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  • small + green

    When designing with sustainability in mind, it doesn't hurt to also think small.

  • web-exclusive: the green roof decision

  • steel sky

    With its access to the sky and spectacular views of downtown San Francisco, this bedroom penthouse addition is the crown jewel of a loft renovation in an abandoned-warehouse district.

  • one step up

    In much of our work, we spend a lot of time detailing to make things look really minimal,” says Eric Haesloop, AIA, LEED AP, a principal at the San Francisco firm Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects.

  • shelve it

    Renovations to this 100-year-old row house in downtown Washington, D.C., focused on better flow and flexible spaces.

  • rain, go away

    Eggleston Farkas Architects practices in the Pacific Northwest, where precipitation is a constant companion, so the firm is continually exploring ways to celebrate water and its conveyance.

  • desert gate

    Luis Ibarra says courtyards are the best “technique for living in the desert climate.” In fact, his latest development project with partner (and wife) Teresa Rosano, RA, LEED AP, counts on the appeal of courtyard living to sell six spec houses.

  • the wind up

    At its simplest, a stairway is an element that moves people vertically through space, but in architect Brad Lynch's house, it's also a means of passive heating and cooling.

  • mind the gap

    When summer residences are closed in with drywall, they lose the casual charm of the old uninsulated beach houses, says architect Robert Young, AIA. The task of exposing the rafters of this lakeside home got him thinking about using materials in ways that express their strengths.

  • under the lotus

    Inspired by the main house's ultraefficient plan, the clients came up with the idea of embedding sleeping berths into the studio's floor.