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Before & After: Saying So Long to a Stucco Exterior

The exterior of Erin's home was not only weathered and not particularly stylish, it appeared to be falling apart. They decided to tackle a major …

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The pros and cons of big windows

Windows. Every house needs them, but how do you know whether you are best to stick with a fairly traditional style, or if your architect might …

Music Box Residence

The Music Box Residence was designed around the intimate and communal qualities of music and family. The steep lot, with views oriented towards Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier beyond, dictated a multi-level structure. On the lowest level, resides the timpani rehearsal room, which is surrounded by …

How Canadian Solar Inc. Makes Most of Its Money

Building solar systems is a big business, but it's not more important than Canadian Solar's core manufacturing business.<p><b>Canadian Solar</b> (NASDAQ:CSIQ) …

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Viking Summer House

Repurposed from an existing fishing shack, the Viking Summer House is a minimal beach retreat on the coast of France. Although construction …

Manufacturing

Gardening Tips for Creating a Modern Landscape

Those who love modern design often prefer a modern landscape when it comes to their outdoor spaces. While the sleek, contemporary look of a …

Landscaping

Top 5: from 12 garden fences to the wee-little prefab home you'll fall in love with!

So we have reached that time of the week once again! You asked for it, you got it! Here are the best articles of the week, chosen by you. If you …

The rise of the 'prefab' home - CNN Style

Written by Elizabeth Stamp, CNN<p>From Gold-rush California to post-Blitz London, prefabricated -- or prefab -- housing has experienced a few booms throughout history, particularly when society is in need of quick and cheap living solutions.<p>However, despite the affordability and innovation that comes …

CNN

Muji to sell tiny blackened timber prefab huts for £21,000

Japanese brand Muji has unveiled its design for a compact nine-square-metre prefabricated house, which will go on sale later this year.<p>The Muji Hut …

Nine Lessons from a Year Living on the Road

On our first anniversary in Artemis, our Airstream, we ended up exactly where we started—dry camped outside of Gold Canyon, Arizona. It was never a plan to be there. But we’d just flown in from an assignment in Siberia, with minus-20-degree temps for several weeks, and though we were due back in …

Story

Young Architect Guide: 5 Techniques to Improve Your Sketching

Bob Borson is creator of the famous Life of an Architect blog, a Texas-based architect at Malone Maxwell Borson Architects and an indispensable guide to professional practice. We are pleased to present a selection of his posts on Architizer, each one providing amazing insight into the complex …

Two-story homes that are too cool to ignore (with plans!)

We love taking a look at all the amazing homes that architects are designing right now, as they always fire up our imaginations for a perfect home of …

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16 Inviting Countryside Cabins

In 1845, one of America's most famous writers, Henry Thoreau, built a small home for himself on Walden Pond, a piece of property owned by poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. He spent more than two years there seeking a more simple way of life, and ended up flipping the standard routine of the times.

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How to Save Historic Windows on an Existing Property

Along with bringing natural light into a home, windows also act as the building's eyes, allowing the residents to look out into the world. Because of this important role they hold in the history of a house, many homeowners choose to preserve the original windows while creating a modern, updated …

Home Improvement

PassivDom makes totally autonomous homes capable of withstanding zombies

PassivDom is making a lofty claim, but if it’s even a little bit true, it could change the way we humans live our lives. Meet the Ukrainian company …

Businesses get pushed out as industrial districts rebuild

<b>By Scott McFetridge,</b> <i>The Associated Press</i>DES MOINES, Iowa — Leaning over the map, Brian Vincent turned to a city official and asked, “Why does it show …

Urban Design

690ft² prefab home of minimalist elegance

Águeda based home builders from <i>KITUR</i> have created 690 ft² of homely delight that leaves you pleasantly surprised when you enter inside. A minimalist …

Prefab Homes

Zero-carbon home generates income by making more energy than it needs

The home of the future could slash your utility bills and generate enough money to help pay the mortgage. UK firm Koru Architects designed and built …

How to install solar panels at home – to save the Earth and your bank account

With solar energy becoming cheaper – and federal and state authorities offering tax credits and other incentives – now is a good time to switch<p>Climate change in the US: the dangers and the solutions – about this series<p>Installing solar panels on the roof of your home is a big project – but it can …

13 ideas to light the roof of your house (you'll love it!)

One of the key decorating elements in our house is lighting. Whenever we are planning a house, we take into account the sunlight coming into the room …

Tesla Wants to Lower Your Electricity Bill with a Battery for Your Home

Elon Musk shifts his attention from cars to bring you an exciting alternative household power source<p>Tesla is best known as the maker of luxurious, ludicrously fast electric vehicles. But the company’s larger effort is to diminish reliance on fossil fuels and enhance opportunities to create …

How This New Material Can Cool A Rooftop With Zero Energy Consumption

Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder say they’ve created a new material that can work like an air conditioning system for structures. The material can cool down buildings in the hot sun with zero energy and water consumption.<p>The material was developed from a three million dollar grant …

Clean Energy

Desert Rain House in Oregon is one of the greenest homes in the world

1/10<p>Desert Rain House By Tozer Design Full Width Tall<p>There's a new contender for the world's greenest home: Desert Rain House in Bend, Oregon. …