In his book 'Water in Buildings: An Architect’s Guide to Moisture and Mold', research architect William B. Rose makes building science both understandable and interesting.
This elegant living room space had “a long road to travel” to get to its current state. The designer puts it this way . . . “You know those silly…
This water-impermeable layer beneath the siding protects walls from rain and snow, and often functions as a building's air barrier.
This hand-crafted, modern house balances a contemporary design connected to the land with enviable energy efficiency.
An overview of the materials and systems that will lead to big energy savings and comfort.
This compact guest house packs in a ton of beautiful and useful details, including 2 sleeping lofts, a cozy deck, and an eclectic assortment of new and reclaimed materials.
Three indoor units provide the right mix of comfort and efficiency for this well-insulated but complex floor plan.
An organized waste stream and the use of recycled building materials were key to keeping the trash-to-materials ratio low.
Verifying high-performance house metrics under California's Title 24 earns some rebates from the utility company.
Overlooking the Puget Sound on Queen Anne Hill, this garden pavilion is a dramatic modernist treat. On a sloping hillside, the “front” opens up with soaring windows. On the entry…
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