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  • 6 Key Design Trends Coming to Cities

    By 2050, an estimated 70 percent of the global population will live in urban areas. Accommodating such rapid, dense population growth will require changes in lifestyle and design, some of which are already making their way into urban planning and multifamily.

  • Young Adult Home Buyers in the 13 Most Populated MSAs

    Economists are banking on 2015 to be the year leading-edge millennials finally start to stream into the housing market. To get an idea of what changes can be expected if the generation does take the plunge, Builder gathered data on millennial home buying behavior in MSAs where the 25-34 year-old...

  • Free Floating House Floor Plans

    Free blueprints for floating homes will be available online for the masses.

  • Demand vs. Desire: The New Home Dilemma

    Pricing growth incites low new-home demand, but it’s more an indication of fear, than a lack of desire among entry-level buyers.

  • Architecture for Humanity Files for Bankruptcy

    Architecture for Humanity (AFH), the San Francisco–based non-profit organization behind a federation of chapters focusing on humanitarian and disaster relief architecture, is filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.

  • A 3D-Printed Pavilion Illuminates the Sun's Path

    The latest experimental project from Kent, Ohio–based interdisciplinary studio DesignLabWorkshop is a 3D-printed pavilion that incorporates smart technologies, like light sensors and photovoltaics, to track and record the sun’s exposure throughout the day.

  • Meet Seven of the 2014 Good Design Award Winners

    The 64th iteration of the international awards program recognizes consumer products in 25 categories. Announced in December, this year's more than 800 winners were culled from "several thousand" entries, its hosts say, and they run the gamut from revived midcentury furniture to a toast-shaped...

  • How to Design Inviting Outdoor Rooms

    The craving for time outdoors continues to drive the demand for well-designed outdoor rooms. It makes sense: Buyers with busy lives need the house to be a sanctuary, an escape. Clients are looking for a way to escape all that, and a well-done outdoor space can provide just such an escape. Builder's...

  • Remodeling Makes a Healthy Home

    Homeowners are more likely consider their homes healthy after recent remodeling and the health of a home is a major motivation to upgrade, according to the 2014 Houzz Health Home Survey.

  • Wind Trees: Turbines for Small Residential Spaces

    Meet "wind trees," the small-scale turbine perfect for city neighborhoods.