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  1. Suspended Habitation
    Outdoor

    Suspended Habitation

    “This was really a parameter-driven project,” explains Lukasz Kos, a Toronto-based designer and cofounder of the architecture firm Testroom. “That is, I had to let the trees...

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  2. Sustainability in Stages
    My House

    Sustainability in Stages

    "Personally, I’d rather be living outside,” says architect David Hertz. As a young man surfing in Bali, he was impressed by tropical village compounds where indoors and out flow into each other. ...

    written by: Sydney LeBlanc
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    01.20.09

  3. Sustainable Glass House in Sonoma
    House Tours

    Sustainable Glass House in Sonoma

    Two linked 1,000-square-foot pavilions are greater than a sum of their parts.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    11.19.12

  4. Sustainable in South Africa
    Post

    Sustainable in South Africa

    What if the World/Design Studio is one inspired outfit. The group, directed by designer Liam Mooney, is a multi-disciplinary collective that stocks products designed by local and progressive South...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.19.09

  5. Sustainable Living: Chicago's First Certified Passive House
    Green

    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

  6. Sustainable Retirement Home in Tune with California Landscape
    Green

    Sustainable Retirement Home in Tune with California Landscape

    A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest lightly on the land.

    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    03.05.14

  7. Sustainable Retreat on a Fire-Devastated Site in Boulder
    House Tours

    Sustainable Retreat on a Fire-Devastated Site in Boulder

    A natural disaster cleared a property in the Colorado mountains, giving an architect and her family a blank slate on which to build their green dream home.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    photos by: David Lauer
    07.09.14

  8. Sustainable Single-Family Homes in Cambodia
    Green

    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

  9. Sustainable Strides in Today's Architecture
    Post

    Sustainable Strides in Today's Architecture

    Having explored issues of sustainability in the postmodern era, we turn to the measurable strides evident in today's best modern architecture.

    written by: Luanne Bradley
    02.07.13

  10. Sustainable, Rural Design by Auburn's Rural Studio
    Green

    Sustainable, Rural Design by Auburn's Rural Studio

    A director and professor at Auburn’s acclaimed architectural lab talk about the next 20 years of sustainable, rural design.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.28.14

  11. Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
    House Tours

    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

  12. Sustainably Sourced Furniture by Steuart Padwick
    Product Reviews

    Sustainably Sourced Furniture by Steuart Padwick

    Steuart Padwick is having a bang-up year. “A couple of months ago I received a Design Guild Mark for my Horseshoe Chair,” says Padwick, “And I have just had a great time at Clerkenwell Design Week....

    written by: Vanessa Corrêa
    05.29.13

  13. Green

    Svelte Veldte

    Given Langka’s directive that “the people who live around us have to see our roof and I don’t want them to see anything but grass,”

    01.01.09

  14. Swamp Thing
    Outdoor

    Swamp Thing

    With families in tow, architects Keith Moskow and Robert Linn settle in for a weekend of s'mores and camping in the unlikliest of locations: a simple structure built in the heart of the suburbs.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.02.10

  15. Swan Chair 50th Anniversary
    Post

    Swan Chair 50th Anniversary

    Arne Jacobsen’s Swan chair is no ugly duckling—especially when upholstered in swan-white leather, finished with a pearl-white base, and decorated with a sterling silver bracelet and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.25.08

  16. Swedish Designer Focus: Monica Förster
    Profiles

    Swedish Designer Focus: Monica Förster

    Monica Förster takes a hands-on approach to furniture design. In her Stockholm studio, she whips up a flurry of tiny paper models—”3-D sketches”—that rival their full...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Felix Odell
    04.06.11

  17. Swedish Home Designs We Love
    Product Reviews

    Swedish Home Designs We Love

    Scandinavian design grew popular in the modern era for its simplicity and focus on minimalism. Spotlighting Sweden, Dwell looks at some of our favorite designs for the home from our friends in...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.12.13

  18. Swedish Treehouse Fantasy
    Hotels

    Swedish Treehouse Fantasy

    I have a soft spot for tree houses, having built one with my dad at age 11. To me they represent the ultimate coming together of domesticity and nature; a way to feel sheltered and safe but still...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.10.10

  19. Sweet Nothing
    Green

    Sweet Nothing

    We’re heading into an uncertain future, but two things are clear: Technology is getting better and the environment is getting worse. Fortunately, the former offers solutions for the latter,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.08.09

  20. Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings
    Outdoor

    Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings

    A quintessential backyard element, the swing adds levity to outdoor spaces. These seven pieces give new perspective to their homes whether hung from a tree, on a porch, and even inside.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.20.14

  21. Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids
    Outdoor

    Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids

    At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.24.14

  22. Swiss Design at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Swiss Design at Dwell on Design

    It's coming up Swiss at this year's Dwell on Design. On Saturday, June 23rd, we'll be talking to two sets of panelists on the Design Innovation Stage, with additional Swiss handicraft shown on the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.13.12

  23. Swiss Design Talk in SF
    Event Spotlight

    Swiss Design Talk in SF

    I'll be at Swissnex San Francsicso today, February 10th, to lead a panel discussion of Swiss design to help kick off an exhibition of the winners of the 2009 Swiss Design Awards. I had a great...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.10.11

  24. Swiss Mix
    House Tours

    Swiss Mix

    Built for a young family of Spartan-minded clients, architect Felix Oesch's spare, concrete prefab outside of Zurich is a marvel of clean living.

    written by: Grant Gibson
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    01.13.09

  25. Sydney's Surprising Opera House
    Travel Reports

    Sydney's Surprising Opera House

    The Sydney Opera House is more amazing—and surprising—in person than any photo could convey. Earlier this month, I headed to the Southern Hemisphere for a vacation in Sydney and Cairns,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.14.11

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