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LP1 House / Paz Arquitectura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in a new neighborhood close to Guatemala City, this house occupies the high part of a sloped lot …

Architecture

A multigenerational home for the modern age

An in-law suite never looked so appealing<p>From the outside, this modern house in Belgium looks like a single-family home. Inside, though, it’s split into two lofts and a penthouse, all with ample style, space, and privacy.<p>The architects Govaert & Vanhoutte designed the boxy house with simple lines …

10 airy rooftop spaces for your Friday inspiration

In case you haven't checked out Archinect's Pinterest boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on …

New home to be built on site of deadly 2014 Mount Jumbo avalanche

A new three-story house will be built at 1440 Harrison St. in Missoula’s lower Rattlesnake neighborhood on the site of a home destroyed by a deadly …

11 of the Most Impressive and Innovative Rooftop Spaces

This week, we present a selection of 11 of the best images of rooftop spaces. These spaces, usually terraces conceived for the enjoyment of views and …

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Insects

Here’s how to grow garlic, onions, shallots and leeks

If you can overlook the inevitable bad breath, there are many reasons to fill your gardens with alliums — onions, garlic, shallots and leeks.<p>Master …

This solar-powered net-zero home is a modern take on the farmhouse

Missouri S&T’s entry into the biennial Solar Decathlon competition<p>The SILO house was conceived as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s biennial competition Solar Decathlon, which challenges collegiate teams to design and build solar-powered houses.<p>Designed for empty nesters by students of the …

Clean Energy

A garden without a tree isn’t a garden, but it’s vital to choose the right plant<p>Pick the wrong tree and in a few years it will swallow up every inch of precious space<p>For those of us with only postage stamp-size gardens to play with, perhaps the very hardest decision to get right is trees. Pick the …

Gardening

8 fast-growing trees to plant for privacy

Planting trees along your boundary line is a good way "grow" yourself some privacy.<p>Serves us right. For years we let our neighbours' trees be the …

17 Delicious Ways to Eat Butternut Squash

It seems like every time I walk into a grocery store from the months of September to January, I end up with a butternut squash in my cart whether …

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Is a Million Times Better

By Alex Delany<p>How to ditch the bottle and make—and use—homemade teriyaki sauce.<p>You know how the irresistibly sweet-salty teriyaki-slathered grilled meat you get at a Japanese restaurant is infinitely more delicious than the stuff you make at home? Well, the reason is simple: <b>Homemade teriyaki sauce</b> …

Homemade

GO Home Takes the Passive House Approach to Prefab

It can take as little as two weeks to build one.<p>For their first project together, architect Matthew O'Malia and carpenter-cum-building designer Alan Gibson built a Passive House in 2009. According to <i>Custom Builder</i>, that little red house, then called the GO Home, was the first Passive House to be …

Paseo Ferrelo

This 3,000-square-foot ultramodern home is situated in Santa Barbara’s coveted Riviera neighborhood, adjacent to a large, natural ravine fraught with mature oak trees. Architect Dan Weber completely remodeled and reimagined the original 1950’s mid-century modern home, and brought new life to the …

14 Protein-Packed Dinners Made With A Can Of Chickpeas

Did you know chickpeas have 15 grams of protein PER CUP?! That's about 30% of your daily intake!

A Southern Californian Prefab Is Paradise For the Whole Family

A pair of Icelandic prefab pioneers deliver an efficient family home in Culver City.<p>Building smarter is at the heart of everything designers Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir do. Whether they’re testing the limits of indoor/outdoor living or developing a prefabricated wall system …

10 Modern Rooftops For Summer Relaxing and Entertaining

With the weekend coming up and summer on our minds, the thought of relaxing on a rooftop is tempting, and inevitably magnetic. This is especially true if the rooftop is well-designed and accompanied by picturesque views.<p>From a residential rooftop with several outdoor gardening spaces to a …

Forward Labs' new solar roof is 33% cheaper than Tesla's - and it can be installed in half the time

Tesla gets all the attention lately when it comes to solar roofs, but start-up Forward Labs has been hammering away at their own solar roof …

8 Super-Stylish Chicken Coops

Chick-in-a-box<p>DIY lovers can build this coop at home with McElroy and Wolpe’s “Re-inventing the Chicken Coop.” It nods back to the era of midcentury …

Small Spaces

How to Build a Chicken Coop

7 Plants That Enrich Your Garden Soil

When it comes to enriching soil in our gardens, we needn’t resort to chemical or even organic fertilizers. Like in nature, plants will fulfill these …

Gardening

6 of the best chickens for first-time flock owners

Plus, how to get started and your own henkeeper's calendar<p>Holding a freshly laid egg, still warm from its bed of straw, is one of life's simple …

Franklin Mountain House by Hazelbaker Rush

A modern home by Hazelbaker Rush placed in the foothills of the Franklin Mountains.Darci Hazelbaker and Dale Rush of Hazelbaker Rush have designed …

10 fragrant plants that will make your garden smell amazing

These lovely perfumed plants add another level of enjoyment to your garden.<p>1 Sweet alyssum<p>Courtesy of Proven Winners<p>Tiny blooms on this delicate …

James DeMonaco

Wine tasting room goes sleek and minimalist in Oregon

It’s found at L’Angolo Estate in Newberg<p>This sleek tasting room at L’Angolo Estate, a family-operated winery in Newberg, Oregon, takes advantage of its lush vineyard landscape by way of its architecture.<p>Designed by Portland-based Lever Architecture, the tasting hall incorporates elements of the …

Architecture

Undermountain House

Balancing on a small knoll in the Berkshires, the Undermountain House takes inspiration from the primitive architecture of the region. The extended …

Architectural Details: The Perfect Prefabricated Home

Architects have been grappling with prefabrication and modular construction for decades, spawning inventive buildings from Kisho Kurokawa’s Nagakin Capsule Tower in Tokyo to Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ Y:Cube apartment block in South London. Despite being designed 40 years apart, the …

Laives Mountain Retreat

Overlooking Italy's Adige Valley, the Laives Mountain Retreat uses minimalist design to highlight its expansive views. The home is braced by an old …

11 Point-and-Shoot Cameras for Every Price Range

Point-and-shoot cameras vary a great deal in terms of price, sensor size, and available features. From pro-grade options with full-frame sensors, all the way to highly pocketable budget-friendly offerings, we round up the best picks available on the market today.<p>Point-and-shoot cameras have taken a …

Cameras

20 Modern Prefab Companies Perfect for Mountain Living - Dwell

Prefabs are taking over the design world, one sustainable home at a time. They are revolutionizing the game by creating homes that are easy to build, perfect for any climate, and are extremely appealing to the naked eye. I mean really, what's not to love about a prefab house?<p>Up the mountain we go! …