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  1. Greening San Francisco's Old Mint
    Travel Reports

    Greening San Francisco's Old Mint

    Last year I had the chance to take a press preview of the Old Mint in San Francisco. It's right downtown, just opposite the San Francisco Chronicle, and though it's unused at present, it's set to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.25.10

  2. Lakeside Home in Washington
    Houses We Love

    Lakeside Home in Washington

    After rescuing an aging structure, a mid-century home’s views are reborn.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Kyle Johnson
    10.30.13

  3. The Utility Zone

    The Utility Zone

    Your garage, laundry room, basement, and other nonglam support areas: These are the silent killers of energy-efficiency in your home.1 Because these spaces are largely “unseen” (and...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.01.09

  4. Raise the Roof
    House Tours

    Raise the Roof

    From the United States to Poland to South Korea, living roofs have taken off. They provide natural insulation, help control with runoff, and pack a slew of cool features—it's no wonder these...

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    09.26.12

  5. lamesadevenn: Part 6
    Renovation

    lamesadevenn: Part 6

    In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community groups, La Mesita and La Resolana. Rather than simply becoming a building...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    12.05.12

  6. Village Green
    My House

    Village Green

    This place was a filthy dump when we bought it,” says Cathryn Barmon, sipping tea in a knockoff Le Corbusier chair. “I didn’t want to go barefoot until we’d redone the...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.18.09

  7. Retail Therapy
    Green

    Retail Therapy

    In the great American quest for more stuff, big-box stores are nirvana, laden with cheaply priced items by the ton, from diamond earrings to toilet paper. So isn’t it a good thing that many...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    01.21.09

  8. Offices With A View
    Post

    Offices With A View

    We’ve all dreamed of kicking back in an office with a view; these three residents built their own.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.31.13

  9. Smart Solutions for Small Vacation Homes
    A Great Idea

    Smart Solutions for Small Vacation Homes

    It can be a challenge to achieve a feeling of coziness without making a space seem cluttered. But spatial restrictions sometimes produce the most creative solutions.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.23.14

  10. Bjarke Ingels on 'Bigamy'
    Interviews

    Bjarke Ingels on 'Bigamy'

    It might be an understatement to say that Bjarke Ingels' firm the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has gone gangbusters. In a climate where much new construction is being delayed indefinitely and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.01.11

  11. Botanical Garden Pavilion
    Outdoor

    Botanical Garden Pavilion

    When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, architect and University of Kentucky lecturer Mike McKay felt the pull to go down to the Big Easy to help with a task that was anything but easy:...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.23.10

  12. Neil Denari: Sustainability at All Scales
    Dwell on Design

    Neil Denari: Sustainability at All Scales

    We are thrilled to welcome Los Angeles architect Neil Denari principal of NMDA to Dwell on Design on Friday, June 21st for the conversation Sustainability at All Scales. Denari, one of LA's biggest...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.17.13

  13. Urban Land Institute 2010 Awards
    House Tours

    Urban Land Institute 2010 Awards

    From over 170 entries, 17 finalists—from Thin Flats, an eight-unit green residential infil project in Philadelphia, to the Vancouver Convention Centre West, which opened for the 2010 Olympics...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.10.10

  14. 10 Modern Brick Homes
    House Tours

    10 Modern Brick Homes

    Brick is most often associated with traditional building styles, from Gothic to Georgian. Brickwork and mortar can be applied to a fresh, modern house, however—just look to these ten examples for...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.20.13

  15. Small Spaces at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Small Spaces at Dwell on Design

    Compact spaces have caused us to rethink the way we live. Most people will find at least one small space in their condo or home that requires the help of intelligent design. Keep an eye out for...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    05.22.14

  16. Compost Modern
    Post

    Compost Modern

    With the new year comes new resolutions and a general resolve to do better. Perhaps at the top of many of our lists is the question of how to live more responsibly. This February's conference,...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.31.08

  17. A Renovated Tribeca Loft with a Modern Aesthetic
    Renovation

    A Renovated Tribeca Loft with a Modern Aesthetic

    To revamp their loft in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood, a family enlisted Matthew Miller of StudioLAB. Their goal: turn the dreary loft into a modern space that offers ample room for their...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    05.28.14

  18. Clever Ideas for Loft Beds
    A Great Idea

    Clever Ideas for Loft Beds

    In apartments where every square foot counts, lofted beds can act as both a stylish and space-saving element.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.02.14

  19. Evergreen Brick Works
    Travel Reports

    Evergreen Brick Works

    Toronto's skyline is speckled with bricks from the former Don Valley Brick Works yard. In the 1960s and 70s, the company produced more than 43 million bricks each year. But after business slowed in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.04.11

  20. 7 Outdoor Entertaining Areas Done Right
    Green

    7 Outdoor Entertaining Areas Done Right

    The season for pool parties, barbecues, and eating al fresco is afoot. Take a spin through our collection of fire pits, backyards built for cookouts, and dining areas tailored for consummate...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.03.14

  21. How To Use Color in Small Spaces
    How To

    How To Use Color in Small Spaces

    While many shy away from using bold color in small spaces, there is no reason spatial restrictions should restrict the imagination.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.02.14

  22. Witness Half a Decade of Urban Change in Google Street View
    Superstructure

    Witness Half a Decade of Urban Change in Google Street View

    Last week, Google Maps released a new feature to Street View, making it possible to cycle through archived versions of the 360 panoramas. In addition to hours of amusement, this new form of virtual...

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    05.02.14

  23. Bardessono Green Hotel, Napa Valley
    Post

    Bardessono Green Hotel, Napa Valley

    Northern California's wine country has the advantage of built-in open space preservation by virtue of its indispensable agricultural acreage. While there are certainly more tourist accommodations...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.23.09

  24. Nomad Is an Island
    Green

    Nomad Is an Island

    Much like the updates to your favorite software, video game console, or social-networking site (have you, like, totally seen our Facebook page?) the Nomad version 2.0 is at hand.

    01.01.09

  25. A Prefab Beer Garden in Buenos Aires
    Food

    A Prefab Beer Garden in Buenos Aires

    Nicknamed the Green Lantern, this portable bar in Buenos Aires saves the day (and the night).

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.04.14

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