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  1. Dwell Revisits an Eco-Friendly Ann Arbor Home 9 Years Later
    15 Years of Dwell

    Dwell Revisits an Eco-Friendly Ann Arbor Home 9 Years Later

    In celebration of our 15th anniversary, we returned to a handful of the most memorable modern homes to have graced the pages of Dwell, including this

    written by: Allie Weiss
    photos by: Chad Holder

  2. Houses We Love

    5 Eco-Friendly Homes In Europe

    Even before Germany thought up the Passive House model, Europe has consistently set a high standard for eco-engineering. These homes effortlessly combine environmental awareness with modern style.

    written by: William Harrison

  3. Houses We Love

    This Super Green Home in Mexico Embraces Nature Through Huge Pivoting Glass Doors

    A modern stone house in Tepoztlán, Mexico, is camouflaged with its rugged landscape.

    written by: Sarah Akkoush

  4. Houses We Love

    6 Homes with Underfloor Radiant Heating

    No one likes to feel a cold floor on a winter morning; a floor with hydronic radiant heating is an efficient and eco-friendly way to keep your home (and your feet) warm. During construction, a...

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  5. Dwell on Design

    What Will It Take to Make NYC a More Sustainable Place?

    On Sunday, October 4, join us at Dwell on Design NY to discuss greening the city of New York.

    written by: Allie Weiss

  6. Earth Sheltered Homes

    Earth Sheltered Homes

    Homes built underground (aka Earth Sheltered Homes) are starting to look pretty enticing, what with the state of the economy and all. And contrary to what you'd think, they can be light, airy and...

    written by: Laure Joliet

  7. The Latest from Michelle Kaufmann

    The Latest from Michelle Kaufmann

    Michelle Kaufmann's new mkHearth is a semi-prefab house that evokes old-timey barns and vacation-destination chalets. Like all of Kaufmann's celebrity-architect-branded housing products, the...

    written by: David A. Greene

  8. Flickr Pool: Green Buildings and Sustainable Communities

    Flickr Pool: Green Buildings and Sustainable Communities

    Flickr is a great place to find visual inspiration, often allowing you to travel all around the world right from your desk chair. One group is pooling photos of their favorite green buildings and...

    written by: Laure Joliet

  9. The Making of a Modern Sustainable Boutique

    The Making of a Modern Sustainable Boutique

    Streetwear blogs have been keeping tabs on developments with the new sustainably sourced and delightfully wooden Stussy shop in Vancouver, but design aficionados will be just as curious to learn...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  10. Lifecycle Building Challenge

    Lifecycle Building Challenge

    In economic downturns of yore, "reduce, reuse, and recycle" was less a mantra of environmental do-gooders than a financial survival strategy. Which is where the second annual Lifecycle...

    written by: David A. Greene

  11. A Case Study Case Study

    A Case Study Case Study

    Meltdown, shmeltdown: If you've got a spare $14 million, you can have a genuine Case Study house, a Pacific Ocean view—and a 1990s mansion to boot.

    written by: David A. Greene

  12. Bardessono Green Hotel, Napa Valley

    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

  13. 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

  14. CityCenter Las Vegas

    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

  15. Vacation Home to Concert Hall
    House Tours

    Vacation Home to Concert Hall

    An hour's travel from downtown Seattle, Washington, lies what some call "Maine West": Whidbey Island. Forming the norther border of Puget Sound, the island is an enclave of "artists,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  16. Remembering Nick Murcutt

    Remembering Nick Murcutt

    It is with great sadness that we recently learned of the death of the talented Australian architect Nick Murcutt of the firm Neeson Murcutt. He and his longtime partner, Rachel Neeson, designed...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  17. 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

  18. "Foreclosed" Open Studio at PS1
    Event Spotlight

    "Foreclosed" Open Studio at PS1

    Back in May, New York’s Museum of Modern Art kicked off a nearly yearlong series of presentations, workshops, and public symposia on the topic of America’s ongoing foreclosure crisis....

    written by: Ian Volner

  19. Curry Stone Prize Winner Announced
    Event Spotlight

    Curry Stone Prize Winner Announced

    Hats off to Taiwanese architect Hseih Ying-Chun for winning the Curry Stone Design Grand Prize and taking home the $100,000 grant. Created as a way to champion design with a social bent, the Curry...

    written by: Diana Budds

  20. Project: TED
    House Tours

    Project: TED

    Unlike its next-door neighbor, R-House, TED wasn’t originally planned to meet the exacting Passive House standard. Onion Flats initially won on the basis of its relatively straightforward...

    written by: William Lamb

  21. Ralph Walker Renaissance
    Event Spotlight

    Ralph Walker Renaissance

    To Frank Lloyd Wright, Ralph Walker was “the only other honest architect in America,” and to The New York Times, he was the “architect of the century.”* Throughout his...

    written by: Alicia Chiu

  22. Seattle: Sustainable Future

    Seattle: Sustainable Future

    Seattle is taking momentous strides towards sustainable living. The Bullitt Center opened its doors on Earth Day, April 22, as the greenest commercial building in the world.

    written by: Jami Smith

  23. 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

  24. 6 Iconic Modernist Residences
    House Tours

    6 Iconic Modernist Residences

    What's it like to live inside an iconic house-museum? These impeccably-preserved residences highlight the work of six great modernist architects from the 20th century.

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  25. Must-See Modern Beach Houses on Fire Island Tour
    House Tours

    Must-See Modern Beach Houses on Fire Island Tour

    A sneak preview of the modern house tours coming to Fire Island this summer, including the work of architects Horace Gifford, Harry Bates, and Andrew Geller.

    written by: Kelsey Keith