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A Green Oasis in a Hot, Dry Climate A Green Oasis in a Hot, Dry Climate Online 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.

Design a Home that Keeps You Cool, Naturally
Design a Home that Keeps You Cool, Naturally

Let in the breeze, keep out the sun, and stay comfortable when things heat up outside

Energy-Smart Cottage on the PrairieOnline Membership Required

Studio, dining and living areas share a lofty, light-filled space crafted to a modest budget

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