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L.A. Adopts Sustainable Planting Rules

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Strawberry and thyme among drought-tolerant plants approved for city's residential parkways.

The Los Angeles Board of Public Works has announced sustainable new rules for residential parkways. LA Times Greenspace reports that Los Angeles-area homeowners will now be allowed to plant drought-tolerant, turf substitute ground-cover plants in residential parkways without a permit. Previously, homeowners were only allowed to plant street trees and grass without a permit. Residential parkways......read more

Sommerhaus PIU: Primo Prefab

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Gorgeous getaway home can be put up wherever you want it

Sommerhaus PIU, a collaborative effort between German industrial designer Patrick Frey and compatriot architect Bjorn Gotte, is a prefabricated holiday home that puts a modern spin on the wilderness retreat.  The Sommerhaus design is as clean and uncomplicated as you may expect from a pair of Germans. An elegant facade defined by thin horizontal strips of wood supports a slightly pitched......read more

Villa Krona: Clifftop Cabin on the Baltic Sea

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Finnish retreat designed with nature in mind

Designed by Helsinki-based firm Helin & Co Architects, Villa Krona is a waterfront clifftop getaway situated on a remote island in Finland's Gullkrona Archipelago, The segmented dwelling is fully integrated into the environment, with a vegetated roof that transforms from spring green to a rustic brown in colder months. For inhabitants, the home is designed to maximize......read more

Singapore Residence Lets the Outside In

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JKC1 House by Ong&Ong Architects balances nature and space

Talk about feng shui! We've moved a few things around the office to balance out energies, but the JKC1 house in Singapore, designed by the architects at Ong&Ong, takes the ancient art to a whole other level. Resting atop a slight incline, the house overlooks a pool in the front yard, following the feng shui belief of balancing the "mountain" and "water" elements. The first floor's living and......read more

Malbaie V

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An elegant and efficient home in rural Quebec

To call the Malbaie V residence a dream house would be a vast understatement. The home, located in the picturesque Cap-a-l'Aigle region near Charlevoix, Quebec, fulfills all the criteria required for the crib of our dreams: elegant aesthetics, environmental integration and smart sustainability. Designed by Montreal firm Mu Architecture, the residence is defined by simple geometric volumes......read more

Yin Yang House by Brooks & Scarpa

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Net-zero residence in Venice Beach takes full advantage of plentiful SoCal sunlight

The net-zero building movement is alive and well in Venice, CA, where architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa have recently wrapped construction on this stunner of single family residence. Dubbed Yin Yang House, the home takes full advantage of the sunny SoCal climate with a a 12 KW solar photovoltaic panel system (the biggest available on the market) that serves the dual purposes of generating power......read more

Alex MacLean: Dwelling

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Thought-provoking aerial photos of suburban development in America

The always on-point team at Faith Is Torment reminded us about the work of Alex MacLean [previously], who has flown his own plane over much of the U.S. capturing aerial photos of man-modified landscapes, from agricultural patterns to city grids. Tapping into his background in architecture, MacLean's photo practice explores the relationship between the built and natural environments. For his......read more

Here Comes the Sun

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American homeowners are flocking to solar power--and not just in the usual Southwestern hotspots

American homeowners are increasingly relying on the sun to meet much of their hot water and electricity needs. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, residential electricity produced by solar in the first quarter of 2013 was almost 10 times higher than that generated in 2008. That's a huge upswing, but the potential for more is what's really impressive. So what's stopping more......read more

Apartment No. 1: A Recycled Stone Building in Iran

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Contemporary residential architecture built from scrap stone

The economy of Mahallat, Iran is driven by the stone-cutting industry, which accounts for nearly half the city's economic activity. As with most heavy industries, there are significant environmental effects; in this case, it's stone waste that doesn't get used. Tehran-based practice Architecture by Collective Terrain makes intelligent use of the scrap stone with Apartment No. 1, a contemporary......read more

Dwelling of the Day: Profile House

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Beautiful residential design by Melbourne's Black Line One X Architecture Studio

The Profile House, designed by Black Line One X Architecture Studio (BLOXAS), is an expressive homage to the industrial character of  Brunswick East, a neighborhood in Melbourne's inner north. Seeking an addition to their Californian Bungalow, the clients emphasized the sustainable performance of their future home. They also wanted a space with a feeling of openness, lightness, and visual......read more

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