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A Better Approach to Design/Build A Better Approach to Design/Build

How integrating design and construction made a really, really complicated home doable

Housing is Back. Is it Better?
Housing is Back. Is it Better?

Here’s how the tough lessons of the collapse made us more-responsible builders

Best Energy Smart Home: A Higher Standard
Best Energy Smart Home: A Higher Standard

A practical design delivers a remarkably air-tight, super insulated home on a modest budget

Best New Home: Passive House Perfection
Best New Home: Passive House PerfectionOnline Membership Required

This compact farmhouse achieves home building’s highest performance standard without a shred of aesthetic compromise

Editor's Choice: Modern Masonry Farmhouse
Editor's Choice: Modern Masonry FarmhouseOnline Membership Required

A retirement house in keeping with its rural surroundings conjures old-world sensibilities in modern masonry

A Striking Hillside Home
A Striking Hillside HomeOnline Membership Required

In New York state, a new house combines compound curves and energy-saving details

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

Fix the Flow of the House With a Backyard Addition
Fix the Flow of the House With a Backyard AdditionOnline Membership Required

A new family room and master suite, improved entries, and an updated building envelope saved this home from the wrecking ball, again

Living Lightly on the Whole Lot
Living Lightly on the Whole LotOnline Membership Required

In a dense urban neighborhood, this remodeled bungalow goes green with recycled materials, solar energy, gray water, and room for the owners’ day jobs

Rural Landscape, Modern Sensibility
Rural Landscape, Modern SensibilityOnline Membership Required

A first-time home designer nails it with an updated farmhouse that includes double-duty spaces, a serious mudroom, and a five-star energy rating

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

Build It Green! 2008
Video: Build It Green! 2008

A video introduction to Portland's Green Homes Tour + Info Fair

Build It Green! 2008: The Kelley Home's Main Floor
Video: Build It Green! 2008: The Kelley Home's Main FloorOnline Membership Required

For starters, the simple modular plan optimizes daylight and cross ventilation

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