Green Home

Two Tiny Pavilions Respectfully Perch Atop a Lava Flow on Maui
A pair of tiny pavilions provide an eco-friendly retreat on Maui.
5 Energy-Efficient and Stylish Ways to Shade Your Windows
Louvers, jalousies, frits, awnings, and exterior shutters—learn about some of the best-looking and effective ways to achieve a...
5 Reasons Why Landscaping and Bringing Plants Into Your Home Is So Valuable
We may spend the majority of our time inside, but the appeal of the outdoors is always there—and it’s full of surprising benefits...
9 Eco-Friendly Homes With Smart, Sustainable Features
With careful planning and wise material choices, you can design an eco-friendly home that's not only gentler on the planet, but...
Make This Enchanting Swedish Greenhouse Your Home For $864K
An eco-friendly, lakeside abode with an impressive rooftop terrace is nestled within a greenhouse near Gothenburg.
These Customizable Modular Homes Can Make Your Tiny House Dreams Come True
Rooted in a sustainable, built-to-last mentality, tiny house maker Wheelhaus has just added a new collection of modular homes...
The Best-Shaped House For Every Climate in the U.S. and Tips For Optimizing Sustainability
Climate is one of the biggest factors of human physical comfort and sustainability, and it's one of the most important...
3 New York City Residential Projects That Feature DIY Urban Gardens
DIY vegetable gardens are popping up in some of New York City’s hottest new residential projects.
8 Beautiful Home Projects Using Reclaimed Wood
Wood in general is a beautiful, evocative natural material, and when it's saved from a landfill and reused, it has even more...
GO Home Takes the Passive House Approach to Prefab
It can take as little as two weeks to build one.
5 Sustainable Ways To Beat the Heat Without Air Conditioning
Now that summer has officially started, temperatures are rising and air conditioners are cranked up—but that doesn’t mean you...
6 Ways Smart Lighting Can Help You Take Control of Your Home
From customized presets to voice commands, these intelligent features promise added comfort, safety, and sustainability in the...
10 Ways to Create an Uplifting Vertical Garden
Creating a living green wall, also known as a vertical garden, is a refreshing, innovative, and eco-friendly way to bring color...
A Green, Lean, and Customizable Cardboard Prefab
Live, work, or vacation in an eco-friendly, mobile cardboard prefab.
All Your Questions Answered About LEED For New Homes
You may have heard the term LEED used to describe “green” or “sustainable” buildings.
Focus on Feldman Architecture’s Environmentally-Conscious Homes
Meet the San Francisco architecture firm that is spreading the green gospel through thoughtful, collaborative work that champions...
10 LEED-Certified Homes For the Win
With approximately 1.85 million square feet being certified daily, LEED certification has become the most widely-used third-party...
Spotlight on Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects and Their Work in the Hamptons
Since we launched our new Add a Home feature, the community has shared numerous incredible modern dwellings from all over the...
Greener Grass
Craving the conveniences of city life, a couple sidle over to Seattle from the countryside without compromising their love of the...
Ever Wanted to Stay in a Cave That’s Actually Pretty Modern Inside?
Homes built under the earth or into the sides of mountains have been a part of our culture since the prehistoric days.
These 10 Green Roofs Bring Life—and So Much More—to These Modern Structures
A living, breathing roof offers so much more than just a bright, soft, refreshing surface.
A Sustainable "Case Study" House in California
A Southern California architect approaches his family home as an experiment in sustainable design.
Yes, It Is Easy Being Green
Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.
LEEDing the Way
One day last April there was great excitement on Highland Avenue, a quiet, hilly street (on which this writer happens to live) of...
Six Concrete Boxes Make a Jaw-Dropping Martha's Vineyard Home
Despite being set in concrete, an idyllic modular retreat is built to go with the flow.
Sustainability in Stages
"Personally, I’d rather be living outside,” says architect David Hertz.
Garden Pavilion, Seattle
When the Zimmerman family settled in Seattle, Washington, in the late 1990s they bought a 1,100-square-foot Craftsman built in...
The Vision of Renzo Piano
As we look forward to the new rising stars of architects, it is equally important to acknowledge existing work of seasoned...