Green Design at Dwell on Design

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June 4, 2014
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  The notion that form and image can enhance conservation, comfort, and community at every scale of design informs The Looper, an idea for a river barge repurposed as a water-filtering greenhouse, by Dwell on Design presenter Lance Hosey's firm RTKL. The design was an entry in the 2013 snoLEAF greenhouse ideas competition.
    The notion that form and image can enhance conservation, comfort, and community at every scale of design informs The Looper, an idea for a river barge repurposed as a water-filtering greenhouse, by Dwell on Design presenter Lance Hosey's firm RTKL. The design was an entry in the 2013 snoLEAF greenhouse ideas competition.
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  Onstage, green lifestyle expert and media personality Danny Seo will speak about sourcing American kitchen products, and preview the kitchen renovation inside his 1950s rural Pennsylvania home, to be featured in the July/August issue of Dwell. Photo by David Englehardt.
    Onstage, green lifestyle expert and media personality Danny Seo will speak about sourcing American kitchen products, and preview the kitchen renovation inside his 1950s rural Pennsylvania home, to be featured in the July/August issue of Dwell. Photo by David Englehardt.
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  Peter Williams, a Jamaican-born architect, understands that architecture and design, when used in the right way, can promote longer, healthier lives among residents of developing countries. Williams will present his unique approach onstage.
    Peter Williams, a Jamaican-born architect, understands that architecture and design, when used in the right way, can promote longer, healthier lives among residents of developing countries. Williams will present his unique approach onstage.
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  For Lance Hosey, aesthetic attraction isn’t a superficial concern—it’s an environmental imperative. The author of The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design will join us onstage for a talk that proposes new and groundbreaking ways to bridge the gap between "good design" and "green design."
    For Lance Hosey, aesthetic attraction isn’t a superficial concern—it’s an environmental imperative. The author of The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design will join us onstage for a talk that proposes new and groundbreaking ways to bridge the gap between "good design" and "green design."
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  Presenter Peter Williams' group, ARCHIVE Global, built five prototype Houses in Saint-Marc, Haiti—a country with a troubling tuberculosis problem—that were designed with the input of 20 architects. The houses promote good health by using stacked ventilation with perforated walls to maintain steady airflow while drawing in ample sunlight.
    Presenter Peter Williams' group, ARCHIVE Global, built five prototype Houses in Saint-Marc, Haiti—a country with a troubling tuberculosis problem—that were designed with the input of 20 architects. The houses promote good health by using stacked ventilation with perforated walls to maintain steady airflow while drawing in ample sunlight.
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  With buildings shifting from resource consumers to ecosystem service providers over the next 20 years, green builder and educator Bryan Henson offers crucial insights. Henson will speak onstage about his hands-on experience with recent buildings, such as one of the first passive-house certified projects in Southern California—a multifamily project for Habitat for Humanity. Home by Allen Construction.
    With buildings shifting from resource consumers to ecosystem service providers over the next 20 years, green builder and educator Bryan Henson offers crucial insights. Henson will speak onstage about his hands-on experience with recent buildings, such as one of the first passive-house certified projects in Southern California—a multifamily project for Habitat for Humanity. Home by Allen Construction.
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  Onstage, Design Prize Switzerland representatives Michel Charlot, Beat Karrer (of FluidSolids), and Rolf Senti (of Bagno Sasso Mobili/Swiss Eco Tap) will explain their surprising concepts and how good design can benefit our environment. Pictured, a FluidSolids stool.
    Onstage, Design Prize Switzerland representatives Michel Charlot, Beat Karrer (of FluidSolids), and Rolf Senti (of Bagno Sasso Mobili/Swiss Eco Tap) will explain their surprising concepts and how good design can benefit our environment. Pictured, a FluidSolids stool.
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