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  1. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 8
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 8

    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 8: How...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    01.04.12

  2. Mike Matas's Travel Videos
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    Mike Matas's Travel Videos

    In addition to working at Facebook and formerly gigging at Apple, Mike Matas is one hell of a photographer. And thanks to this trio of videos he's made of three pretty serious treks across parts of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.05.12

  3. Protect and Conserve
    Shops

    Protect and Conserve

    Driven by “an evangelical zeal to save things,” Adam Hills and Maria Speake artfully repurpose landfill-bound materials at their London architectural salvage and design business,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Ben Anders
    01.07.12

  4. Boisbuchet as a Canvas
    Outdoor

    Boisbuchet as a Canvas

    The Spanish architect, artist, and designer Luis Urculo once said, "I no longer know what an architect is and what an architect should do...." This past summer Urculo led one of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.12.12

  5. Anne Tyng, 1920-2011
    Profiles

    Anne Tyng, 1920-2011

    Just before the new year, architect and theorist Anne Tyng died at the age of 91 at her home in Marin County, California. Her extensive writings about geometric architecture explored ways to apply...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.17.12

  6. Chris Burden's Big City Dreams
    A Great Idea

    Chris Burden's Big City Dreams

    Judging from the ecstatic mood, it may as well have been Christmas morning at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as Angelenos finally got a much-awaited first look at Chris Burden’s...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    01.13.12

  7. Architectural Virtual Reality
    A Great Idea

    Architectural Virtual Reality

    Last year we posted a video that architect Sebastian Mariscal shared with us; a cinematic architectural rendering that takes viewers on a virtual tour of a project he designed in Woodstock, New...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.14.12

  8. Friday Finds 01.13.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 01.13.12

    It's Friday the 13th, friends! Scroll through our favorite finds of the week: one of the coolest Rube Goldberg pieces ever, a blog dedicated to identifying mid-century fonts, and a few photos that...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.13.12

  9. Massimo Scolari's Drawings at Yale
    Event Spotlight

    Massimo Scolari's Drawings at Yale

    Visit the website of the Italian architect, designer, and artist Massimo Scolari and you'll be surprised to see how many drawings and paintings are lumped in with his more three-dimensional work....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.16.12

  10. Retail Therapy from MoMA
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    Retail Therapy from MoMA

    If you can't get enough of design history's classics, then you're in luck: MoMA just added re-issues of six iconic pieces from their permanent collection to their store. The pieces are discounted...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.13.12

  11. 12 Questions for Luis Urculo
    Interviews

    12 Questions for Luis Urculo

    I've long been intrigued by the overlap of design, art, and architecture, and one of the most interesting practitioners working in that realm today is Madrid-based Luis Urculo, whose works tread...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.18.12

  12. Friday Finds 01.20.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 01.20.12

    On this rainy and blustery Friday (here in San Francisco, at least), we bring you a selection of products, furniture, accessories, and more to get your weekend started on a bright note.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.20.12

  13. Kimball Art Center Finalists
    Renovation

    Kimball Art Center Finalists

    Last week I was in Park City, Utah, home of the Kimball Art Center. Founded in 1976, and housed in what was once the Kimball Bros. auto garage, the Kimball is a living museum offering the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.12

  14. Friday Finds 01.27.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 01.27.12

    If you've been itching to find out what's piqued our interest this week, you're in luck. This week in Friday Finds, a letterpress documentary, people who make themselves at home in Ikea's vignettes...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.27.12

  15. Dwell Lounge at Sundance
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Lounge at Sundance

    Dwell brought its modern design prowess to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, last weekend by kitting out a happening lounge at 427 Main Street. With the help of San Francisco interior...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.27.12

  16. Seamless Living in Brisbane
    House Tours

    Seamless Living in Brisbane

    For their family home in Brisbane, Australia, John and Cathy Dillon spent countless hours poring over design magazines and books to strike the right updated-mid-century-modern balance. "We...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: David Sandison
    01.30.12

  17. Test Kitchen Before-and-After
    Renovation

    Test Kitchen Before-and-After

    In our February 2012 issue we featured the new experimental test kitchen and dining space of Tasting Table, a daily email service that serves up food and drink news from across the country.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.03.12

  18. Sparano Mooney's Kimball Q&A
    Renovation

    Sparano Mooney's Kimball Q&A

    With the jury going into deliberations at the end of the week, the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, is poised to announce the architect and design of its new extension. I've reported on the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.01.12

  19. Friday Finds 02.03.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 02.03.12

    It's a balmy Friday here at Dwell's San Francisco office, and so we start our weekly roundup with a jaunt over to an outdoor art installation just a few blocks away. Scroll down for the full report.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.03.12

  20. Preserving New England Houses
    House Tours

    Preserving New England Houses

    In the past few decades, overdevelopment throughout New England has erased some of the region's most inspired Modernist homes. Towns like New Canaan, Connecticut, and Lincoln, Massachusetts, are...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.12.12

  21. An Architecture Guide to Pyongyang
    Interviews

    An Architecture Guide to Pyongyang

    German architect and writer Philipp Meuser realizes that Pyongyang, North Korea, doesn't top many travel destination wish lists, but after looking at his Architectural and Cultural Guide: Pyongyang...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.09.12

  22. Fair Chairs
    Travel Reports

    Fair Chairs

    We continue our coverage of the 2012 Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair with a selection of especially haute seats. The allure of a well-designed chair is tough to resist and there were plenty of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.08.12

  23. Rineke Dijkstra at SFMOMA
    Event Spotlight

    Rineke Dijkstra at SFMOMA

    Yesterday I was utterly knocked out at the press preview for SFMOMA's new show "Rineke Dijkstra: Retrospective." I'd seen the Dutch photographer's work before in dribs and drabs, but...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.17.12

  24. Dwell's Cameo on The Office
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    Dwell's Cameo on The Office

    For those who missed it, Dwell's December/January prefab-themed issue had a short but sweet cameo on the television show The Office last night. Our great cover image of the Burton Residence in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.17.12

  25. Project: TED
    House Tours

    Project: TED

    Unlike its next-door neighbor, R-House, TED wasn’t originally planned to meet the exacting Passive House standard. Onion Flats initially won on the basis of its relatively straightforward...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.24.12

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