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  • A March Madness Bracket for Architecture Buffs

    ARCHITECT has created a march madness bracket pitting 32 of the AIA's Twenty-Five Year Award winners against each other. Over 500 people voted in Round One, knocking the building pool down to 16 finalists. Join the fun and vote for Round Two finalists today!

  • Vertical, Indoor Farming

    The Vertical Harvest greenhouse hopes to grow produce for a town with a climate that prevents traditional farming.

  • Soul of a Treehouse, Style of a Summer Home

    A triangular design gives this summer home a childilke aura.

  • It’s a Room Divider, It’s a Sound Insulator, It’s a… Cactus?

    A solution for dividing office space that improves sound management as much as spirits, BuzziCactus is a fun, multi-purpose, sustainable design for the open office.

  • Four Second Home Shipping Container Retreats

    Shipping container homes are an ideal option for homeowners who are looking to invest in a second home, but can't quite afford a traditional build. These four retreats and vacation homes are impressive examples of economical (and chic) shipping container home design.

  • Eco Friendly Accommodations for Eco Tourists

    Suspended tents are an eco-friendly tourism option that also add a sense of fun to camping trips.

  • In the Lap of Sustainable Luxury

    Furniture craftsmen Hellman-Chang have been selling their luxury designs to buyers like the Ritz and Waldorf Astoria for nearly a decade, and even with pieces featured in show rooms in 13 major cities, the materials are sourced within 10 miles of their Brooklyn studio.

  • 7 Ways to Enhance Indoor Environments with Biophilic Design

    Human beings not only respond positively to nearby nature, but to variation in biophilic patterns and strategies. From fractals to changes in airflow, capitalizing on the biophilia hypothesis goes far beyond putting a plant in a room. Here are some of the lesser known benefits of biophilic design...

  • Back Home in the Grain Silo?

    Could your home fit on a pickup truck? Possibly. But did it also hold grain at one point in time? That's the case for the home of architect Christoph Kaiser who renovated an old grain silo and transformed it into a 190-square-foot home that he occupies with his wife. Nearly everything in the home...

  • Industry Group WoodWorks Honors 16 Projects Framed by Timber

    An initiative of the Wood Products Council, the group's 2015 awards recognize industrial, institutional, multifamily, and commercial projects that use wood for its structural, acoustic, and design potential.