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.
A Stellar Sustainable Home Is Built on a Surprisingly Low Budget
Stylish, spacious, and self-sustaining, the Hill Country House ticks all the right boxes for progressive modern living.
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.
A LEED Gold Weekend Home Embraces the Ontario Landscape
This all-white LEED Gold home is undoubtedly modern, but takes cues from the historic precedent of the longhouse to bring the...
7 Homes Designed for Sustainable Living
From a shipping container dwelling to architect Steven Holl’s forest retreat, these residences embody the ideal that what’s best...
Modern Angular Rural Family Home in Canada
Surrounded on all sides by a sweeping Canadian hayfield, the 23.2 House is an angular ode to rural life.
Top 10 Sustainable Homes of 2020
From a carbon-negative cabin to a prefab farmhouse, these resourceful designs captivated readers this year.
Dream/Dive Platform Encourages Playful Summer Living
Summer is all about experiencing simple pleasures.
A Minimalist Mediterranean Home Rises in Rural Spain
The site of a former family vineyard becomes the wild and rugged canvas for Casa en el Campo—a modern home built from sleek,...
Gable-Roofed Rural Weekend Home in Connecticut
To create their rural Connecticut getaway, Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi layered their modern design sensibility atop an early...
Sustainability in Stages
"Personally, I’d rather be living outside,” says architect David Hertz.
This Carbon-Negative Cabin Is the Sustainable Home of the Future
Perkins & Will designs a mountaintop Passive House that takes energy efficiency to the next level.
A Sustainable Rammed Earth Home in New Mexico
Studio eM Design’s rammed-earth home in Corrales, New Mexico, updates the regional adobe archetype into a hallmark of sustainable...
23 Unconventional Homes Built Around Trees
From Kyoto, Japan, to Austin, Texas, these dwellings take “bringing the outside in” to the next level.
An Affordable Prefab Home Frames the Rugged Landscape in Rural Australia
A single day is all it took to install this modular home on a working farm near Orange, New South Wales.
This Home in the Ontario Wilderness Is 12 Miles From the Nearest Powerline
An architect designing hospitals in Rwanda first brought sustainability to a lakeside dwelling in Ontario.
An Airy A-Frame Home Connects a Community in Rural Japan
Designed by Takeru Shoji Architects, the Hara House opens up to the outside world.
This Home in Rural Quebec Is Inspired by Nature and Frank Lloyd Wright
An expansive country home draws inspiration from the landscape with a faceted roof that echoes the hills of rural Quebec.
This Smart Home Sets a Powerful New Standard For Sustainability
The energy-efficient Silicon Valley home that architect Dan Spiegel designs for his parents responds to their lifestyles, the...
A Radically Efficient Memphis Home Raises the Bar for Sustainability
Architect Barry Alan Yoakum draws on decades of experience to build what, by one measure, is the first zero-energy, zero-carbon...
Austin Tackles Homelessness With a Village of Sustainable Tiny Homes
Local architects from McKinney York explain their schemes for two sustainable models designed to give the formerly homeless a...
Reclaimed Brick Ties Together a Sustainable Australian Home
TRIAS Studio follows a “less but better” mindset for a couple seeking to downsize to a modest and eco-friendly home.
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 Modern Lakeside Boathouse in Ontario
A Toronto firm crafts a serene waterfront structure for a family in Georgian Bay.
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...
This Vacation Home in Rural Ontario Sets a New Standard for Prefab Architecture
Mulmur Hills Farm by Turkel Design is a spectacular response to a couple’s desire to bring a connection with nature—and several...
Asking $4.9M, a Sustainable Home in Bend Embraces the Outdoors
Huge windows and energy-efficient elements make this Oregon residence a nature lover’s dream.
Two Sheds Cloaked in Galvanized Steel Form a Home in Rural Australia
On Victoria’s rugged coast, Wiesebrock Architecture calls upon regional farmhouse vernacular for a design that considers all the...
This Wood-Clad Home Is Built Into a Serene Mountain Slope
Nestled into the mountainous terrain of Shefford, Québec, this simply constructed residence is elegant and strong in expression.
DublDom Prefab Homes Can Be Built in One Day
With five designs ranging from a modern cabin to a five-bedroom dwelling, Russian prefab company DublDom now accepts pre-orders...
Rising From the Ruins: Homes Built on Architectural Remains
While the English word ruin comes from the Latin "ruina"—meaning “destruction” or “downfall”—ruins can be the literal and...
Affordable, SIP-Built Family Home in Kansas City
Architect Jamie Darnell had a simple plan for his family’s home in Kansas City, Missouri, but the result is anything but plain.
This Norwegian Wood–Wrapped Tiny Home Was Built for Freedom
Norske Mikrohus’s latest design is clad in sustainable spruce—and it will take you anywhere you want to go.
A Scandinavian Summer Home Built for Surf, Sports, and Sun
An adventurous family envisions a dream getaway on Sweden’s southwestern shore.
A Minimalist Home Is Built Into Steep Terrain in an Austrian Valley
Overlooking views of a picturesque Austrian village, this modern home is built of wood entirely sourced from the homeowner’s...

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