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Plan 51746HZ: Craftsman House Plan with Rustic Exterior and Bonus Above the Garage

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A Cedar Home Filled With Natural Light

This<p>Cedarwoodproject completed by <i>Nicolas Tye</i> architects showcases a contemporary rural residence built with the utmost consideration for quality and …

How redesigning crosswalks could make cities safer

One San Francisco firm thinks of crosswalks as parks<p>Think about driving in a city park. Trees quaver overhead, flowers push toward car windows, the air smells fresher. The surrounding cityscape feels more remote. You might push down on the gas a little more softly, whether because, with all the …

This gorgeous natural Swiss pool proves we don't need to swim in chlorine

Bathing season is in full effect - and we can't imagine anywhere we'd like to swim more than Naturbad Riehen, an all natural, chlorine-free swimming …

Into the Woods - Dwell

When Johnny Bellas set out to construct his dream home on British Columbia’s Gambier Island, he knew that building prefab would clear the logistic hurdles his plot of land posed. The qualities that made it desirable—a steep slope draped in trees overlooking a waterfront panorama of Howe Sound—are …

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Childhood home, now on the market, leads to life as an architect

Jay Farbstein saw his first design sketch at age 11 — drawn before his eyes by architect Calvin Straub, who had been hired by Farbstein's parents to envision their new Pacific Palisades home.<p>Farbstein was so struck that an imagined building could be realized on both paper and land that it primed …

Illuminating the Forest

The Elevated Cabin<p>This timber construction with its beautifully exposed columns and beams was design by Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects. Located …

17 Old House Features That Should Have Never Have Gone Out of Style

Please bring these back!<p>Why did we ever stop building the way we used to build? These 17 old house trends made so much sense, we can't possibly imagine why they ever went out of style.

7 incredible open-plan layouts to copy

What's not to love about open-plan homes? They evoke and exude a sense of comfort and liveability. They maximise space, by providing a flow of …

Dream Home 2.0: Starchitect plans on a budget

The original Jacobsen Dream Home was first released in 1998 and, according to Jacobsen Architecture LLC, 945 of those plans were sold for the asking …

Architecture

like porch, but it's nothing compared to the interior's classic beauty

This divine farmhouse sits in the Wisconsin countryside, and it's surrounded by wonderful views of the state's natural landscapes. The home is a …

Trio of wooden cabins forms Little House on the Ferry in rural Maine

US design-and-build firm Go Logic has completed a summer house on the rocky coastline of Maine made up of three wooden cabins, each linked by …

Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The first of several buildings intended for a rugged and pristine site in the Santa Lucia Preserve, the …

Greg Lavardera + Tedd Benson = Alliance For Modern Methods of Construction

credit: Bensonwood/ Greg La Vardera<p>Tedd Benson is one of the most interesting builders in America; he has been looking at the way houses have been …

Prefab Homes

Creative crosswalks around the world – in pictures

Whether for safety, art or celebration, pedestrian crossings in cities around the world have been transformed with colourful or unusual designs – from rainbows and piano keyboards to french fries and bullets<p>Share your photos of creative crosswalks on Twitter and Instagram with #guardiancrosswalks

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Round the houses: we join West Vancouver Museum's Modern Home Tour

West Vancouver is one of Canada’s wealthiest postal codes. It’s also a treasure trove of midcentury modernism that’s under threat due to rising real estate prices and the municipality’s relatively large lot sizes. And it's home to one of the hardest working – if relatively under-funded – design and …

Architecture

The Github for eco-housing builds $25k homes in just five days

Going green can be hard. But operating under the assumption that team work makes the dream work, one very innovative couple is hoping that by way of …

Housing

Build A $25K Home In Five Days With The Github For Eco-Housing

The Open Building Institute wants to make building ecological housing easier, faster, and cheaper.<p>In 2013, Marcin Jakubowski and Catarina Mota, newly married, decided to build their own house where they were living in rural Missouri. What started out as a 144-square-foot micro house grew to include …

Tiny House Movement

Cute 550 Sq. Ft. Prefab Timber Cabin

• Home<br>• ><br>• Tiny House<br>• ><br>• Cute 550 Sq. Ft. Prefab Timber Cabin<p>posted 10 months ago<br>Categories: Tiny House<p>FabCab offers this tiny house called TimberCab 550, a …

This Oklahoma Couple Ditched Their Big City Home to Build a 'Not-So-Big House'

After a put-things-in-perspective vacation, a city-dwelling Oklahoma couple decided to pare down.<p>The idea for Josh and Katie McCullocks' 1,000-square-foot house began two years ago, not long after the couple's youngest son, Fischer, then eight months old, needed open-heart surgery. The minute he …

This Hillside Cabin Sits Among The Pine Trees In Montana

Andersson Wise Architects designed this cabin in the forest, perched on a hillside near Flathead Lake in Montana.<p>Get the contemporist daily email …

Forests

Step inside this 2-bedroom cottage: The bedroom lighting is simply divine

If ever a cottage had a picture-perfect porch, it's this sweet stunner in Beaufort, S.C. Clean lines, simple design and two outstanding hanging …

A Small, Solar-Powered House in the Blue Ridge Mountains

<b>Name:</b> Jody <b><br>Location:</b> Round Hill, Virginia<p>We lived in a 3,500 square-foot house, and owned five other traditional American homes. One day, when looking …

Blue Ridge Mountains

These 4 Homes Remind Us Why We Love Scandinavian Design Photos

Photo: Courtesy of Ryland Peters & Small<p>In her book, <i>Simply Scandinavian</i> (Ryland, Peters & Small, $30), author Sara Norrman, who grew up in Stockholm, shows us how Nordic design inspirations—wood, nature, unique northern lights, and a pale palette—make this aesthetic so enticing. “You can …

Screened porches: The return of a summer classic

Before air conditioning became widely available, screened porches were the sought-after place to escape summer heat. Ceiling fans circulated cooler air, wicker and wrought-iron furniture with plump cushions offered a welcome, and the rooms sometimes became a sleeping porch when indoor heat was at …

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