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In Just 48 Hours, a Chicago Live/Work Space Is Built from the Ground Up Using Concrete Panels

An industrious Chicago couple set up shop in a historic manufacturing district almost overnight using prefab concrete panels.
December 6, 2015
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A Modern Mobile Home Dropped in Place by Crane

On the edge of a historic park in an English shire, a prefabricated home sets a new design standard.
December 5, 2015
Black wood facade of Toronto renovation by Modern Nest Design + Construction.

A Toronto Couple's Light-Filled Dream Home

Dissatisfaction with a high-rise rental inspired the construction of a new home.
December 3, 2015
Weathering steel, glass, cedar facade of cabin by Johnston Architects in Washington State.

A Weathering Steel Retreat in the Foothills of the Cascades

Nestled in rolling meadows, this cabin folds into the surrounding landscape.
December 2, 2015
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Paris Renovation Uses Prefab Panels to Double its Square Footage

In the suburbs of Paris, an architect with an eco-friendly practice doesn’t let tradition stand in the way of innovation.
November 29, 2015
Cedar shingle facade of Delaware renovation by Robert M. Gurney Architect

A Traditional Facade Hides A Light-Filled Modern Delaware Renovation

Modern additions and a restoration transform a 2,930-square-foot home.
November 28, 2015
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5 Modern Homes with Expansive Green Roofs

More than a visual statement of green-ness, these roofs provide extra insulation and—more importantly in cities—water retention that can attenuate flooding.
November 25, 2015
Green polycarbonate exterior of modern Seattle cabin by David Coleman.

6 Ways to Design with Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate may not count as a prestigious or classic architectural material, but its lightweight and translucent properties can make for some very unique designs.
November 25, 2015
The reflective facade of Mexico City's Hotel Carlota by JSa Arquitectura

5 Reflective Facades

These mirrored exteriors reflect well on their surroundings.
November 19, 2015
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