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Santa Fe’s Milder residence blends old-world adobe charm with contemporary construction methods, creating an earthy example of sustainable home building. For the New Mexico home, Boston architects at Signer Harris took cues from traditional area homes, using materials that mimicked its desert surroundings. Built with autoclaved aerated concrete blocks and subtle metal detailing, the house stands apart from nearby residents, but an array of rooftop solar panels place the home completely off the grid. [via inhabitat]