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Eco Design

Environmental sustainability has always been a unique topic, especially with so many homes and commercial properties aiming to be LEED certified. We delve into some really fun designs that showcase beautiful materials and clever use of sustainable elements culminating into functionality and great architecture that we can all be fascinated with. Have a look at some satisfying environmentally friendly properties that will leave you inspired to want to emulate some of the ideas featured here into your own home design, whether it be a new-build or a renovation project.

Inside a Wyoming mountain house with stunning contemporary accents

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JLF Architects in collaboration with Big-D Signature has designed this contemporary mountain-style house, located in Wilson, an alpine western town at the eastern base of Teton Pass, Wyoming. Invoking heritage materials to honor Wyoming’s pioneering past, chiseled mountain style is invigorated by contemporary accents. Industrial steel windows and a curtain of glass seamlessly connect with the […]

Escape into nature in this serene Wisconsin cabin: MetalLark Tower

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SALA Architects is responsible for the design of this architecturally distinctive cabin that provides breathtaking lake and meadow views in Frederic, Wisconsin. Nestled within 140 acres of former farm fields, the rolling woodland and prairie have been replanted with native prairie grasses. The specific site was selected for its overlook to a small lake, as well as […]

A compact mountain modern home surrounded by woods in Martis Camp

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This compact mountain home was eloquently designed by Ryan Group Architects, nestled on 1.5 acres in the Martis Camp community of Truckee, California. Encompassing just 1,718 square feet of living space, there are three bedrooms and three bathrooms for a young family of three. The project team maximized the tight building envelope by minimizing hallways and […]

A San Francisco home inspired by modernist Scandinavian architecture

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Feldman Architecture in collaboration with Commune Design has designed this home inspired by modernist Scandinavian architecture, located in San Francisco, California. Created for a young family, their request was for a home they could grow old in — with interior spaces that are classic, inviting, and layered with commissioned furniture pieces, custom rugs, and vintage […]

This eco-friendly retreat provides a relaxing haven on the Cornish coast

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Ukiyo is an eco-friendly retreat with modern Scandinavian influences, located in Coverack, a coastal fishing village in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Wild coastal views are on full display in this sumptuous hideaway that offers sculptural furnishings a subtle urban feel with its poured concrete. This home gets its name from Japanese culture, translating to “the floating world”, providing a […]

Absolutely stunning off the grid home in California embraces the outdoors

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This modern off-the-grid home was designed by architecture studio Assembledge+, located in the foothills of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles. California. Surrounding this home, verdant foliage, mature growth trees, and rolling hills. Composed of three pavilions, this single-story dwelling is connected via a series of glass hallways to create a residential oasis in the heart of the […]

A breezy sustainable beach house perched on the idyllic Maui coastline

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Designed by Walker Warner Architects, this sustainable beach house is perched on the edge of Makena Beach, one of the most popular shorelines in Maui, Hawaii. Maximizing natural light, this two-story dwelling soaks in the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean through expansive windows and terraces.   Encompassing 9,007 square feet of living space, this […]

Net-zero cabin provides an urban refuge that communes with nature

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This net-zero cabin was designed by Olson Kundig Architects in collaboration with Dovetail General Contractors, located in Seattle, Washington. This dwelling provides the owner’s desire for a private urban retreat that would connect her to nature. A staggered footprint on the lot allows for dense landscaping, and extensive glazing throughout the house increases solar gains and […]

A treehouse-inspired home in California promoting indoor-outdoor living

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This modern treehouse-inspired home was renovated by architecture studio Assembledge+, nestled in the hills of the Laurel Canyon, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. The dwelling is positioned within an enclave of mid-century homes from which it draws its inspiration. Originally a ranch house constructed in 1956, the scope of the project involves a second-story addition […]