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Simple Materials- Elegant Space

Simple Materials- Elegant Space

A board formed concrete wall and brushed Corten steel door, along with a "floating" wood bench provide this outdoor space with an intimate flavor. Placing a bench in this small outdoor alcove creates...

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An addition opens up a home.

An addition opens up a home.

These San Francisco homeowners were faced with the original 1890s elevation. The architect, Andre Rothblatt, created a new rear yard addition - maximizing the exposure on the north face and opening...

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Not on the Shot List

Not on the "Shot List"

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Sometimes you are compelled to make photographs.

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Four most common tempered glass applications for home Improvement

Four most common tempered glass applications for home Improvement

Tempered glass, also referred as safety glass is actually a new type of glass which is more safe and durable as compare to simple annealed glass because of its safety attribute as it shatters in...

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A bedroom that opens to the stars

A bedroom that opens to the stars

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A bedroom that feels like you're in a tree house.

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Home beautiful bright thanks to two outdoor design

Home beautiful bright thanks to two outdoor design

Width 5 m-House is an important advantage. Between and after the home should have a technics to create better airconvection. First floor-room layout, the kitchen and the dining...

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Greenbuild 2015 Puts Product Transparency Under Microscope

Greenbuild 2015 Puts Product Transparency Under Microscope

Building product companies trotted out exhibits and reports to answer questions about how products are made

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A construction site- A house takes shape

A construction site- A house takes shape

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A visit to a construction site reveals what makes a design possible.

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The house that makes the journey worthwhile

The house that makes the journey worthwhile

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A stunning minimalist home from The New Small House book

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An entry with many layers

An entry with many layers

The front foyer of this remodeled home opens up to key spaces. From this perspective, through the dining space you can see the living room with a custom sculptural fireplace.  On the left is a set...

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Tips for Building a Net Zero House

Tips for Building a Net Zero House

In this video we identify what it means to build a Net Zero house, and some of the best practices for building Net Zero houses, using one of our own projects as an example. The house we review will generate enough electricity with its Solar Array to have a Zero sum electric bill for the course of the entire year. (Some months the bill will be negative, some months they will have to pay, but overall if you sum the 12 months of the year it will be $0.) Learn more by watching the video below!

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Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan

Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan

Download a Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan with Step-By-Step Instructions, Easy To Follow Blueprints, Full Blown Diagrams, Detailed Photos & Full Materials List. howbuildshed.com/freeshedplan

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Small footprint- Big view

Small footprint- Big view

A small lot size made for some creative solutions.

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EcoVilliage Pioneers Net-Zero Housing

EcoVilliage Pioneers Net-Zero Housing

Leaders of the co-op community in Ithaca, N.Y., took a common sense approach to meeting demanding Passive House standards

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Straw-Bale Bedroom

Straw-Bale Bedroom

A storage wall in a straw bale house.

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Outdoor entertaining

Outdoor entertaining

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A Modern renovation creates an elegant courtyard for entertaining.

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A Cool kitchen in a Hot market. New construction in San Francisco.

A Cool kitchen in a Hot market. New construction in San Francisco.

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What does new construction look like in one of the countries hottest real estate markets?

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A special courtyard- with a specific purpose.

A special courtyard- with a specific purpose.

A nurturing space was created for visually impaired students and their guide dogs.

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Good Bones

Good Bones

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This renovated Ranch house gets a chance to shine.

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Evening Jewel with City View

Evening Jewel with City View

The dramatic San Francisco view is captured by this elegant design

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