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Urban Hens

In our 2008 sustainability issue, we featured the Boulder residence of Rob Pyatt and Heather Kahn-Pyatt. The project was a renovation of a 1940s bungalow that Pyatt undertook with his own hands (and the helping hands of his brother), building on experience he gained while working on straw bale dwellings in a neighboring town.
April 13, 2009
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Christopher Puzio at Dwell on Design

We editors have started to put together the panels and programming for Dwell on Design 09 in Los Angeles, and I'm very excited to report that San Diego-based artist, gallerist, educator, builder and metalworker Christopher Puzio is on board.
March 27, 2009
Architect/developer Jonathan Segal is doing his best to infiltrate downtown San Diego with exceptional design.

The Jonathan

Tired of waiting for innovative architecture to come to San Diego, this proactive architect added developer to his job description, and brought it there himself.
March 17, 2009
A combination of well-planned siting and a concrete-block wall ensures outdoor livability for the family, despite the fact that the house butts up against a busy road.

Roadside Attraction

A Colorado couple handles their freeway-facing lot with flair, and incorporates a long list of sustainable features to boot.
March 16, 2009
Holin Hills is not only an anomaly in neo-classicist Washington, D.C.; it's a model for integrative suburban development.

Community of Vision

A mere eight miles from Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Georgian neoclassical plantation home, and just nine miles south of Old Town Alexandria, the colonial bastion that provides much inspiration for Northern Virginia’s epidemic of multimillion-dollar neo-colonial McMansions, sits Hollin Hills, one of the country’s most progressive housing developments.
March 16, 2009
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Everyone Deserves a Richard Hutten

With an impressive body of work behind him, Richard Hutten is one of the Netherlands’s most internationally successful designers.
March 12, 2009

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 Mahale Mountain National Park in western Tanzania, they knew they would need a home that could do some serious architectural and scientific heavy lifting.
March 9, 2009
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Stumptown Rock

Even before construction was complete, the Stump House was turning heads. When its green-minded future owners learned of its shining environmental résumé, they knew they’d found a place to call home.
March 4, 2009
These recycling-friendly bins will ensure that you'll never refuse to properly deal with your refuse.

Trash Bins

Dear Dwell, I pride myself on recycling each week, but I'm unhappy with the unorganized mess of bottles and cans in my kitchen. Are there any attractive options for trash bins that integrate recycling? —Candice Houghton, Portland, Oregon
March 3, 2009