the Aspen Grove
Studio B, a Colorado based architecture and interior design practice with offices in Boulder and Aspen, first designed the...
The Ski Retreat for All Seasons
San Francisco–based designer Maca Huneeus created her family’s weekend retreat near Lake Tahoe with a relaxed, sophisticated...
A Spectacular Lakeside Retreat in New Hampshire
Seamless indoor/outdoor living allows a family to relax and unplug in this contemporary New Hampshire lake house.
This Concrete Abode Stretches Over Giant Boulders
A Northern California retreat immerses into the landscape with the guidance of shadow and light.
An Energy-Plus Home Fuses With a Boulder-Strewn Landscape
This LEED Gold-certified home captures the genius locus of a rocky plot in Québec.
Sustainability is the Centerpiece of This New Austin Development
In the Texas capital's transit-oriented Mueller development, architect Michael Hsu proposes a modern take on row house living.
Reconnect With Nature at This Revamped Rainforest Retreat
MIM Design remodels the 15-year-old RLC Residence to create an atmosphere conducive to rest and relaxation.
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.
Beauty and Brains: Building Sustainably With Redwood
The return of summer barbecues and back porch hangouts means that outdoor living spaces are again enjoying heavy foot traffic.
Modern Home Joins a Storied Site on the Pacific Ocean
A new home at Sea Ranch, a half-century-old enclave of rugged modernist houses on the Northern California coast, captures the...
A Sustainable Mid-Century Beach House
Thanks to a disciplined devotion to mid-century principles of design, a curator’s bachelor pad in the Hamptons is reborn.