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  1. 10 Innovative Urban Homes
    Houses We Love

    10 Innovative Urban Homes

    These 10 urban homes run the gamut from renovated commercial spaces to new constructions on small, irregular plots.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.17.14

  2. Small Spaces in Rural Places
    Houses We Love

    Small Spaces in Rural Places

    Living in a small space isn't restricted to city dwelling. Here are seven pint-size homes situated in far-reaching places.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.14.13

  3. 7 Green Renovations
    Renovation

    7 Green Renovations

    Building green can be a challenge to really pull off—not to mention afford—but as the following seven houses from our pages show, the payback is huge.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.05.13

  4. Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 2
    Renovation

    Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 2

    This seven-part blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios". Built in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.10.12

  5. Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 3
    Renovation

    Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 3

    This blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios." Built in a California factory in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.24.12

  6. A Renovated House in Australia
    House Tours

    A Renovated House in Australia

    For a renovation located in Glebe—an inner-city suburb of Sydney, Australia—Carterwilliamson Architects took an environmentally friendly tack. "We believe that 'fit' buildings, buildings that are...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Brett Boardman
    08.26.13

  7. Circular Affordable Housing Prototype
    A Great Idea

    Circular Affordable Housing Prototype

    Inside the shell of the Oyster House prototype lies a new shape for affordable housing.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.27.14

  8. Low-Cost, Balloon-Formed Housing Concept for Developing Countries
    Superstructure

    Low-Cost, Balloon-Formed Housing Concept for Developing Countries

    Not many architects can say that their father invented a new way of building. Nicoló Bini, however, is adapting his dad’s 1960s air-formed Binishell concept for a new generation.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.14.14

  9. Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands
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    Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands

    When two retired teachers decided to build a new home, they knew they wanted an energy-efficient, no-stress Passive House design that would support aging in place. The resulting 1,800-square-foot...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    08.14.14

  10. Teach Your Parents Well
    Profiles

    Teach Your Parents Well

    In May 2005, Susan Bodnar and David Schatsky asked architects Normal Projects to green their prewar apartment and their contemporary lives.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Martien Mulder
    02.25.09

  11. Get Paid to Green Your Home
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    Get Paid to Green Your Home

    Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs suggests that we only think about fancy needs like self-actualization once we've managed the basics such as food, water, shelter and safety. With a sluggish economy and...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.22.08

  12. Luminhaus Lantern Shed
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    Luminhaus Lantern Shed

    How do you create a tool shed to match the modern lines of a Rocio Romero LV prefab house? If you’re Barry Bless and Jennifer Watson, you cross a standard storage shed design with that of a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.15.09

  13. From the Frank Lloyd Wright School: Taliesin Mod.Fab
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    From the Frank Lloyd Wright School: Taliesin Mod.Fab

    With so many green prefab projects out there, designers have to continually up their game to hit the highest standards of sustainability, design integrity, and beauty, all in one compact package....

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.20.09

  14. Little Feet
    Green

    Little Feet

    For his initial Aero House prototype, architect Tadashi Murai wanted something as sustainable as possible.

    01.01.09

  15. HIB-System: Snap Together a House
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    HIB-System: Snap Together a House

    You may not have realized it at the time, but if you played with LEGOs a lot as a kid you were giving yourself good training for the future of housing, when you'd be able to snap together your own...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.02.09

  16. Solar Decathlon Virtual Tours
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    Solar Decathlon Virtual Tours

    Though I couldn’t make it out to Washington, DC, this weekend to see the final days of the Solar Decathlon—which wrapped up yesterday with Team Germany the winner—I have been...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.19.09

  17. Forwarding Dallas
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    Forwarding Dallas

    Earlier this year, Dwell editor Aaron Britt traveled down to Dallas, Texas, for a design charrette with Re:Vision Dallas. The project is a collaboration between Urban Re:Vision and the Central...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.03.09

  18. Bronx
    House Tours

    Bronx

    Two hours later, revivified by a pair of conga players’ exuberant performance on the 2 train, I hustle out at the corner of Third Avenue and East 149th in the South Bronx, once an...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.14.11

  19. Friday Finds 3.04.11
    Travel Reports

    Friday Finds 3.04.11

    In this week's Friday Finds, disaster preparedness kits, a food tour of Italy, an interview with Winy Maas of MVRDV, and a tribute to Charlie Sheen.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.04.11

  20. Building the Maxon House: Week 9
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 9

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    04.28.11

  21. lamesadevenn: Part Two
    Renovation

    lamesadevenn: Part Two

    In this series, trace the evolution of lamesadevenn, an international collaborative of architects, product designers and communication specialists who are redefining how and why we design. They...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    09.19.11

  22. Whitney Sander on Green Building
    Dwell on Design

    Whitney Sander on Green Building

    I first met architect Whitney Sander of Sander Architects in Los Angeles at Dwell on Design last year. He showed me his work, we talked some prefab (one of his firm's specialties) and when it...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.13.12

  23. A Super-Recycled House in the Netherlands
    A Great Idea

    A Super-Recycled House in the Netherlands

    In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers Superuse Studios have built a house almost entirely out of locally-sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas. Here's a look at how...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    06.07.13

  24. An Art-Inspired Modern House in Nebraska
    House Tours

    An Art-Inspired Modern House in Nebraska

    Tasked with creating a hybrid residence and art gallery, architect Jeff Dolezal of Omaha, Nebraska, firm Tack Architects called upon mid-century influences to create a showpiece of modern design in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.30.13

  25. Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials
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    Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials

    The first annual Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge heralds four innovative, sustainable building materials.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.18.13

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