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  1. Preview: Joel Turkel, Prefab Design
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Joel Turkel, Prefab Design

    Ten years ago, during the very first year of Dwell, we wrote about the promises of prefab. Today, the discussion is far from over, with questions of affordability and feasibility still ripe for the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.21.10

  2. A Zero-Energy Community: Final Post
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Final Post

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 11: The...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    03.13.12

  3. Going Green Again

    Going Green Again

    If going green at home was so simple, everyone would do it right? And though it makes sense in theory, actually bringing a sustainable plan to life is often easier said than done. Over the past few...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    07.19.12

  4. NorthernGRADE Men's Market
    Event Spotlight

    NorthernGRADE Men's Market

    We're celebrating the best of American-made design this month, and a pair of guys—Max Wastler and Joe Gannon—who make it their business to celebrate Americana all year long are taking...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.09.11

  5. Four Houses and a Future
    House Tours

    Four Houses and a Future

    When we first visited Beat Schenk and Chaewon Kim two years ago, they were in the process of building the second house on what has turned into a Cambridge compound. Four houses later, we find that...

    written by: Hillary Geronemus
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.16.09

  6. Simply Sustainable
    Green

    Simply Sustainable

    Located in a hidden valley on the picturesque Izu Peninsula, a few hours west of Tokyo, the Watanabe Residence, designed by architect Tadashi Murai, looks more like an imposing black box propped...

    written by: Julian Worrall
    photos by: Alessio Guarino
    02.02.09

  7. A Clearing in the Streets
    Post

    A Clearing in the Streets

    Frederick Law Olmsted brought nature to New York in his carefully controlled design of Central Park.  In that green oasis amid the city’s dense buildings, nature comes to urbanites in...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    06.04.09

  8. Building the Maxon House: Week 13
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 13

    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...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    photos by: Thor Radford
    05.25.11

  9. Public Art at Johns Hopkins
    House Tours

    Public Art at Johns Hopkins

    Yesterday the Johns Hopkins Hospital officially opened its new building, the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center, bringing an empathetic and curatorial eye to civic architecture by inviting 70...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.01.12

  10. Barcelona, Day Two
    Travel Reports

    Barcelona, Day Two

    On our second day in Barcelona, fueled by café con leche and enough jamon to kill a horse, we excitedly settled into a breakneck tour of modern Catalan design and architecture. From Gaudi...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    01.29.11

  11. An American Bookshelf in London
    Finishing Touch

    An American Bookshelf in London

    When Russian-born architect Andrei Saltykov designed his home in the UK, he put his love of the USA on the shelf.

    written by: Phyllis Richardson
    photos by: Will Pryce
    10.11.12

  12. Mutual Fulfilment
    Renovation

    Mutual Fulfilment

    In Santa Monica, architect and activist Cory Buckner is working to preserve the living monuments of L.A.'s mid-century-modern past, including her own home by A. Quincy Jones.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Darcy Hemley
    06.16.09

  13. Better x Design: Emeka Okafor
    Profiles

    Better x Design: Emeka Okafor

    "Makers with Ph.Ds stood next to makers from the side of the road - it is not about who you are or where you come from, but what you have done." At A Better World By Design, a three-day...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.06.09

  14. A Northern Haven
    House Tours

    A Northern Haven

    North Haven, a rocky island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, is quintessentially New England. As it happens, so is this boat barn–inspired brand of rugged, regional modernism.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    06.17.09

  15. Student Project: Open Pollen
    Post

    Student Project: Open Pollen

    High school students at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall school in Massachusetts got an early lesson in architecture and design when they built a site-specific sculpture on the grounds of their school last...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    04.07.09

  16. Pipe Planter by Nobuhiro Sato
    Post

    Pipe Planter by Nobuhiro Sato

    For botanically-minded architecture lovers, this is quite cute. While searching the wide world of online gift guides, I came across this planter by Nobuhiro Sato of Pull+Push.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.13.08

  17. Green

    Tempting Timber

    Building with timber is an Australian tradition. Architect Jesse Judd honored this heritage, but selected recycled or plantation timbers instead of nonrenewable hardwoods from old-growth forests....

    01.01.09

  18. Education by Design
    Profiles

    Education by Design

    Magnet schools are nothing new to the arts and sciences, but Miami's DASH looks to give high schoolers a head start in design.

    written by: Robyn Dutra
    photos by: Daniel De Souza
    05.28.09

  19. Big Trouble in Little Dubai
    Post

    Big Trouble in Little Dubai

    Dubai, that instant city of over-wrought architecture and slave-like laborers, is apparently on the verge of a sewage catastrophe. The BBC reports that "raw sewage is flowing into the sea...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    10.17.08

  20. Friday Finds 9.25.09
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    Friday Finds 9.25.09

    Looking for some online inspiration? Take a look-see at our Friday special—favorite links of the week, delivered to you by various members of the Dwell staff. Happy weekend, everyone.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.25.09

  21. Easy Ways to Save Energy
    Product

    Easy Ways to Save Energy

    Apparently the average home has 40 devices plugged in drawing constant energy, even when they're turned off (this is called, creepily, 'vampire energy'). To combat this, Belkin has created a slew...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.07.10

  22. Design Miami: Droog + Atelier Bow Wow
    Travel Reports

    Design Miami: Droog + Atelier Bow Wow

    Last night was the Design Miami vernissage party, and my first look at the tent by architects Aranda\Lasch, and the dozens of gallerists and the high glitz of the Miami art and society set. Though...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.02.09

  23. Discovering the Anthropologist
    Post

    Discovering the Anthropologist

    I spent a couple hours this afternoon blog-hopping, and somehow found my way from Spoon and Tamago to The Anthropologist, an online gallery of sorts that supports the work of "inspiring...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.09.11

  24. Notes from the Underground
    Profiles

    Notes from the Underground

    “I used to care about how buildings looked on the outside,” says Malcolm Wells, a charming, self-deprecating man with a bushy beard ...

    written by: Hillary Geronemus
    04.20.09

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