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Small house, big life

Small house pros: more environmentally friendly, easy to clean, a definite conversation starter! Small house cons: it’s small. However, this can be mitigated by good design. The New York Times recently profiled a Portland, Ore. couple who tore down a 2-bedroom house in favor of building a 704 square foot home. Their criteria when building included things like: The house could be vacuumed...
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College Students Design Cabins for California State Parks

Students at California State’s Polytechnic University were faced with an interesting architecture challenge: develop modernized, sustainable cabins for California State Parks. The result is an array of low maintenance, fire resistant and ADA compliant cabin designs, like “The Wedge” pictured above. Easily prefabricated and relocated, these cabins will eventually make their way ...
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Dallas Nature-Inspired House

Sitting on a 13-acre site, this Texas home beautifully incorporates the nature surrounding it. The residence is part of Dallas’s first low-impact development called Urban Reserve, a neighborhood of “modern, single-family, architect-designed homes.” Broken up into two 16-foot wide rectangles, the home features a 50-foot-long garage with two bedrooms and bath over top of it. All ...
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San Lorenzo Residence

San Lorenzo Residence in Los Angeles, CA

Beautifully placed in its surrounding landscape, the San Lorenzo House was built using “L-shaped” designs to follow a zoning study. The large open living space uses pocket sliding doors and unfolding windows to passively cool the house and naturally ventilate the home. Boasting an interior private garden and amazing views of the nearby golf course, this residence also features a pool...
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LINK LOVE: Everything you need to know about Passive

Photo by Peter Guthrie   Summer is heating up and air-conditioning bills are rising, which has us thinking about passive houses. Passive houses are so efficient they keep themselves cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Wondering what a Passive House is? Check out these great links below to learn more. Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) PHIUS is where you are going to find all the bu...
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Who says orange and black can't be chic? We're celebrating Halloween with this d...

Who says orange and black can't be chic? We're celebrating Halloween with this design inspiration: http://bit.ly/1tlhBlL


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