More stories about Cost-Effective Design

  • students design houses for new orleans

  • losa loft, san francisco

    This loft in San Francisco's Mission District was dark and cluttered before Joshua Aidlin, AIA, and his client got their hands on it.

  • house of the papyrii, alys beach, fla.

    Despite tight constraints, Khoury & Vogt Architects designed this spacious, light-filled house with an efficient plan.

  • back to the bauhaus box

    Given the country's dire economic state, many pundits are predicting a shift from the conspicuous consumption of luxury products to more humble displays.

  • lifecycle building challenge opens for entries

    The Lifecycle Building Challenge 3, overseen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will accept competition entries through Aug. 30, 2009. Architects, product developers, educators, environmental leaders, and students are invited to submit bui

  • special summit: can green and affordable coexist?

    Can affordable and green co-exist?

  • top firm: michelle kaufmann, aia, leed ap

    It all started with a headache.

  • the new standard

    There are plenty of off-the-shelf products on the market that can help resolve transition issues and a host of other problems. In the process, they can create details that are every bit as elegant as a skilled artisan's, but not nearly as costly.

  • lean feat

    The goal of Rice Design Alliance and AIA Houston's 99K House Competition seems self-evident.

  • plywood perfected

    San Francisco architect Nick Noyes, AIA, creats beauty from humble materials. Plywood-lined interior walls take on an abstract, aquatic quality, with ribbons of darker and lighter shades forming mesmerizing patterns throughout the space.