Green Homes

A New Jersey Neighborhood Gets a Gorgeous Passive House
A New Jersey Neighborhood Gets a Gorgeous Passive House
With a client wish list including ample natural light, high ceilings, outdoor connection, and peak energy efficiency, Mowery Marsh Architects check off all the boxes and more.
By Melissa Dalton - 9 days ago
Immersed in Nature, This City Cabin Targets Net-Zero Energy
Immersed in Nature, This City Cabin Targets Net-Zero Energy
An urban infill lot in Seattle is transformed into a nature-immersed retreat that feels a world apart from its city environment.
 - 15 days ago
Efficient Prefab Panels Form This Southern California Abode
Efficient Prefab Panels Form This Southern California Abode
Net-zero prefab panels and Icelandic-inspired design come together in Dawnsknoll, a sustainable home in Santa Monica.
 - a month ago
The Parabolic Glass House in Northern California Is One Architect’s Utopia in the Redwoods
The Parabolic Glass House in Northern California Is One Architect’s Utopia in the Redwoods
In the ’60s, using only materials found on their 400-acre plot of forest in Mendocino County, Charles Bello and his wife built a sustainable ranch—including an undulating glass...
 - a month ago
This Tiny, Off-Grid Prefab Home Grows its Own Food
This Tiny, Off-Grid Prefab Home Grows its Own Food
Gray Organschi Architecture and the Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture team up to create the Ecological Living Module, a self-sufficient tiny home, in just eight weeks.
 - 2 months ago
An Energy-Conscious Home Gets Woven Into a Waterfront Landscape
An Energy-Conscious Home Gets Woven Into a Waterfront Landscape
Passive solar principles, indoor/outdoor living, and a “forever home” mindset are combined in this elegant, art-filled property in Northern California.
 - 2 months ago
A Net-Zero Home Shrugs Off Winter With Solar-Energy Comfort
A Net-Zero Home Shrugs Off Winter With Solar-Energy Comfort
Nestled in a historic mining area in Washington, a modern, energy-efficient house blends modern architecture with reclaimed rustic materials.
 - 2 months ago
Rammed Earth Walls Tie This Eco-Friendly Home to the Desert
Rammed Earth Walls Tie This Eco-Friendly Home to the Desert
Spanning a desert wash, a modern residence in Arizona embraces its natural surroundings with minimal impact.
 - 2 months ago
This Passive House in Park City Just Hit the Market For $1.1M
This Passive House in Park City Just Hit the Market For $1.1M
This Park City Passive House offers both stunning design and stellar energy efficiency.
 - 3 months ago
A Cramped Bungalow Is Reborn as an Eco-Minded Abode For Two Gardeners
A Cramped Bungalow Is Reborn as an Eco-Minded Abode For Two Gardeners
A sustainable retrofit and extension floods a California-style bungalow outside Melbourne with light and landscape views.
 - 3 months ago
This Eco-Minded Home in São Paulo Raises the Bar For Prefab
This Eco-Minded Home in São Paulo Raises the Bar For Prefab
Made of 100-percent recyclable materials and equipped with smart home technology, SysHaus is a new model by a Brazilian construction and engineering start-up.
 - 4 months ago
This Off-Grid Prefab Cabin Boasts a Hidden Jacuzzi
This Off-Grid Prefab Cabin Boasts a Hidden Jacuzzi
Dramatically wrapped in dark spruce panels, this self-sustaining tiny home in North Slovakia is the ultimate escape.
 - 4 months ago
A Stellar Sustainable Home Is Built on a Surprisingly Low Budget
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.
 - 4 months ago
A Gorgeous, Off-Grid Guesthouse Perches Lightly on a California Ranch
A Gorgeous, Off-Grid Guesthouse Perches Lightly on a California Ranch
On an undulating stretch of California coastline, a hidden guesthouse runs free of the grid.
 - 4 months ago
An Energy-Plus Home Fuses With a Boulder-Strewn Landscape
An Energy-Plus Home Fuses With a Boulder-Strewn Landscape
This LEED Gold-certified home captures the genius locus of a rocky plot in Québec.
 - 4 months ago
This Striking Net-Zero Home Wraps Around a Serene Pond
This Striking Net-Zero Home Wraps Around a Serene Pond
Rooted in sustainable design, the Connecticut House radiates an undeniable Zen-like vibe.
 - 5 months ago
A Family Customizes an Off-Grid Tiny Home With Online Design Tools
A Family Customizes an Off-Grid Tiny Home With Online Design Tools
A tiny house builder’s clever online design tools enable a family of five to create their dream home.
 - 6 months ago
Two Rammed-Earth Buildings Host a Sustainable Live/Work Space For a Colorado Artist
Two Rammed-Earth Buildings Host a Sustainable Live/Work Space For a Colorado Artist
Serving as an art studio/residence for artist Rebecca DiDomenico, Swoon Art House has been built from 100-percent renewable resources.
 - 6 months ago
This Octagonal Prefab in Italy Rotates a Full 360 Degrees to Follow the Sun
This Octagonal Prefab in Italy Rotates a Full 360 Degrees to Follow the Sun
Like a sunflower, this experimental net-zero house follows the sun to generate all the energy it needs.
 - 6 months ago
An Old Worker’s Cottage Is Reborn Into an Eco-Friendly Home and Learning Center
An Old Worker’s Cottage Is Reborn Into an Eco-Friendly Home and Learning Center
A modern Melbourne renovation teaches others how to live sustainably without compromise.
 - 6 months ago
A Bright Yellow Reading Nook Steals the Show in This Energy-Efficient Portland Abode
A Bright Yellow Reading Nook Steals the Show in This Energy-Efficient Portland Abode
In Portland, Oregon, an eco-friendly home boasts sustainable design and vibrant pops of color.
 - 6 months ago
5 Stunning Uses of Western Red Cedar
5 Stunning Uses of Western Red Cedar
Durable, low maintenance, and always beautiful, Western Red Cedar is showing up in exciting ways, proving it can enhance the sleek design of modern structures.
 - 6 months ago
9 Effective Ways to Bring Sustainable Design Into the Home
9 Effective Ways to Bring Sustainable Design Into the Home
See if you check off all the boxes when it comes to creating an eco-friendly household.
 - 6 months ago
A New, Affordable Green Home Comes to an Australian Eco-Village
A New, Affordable Green Home Comes to an Australian Eco-Village
Adapted for the Australian climate, the eco-friendly, low-maintenance CORE 9 house starts at $192,000.
 - 7 months ago
A Sustainable Home Near Sydney Boasts Chicken Coops, Vertical Gardens, and More
A Sustainable Home Near Sydney Boasts Chicken Coops, Vertical Gardens, and More
A new home in Australia raises the question: Is it possible to produce much of your own food and energy while living near the heart of the city?
 - 7 months ago
A Net-Zero Home in Canada Boasts a Striking Saw-Toothed Roof
A Net-Zero Home in Canada Boasts a Striking Saw-Toothed Roof
Comprised of two perpendicular forms that gently navigate a lakeside site, Sky House runs off of solar energy.
 - 9 months ago
A Costa Rican Family Stays Connected in Three Shipping Container Homes
A Costa Rican Family Stays Connected in Three Shipping Container Homes
These eco-friendly shipping container homes allow three adult children to be independent while staying close to family.
 - 9 months ago
A Black Stucco Home in Dallas Is Surrounded by Eye-Popping Greenery
A Black Stucco Home in Dallas Is Surrounded by Eye-Popping Greenery
A Texas interior designer expands her vision outdoors with a water-wise garden.
 - 10 months ago
These Contemporary Lake Tahoe Chalets Have Ski-In, Ski-Out Access
These Contemporary Lake Tahoe Chalets Have Ski-In, Ski-Out Access
Located at the Northstar Resort in Truckee, California, these LEED Gold residences offer views of the slopes—and a few are looking for buyers.
 - 10 months ago
A Gardener's Home in Argentina Boasts Flowing Green Spaces
A Gardener's Home in Argentina Boasts Flowing Green Spaces
A continuous garden terrace connects each floor of this sustainable urban infill project in San Isidro.
 - 10 months ago