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  • Correcting a previous mistake, Ohashi Design Studio opened up this '60s ranch to water views with a wall of aluminum and glass facing San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

    Ohashi Design Studio updates 1960s ranch in Emeryville, Calif.

    East Bay residence gets energy-efficient upgrade and new solar roof.

     
  • Alex and Ivan Terry created a sense of continuity by bringing the ipe inside the house to rooms such as the kitchen/dining/living space.

    A 1960s box in San Francisco receives a green makeover

    Terry & Terry Architecture remodels a nondescript 1960s house into a handsome—and sustainable—urban residence.

     
  • The Glanville Residence was plagued by single-pane windows, a 1960s-era boiler, and asbestos insulation.

    ZeroEnergy Design completes Glanville Residence

    A 1912 craftman gets a new millennium energy-efficient upgrade.

     
  • A Dallas LEED Platinum Home Sits Lightly on the Land

    This 1,490-square-foot residence by Shipley Architects balances on a couple of steel beams, a few inches above the earth.

     
  • new heights

    To satisfy the world's growing housing needs in a sustainable way, many experts are recommending building up, not out. Whether that approach translates into structures of six or 60 stories, it will certainly result in denser neighborhoods, which generally consume fewer resources than sprawling ones...

     
  • Kitchen: Leed the Way

    Residential architects and home builders around the country know the Neil Kelly Co. name because of its environmentally friendly business philosophy and its highly regarded custom cabinets made of reclaimed or recycled materials. It follows, then, that th

     
  • big and green

    green building is booming, but until homeowners are ready to embrace the less-is-more attitude can big and green peacefully coexist?

     
  • random harvest

    After several years of tentative steps, national green building programs are making strides toward getting their residential guidelines—and their delivery systems—up and running. Just finishing up is the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Homes pilot project, a year-and-a-half-long experiment...

     
  • case study: traugott terrace, seattle, wash.

    Designing affordable housing under normal constraints is tough enough, but Seattle-based Environmental Works Community Design Center deserves special kudos for overcoming the hurdles of Traugott Terrace.

     
  • box & one lofts, portland, ore.

    This is urban living," said the jury, who were impressed by the project's strong indoor-outdoor connections and neighborhood feel.

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
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