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Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California

Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of space for an extended family to relax.
April 2, 2014
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A Sustainable Home in Silicon Valley

Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.
March 29, 2014
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Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California

Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
March 28, 2014
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Modern Renovations for Historic Buildings

When you need more modern space, but are constrained by historic building codes, adding an incongruous addition can be the best option.
March 25, 2014
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Tips for Creating Bedrooms in Difficult Layouts

When renovating or adding on to your home, a perfectly rectangular room may not be available, see these seven creative ways to carve out bedroom space.
March 21, 2014
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Sebastian Mariscal's Wood Architecture

We interviewed architect Sebastian Mariscal on his thoughtful, textured approach to designing with wood, for our 2014 Materials special issue.
March 15, 2014
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A Closer Look: 4 Homes by Gray Organschi Architecture

Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi, founders of the New Haven, Connecticut, architecture firm Gray Organschi, specialize in thoughtful, site-specific homes. See our favorites from the Dwell archives.
March 14, 2014
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A Modern House in Elizabeth Beach, Australia

Architect Shane Blue crafts a modern home on a remote plot of land in southeastern Australia.
March 13, 2014
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A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place

An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate the greenery of its Northwestern site.
March 12, 2014
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