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One architect’s approach to designing a house to meet the country’s most stringent energy requirement
by Steven Baczek
Design, organization, and material ideas from three professionals
by Charles Miller
by Bud Dietrich
by Debra Judge Silber
by Maureen Friedman
This 800-sq.-ft. cottage uses 10 strategies for great comfort and style
by Charles Miller
by Roxana Vargas-Greenan
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
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Tailgate: Colby M. Broadwater III, College President
This retired army officer now leads the American College of the Building Arts, which trains the next generations of craftspeople.
by Aaron Fagan
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
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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