Barcelona's 'Penthouse Flats' limit urban sprawl by building up, not out
June 22, 2015, 1:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In a marriage of modular building and adaptive reuse, one Spanish developer has taken to the rooftops.
Everything old is new again in Anna Maria, Florida
June 12, 2015, 1:55 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Come for the pristine beaches and mellow vibe, stay for the energy-efficient buildings and hyperlocal Okinawa spinach.
Even at 100, San Francisco City Hall couldn't be greener
June 9, 2015, 11:25 a.m. by Matt Hickman
The palatial Beaux-Arts beauty completed in 1915 is named the oldest LEED Platinum-certified building.
Treehouse retreat with skate park appeals to nature lovers, 13-year-old boys
June 5, 2015, 2 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Beautiful and daring, Cinder Cone will resonate with those who have graduated from Thrasher to Dwell.
Egg-shaped hideaway gives whole new meaning to 'escape pod'
May 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Powered by the wind and sun, Ecocapsule is the ultimate off-grid micro-home for vagabond vacationers.
Summer 2015 reading list: 12 green design titles to intrigue and inspire
May 21, 2015, 1:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Forget Pat Conroy ... nothing says 'summer reading' like upcycling bibles and tiny house memoirs.
Texas weekend retreat eschews one big house for 4 little ones
May 18, 2015, 10 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Co-owned by a quartet of couples, Llano Exit Strategy blends communal living and rural solitude.
'Small is Beautiful' casts honest, often heartbreaking light on tiny house movement
May 4, 2015, 2:50 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Jeremy Beasley's debut feature is filled with enough raw emotion to fill a dozen pint-sized dwellings.
Oakland neighborhood showcases the power of good, green design
April 22, 2015, 3:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In a once iffy stretch of East Oakland, Tassafaronga Village stands as a model of affordable green housing done right.
Detroit deconstruction projects prompt need for 'reclamation hub'
April 21, 2015, 10:36 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Detroit adds a salvage component to its razing spree. Now it just needs a place to put truckloads of reclaimed building materials.
AIA Housing Awards honors two gorgeous homes to grow old in
April 17, 2015, 4:15 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In rural stretches of Connecticut and Tennessee, two nature-surrounded retreats built for retirees.