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Latest Articles in Green Architecture

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Reclaimed cedar and gray-stucco home outside San Francisco.

A Couple Puts Their California Home on Track for LEED Certification

The new kid on the block in a predominantly Eichler neighborhood, this Menlo Park home breaks the mold and divides into three pavilions connected by breezeways.
February 10, 2016
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
Millennial concept home with an outdoor living area

Is This the Millennial Dream Home?

A concept home aims to reflect the requests of the Millennial market.
February 3, 2016
flights of fancy new york hudson valley retreat cedar tower sauna

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
Skidmore Passivhaus facade

6 Eco-Friendly Homes Built with Passive House Standards in Mind

While not every house collected here mets the strictest standards and certifications of passive house design, they all strive to achieve its goals: impressive efficiency thanks to insulation, air-tight construction, and other energy-saving features.
January 21, 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
Modern Parisian adolescent home renovation by Damien Brambilla with outdoor garden and facade

5 Architecture Projects With a Conscience

Alejandro Aravena's Pritzker Prize win has raised the profile of socially conscious architecture. Revisit five projects that serve the greater good here.
January 13, 2016
amanda lovelee st paul minnesota artist public space urban flower field portrait

The Artist Using Playful Designs to Reimagine Public Space in the Twin Cities

An artist’s interactive public work fosters unity in Minnesota.
January 10, 2016
Wisconsin cabin with rainwater catchment system by Revelations Architects/Builders.

7 Modern Homes with Rainwater Collection Systems

When it comes to designing sustainably, there might be no easier resource to harness than water. Pulled from the sky, it can be stored indefinitely and easily used in fixtures like faucets and toilets, thereby cutting back on a home's environmental footprint.
January 6, 2016
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