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SIMPLE STYLE: AN ARCHITECT BUILDS A BRICK HOUSE NEAR MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

At over 500 square feet, the house’s green roof may be its most powerful—and most expensive—environmental statement. It cost $8,000 to waterproof, and $7,000 to landscape. Water from the roof feeds the toilet and the garden’s watering system, and the garden itself insulates the house and keeps gas bills low in winter.

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Contemporary Nordic Town House

With their light, white house that owes equal debts to its Nordic surroundings and to the Japanese provenance of its architects, a pair of design-minded art lovers are boldly making their mark on their new home: the tiny town of Landskrona, Sweden.

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A Renovated Tribeca Loft with a Modern Aesthetic

To revamp their loft in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood, a family enlisted Matthew Miller of StudioLAB. Their goal: turn the dreary loft into a modern space that offers ample room for their three children to enjoy. Miller says the family knew exactly what they wanted to accomplish with their home’s new look. “We gutted everything,” Miller says. “It was important to keep a big open space where the living room, dining area, and kitchen flow into one another.” See more here.
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A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home

Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by solar panels and a geothermal heat pump that draws energy from the ground itself, 300 feet underground.

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