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  1. Solar: Lease or Own?
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    Solar: Lease or Own?

    One of the most common obstacles to going green is upfront costs (though we all know the long-term savings are plentiful). Many new homes are built solar-ready, with intentions of installing panels...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.19.09

  2. The Bathroom Reinvented
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    The Bathroom Reinvented

    Who says poo is taboo? In the first episode of Dwell's new video series, The Bathroom Reinvented, Virginia Gardiner makes a case for talking candidly about the can, explaining the designer's role...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.23.09

  3. Project FROG's 21st Century Buildings
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    Project FROG's 21st Century Buildings

    If FEMA didn't drum up enough of a bad reputation with its immediate response to Hurricane Katrina, the nails certainly went into the coffin as word spread of the abominable conditions inside the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.01.09

  4. Urban PUMA
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    Urban PUMA

    One of the wonderful things about living in an unhinged time is that no one has any clue what's cool anymore. When we're all trying to keep our heads above water, any idea for making life better is...

    written by: David A. Greene
    04.09.09

  5. Sierra Club Green Home
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    Sierra Club Green Home

    In 1892, when John Muir founded the Sierra Club, the only "web" he knew about was the kind spun by spiders, and social networking was something people did by riding horse-drawn buggies...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.04.09

  6. Container Cinema
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    Container Cinema

    As part of the cultural countdown to the winter Olympics in Vancouver 2010, media art group Springboard—a trio composed of architect Robert Duke, designers Keith Doyle and Iain Sinclair, and...

    written by: Ilana Diamond
    03.23.09

  7. Lightforms, Digitally Fabricated
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    Lightforms, Digitally Fabricated

    Known to many architects as that translucent film paper on which archaic hand drawings become worthy of pin-up, mylar is making an illuminating entrance into the realm of the three-dimensional. ...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    05.11.10

  8. BLDG 2.0: Can Data Transform Building?
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    BLDG 2.0: Can Data Transform Building?

    We'll surely never cease to marvel at the architectural feats humans accomplished long before the age of computers, but it's nevertheless a wonder to see what we can do with digital tools at our...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.27.09

  9. Net Zero x Twenty = Solar Decathlon
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    Net Zero x Twenty = Solar Decathlon

    It’s the site where wars are protested, dreams declared, and millions still march, but on October 9 the National Mall in Washington, DC, will host a new revolution.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.07.09

  10. POWERleap: Energy on the Floor
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    POWERleap: Energy on the Floor

    Over the years the blogosphere has seen a number of stories about generating power from the vibration of people's feet on a train platform, stairs, bridges and even—in perhaps the most...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.19.09

  11. Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti
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    Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti

    In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, ARCHIVE, a non-profit whose efforts center on the use of housing as a strategy for preventing illness and providing care among...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.12.11

  12. Happy Birthday, HVAC
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    Happy Birthday, HVAC

    Here's a random fact for the day: July 17, 2012, marks the 110th anniversary of the humble air conditioner. Sure, overheated and crafty peoples had invented one-off cooling devices before American...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.17.12

  13. The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House
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    The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House

    Before the word "solar" evoked images of flat PV panels stuck on rooftops, many architects already had a mind to use the sun to maximum advantage in their designs. I recently discovered a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.15.09

  14. PLUG's Jungle Research Station
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    PLUG's Jungle Research Station

    When veterinary doctor Taranjit Kaur, her husband and molecular biologist Dr. Jatinder Singh, and their three year old daughter Simran set out to live and do research for a year in the remote...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.09.09

  15. Cable Camouflage
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    Cable Camouflage

    Now that laptops and iPods have become like extra appendages for most of us, tangled cords and unsightly nests of cables are a constant problem.  Even with the myriad systems for keeping them...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.06.09

  16. New Honda Hybrid
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    New Honda Hybrid

    The 2010 car model year (which starts in calendar year 2009) promises to be an exciting one, with the debut of a revamped Toyota Prius, and Honda's long-awaited entry into the stand-alone hybrid...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.16.08

  17. Wattson and Holmes Make Monitoring Home Energy Use Elementary
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    Wattson and Holmes Make Monitoring Home Energy Use Elementary

    U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not only makes monitoring home electricity use a breeze, but even turns...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.24.08

  18. The Slingbox Goes HD, Finally
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    The Slingbox Goes HD, Finally

    The original Slingbox was one of those rare devices that did one thing, and did it exceptionally well: move your favorite television shows to your cellphone, PC or laptop. Now, after a lengthy wait...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.27.08

  19. 125 HDTV Super Review
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    125 HDTV Super Review

    Economic meltdown aside, if you’re still thinking about plunking down some hard-earned cash on a new HDTV this holiday season, you’d do well to check out HD Guru’s colossal review...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    10.02.08

  20. The Energy Seed
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    The Energy Seed

    Because I have been told time and again that disposing of batteries in the garbage is a terribly destructive thing to do, I generally collect my spent batteries in an old container in my house. My...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.19.08

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