Remember how the Predator had skin that made him invisible? That was cool. But these high-tech materials might be even cooler.
Even for sustainability's greatest proponents, going green isn't necessarily a walk in the park. Dwell explores what it takes to be truly environmental.
From the Aquastar to zero-energy homes, we present an A-to-Z guide of green power tips and home energy savings.
Manufacturing from conception to production and reproduction.
Dare we say "enlightening"? Be it passive or aggressive, find out what solar energy can do for you.
The husband-and-wife architecture team Halpert & Ruiz know that if a house’s face
is pretty from the outside and views are good from within, as a landlord you will have an easier time...
Doing something unique can increase a home’s resale value.
The most intensely used rooms in the house depend on good plumbing, ventilation,
and electrical systems, and contain the highest number of fixtures per square
foot—all of which makes...
No longer stuck in the ’50s pink- or yellow-tiled rut, today bath fixtures come in a wide variety of materials. For those who enjoy visibility (and Windex), glass is a clear choice.
Long considered to be the standard bathroom material, ceramic is no longer boring. New shapes and colors help redefine what was once only basic bisque or beige.
The same qualities that make plastic so prized by designers—malleability, translucency, vibrancy—also make for one-of-a-kind pieces to place in your bathroom
A brief history of landscape architecture, from Birnbaum to Walter to Coen.
“Mother Nature is too powerful to try and mimic,” says Shane Coen, whose firm is known for its minimalist approach to the residential landscape.
Demystifying design-build: Where does design stop and building begin? Plus, tools of the trade.
An increasing number of contributors to our ever-expanding built world are referring to their practices as design-build. That means that the same minds and hands do both the designing and the...
How does design-build affect the project? the process? the client? Here, the principals of five thriving design-build firms weigh in
Design-build practices invest considerable time in setting up shop and tremendous capital in tools. Three basic categories of shop work dominate almost every project: cutting, assembly, and...
Work is work, but working from home is better, especially if you have the right setup.
The profession of landscape architecture is very much rooted in the European tradition of garden design, and it didn’t germinate as a distinct profession in the United States until the 19th...
The kitchen has evolved from a closed-off satellite to the most open, doted-upon room in the house—and repository of our dreams of domestic fulfillment.