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  1. Leo Marmol on Restoration
    Interviews

    Leo Marmol on Restoration

    Which is harder? Creating a new classic or restoring an old one? Leo Marmol of Marmol Radziner discusses staying consistent with the original architect’s intent while acknowledging changing...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    07.28.09

  2. Mobile Cottages for Arctic Tourism
    Post

    Mobile Cottages for Arctic Tourism

    While most Dwell readers know Artek as the Finnish design company founded by Alvar and Aino Aalto, there's another Artek not too far away with a very different profile: a research and training...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.16.09

  3. Events This Weekend: 10.16-10.18
    Week in Review

    Events This Weekend: 10.16-10.18

    I’m in Buffalo this week visiting friends and family—and getting the chance to check out the new visitors’ center at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House, the Eleanor...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.15.09

  4. Exploring the Plastiki
    Travel Reports

    Exploring the Plastiki

    Plastic waste is a huge problem. Single-use containers and products are clogging up our ecosystems, and the statistics are staggering: of the nearly 230 million tons of plastic the world uses...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.17.09

  5. Matt Grigsby of Ecolect
    Interviews

    Matt Grigsby of Ecolect

    As I scrutinized and stroked the swatches of Ekobe, Green Cell Foam, and Kirei wood on the wall, I knew I was living out the designer's dream -- to indulge in an entire gallery of materials at my...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.19.09

  6. Pinkcomma Gallery Welcomes Hometta
    Interviews

    Pinkcomma Gallery Welcomes Hometta

    Showcasing the first fruits from Hometta's new design delivery model, "Welcome Hometta" brings to Boston 24 contemporary home designs from innovative firms across the country.  One...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.10.09

  7. Architect Barbara Bestor
    Three Buildings

    Architect Barbara Bestor

    The latest in our Three Buildings series is an architect we've admired for some time: Barbara Bestor. Keep an eye out for a Bestor–designed house in the My House section of our February 2010...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.09

  8. Inhabitat Interviews Gavin Newsom
    Post

    Inhabitat Interviews Gavin Newsom

    This fall, Inhabitat ran a series of interviews with leaders in sustainable design and urban planning. The last in the series was a lengthy chat with Gavin Newsom, the mayor of San Francisco. The...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.24.09

  9. CityCenter Las Vegas
    Post

    CityCenter Las Vegas

    When you visit the website for the newest major development in Las Vegas, you are taken on a stomach-dropping virtual sweep up, over, around and through the new city-within-a-city funded by MGM...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.17.09

  10. Shulman Print to Support VDL

    Shulman Print to Support VDL

    Last week I went to visit Richard Neutra's 1938 Schiff house to hear his son Raymond talk about his career. I had lunch with Raymond last year, shortly before photographer Julius Shulman died, and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.16.10

  11. Events this Weekend: 3.4-3.7
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 3.4-3.7

    This weekend features two hands-on events and exhibitions demonstrating high-tech, energy-effiencent systems you can install in your  home as well as the closing of some of the season's top...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.04.10

  12. An Introduction to City Parks
    Design 101

    An Introduction to City Parks

    An afternoon in the park has evolved from picnicking in the local cemetery to sun-bathing atop a retrofitted railroad trestle. Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron walks us...

    written by: Inga Saffron
    06.09.10

  13. Super Ramp
    --Done Right

    Super Ramp

    By the time you’ve climbed the gentle slope of Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park, you’ve passed through four classic Northwest landscapes—–valley, forest, meadow, and...

    06.09.10

  14. Car Park
    --Done Wrong

    Car Park

    In theory, you can build a fine urban park atop an underground parking garage. Stroll through the gardens of Chicago’s Millennium Park, and you forget you’re walking above a cavern for...

    06.09.10

  15. Green Between the Lines
    --The Future of

    Green Between the Lines

    Wondering what's in store for our beloved local green spaces? A trio of experts has the forecast.

    06.09.10

  16. Events this Weekend: 7.22-7.25
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.22-7.25

    This week we bring you three exhibitions to be sure to catch before they close.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.22.10

  17. Manchester Modernist Society
    House Tours

    Manchester Modernist Society

    I was out walking with some friends this weekend and trying very hard to think of the name of a certain mid-century Manchester, England, architect and utterly failing. We were talking about...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.27.10

  18. Podcast: Dwell on The Climate Desk
    A Great Idea

    Podcast: Dwell on The Climate Desk

    Earlier today I was very pleased and honored to be interviewed for the podcast The Climate Desk on the subject of green design. The Climate Desk is a journalistic collaboration between the PBS...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.10.10

  19. Friday Finds 2.25.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 2.25.11

    "Hedonistic Sustainability," scenes from New York Fashion Week, an homage to Gene Kelly, Magda Biernat's images of a "disorienting universality," and illustrations of feline...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.25.11

  20. Bridging Old & New in Indonesia
    House Tours

    Bridging Old & New in Indonesia

    The specter of one's grown child moving back home doesn't excite all parents, but in Surakarta, in the Central Java Province of Indonesia, one couple took the homecoming as an opportunity to double...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.29.11

  21. HelioTrace Robotic Facade
    A Great Idea

    HelioTrace Robotic Facade

    I was intrigued by a rendering featured in the latest newsletter from SOM, which came across my desk a few weeks ago. So I wrote the firm for more information. Turns out this new invention—a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.11.11

  22. Daniel Wallach of GreenTown
    Interviews

    Daniel Wallach of GreenTown

    After an EF5 tornado devestated the tiny town of Greensburg, Kansas, (then populartion 1,500) in 2007, the residents came together and did the unbelievable: Rebuilt as a sustainable town. Leading...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.21.11

  23. Hollywood Renovation: Week 10
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 10

    Now that winter is long gone, weʼre looking forward to spending more time outdoors in our front garden—which doubles as an outdoor room. To make it more inviting, weʼve decided to replace the...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    04.21.11

  24. Ecofabulous House
    Dwell on Design

    Ecofabulous House

    Each year, Dwell on Design partners with Ecofabulous to design and decorate a fully-appointed residence that epitomizes aspirational sustainable living. The resulting showhouse lives on the Dwell...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.13.11

  25. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 1
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 1

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 1:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    09.14.11

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