Passive Design

How Affordable Housing is Driving Passive House Design
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How Affordable Housing is Driving Passive House Design

A grassroots effort started by Philadelphia-based design firm Onion Flats to... More

Living the Dream of a Net-Zero House
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Living the Dream of a Net-Zero House

The growing number of firms offering energy-efficient modular designs has made a... More

More PreFab Passive House Options for North America
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More PreFab Passive House Options for North America

The model of sustainable construction popular in Europe is making its way to the... More

 University of Colorado Architecture Students Build Two Cabins Made of Recycled Materials
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University of Colorado Architecture Students Build Two Cabins Made of Recycled Materials

Collaborating with the University of Utah's architecture program, Design Build... More

Soft House, designed by Kennedy & Violich Architecture
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Soft House, designed by Kennedy & Violich Architecture

This complex of four performative row houses in Hamburg, Germany, designed by... More

Honda Open Sources Smart-Home Design
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Honda Open Sources Smart-Home Design

The auto and equipment maker releases nearly all of its “smart home” plans to the... More

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House, North Plains, Ore.
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Pumpkin Ridge Passive House, North Plains, Ore.

The Farris family, along with their builder Hammer & Hand, share the decisions... More

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Practice: Beyond the House Practice: Beyond the House

How do residential architects break into new building types? More

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Blacklisted from the NYC Department of Buildings, a Former Architect Tries His Hand at Green Development Blacklisted from the NYC Department of Buildings, a Former Architect Tries His Hand at Green Development

As one of today’s most notorious designers in New York, Robert Scarano, Jr., claims that he has reformed his filing practices. But is his newfound evangelization of sustainable design a convenient cover for business as usual? More

Harrison Fraker Receives the AIA/ASCA 2014 Topaz Medallion Award
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Harrison Fraker Receives the AIA/ASCA 2014 Topaz Medallion Award

The AIA and ASCA award Harrison Fraker, Assoc. AIA, the Topaz Medallion for his... More

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