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  1. A Super-Recycled House in the Netherlands
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    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

  2. An Art-Inspired Modern House in Nebraska
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    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

  3. 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

  4. A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos
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    A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos

    Calling upon midcentury modern archetypes, Curt Cline of Modern House Architects designed a residence in Los Altos, California, built with Passive House principles in mind.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.21.13

  5. 8 Victorians with Modern Additions
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    8 Victorians with Modern Additions

    Affectionate homeowners and architects have beckoned these classic homes into the modern era with sleek, midcentury modern additions that distinguish them from their contemporaries. Consider this...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.09.14

  6. Mr. CHIP Goes to Washington
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    Mr. CHIP Goes to Washington

    A highlight of this year's Solar Decathlon was the CHIP house, designed, built, and transported to Washington DC by a team of over 100 SCI-Arc and Caltech students. The uniquely puffy "...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.25.11

  7. lamesadevenn: Part Three
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    lamesadevenn: Part Three

    A joyous moment: The site that Alba and Lopez discovered, on the developing southside of Santa Fe, offered the space, the views, and a promising pack of neighbors. The land also came with a well,...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    10.06.11

  8. Passivhaus Institut Announces 2014 Finalists
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    Passivhaus Institut Announces 2014 Finalists

    The Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany, on Friday announced 20 finalists for its 2014 Passive House Awards, singling out houses, office buildings, and other structures designed and built to...

    written by: William Lamb
    03.28.14

  9. Sustainable Living: Chicago's First Certified Passive House
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    Sustainable Living: Chicago's First Certified Passive House

    Take a tour through Chicago's first Passive House built by Brandon Weiss of Weiss Building and Development LLC, with the help of architect Tom Bassett-Dilley. Part of Chicago's inaugural GreenBuilt...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.28.13

  10. Welcome Hut
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    Welcome Hut

    Toronto-based firm Levitt Goodman Architects is known for its green designs. "We've done lots of LEED-certified buildings, but we're looking toward the bigger picture of sustainability,"...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.27.10

  11. A Prefab Boathouse in Texas
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    A Prefab Boathouse in Texas

    Designed as a prefabricated monolithic steel grid, the boathouse’s orthogonal frame was delivered from Houston by truck and then transported by barge to the site.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Paul Bardagjy
    11.02.13

  12. Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
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    Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California

    Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of space for an extended family to relax.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: John Linden
    04.02.14

  13. Sustainable Single-Family Homes in Cambodia
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    Sustainable Single-Family Homes in Cambodia

    Three sustainably designed dwellings in Phnom Penh show how far two grand can go.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.13.14

  14. 7 Modern Mezzanines
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    7 Modern Mezzanines

    Mezzanines are, by definition, in-between spaces—neither here, nor there; neither upstairs nor down. But mezzanines needn't be wasted space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven examples of...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.17.13

  15. Dwell on Design 2010, Day One
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    Dwell on Design 2010, Day One

    We're off to the races at the fifth-annual Dwell on Design conference, currently underway at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Friday was open to the trade only, while Saturday's doors open to any...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.26.10

  16. Studio Shed: An Easy Backyard Storage Solution
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    Studio Shed: An Easy Backyard Storage Solution

    In tandem with our upcoming April outdoor issue, take inspiration from Studio Shed, a sustainable company that makes quick-to-assemble backyard buildings.

    03.06.14

  17. 5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses
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    5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses

    It's always fascinating to see how designers deal with tiny lots and small spaces. But when a house is also unusually narrow, that brings additional spatial challenges—often provoking out-of-the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.21.13

  18. By Poplar Demand
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    By Poplar Demand

    “I kept pushing the idea of doing a new kind of tree house further and further, trying to find the best structure, the best materials,” explains Dustin Feider, a 23-year-old freelance...

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  19. 10 Noteworthy Sustainable Homes
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    10 Noteworthy Sustainable Homes

    From solar power and recycled materials to thermal energy and rooftop gardens, these 10 homes are both inspiring and functional models for sustainable living.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.14.13

  20. MoMa Director on Folk Art Museum: "We Made Our Decision"
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    MoMa Director on Folk Art Museum: "We Made Our Decision"

    At a forum on MoMa's controversial expansion plan, its director, Glenn D. Lowry, and the architect Elizabeth Diller make a case for why the distinctive, 13-year-old former American Folk Art Museum...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.29.14

  21. Growth Spurt
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    Growth Spurt

    These five homes feature ecologically mindful landscape designs. Take a look for inspiration!

    written by: Jami Smith
    03.06.13

  22. A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England
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    A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England

    In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from its original foundations.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Joakim Boren
    02.12.14

  23. Preview: Reclaimed Space
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    Preview: Reclaimed Space

    Among the highlights at last year's Dwell on Design was a cozy modular home created by Reclaimed Space, who hauled their one-of-a-kind structure made from reclaimed and repurposed materials all...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.08.10

  24. Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles
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    Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles

    With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.

    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    05.27.14

  25. The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California Part Two
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    The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California Part Two

    From a sleek Eichler-inspired prefab in Emeryville to a barnhouse-turned family home in Oakland, we highlight five more of our favorite abodes from the west coast. Click here to view our previous...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.15.13

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