By Dominic LutyensFeatures correspondent Dan Glasser Casa Ward in Italy has been designed to resist earth tremors by Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architecture (Credit: Dan Glasser) From Jaipur to Whistler, eight extraordinary, award-winning houses that are both beautiful and low-energy. “Passive home” design is all about low-energy building made to exploit […]

Learning how to prune clematis will come in handy when growing these vining, flowering plants. They’re a favourite for screening walls and fences, but to keep them tidy, they benefit from a trim. Just like learning how to prune roses correctly, cutting back clematis in the right way will reward […]

Why is it that the powder room, a tiny bathroom with just a sink and a toilet, is often so many interior designers’ favorite room of the house? Though small, a powder room provides a huge opportunity for bold design. A jewel box of the home, a half bath is […]

OTIS, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s President’s Day weekend and the beginning of February vacation for western Massachusetts students. Otis Ridge prepared for busy Presidents Day weekend for skiers This weekend is also one of the busiest times of the year for local ski resorts. At Otis Ridge in the Berkshires, they’ve been […]

Real estate agent Mauricio Umansky says high mortgage rates, high prices and low supply are creating difficulties for homebuyers on ‘The Claman Countdown.’ Celebrity real estate agent Mauricio Umansky is sounding the alarm over the “perfect storm of total unaffordability” brewing in the housing market.  Mauricio Umansky, The Agency founder […]

Editor’s Note: Design for Impact is a series spotlighting architectural solutions for communities displaced by the climate crisis, natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies. CNN  —  Consider the toilet — that humble porcelain bowl that spirits away our waste several times a day. It’s not a piece of technology that […]