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Dwell Homes: Off the Grid Part Two

Off the Grid, a recurring feature in the Dwell issues, highlights amazing environmentally-friendly homes. See part one here.
August 29, 2013
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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 Home Tour, which occurred in late July, the Passive House was one of 16-award winning Chicago area homes—recognized for its sustainable, practical, and affordable building practices—to be featured in the tour. Click here to view a comprehensive Q&A with Brandon Weiss, president and founder of Weiss Building and Development, as he discusses everything from what a Passive House is to tips on how to minimize losses and maximize passive gains.
August 28, 2013
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Dwell Homes: Off the Grid

Off the Grid, a recurring feature in the Dwell issues, focuses on modern homes that tread lightly on the earth.
August 28, 2013
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6 Issues Dedicated to Sustainable Architecture and Design

At Dwell, we jumped on the sustainability wagon early on and it has always been an incredibly important tenet of our design philosophy. Check out these 6 issues from our archives to see all the ways that sustainable is where it's at.
August 26, 2013
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Easy Being Green: 5 Incredible Sustainable Homes

One of our perennial favorite departments at Dwell is Off the Grid, our monthly section devoted to sustainable architecture, materials and techniques. Off the Grid has been a part of Dwell since the very beginning, and after 13 years, we've amassed quite the archive. Here are a few favorites from issues past.
August 20, 2013
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5 Examples of Modern Communal Living

Many camps argue that communal living is the way of the future because of it's lower impact on the environment. Could you do it? Here, we take a look at five examples of modern communal living situations that are making it work and doing it in style.
August 8, 2013
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3 Reclaimed Wood Designs

We'd all like to do our part in cutting back on waste so how better to contribute than by doing something you directly and immediately benefit from in the process? By purchasing furniture and products made from reclaimed and recycled wood, we eliminate the incessant cutting down of new trees and end up with possessions that are both beautiful and have a little history. Check out three of our favorite reclaimed wood designs here.
August 6, 2013
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Visionary Architect Focus: Paolo Soleri

Countercultural architect Paolo Soleri looked beyond the bounds of four walls and a roof to orchestrate his vision for comprehensive ecological design.
July 27, 2013
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PSFK Imagines Home of the Future

In case you missed Dwell's July/August issue, there's another chance to peep technology for the home of the future, thanks to a PSFK exhibition in New York City.
July 26, 2013