from the editor

home front

  • Italian cabinetry manufacturer Snaidero's 1968 Spazio Vivo (Living Space) Mobile Kitchen Unit is part of the new design and modern kitchen exhibit at MoMA.

    domestic agenda

    The Counterspace exhibition at MoMA considers evolving social values and technological innovation in its survey of 20th century kitchen design.

  • An angular dormer becomes the focal point on the home's front elevation.

    making tracts

    Works Partnership Architecture and Tamarack Homes unite high design with production housing efficiency.

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    cultivating al fresco creativity

    W. Gary Smith's latest book looks at how he channels his inner artist.

  • An early design concept by the students working on the Empowerhouse project shows one option for the home's exterior.

    passive powerhouse

    A team of students and local organizations band together to bring Passive House principles to a Washington, D.C. neighborhood.


green piece

  • Architect Dennis Wedlick, AIA, and his staff drew the home's overall form and massing from the barns and other rural buildings near its site in Claverack, N.Y.

    hudson river school

    Architect Dennis Wedlick hopes to spread the word about the advantages of passive house construction.


green pieces

  • smart move

    Energy Smart is an LED replacement bulb that looks like an incandescent.

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    refuse reused

    The Debris series is largely made from baghouse dust, granite dust, and spent abrasives.

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    maximum green

    EasyGreen creates vegetated walls inside and outside.

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    hidden assets

    Invisi Series II's flushing mechanism and tank are hidden behind the walls.

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    groove thing

    BamDeck is a dense and strong outdoor bamboo deck board.

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    hybrid heat

    Voltex's hybrid technology results in an operating cost of roughly $200 per year.


k+b studio


  • tall order

    Designed for an unusually tall client, this master bath combines elbow room and elegance.



  • Windows back a glass-fronted cabinet, which transmits daylight while screening views of a neighboring house.

    just enough

    An efficient new kitchen is the do-everything room this small Minneapolis house always needed.




  • A three-dimensional truss of thin, high-strength steel members supports a cantilever of 45 feetapproximately half of the buildings length.

    up, up, and away

    A Tanglewood, Mass., weekend house applies structural artistry to defy gravity.


residential architect leadership awards

hall of fame

  • Harry Teague.

    Hall of Fame: Harry Teague

    Harry Teague earns the Hall of Fame award for his career-long exploration of modernism in the mountain West.


top firm

rising star

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  • 2010 Leadership Awards

    Our picks for the 2010 Leadership Awards share a rare trait: they know how to both design and build.


shelter lab

  • Red sheet metal and bamboo plywood serve as low-maintenance interior surfaces.

    ship shape

    In San Antonio, a standard shipping container morphs into a sunny guest house.


doctor spec

  • US TIle has partnered with SRS Energy to produce its Solé Power Tile system, which the manufacturer claims was "the first truly integrated solar solution in the nation."

    solar flair

    New roofing helps solar panels hide in plain sight.



new material

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    stand and deliver

    FS3 distills bathing to its essence with a streamline design.

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    store it

    WD/STL modular storage system allows for mixing and matching.

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    sea worthy

    Nantucket Collection features species and construction to handle the coast.

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    wall et al

    +Artesio allows architects to select floors, ceiling, and walls in a modular concept.

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    buon giorno

    Treviso takes a more architectural approach to kitchen cabinets.

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    fork it over

    The Fork suspension lamp is inspired by camping.

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    panel decision

    VIVIX becomes the first U.S.-branded exterior rainscreen panel.

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    drain away

    CeraLine allows the shower drain to truly disappear.



  • housebrand's office includes a design store that sells furniture, lighting, books, and other home goods.


    Like the firm itself, housebrand's Calgary office space is multidisciplinary.


Other Articles

  • Michael Viveiros' coop is large enough to accommodate six hens.

    all cooped up

    Shelters for our feathered friends are being factored into custom home building as of late.