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How To Design A Great Front Porch How To Design A Great Front Porch

A flimsy porch becomes a real-deal one with a few extra feet and attention to the details. More

NIST Test House Ends its First Year with Energy Surplus
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NIST Test House Ends its First Year with Energy Surplus

The experimental net-zero-energy residence produced more energy than it consumed... More

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Best Laid Plans Best Laid Plans

To be a local leader in 2013, smaller, private builders needed to begin preparation during the downturn by securing land and adjusting product designs. More

Reusing Stone and Brick
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Reusing Stone and Brick

Advice on where and when to save brick and stone, how to maintain it throughout... More

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The Apartment Over the Shop The Apartment Over the Shop

The apartment over the shop has been a building block of cities for thousands of years. More

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Home Design Secrets from the Experts Home Design Secrets from the Experts

Builders' Show speakers identify emerging trends that are shaping home design now and in the future. More

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An Energy-Smart Cottage That Lives Large An Energy-Smart Cottage That Lives Large

Thanks to shared spaces and great indoor outdoor flow, architect Nir Pearlson's 800-square foot cottage lives much bigger. Guest blogger Dan Gregory offers a tour. More

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Think Small: Renzo Piano's Vitra House Think Small: Renzo Piano's Vitra House

The newest addition to Vitra's famous campus is a tiny prototype from an architect known for very large projects. More

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Hall of Fame: George Suyama Hall of Fame: George Suyama

Since opening his firm in 1971, George Suyama has become known for tranquil houses that blend seamlessly with nature and the land. More

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Rising Star: Tonic Design | Tonic Construction Rising Star: Tonic Design | Tonic Construction

This Raleigh, N.C.-based firm, made up of the husband-and-wife team of Vincent Petrarca and Katherine Hogan doesn't have a singular style, but does have a distinctive vision. More

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