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    Choosing the right style as a prototype is the key to building a handsome and affordable home that has a small "environmental footprint."

  • Toolbox

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    Gambrel Roof Structures and Wind Uplift

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  • In the News

    A concept house in Omaha, Neb.; Ecobuild America conference; more

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  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Fla.

    Arquitectonica takes a fresh approach to new headquarters for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

  • A Successful Kitchen Redesign

    Many view design as largely subjective, but when it's done well it can be broken down into realistic, objective directives. These deal not only with aesthetics — form — but also with function, especially for kitchens.

  • Keeping an Eye on Chimneys

    Though it's but a single element, a chimney can do much to enhance a house's overall design. In its materials and form — how it rises and terminates — a successful chimney respects the context of the surrounding home.

  • Shingle Art

    These vines won't rot the siding or harbor bird's nests.