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An Inside Look at Living Roofs An Inside Look at Living Roofs Online Membership Required

If you follow this approach toward energy savings, storm-water control, and progressive design, you had better get the details right

A Brick Rehab Meets LEED's Highest StandardsOnline Membership Required

Solar panels aside, you can’t see the upgrades that make this downtown remodel so energy efficient

How Great Houses Take ShapeOnline Membership Required

An architect explains how to use the six principles of massing to shape a distinctive small home

Neighborly From the StartOnline Membership Required

A new home combines privacy, daylight, and durability, and fits comfortably into a traditional neighborhood

Smart Massing Adds Space and Light

Go inside this lakeside cottage to see how massing influences interior shapes 

Composing roof penetrationsOnline Membership Required

A litany of options for roof penetrations ensure that this connection stays tight

Can this dormer be saved?
Q & A: Can this dormer be saved?

Designing the right roof rake
Designing the right roof rakeOnline Membership Required

Among the important details on a roof is the rake, the sloping edge along the end wall of a gable, shed, or gambrel roof

Designing shed dormers
Designing shed dormers

With its long, simple roof, a shed dormer adds the most floor space and more opportunities for windows than other dormer types

Finishing Touches: Dormers
Finishing Touches: Dormers

Doing different things with dormers

Old Barn Inspires New HouseOnline Membership Required

A traditional design adapts nicely to a residential site

A House for the End of Cheap OilOnline Membership Required

Healthful, light-filled, and energy-efficient, this home reaches back to its California past and toward a sustainable future

Daylight and the Row HouseOnline Membership Required

In an old city neighborhood, a glass cupola delivers sunlight to showcase the interior of a dazzling new home

Big Gable Hides a Boring RanchOnline Membership Required

A change in a ranch's ridgeline transforms a suburban house without disturbing the neighborhood

Downsize and UpscaleOnline Membership Required

A planned community's modest model home raises the bar for production houses

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