Tiny house concept offers lessons for new student housing

Tiny house concept offers lessons for new student housing

As times change and building practices advance, student housing has graduated as well from traditional dorm standards of simply cramming beds, desks and people into tiny spaces. A new complex converted from a former office building in the Netherlands uses...

Precast concrete walls provide efficiency, durability to N.C. home

Precast concrete walls provide efficiency, durability to N.C. home

After living for three decades in New England, Cindy Moore decided her “last move” would be to western North Carolina and into an Irish farmhouse she designed. To help ensure structural efficiency and durability, those plans included erecting walls made...

Students show net-zero home possible amid challenges of historic district

As industries seek to renovate and recover old homes in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine district, they struggle with incorporating new energy-saving practices to historically sensitive neighborhoods. A team of University of Cincinnati students recently set out to solve this problem through the...

Solar-powered 'sponge' house connects with nature

Solar-powered 'sponge' house connects with nature

The Country House, an environmentally conscious home that embraces indoor-outdoor living in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, is designed to celebrate nature. Completed by 1+1>2 Architects, the house stands out from its neighbors with its sloped thatch roofs, which reference Vietnam’s countryside...

5 ways to more sustainable home construction

5 ways to more sustainable home construction

The terms “green” and “sustainable” both describe more efficient, environmentally-responsible ways of using resources in the construction industry. In the past, only specialty builders marketed themselves as green. Now, around one-third of the U.S.

Developer: Condo tower to be 'healthiest high-rise in Texas'

Developers of a downtown Dallas condo tower are adding wellness features to the list of amenities they hope will draw residents. Hall Group claims the 28-story Hall Arts Residences building will be the "healthiest high-rise in Texas" when it opens...

Homes can be built to fight wildfires

Homes can be built to fight wildfires

It may be easier than experts thought to build homes that can stand up to fires.

Smart appliances will put you in control of your kitchen

Smart appliances will put you in control of your kitchen

LG uses an open platform, open partnership, open connectivity ecosystem.

DDIY: When should you hire professional landscaping help?

DDIY: When should you hire professional landscaping help?

While saving on labor costs might attract DIYers, the hidden costs to any project may send them packing.

Infographic: Case for conservation-friendly construction

Construction methods need to be more environmentally friendly. However, this isn't just a case of green energy and sustainable materials, plans must also account for the local ecosystem. The construction of both residential and commercial properties is encroaching further and further into the countryside.

Panasonic building smart city outside Denver

Panasonic building smart city outside Denver

Panasonic’s presence is just about everywhere these days, from car batteries to airplanes. Now, now the company is building a smart city. Called CityNow, the futuristic city is rising outside Denver and will be a living lab experiment for creating...

Two New Apps Help Homebuyers Make Smart Decisions

By making hidden livability factors more transparent, homebuyers can prioritize their home search based on what matters to them.

A Guide to Completing a Successful Renovation Project

A Guide to Completing a Successful Renovation Project

When you’re asked what your budget is for your renovation project, you cannot say, “I don’t know.”

Home Appliances Trends for 2018

Home Appliances Trends for 2018

There is an old way of cooking in France, known as sous-vide, that is now appearing in North American appliance warehouses.

Florida County Proposes Metal Roof Mandate

Florida County Proposes Metal Roof Mandate

While more than 50 million people now live along the nation’s hurricane-prone coastlines, extreme climate occurrences aren’t just a coastal concern anymore.

Thrive Home Builders Named

Thrive Home Builders Named "Professional Builder's 2017 Builder Of The Year"

The recognition comes on the heels of the October award for Innovation in Housing from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Concrete Floor Planks Dazzle with New Colors

Concrete Floor Planks Dazzle with New Colors

Concrete floor tiles and wall planks offer a creative solution for flooring.

ICFs Help Green Builder Create a Passive Solar Home

ICFs Help Green Builder Create a Passive Solar Home

For passive design to be effective, both thermal mass and insulation are required to be integrated into the build.

Knowledge-Sharing Platform Makes Tiny Home Expertise Available to the Public

Knowledge-Sharing Platform Makes Tiny Home Expertise Available to the Public

Tiny houses are captivating the imagination and interest of the millennial generation and boomer generation alike.

Residential Metal Market Share Jumps to 14% in North America

Residential Metal Market Share Jumps to 14% in North America

Twenty-nine percent of homeowners reported that they selected metal roofing because it was attractive.

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