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Another Way to Build a Shear Wall Q & A: Another Way to Build a Shear Wall

Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations
Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations

These energy smart details will help you build a tight house with a warm floor

How Great Houses Take ShapeOnline Membership Required

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

A Better Home Right Now
A Better Home Right Now

This concept home shows how smart design, advanced building practices, and modern technologies improve livability and energy performance

A Rustic Design for a Rugged ClimateOnline Membership Required

Tailored to emphasize the surrounding views, this open floor plan executed in durable materials is sheltered by insulating concrete walls

A Victorian Re-imagined
A Victorian Re-imagined

Bold colors and subtle details bring out the best in a vintage home

One Lot, Two HousesOnline Membership Required

A Seattle home expands with a stylish in-law apartment that's environmentally sound and pays for itself over time

Small Cottage Makes a Big SplashOnline Membership Required

Going up instead of out makes the most of a steep lot, keeps the footprint small, and captures an incredible view

Energy Efficient From the Ground Up

One builder's plan yields Vermont's most energy-efficient house

Soil: The Other Half of the Foundation

Understanding the stuff the house sits on may prevent cost overruns, callbacks and neighborhood gossip

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