January 1, 1998
A California mason combines the adobe look of a kiva with the heating efficiency of a Rumford.
Q: I plan to build a small staircase connecting a deck to the ground. I want the stairs to flare out so that the top of the proposed stairs will be…
November 1, 1997
When the roof pitch is shallow enough to walk on, clear drainage paths and careful waterproofing are essential.
With one-third of the exterior given over to windows, it took multiple shear panels, hold-downs and a wind beam to keep this home steady
Three projects illustrate how a room over the garage can be the best room in the house.
September 1, 1997
Fewer walls, a bigger bathroom, and lots of light turn a confining second floor into a spacious master suite.
One architect's rules for successfully integrating cabinets, shelves, desks and counters into the rooms they serve.
An architect explains why good design doesn't have to mean expensive design.
July 1, 1997
A roof-wide skylight brings light and drama to a small house inspired by a Pacific Northwest Indian village.
A compound house is joined by a bridge that threads between old fir trees.
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