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5 Super-Insulated Houses That Stand Up to Winter's Chill
By following Passive House guidelines, architects can create houses keep in the heat without major utility bills.
November 12, 2015
This Kid-Friendly Home is Full of Surprises
Clad in black-stained cedar, a monolithic family home rises from its alpine setting outside Queenstown, New Zealand.
April 15, 2015
9 Energy-Efficient Prefab Homes
Prefabrication can be used to solve anything from budget concerns to building obstacles. Packed with a range of sustainable features, these prefab homes tackle environmental issues, too.
August 7, 2014
Abstract Trellis Cools Down Tennessee Home
A dramatic trellis adds bravado and a passive cooling element to a recently renovated mid-century ranch house.
September 26, 2012
Among the first Passive Houses in France, this bamboo-clad farmhouse by the Parisian firm Karawitz Architecture brings a bit of green to tiny Bessancourt.
August 18, 2012
Virtually unknown in the United States, Passive Houses are starting to make a big impression with their small footprints.
October 22, 2009
The Lowest Utility Bill on the Block
Hybridization is hit or miss (i.e., the jackalope). But this Houston home combines two housing types to create a conscientious alternative.
May 4, 2009
Floating House, Lake Huron
On the edge of a tiny island accessible only by boat, this buoyant summer home lives the life aquatic.
February 26, 2009
Winds of Change
Caught in the grip of the worst drought in a century, Australians are showering together.
February 1, 2009
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