More stories about FLORIDA

  • closing ranks

    Building a house on a sweet spot near the coast is a commission most architects covet. But when Hurricane Andrew slammed into South Florida, on Aug. 24, 1992, it made some reconsider the opportunity.

  • the not so wasteful house

    As Sarah Susanka's Not So Big Showhouse aptly illustrates, we've come a long way from the days when sustainability was unsightly. Thousands of attendees at this year's International Builders' Show in Orlando toured the 2,660-square-foot house, which marries earth-friendly features with innovation...

  • casa rizo, miami

    I tried to use solids and voids to take the eye beyond the physical limitations of the space and give the impression of a house bigger than it is, says architect Armando Rizo of his first house design, one he did for his family.

  • palm beach residence, palm beach, fla.

    Our judges noted the terrific site plan and praised the firm for "a classic Florida style that was beautifully done."

  • Busting the Builders

    Like most architects in this time of booming home sales, Ann Capron is busy--too busy, she says, to chase builders who are copying her plans without her permission.