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by Maureen Friedman
by Linda Reeder
A practical design delivers a remarkably air-tight, super insulated home on a modest budget
by Jesse Thompson
This compact farmhouse achieves home building’s highest performance standard without a shred of aesthetic compromise
by Justin Pauly
A historic home in the heart of San Francisco maintains its traditional facade
by Ross Levy
A low-cost, low-maintenance home offers comfortable living for the long haul
by Jon Nystrom
This 800-sq.-ft. infill home was designed for its site and its owners’ lifestyle
by Nir Pearlson
A retirement house in keeping with its rural surroundings conjures old-world sensibilities in modern masonry
by Charles Miller
by Mark Hutker
The founder of an eponymous foundation, she is making sure that the history of women’s work in the built environment is not forgotten.
by Chris Hoelck
Carter Scott is building and selling whole neighborhoods of affordable spec homes that produce more energy than they consume
by Kevin Ireton
Backyard cottages and laneway houses have become increasingly popular in the Pacific Northwest. Will they work in your neighborhood?
by Sean Groom
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Lessons from commercial construction
by David Crosby
Remove One Wall and Join Two Rooms
Hanging the ceiling joists from an engineered beam is the fast, simple way to replace a bearing wall
by Mike Guertin
Gene Myers, Zero-Energy Builder
This builder’s Denver-based company recently won its second grand award in the DOE’s Housing Innovation program.
by Boyce Thompson
Tailgate: Nicole Starnes Taylor, Architect
This former carpenter talks about how having worked in the trades made her a better architect.
by Andy Engel
Surviving the Storm
Know what your insurance covers and what it doesn’t—before disaster strikes
by Fernando Pagés Ruiz
Wind-Resistant Framing Techniques
Cost-effective details to help houses weather the storm
by Bryan Readling
The Barefoot HomeDressed-Down Design for Casual Living
Outside the Not So Big HouseExpand your home to include outdoor spaces.
Window Treatments Idea BookUpdate the look of your home’s windows with hundreds of fresh ideas.
Inside the Not So Big HousePersonalize your home and discover how to make it more functional with special built-in details.
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