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  1. 101 Alternative Energy: Sunny Delight
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    101 Alternative Energy: Sunny Delight

    Sunlight transportation systems are the pinnacle of innovation in energy-efficient design.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  2. The People's Park
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    The People's Park

    An amorphous profession, landscape architecture embraces everything from civic plazas, highways, and landfill reclamations to the front lawn. Here we profile two practitioners, Walter Hood and...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.27.09

  3. Clifford Avenue Homes
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    Clifford Avenue Homes

    The cost for solar systems is not only related to how elaborate the system is—it also depends on where you live.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  4. Co-op
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    Co-op

    “It is really different from anything else,” explains David Burcher, who bought a co-op apartment in Manhattan with his partner, Greg Broan, almost a decade ago.

    written by: James Nestor
    01.27.09

  5. Words You Should Know
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    Words You Should Know

    Charrette: An intense period of design activity in which a group collaborates to work out a solution to a specific design problem. It’s like a workshop, but sounds either more important or...

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  6. A Stable Office Environment
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    A Stable Office Environment

    Giorgio Baravalle originally had a true home office—a space inside his house in Millbrook, New York, that was meant to be a private place to work, but instead served as a traffic circle in...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.01.09

  7. The Arts and Crafts Movement
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    The Arts and Crafts Movement

    Manifesto: William Morris, “The Lesser Arts of Life” (1877)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  8. 8 Eat-in Kitchens
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    8 Eat-in Kitchens

    In spaces small or large, an eat-in kitchen is a useful hub for singles and families alike. Here are 8 well-designed versions from the pages of Dwell.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.12.13

  9. Kitting Out Kitchen and Bath
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    Kitting Out Kitchen and Bath

    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...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  10. Iron Chef
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    Iron Chef

    The entire town of Solomonville, Arizona, heard their bickering, even through the thick walls of their adobe house, and they say that when my great-grandfather left my great-grandmother and lit out...

    written by: Susan Guerrero
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.28.09

  11. Vampire Power
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    Vampire Power

    Probably the most evocative term among the otherwise technocratic energy vocabulary, vampire power is the continuous current that appliances and electronics draw from an outlet even when turned off.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  12. Solar Flair
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    Solar Flair

    Interested in running more than just your home on the sun’s rays? Here’s a handy introduction to some of the most innovative solar goods available.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.09

  13. Color 101: Chipping Away
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    Color 101: Chipping Away

    Most designers, be they graphic or interior, consult 
their Pantone fan guide when considering hues.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    02.02.09

  14. Why Is Jane Smiling?
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    Why Is Jane Smiling?

    So you’ve brought home an ebullient new contractor to turn your wreck into the Ritz. How to do it? Read on.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  15. 8 Homes Furnished With B&B Italia
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    8 Homes Furnished With B&B Italia

    In honor of Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, the B&B Italia founder who died on January 25, 2014, at age 87, here are eight homes from Dwell's archives where the influential Italian furniture company's...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.31.14

  16. Architect Series Dimmers
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    Architect Series Dimmers

    The right lighting can bring warmth and atmosphere to any room.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.31.09

  17. Panel House
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    Panel House

    Taking advantage of Southern California’s sunny skies, architect David Hertz ingrained 
passive solar features in almost every detail 
of the Panel House for client Thomas Ennis.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  18. The Bilbao Effect
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    The Bilbao Effect

    In the last 15 years, many a postindustrial city has redefined itself as a design center. Glasgow after its year as European City ...

    written by: Jane Szita
    05.26.09

  19. Herman Miller Design Center
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    Herman Miller Design Center

    Herman Miller’s National Design Center in Atlanta 
achieved a LEED Gold rating 
for commercial interiors.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.28.09

  20. Get the Right Light
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    Get the Right Light

    Daylight is the lifeblood of a Good Small Space. Start the process of getting the light right by better understanding the nature of the light-emitting gas ball that we call the sun.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    11.17.12

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