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LEED Silver house in Atlanta nestles into its wooded environment

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This modern residence with a LEED Silver rating is home to the principal architects at TaC Studios Architecture, located in Atlanta, Georgia. After years of developing ‘Green’ strategies for their clients, they wished to apply several of these techniques, systems and products into their new home/studio. Not only does the home have its LEED Silver rating, […]



LEED Platinum New Mexico retreat half-buried in desert terrain

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Designed by Overland Partners, this desert retreat is buried into a hillside, with its low profile emphasized by a series of landscaped roofs, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The design of the structure was inspired by the lands history of Anasazi settlers, known for their cliff dwellings. The residence is comprised of 40,000 gross square feet, […]

A sustainable house in Madrid nestled amongst the trees

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A sustainable house nestled amongst oaks, pines and firs, rehabilitated with the help of the homeowner’s neighbor and friend, architect Antonio Guzman, located in Madrid, Spain. Nature has become the essence of the interior of this home, with extensive glazing to capture the outdoor environment. Taking a whole year for the reform, the living spaces […]

Visionary residence in Idaho comprised of rammed earth

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Ward + Blake Architect’s have designed an incredible rammed earth home complete with a green roof, located on a sprawling site in Squirrel, Idaho. Comprised of 5,994 square feet of living space, the architect’s created this home with their patented EarthWall construction system which uses a post-tension steel as the framework to construct the rammed earth walls that […]

Fascinating energy efficient home overlooking Puget Sound

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This energy efficient home on Elliot Bay is the imagination of FINNE Architects, nestled on a narrow plot offering sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains in Seattle, Washington. When designing the home, the architect took into consideration the narrow property, surrounding views and his clients (a couple of empty nesters) affinity of the outdoors as well […]

An eco-responsible home nestled on a forested site in France

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An eco-responsible and low-energy home designed by IF Architecture, Serpentine villa is nestled in a forest in Fiac, a small village located south of France. The 2,561 square foot (238 square meters) residence was developed to leave the smallest possible footprint so as not to destroy its natural habitat. At the same time to owners did not […]

LEED Gold mountain home fascinates the imagination in Colorado

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Lake Creek Residence is a beautiful contemporary mountain home that was completed in 2011 by Krueger Architecture & Design, located in Edwards, Colorado. The home was positioned on the site in order to take advantage of the rugged mountain views and the meandering river. The interior living spaces have been designed to extend to the outdoor spaces drawing […]

Stainless steel wrapped home in the English countryside

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Wrap House is an impressive property that has been recently re-designed by Edgley Design, nestled in a rural area of Godalming, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. Situated on 2.5 acres of gardens, this contemporary home features 4,890 square feet of living space with seven bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms. Originally designed in the 1960s, the architects employed a more sustainable approach […]

LEED Platinum West Coast Style Home on Prospect Lake

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Prospect Lake Custom Home is a stunning West Coast style property designed by Horizon Contracting, located at the edge of Prospect Lake, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The interiors of this fabulous home have been designed with clean, contemporary lines, with wooden flooring and high ceilings with exposed wood beams in the main living spaces. Highlights to […]

Fascinating prefab cabin on Vashon Island, Washington

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Vashon Island House is a 1,750 square foot custom designed prefab cabin by Seattle architecture firm FabCab, located on Vashon Island, King County, Washington. The family cabin, built by Potential Energy, is comprised of two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a flex room/den, and a 300 square foot bump-out screened-in porch with a fireplace and wall of windows. The […]