It's a design contest. It's a way to rethink the way we live, especially our habit of relying so much on stuff. It's a closer look at our demand for big spaces. It's a way to learn to live with less. It's shameless self-promotion.
Argentineans are known for making much with little, and this is true in architecture as well. The PH is a local typology of small houses aligned in long and narrow lots, which provides the feeling of a home with some
Now that the home office is the new staple of the American home, let's make it as green and good-looking as possible. You've probably already admired West Elm's collections of elegant home furnishings, but the Pratt line is especially ogle-worthy. Born
Transformer furniture holds a lot of great promise: multi-function furnishings that really do multiple things well, thereby saving space and resources. But I'd wager that most of the designs we see do more to tingle the imagination than offer true
Over the next couple of years the Toronto Transit Commission is replacing a lot of its subway cars. Ryerson School of Interior Design student Heather Borozny notes that people are converting shipping containers into housing, so why not subway cars?
If you're looking for a couch and you're not a bzillionaire, I don't envy your plight. Finding good, affordable vintage can be hit or miss (don't even look on Nashville Craigslist if you have a sensitive gag reflex), and opting for
Mounding kitchen scraps in the backyard is all well and good, but we've got nothing against letting technology speed up nature's progress. NatureMill first blipped on our radar back in 2005, and has been steadily improving its automated
Architectural firm RMJM's plan for a new eco-luxury development in Istanbul -- potentially Turkey's first LEED-certified mixed-use structure -- has the green-building blogosphere buzzing. So why am I having a hard time getting excited about it?
The world has been watching Colin Beavan--better known as No Impact Man--for some time. Now, his year of no-impact living at an end, he is sharing the ups and downs, the laughter and nail-biting, and all the lessons that came from what The New York
Warehouses, schoolhouses, and factory buildings repurpose well into lofts and art studios, but draftiness and patchy temperatures often come with the terrain. Berlin architecture firm Davidson Refaildis devised this concept, Selective
Designer Patrick Morris has created the Sky Planter, an inverted pot for flowers, herbs, and other leafy companions. The son of a New Zealand ceramics family, Morris chose his company name, Boskke, to invoke the word bosky, meaning a
If you're building green in Seattle, you have to be pretty confident of your product. After all, these "Green McMansions" were were called out on a greenwashing foul and torched to the ground. Dwell Development, LLC
You probably know how much we love buildings with green walls: they cool interiors in the summer, help keep cities cooler by preventing the 'heat island' effect, capture carbon dioxide, and even absorb noise, and invite natural life.
You might not guess just by looking, but, in the image above, there are two apartments, two sets of dining room furniture, six stools and a bed. Through a variety of gyrations, these objects unfold, change, and otherwise transform, creating functional
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The U.S. Department of Energy has established that in many cases using an electric space heater in one room is much more efficient that heating an entire home efficiently with a gas furnace (especially an older unit). With