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  1. 7 (Nearly) Net-Zero Homes
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    7 (Nearly) Net-Zero Homes

    Hay insulation, passive solar, drought-tolerant gardens: Behold the following 7 houses from Dwell's pages that give back by striving for net-zero status.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.28.14

  2. A Cow Shed Turned Family Home, and 7 Cases for Adaptive Reuse
    Renovation

    A Cow Shed Turned Family Home, and 7 Cases for Adaptive Reuse

    How can you turn a planning office, a cow shed, a horse stable, or an old garage into a transcendent modern home? Check out these eight projects for inspiration.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.21.15

  3. 8 Eco-Friendly Homes in Los Angeles
    Green

    8 Eco-Friendly Homes in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles isn't all mansions and superhighways. As these eight homes demonstrate, sustainability is within reach in America's second largest city.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.12.14

  4. Modern Wine-Tasting Pavilions Artfully Attuned to the Landscape
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    Modern Wine-Tasting Pavilions Artfully Attuned to the Landscape

    In the Napa Valley, Walker Warner Architects crafted modern wine tasting pavilions designed to blend in with the bucolic California landscape. "The story of Quintessa and the intense focus of the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    10.28.14

  5. Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses
    Houses We Love

    Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses

    Where does Upstate New York begin? Ask a New York City dweller and they are likely to tell you that "Upstate" means anything north of the Cross-Westchester Expressway. Wherever its southern...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.11.13

  6. 5 Intelligent Urban Prefabs
    Houses We Love

    5 Intelligent Urban Prefabs

    While we fancy prefab as an option for building economically, out-of-the-way, and off-the-grid, a modular building system can work just as well in a city. Here, a handful of smart urban prefab homes.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.27.14

  7. An Aluminum-Clad Green Energy Home in England
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    An Aluminum-Clad Green Energy Home in England

    Green Orchard, the home Paul Archer designed for his parents outside Bristol, England, sows the seeds of an active retirement.

    written by: Phyllis Richardson
    photos by: Will Pryce
    05.15.13

  8. Dwell Home Venice: Part 22
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 22

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 22, May...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.17.13

  9. A John Lautner-Designed Hotel
    Hotels

    A John Lautner-Designed Hotel

    A major perk of reporting the story "John Lautner's Desert Rose" for our June 2012 issue? Actually spending a night at the Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs, California, which has been...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Jaime Gillin
    05.31.12

  10. Material Focus: Straw Bales
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    Material Focus: Straw Bales

    When it comes to ecologically minded building materials, straw bales are among the kindest (they involve repurposing waste material from the grain growing industry). And lest you fear the outcome...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.10.12

  11. Renovating to Maximize Light
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    Renovating to Maximize Light

    Who doesn't want a little more light in their lives? In these eight projects we explore the power of illumination, from a modernist skylight in Harlem to concrete-clad funnels that mitigate the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.25.13

  12. Reading List: Demolished Paul Rudolph Homes
    Books

    Reading List: Demolished Paul Rudolph Homes

    Photographer Chris Mottalini pays homage to Paul Rudolph's architectural legacy by documenting his almost-demolished homes—and reminding us what we can't get back.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Chris Mottalini
    12.11.13

  13. 5 Midcentury Renovations We Love
    Renovation

    5 Midcentury Renovations We Love

    While some midcentury gems merely need a spruce up, others require a complete overhaul. Here are 5 that have gained new life, inside and out.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.14.13

  14. A Custom Walnut Stair and Slide Hybrid in Chicago
    Finishing Touch

    A Custom Walnut Stair and Slide Hybrid in Chicago

    In the Windy City, a custom walnut slide offers a playful way for a small family of four to glide down to the basement.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Katrina Wittkamp
    01.29.14

  15. 10 Museum Renovations Across America
    Renovation

    10 Museum Renovations Across America

    Even the most time-honored institutions can sometimes use a facelift. These venerable museums across the country are being revitalized with modern renovations.

    07.14.14

  16. Smart Designs for Small Kitchens
    Rooms We Love

    Smart Designs for Small Kitchens

    Get smaller and smarter with your home kitchen—you don't need a ton of square footage to cook a great meal. Take inspiration from these small spaces that sport petite kitchens that aren't at all...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.15.14

  17. Progressive Prefabs of Jean Prouvé
    Rewind

    Progressive Prefabs of Jean Prouvé

    The pioneering designer’s metal homes set a model for future construction.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.16.14

  18. Victorian Home in London Gets a Modern Office Addition
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    Victorian Home in London Gets a Modern Office Addition

    Inspired by the aperture of a camera, an angular home expansion brings focus to a new live/work space.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.22.14

  19. Renovation Tips from American Dream Builders' Nate Berkus
    Interviews

    Renovation Tips from American Dream Builders' Nate Berkus

    In addition to designing spaces and collections (like this one for Target), Nate Berkus hosts the NBC reality design competition series, American Dream Builders, which airs its two-hour season...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    05.22.14

  20. Top Renovation Tips from the Pages of Dwell
    Renovation

    Top Renovation Tips from the Pages of Dwell

    Each year, Dwell devotes an entire issue to the joys (and travails) of home renovation. In honor of our February 2015 issue, on newsstands now, we collected the ten best tips from the renovation...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.12.15

  21. 28 Triangles Make Up This Hyper-Angular Family Home
    House Tours

    28 Triangles Make Up This Hyper-Angular Family Home

    Fresh geometries inform a modular residence in Portland, Oregon.

    written by: Laura Mauk
    photos by: Cedric Angeles
    12.09.14

  22. 8 Tips for Designing on a Budget
    Houses We Love

    8 Tips for Designing on a Budget

    Living on a budget is a simple fact of life, for most. Who says that should equate to missing out on good, modern design for the home? Not us.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    03.22.15

  23. The Red House, Paris
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    The Red House, Paris

    Ten years ago, there was a petite house in the Bastille area of Paris that sat tucked away behind the boulevard, surrounded on all four sides by a deserted factory. Today, that little house still...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.19.10

  24. Building the Maxon House: Week 19
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 19

    One of the cool side effects of hiring a fantastic architecture firm is you get the expertise of not only the architect and project manager but the collective wisdom of the entire group. Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    07.13.11

  25. Yasuaki Onoda of ArchiAid
    Interviews

    Yasuaki Onoda of ArchiAid

    Architect as emergency response worker: that’s the concept behind ArchiAid, an organization founded after Japan’s March 11th tsunami and earthquake that aims to help revive the battered...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    09.20.11

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