Modern Green Renovation in Vancouver by Marken Projects

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Modern Green Renovation has been carried out by the design team of Marken Projects who turned a 50’s bungalow in Vancouver, British Columbia into a durable, modern and energy efficient home. They added a half storey maximizing the allowable living area (FSR) with the focus on improving the overall energy efficiency, using environmental friendly materials […]

Eichler-inspired Net Zero Energy House in California

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Net Zero Energy House is modern two-level home completed in 2011 by Klopf Architecture, situated in Cupertino, California. The goal of this project was to score as high as reasonably possible in the “GreenPoint Rated System”. The owners de-constructed their existing home when they realized that any single-story design would completely eliminate their back yard. […]

Four-story rowhouse gets modern overhaul in Prospect Heights

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Prospect Heights solar is a late 19th century rowhouse that was given a modern overhaul by CWB Architects, located in the Prospect Heights Historic District of Brooklyn, New York. To convert the aging four-story building into a modern, single-family home, the architects completed a gut renovation that included a 1,226 square foot garden-level rental unit. Although […]

Sustainable weekend retreat in Wisconsin: Thistle Hill Farm

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Thistle Hill Farm is a single family sustainable home designed by Northworks Architects, located upon a 200-acre farm of rolling terrain in Western Wisconsin. This contemporary 4,500 square foot home (418 square meters) with 3 bedrooms bunk room and 3½ bathrooms is a second residence for a Chicago-area family. The property implements today’s advanced technology […]

Rural living in the Somosierra mountain range: Ex House

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Leaving behind a world of urban routines, the client commissioned GarciaGerman Arquitectos to design Ex House, to achieve a feeling of retreat and isolation in the rural setting of the Somosierra mountain range of Spain. The client had abandoned their life of living in downtown Madrid and the term “Ex” refers to this process of […]

Modernist Home in Austin: Deep Eddy Residence

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The Deep Eddy Residence is a modern single family home designed by Baldridge Architects in an older neighborhood in west Austin, Texas. The owners, a couple, wished to create a modern refuge and to regain some of the privacy they had previously enjoyed prior to the construction of a looming residence immediately to the west and […]

LEED-Platinum home in Alamo Heights: Hacienda Ja Ja

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Hacienda Ja Ja is a LEED-Platinum home nestled beneath a canopy of live oak trees, designed by Lake Flato Architects, in Alamo Heights, Texas.  The 2,328 square foot property is to scale with its neighbors, offering porches that allow its residents to easily engage with activity on the street. Spaces wrap around a small courtyard to […]

Walnut Residence draws inspiration from massive pine tree

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The Walnut Residence, designed by Modal Design, is located in Venice, California, a beachside community characterized by small lots, an eclectic mix of architecture and a unique blend of personality. This is a low-maintenance, multi-generational home for the principal architects parents, his family, his brother’s children and their many pets. While the tight square footage […]

Monsoon Retreat in India welcoming nature indoors

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Monsoon Retreat has been designed by Abraham John ARCHITECTS, situated in Khandala, a famous hill station in the Western Ghats in the state of Maharashtra, India. The 8,363 square foot (777 square meters) private residence is surrounded by a swimming pool and evergreen gardens. The living room was conceived as an “outdoor space” with abundant […]

Innovative and Sustainable Green Lantern House in Texas

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Green Lantern Residence is an innovative and sustainable single family home designed by John Grable Architects, sited in one of San Antonio, Texas’s oldest neighborhoods, Alamo Heights. The 4,000 square foot home was built upon the architect and client’s mutual respect for the environment. With the foundation of sustainability as a responsible and moral obligation, […]