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Mon, Oct 20, 2014 3:53 PM
Big (and not always code-compliant) experimental ideas abound at an off-grid community of pint-sized shipping container dwellings.
Mies van der Rohe's modernist jewel box needs saving from an ill-behaved river. Will placing the home atop a hydraulic system spare it from flooding while maintaining its historic cred?
New addition to the sixth-annual White House Kitchen Garden meant to support bees, butterflies, and other essential pollinators.
Carefully deconstructed and packed away into 2 shipping containers, the Bachman Wilson House completes the haul from New Jersey to its new home in Bentonville, Ark.
An off-the-grid tent alternative for dedicated glampers and design-conscious holiday-makers, this prefab micro-cabin from Spain treads lightly wherever it happens to 'drop.'
As detailed in a new executive order further urging residents to conserve water, homeowners associations can no longer punish residents for allowing their once-lush lawns to go brown.
Although the stair/ladder situation is rather daunting, there's a lot to like about this smart, vertical-minded remodel of a windowless Paris flat with minimal square footage.
In "Birdhouses of the World," author Anne Schmauss offers readers a fascinating tour of birdhouses crafted by designers and bird enthusiasts all around the world.
If you feel unmotivated to start gardening this year, read these quotes. They will make you laugh, smile, think — and want to get your hands dirty again.
It may take a grassroots gardening effort to bring migrating monarch butterfly populations back from the brink of danger.
University of Oregon architecture student Cameron Huber scores the top spot (and $2,000) in Hammer & Hand's beauty and brawn-seeking perFORM Design Competition.
Daron Joffe's new book, 'Citizen Farmers,' offers a fresh look at farming and gardening, and it starts the way any great plot begins — with good dirt.
Holst Architecture's lauded Bud Clark Commons project joins an eclectic assortment of noteworthy green buildings on the 2014 AIA COTE annual top 10 list.
Scientists used a variety of approaches, including genetic materials, archaeological evidence and linguistics to pinpoint central-east Mexico as the chili pepper source.
These exquisitely canopied tunnels are perfect examples of how nature can be carefully shaped over many years by humans and other external influences.
The gorgeously illustrated 'Prefabulous World' highlights some of the most cutting-edge, energy-efficient modular homes in the world.
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