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Mountain View Home Unites with Surrounding Landscape / Carlton Architecture + DesignBuild

“Great modern house. Simple, direct massing. A very warm take on the glass box with the weathered wood and dark structure, window frames, and trim. …

Architecture

Articles about 10 noteworthy sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix …

Architecture

Coeur D’Alene Cabin Blends Lovely Lake Views With Modern Interiors

Modern homes and apartments are as much about the view outside as the design inside. While city skylines look both stunning and brilliant, a view of …

The Well-Equipped Garage: Tips and Tricks for a Versatile Space

Transform your garage with a little planning, some smart design choices, and our expert guidance.<p>The Rules<p>In your garage, as in the projects it is sure to spawn, planning is crucial. Remember that the goal is to make tasks easier and more efficient. Here are a few pointers to get you into the right …

Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

This guest house by American firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson nestles against a rugged stone wall within a coastal mountain range in California (+ …

Sustainable & Secluded US Home Taking In a Perfect Forest Landscape

Robert Gurney Architect completed the design and development of a two-level modern home located in Glen Echo, Maryland, USA. Built on the remains of …

Tahoe Ridge House by WA Design

Berkeley-based studio WA Design has completed the Tahoe Ridge House project in 2010.<p>This two-story contemporary residence is located in Tahoe Donner, …

Energy-Efficient Single Family Home In South England, Built On-Site

Lately more and more people prefer prefabricated houses because they are much easier to assemble and to build and they can be ready in no time. This …

A Forest Hideaway Proves Concrete And Cozy Can Go Together

The AV house makes an excellent case for concrete at the domestic scale.<p>A common, if facile, critique of Brutalism is that it is widely unsuited to domestic application. A home, after all, is not a city hall (Brutalism was most extensively rendered in the service of civic structures), and it need …

Arduino-Controlled $200 Robotic Hand

Aaron Thomen’s DIY $200 Robotic Hand looks and works great without costing a lot of money! It consists of servo-controlled and spring-loaded fingers delicate enough to pick up small objects.<p>In another video Aaron shows how to build it. Going to Maker Faire Bay Area? Aaron will be there showing off …

How To Turn Your Backyard into a Four-Season Farm

According to Jack Algiere, the Vegetable Farm Manager at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, turning your garden into a four-season farm is …

Make: Labs Jet Engine Test

Kid’s Toy Excavator

We haven’t heard from our pal Craig Smith, aka the Firefly Workshop, in awhile. Craig and his family moved to a bigger house. He’s glad to have the extra space, but has no dedicated shop space. Yet. He has plans to build an “ultimate outbuilding workshop” this summer. In the meantime, he hasn’t …