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Beltline-adjacent house is taking modern to new dimensions in Old Fourth Ward

The quickly rising Haus Gables project will stand out with exaggerated, gabled roof structure, says architect<p>Much like a gingerbread house, this geometrically daring, single-family modern home in Old Fourth Ward, dubbed “Haus Gables,” is coming together one preassembled face at a time—and just a …

High-speed Rail

This Australian Abode Is a Glass Pavilion Wrapped in Sliding Hardwood Screens

Despite obstacles with steep terrain, Australian architects design a unique facade that maximizes ocean views, cross ventilation, and natural light.<p>When the talented team at Teeland Architects was approached to build a home on a steep Noosa hinterland, they had no doubt they would face a handful of …

Architecture

Evaporative off-grid toilets don't need plumbing, water or electricity

2.6 billion people around the planet don’t have access to safe toilets. Not only does this impact health, but empowerment as well: women and girls …

Off-grid

Mork-Ulnes Architects completes timber-clad house with "pinwheel plan" in a Norwegian forest

This compact house overlooking a lake to the north of Oslo features four intersecting pitched-roof volumes, which radiate out towards the landscape …

San Francisco

6 Affordable Renovations That Will Instantly Boost Your Home Value

Chances are your home is the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought. Yet if you’re like most of us, what you spent to acquire it is only the …

Home Improvement

Cabins in the Woods / Antonio Maciá Mateu + WOHA arquitectura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Making architecture is something complex. This complexity is linked with many factors as social, …

Architecture

House Over The Rocks / Schwember García-Huidobro Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This house is located within a forest in the south of Chile in a place of boundless natural beauty. Its …

Architecture

This concrete home was designed as ‘expandable’ low-cost housing

A clever approach to addressing a dire need<p>Building housing for a rapidly expanding city can be a nightmare. Ignoring the problem can be even worse. In Batam, Indonesia, architects have come up with a solution to the area’s fast development: a concrete house that can expand over time.<p>With the …

Architecture

Swallowfield Barn

Surrounded by the gardens, orchards, and pastures of a small hobby farm in British Columbia, the Swallowfield Barn reimagines traditional rural …

British Columbia

Home for Life / AART Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> With buildings accounting for 40% of carbon emissions in the Western world, and 30% of buildings having …

Carbon Emissions

Amazon Wants to Pay You to Declutter

I like to think I'm a pretty savvy Amazon shopper. I regularly surf for Lightning Deals and take full advantage of Subscribe & Save and no-rush …

eCommerce

In World's First 3-D Printed Home Community, Houses will be Built in a Day for $4000

Tech gets a bad rap for serving developed economies in the interest of money-making. It often takes a few cycles for the technologies that are truly …

3D Printing
New York City
New York City

This Forest Retreat Is a Modern Take on the Traditional Estonian Hut

Made up of three modernized kodas, this wood-clad cottage features bright, minimalist interiors.<p>Inspired by the Estonian koda—a traditional hut that dates back to the third millennium BC—this forest hideaway tucked in the Northern Estonian village of Muraste consists of three light-filled cabins …

Architecture

House ILL

Царникава, Латвия<p>A small private house is located in a picturesque place about 30 km from Riga. The land plot is on the boarder of the forest and is located near the Gulf of Riga.<p>A separate position of the buildings (house and garage) on the site is due to the fact that they were erected on the …

Architecture

This Swiss firm is experimenting with prefab movable housing

Swiss architectural practice Rahbaran Hürzeler Architekten is developing an experimental residence to be realized anywhere. Called movable house, …

Architecture

MB Architecture covers Hamptons farmhouse in charred cypress inside and out

New York-based MB Architecture has clad a gabled concrete house and matching garage in the Hamptons in pale timber to give the simple volumes a …

Decorative Staircase in New York City

New-York Architecture firm, Dash Marshall, merged two lofts into one single home in the trendy neighbourhood of Tribeca in New-York City. The …

WA-designed clear glass solar windows gear up for production

WA company gears up to commercialise its "world-first" clear glass solar windows, with listing on ASX.

Latest Dezeen Weekly features a Canadian lake house and the Richard Meier scandal

The latest edition of Dezeen Weekly includes YH2's contemporary lakeside cabin in Quebec and the fallout from the harrassment allegations made …

DIY Projects: A Solar Energy System That Works At Night

Solar energy is power from the sun. But what about power during the night?<p>Here’s how it’s done:<p>Batteries! Solar energy is radiant energy collected …

Traditional barn raising techniques bring a modern cost-effective farm to life

With traditional rural roots and modern flair, the Swallowfield Barn by MOTIV Architects builds community in a rural neighborhood in Langley, BC, …

Hybrid solar cell captures energy from the sun and raindrops

As useful and ubiquitous as solar energy is becoming, it still has one major Kryptonite: gloomy weather. Now, a team of Chinese engineers has …

Invisible Sustainability meets the Disappear Retreat

<b>It is really tough to achieve the Passive House standard in a tiny building, in a cold climate. Can Carly Coulson pull it off?</b><p>Carly Coulson practices …

Solar "Generator" Works Indoors - Self-Reliance Plan

<i>Staff writer at 4Patriots, updated Feb 22, 2018</i><p>Endless power from the sun?<p>Solar generators are a smart choice because they produce an endless supply …

Charged Up program puts spotlight on Canada's community-led renewable power

A majority of Canadians support a quick transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, but few of us can actually think of a clean energy project. …

The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power

Humanity has survived since the dawn of time without electricity, yet today’s society would collapse in an instant should the grid go down for any …

This Wood-Clad Home Is Built Into a Serene Mountain Slope

Nestled into the mountainous terrain of Shefford, Québec, this simply constructed residence is elegant and strong in expression.<p>Designed by Montreal–based Atelier General Architecture, The Rock derives from the concept of landscape and dwelling as one.<p>That said, this dark, wood clad home is …

Architecture

Disappear Retreat

Clad in reflective glass, the Disappear Retreat integrates itself into any landscape. The prefab dwelling puts you right in the middle of nature …

Architecture