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Zinc-roofed cabin France.

A Cozy, Well-Sealed Cottage in Northwest France Goes Green

An architect builds an energy-efficient home near one of France’s most popular pilgrimage sites.
February 3, 2016
Aerial view of The High Line in New York City

Awesome Parks Created from Abandoned Railways and Waterways

In our February issue, we speak to Ryan Gravel, whose idea to transform Atlanta’s system of abandoned railroads into a thriving urban greenway was the impetus for the city's BeltLine project. The massive undertaking will convert a 22-mile loop of infrastructure into much-needed public space. Here, we take a look at similar projects in other cities, some of which helped inspire the details of the Atlanta plan.
January 31, 2016
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A Passive House and "Sauna Tower" Join a 19th-Century Barn in the Hudson Valley

In New York, architecture and interiors firm BarlisWedlick creates an eclectic compound designed to suit a client with an idiosyncratic wish list.
January 24, 2016
Raw House living room

A Sustainable Mexican Retreat Made of Raw, Readily Available Materials

This modern abode in Mérida, Mexico, makes a bold statement with simple materials.
January 15, 2016
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An Architect's Tips for Creating a Garden in the Heart of the City

In our upcoming February 2016 issue, we visit the Gowanus, Brooklyn, home of architect Philippe Baumann and his family, which includes a rooftop garden. In advance of the issue, Baumann shares his thoughts on how to introduce plant life to urban homes.
December 17, 2015
Heavily insulated Washington home.

A Light-Filled Renovation Helps a 1950s Seattle Home Go Green

Fresh air and natural light allow this Elliott Bay–facing home to minimize its carbon footprint.
December 1, 2015
Open-plan living space in a London Passive House

Small But Mighty Passive House in London

Architecture firm Tectonics designed the first new-construction Passive House in Hackney, London.
November 30, 2015
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An Energy-Efficient Hybrid Prefab Keeps Cool in the Palm Springs Desert

Drawing from the laws of nature, an architect devises a way to beat the heat in the California desert.
November 26, 2015
A smart home in Prague

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. The clients previously had been spending enormous sums to keep their house cool, and Sander's goal with the new build was to make serious energy savings. Here, he shares his advice for building a house that's environmentally savvy.
November 14, 2015
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