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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

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

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

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

Mandate passive survivability in building codes
Mandate passive survivability in building codes

Passive survivability is a life-safety issue. How long could you live in your house without power or fuel?

Pointed at the SunOnline Membership Required

An innovative solar-heating system is the foundation of an artist’s small country house, where an equally smart plan accommodates both life and work

Green Appeal, Craftsman Feel
Green Appeal, Craftsman Feel

Testing an attainable approach to green practices, an architect designs his own home for a friendly fit in a historic district

Greener by Design
Greener by Design

Faced with strict historic building guidelines, an architect gets clever to stay green

A Crisp, New Ranch Nestled Among the PinesOnline Membership Required

Innovative site work and a thoughtful floor plan preserve views and a stand of mature pine trees

Pathways to a Simple Home
Pathways to a Simple Home

In an excerpt from her book, The Simple Home, architect Sarah Nettleton describes the process behind creating a home that embodies "the luxury of enough."

A High-Performance Spec House
A High-Performance Spec HouseOnline Membership Required

A team approach creates an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly house for a growing market

Audio: Sunny Skies for Solar Energy
Audio: Sunny Skies for Solar Energy

Government sponsored energy competition brings out the brightest designs of these college students

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