While the Solar Decathlon has never exactly been flush with California competitors, a quartet of homegrown contenders have emerged for the 2013 edition of the event which, for the first time, is taking place in Southern California.
When most folks acquire storage units the last thing they want to do is actually move into them. Not the case with Steve Sauer who went about transforming a 182-square-foot cube in the basement of an apartment building into a habitable space.
We're not quite through with summer yet but it's never too early to start conquering that filthy grill, remedying those BBQ sauce-stained tablecloths and erasing any evidence of beer-fueled backyard bacchanalias.
This week: A sci-fi-inspired yard display in Palm Springs built from upcycled e-waste, prefab homes from Estonia and a LED recall from Philips. Plus, how to deal with a houseguest who may be harboring, gulp, bedbugs.
Denmark's most beloved import, LEGO, releases a new architectural toolkit for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene building block-loving adults that comes complete with a 272-page 'inspirational guidebook.'
Follow University of Minnesota architecture grad Hank Butitta as he treks across the U.S. in an old school bus cleverly converted into a mobile tiny home with reclaimed gym flooring and room to sleep six.