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  1. The Bathroom Reinvented

    The Bathroom Reinvented

    Industrial designer and London–based Dwell contributor Virginia Gardiner shares the ins and outs of her low-cost, low-tech concept for a waterless toilet system.

    06.16.09

  2. On Shelter Island

    On Shelter Island

    Husband-and-wife architecture team Yoshiko Sato and Michael Morris open the doors to their newly constructed home on Shelter Island in New York. The pair teamed up with Evans+Paul to fabricate a...

    10.26.09

  3. The Bathroom Reinvented: Hyphae

    The Bathroom Reinvented: Hyphae

    Ecologist Brent Bucknum, principal of Hyphae Design Lab in Oakland, California, shares the ABC's of re-routing a home's waste water (greywater) to sustainably irrigate gardens and other green...

    07.22.09

  4. The Intelligent Kitchen: The e-House

    The Intelligent Kitchen: The e-House

    At his upstate New York home, known as the e-House, architect Michael McDonough is conducting an ongoing experiment in ecological awareness. In this video Michael takes us on a tour of his kitchen,...

    02.26.09

  5. The Intelligent Kitchen: Dr. Vijay Battu

    The Intelligent Kitchen: Dr. Vijay Battu

    Dr. Vijay Battu gives us a tour of his elegant Manhattan apartment, extolls the virtues of open space in kitchens, and performs an impromptu living room concert. Along the way we learn about...

    02.26.09

  6. Universal Design: Public Restrooms

    Universal Design: Public Restrooms

    In the first video of a two-part series, New York–based firm Smart Design examines the intersection between Universal Design principles and the limitations of public bathrooms.

    01.27.10

  7. The Intelligent Kitchen: Francine Besselaar

    The Intelligent Kitchen: Francine Besselaar

    A Manhattan transplant, architect Francine Besselaar and her partner Canan Akyuz, built her Princeton, New Jersey, home to showcase open, airy spaces and a kitchen that fosters conversation.

    01.08.09

  8. Universal Design: Public Bathrooms

    Universal Design: Public Bathrooms

    For the second offering of our two-part series on Universal Design, the folks from Smart head over to some public restrooms in New York, illustrating how principles outlined in the first video...

    03.11.10

  9. The Intelligent Kitchen: Connie Hughes

    The Intelligent Kitchen: Connie Hughes

    Connie Hughes’ dream kitchen started with a one-of-a-kind view, a wish list, and a daily ritual of watching the morning news with her husband. Connie and her builder walk us through the newly...

    02.26.09

  10. The Intelligent Kitchen: Jeffrey Beers

    The Intelligent Kitchen: Jeffrey Beers

    Architect, homeowner, and culinary guru Jeffery Beers shares his personal tenets on kitchen design, and why it’s important for the most social room in house to know its chef.

    02.26.09

  11. Coop Dreams
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    Coop Dreams

    Switching coasts from Brooklyn to Portland gave architects Mitchell Snyder and Shelley Martin a new set of unexpected clients: three young hens.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: John Clark
    10.18.10

  12. Modern NASA-Inspired Cricket Trailer
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    Modern NASA-Inspired Cricket Trailer

    Part tent, part RV, the NASA-inspired Cricket Trailer is the go-to camper for the modern road tripper.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Sarah Wilson
    08.30.11

  13. Powell St. Parklet
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    Powell St. Parklet

    San Francisco's thriving Pavement to Parks initiative—dozens of street parking spaces have been transformed into small, hardscaped parks the city over—arrived on center stage Wednesday....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.14.11

  14. Chicken Chapel
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    Chicken Chapel

    Architect Keith Moskow grew up doing grunt construction work. His dad was a builder and after his first year of college, he helped build their family's summer home. "I was doing lowly work,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.20.11

  15. The Birds and The Beavers
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    The Birds and The Beavers

    Connecticut birders happily swap their waterlogged Wellies and foggy field glass for the Wesleyan student–designed SplitFrame, a viewing platform in a former cranberry bog.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    10.01.09

  16. His-Her Collage and Ceramics Studio
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    His-Her Collage and Ceramics Studio

    Just as water and oil don’t mix, neither do the crafts of collage and ceramics. Nevertheless, a combination of the two was precisely what one creative couple living on Long Island requested...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.22.11

  17. Swamp Thing
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    Swamp Thing

    With families in tow, architects Keith Moskow and Robert Linn settle in for a weekend of s'mores and camping in the unlikliest of locations: a simple structure built in the heart of the suburbs.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.02.10

  18. Baltimore Tree House
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    Baltimore Tree House

    The wooden structure next to Laurie and Peter Stubbs' house outside Baltimore is made out of trees and is nestled in the woods but it isn't technically a tree house. "The trees here are...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.04.09

  19. An Introduction to Modern Playscapes
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    An Introduction to Modern Playscapes

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Paige Johnson
    07.11.11

  20. Cool Chicken House
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    Cool Chicken House

    Who doesn't love a chicken run? This cool coop is by David Rosen, an Associate Producer at CBS News in New York. His goal, in addition to sheltering four egg-laying hens, was to design a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.23.10

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