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Garden sheds with style Garden sheds with style

By paying attention to scale and siting thoughtfully, you can transform a storage shed into a garden shed

A Green Oasis in a Hot, Dry Climate
A Green Oasis in a Hot, Dry ClimateOnline Membership Required

Defined by a mosaic of indoor and outdoor spaces, a new house tames the sun and adapts a traditional Southwest style for an established neighborhood

Audio: Pacific Northwest Architecture
Audio: Pacific Northwest Architecture

An architect highlights the hallmarks of a style that responds to its environment  

Exploiting the Elements of Passive Design
Exploiting the Elements of Passive DesignOnline Membership Required

This home uses five systems to reduce its environmental impact, lower its operating cost, and improve its connection to the land

A Small, Spacious House for a Skinny City Lot
A Small, Spacious House for a Skinny City LotOnline Membership Required

A contest-winning design squeezes a vaulted living room, a master suite, and room to breathe onto a pencil-thin lot

Slip Inside a Skinny House
Video: Slip Inside a Skinny House

What sort of house can you build on a 25 ft. by 100 ft. lot? An architect walks you through her award-winning design.

Built to Blend In
Built to Blend InOnline Membership Required

Overlooking Maine’s rocky coastline, this summer getaway follows the site’s contours and takes on the color of the forest

Smart House for a Steep SiteOnline Membership Required

Despite zoning restrictions, a simple floor plan and traditional materials unite in a design of understated elegance

A Kitchen Opens Wide to the Outdoors
A Kitchen Opens Wide to the OutdoorsOnline Membership Required

Walls fold away at one corner to let this room mingle with a hillside meadow

A Closer Look: At Home on a Hilltop
A Closer Look: At Home on a Hilltop

Straddling a Sonoma ridge, this contemporary house is an edgy mix of weathered boards, corrugated metal, and a plan that invites outdoor living

Old Barn Inspires New HouseOnline Membership Required

A traditional design adapts nicely to a residential site

There's No Such Thing as a Perfect Building Site

An architect offers smart strategies to fix imperfect situations

A Big Little House on the Ridge
A Big Little House on the Ridge

Nestled among cedars and firs, this cabin packs multiple levels, a fireplace nook, and plenty of room for guests into 800 sq. ft.

Adirondack Shingle StyleOnline Membership Required

Curves and a comfortable floor plan reinterpret two traditional styles

Desert SculptureOnline Membership Required

Artisans and architects craft a house that embodies both the rugged and fragile nature of its arid landscape

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