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Houses of Maine

Houses of Maine

A book of six beautiful homes that are integrated with their surroundings

June 2013
The Greenest Home

The Greenest Home

A stunning new book proves that passive, super-insulated homes can be beautiful and responsible

June 2013
Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

New book discovers a more carefree moment in a Long Island beach community when sustainable modernism took root

June 2013
A Country of Cities: Of Trains, Towers, and Trees

A Country of Cities: Of Trains, Towers, and Trees

New book imagines, predicts, and proposes a rewarding urban life.

May 2013
Collaboration: Pathways to Success

Collaboration: Pathways to Success

Every voice has something to add, but you must speak to be heard.

May 2013
Confessions of a Generalist

Confessions of a Generalist

Niels Diffrient is a tinkerer, a fixer, and an ever-restless experimenter

April 2013
Marks of Excellence

Marks of Excellence

New book on trademarks explains how the simplest of images can carry volumes of information

April 2013
The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance

The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance

Excerpt from The Upcycle, the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle

April 2013
Racecourse Architecture

Racecourse Architecture

A number of racecourses can boast traditions of continuous use that put any other sport to shame

April 2013
The Incidental Steward: Reflections on Citizen Science

The Incidental Steward: Reflections on Citizen Science

Akiko Busch discusses how a thoughtful citizenry can learn, understand, and act upon their findings as they observe the natural world around them

April 2013

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