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  1. A Modern, Energy-Efficient Smart Home
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    A Modern, Energy-Efficient Smart Home

    The University of California, Davis, and automaker Honda team up on a concept that explores energy efficiency and emerging green technology in a residential context.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.01.14

  2. An Eco-Friendly Compact Cabin in Washington
    Houses We Love

    An Eco-Friendly Compact Cabin in Washington

    On Puget Sound, activist and filmmaker Anna Hoover collaborated with Les Eerkes, a principal at Olson Kundig Architects, on a 693-square-foot studio in the woods. Using freecycled materials and a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.16.14

  3. 8 Modern Carports
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    8 Modern Carports

    Though it's sometimes looked down upon as a dowdy counterpart to its enclosed cousin, the garage, the carport is a functional and—as these examples from Dwell's archives suggest—often elegant touch...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.02.14

  4. Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin
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    Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin

    Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.26.14

  5. An Australian Architect's Simple Brick House With Impressive Green Roof
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    An Australian Architect's Simple Brick House With Impressive Green Roof

    With a simple brick house on a tiny lot, an Australian architect shows that style needn't be fussy or expensive.

    written by: Jane Rawson
    02.16.14

  6. Off-the-Grid Cabin in Arkansas
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    Off-the-Grid Cabin in Arkansas

    Stocked with green features, an inexpensive off-the-grid retreat in Arkansas provides its owner peace of mind through its clean-lined architecture.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Greg Clark
    06.11.14

  7. Dwell on Design New York

    Dwell on Design New York

     New York City is a design laboratory— one that constantly reinvents its landscape while embracing new ideas and possibilities.Dwell on Design NY (DODNY) shares that ethos as it upends...

    05.27.14

  8. Greenlab Studio

    Greenlab Studio

    Greenlab Studio is a landscape architecture studio that specializes in green wall and green roof design to enhance urban spaces. 

    03.05.14

  9. HILL works

    HILL works

    HILL works is a small yet agile design studio that oscillates between the disciplines of architecture and landscape architecture. David Hill, founding principal, was raised among an assortment of...

    06.17.14

  10. 8 Surprisingly Sustainable Modern Homes
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    8 Surprisingly Sustainable Modern Homes

    Here at Dwell, we love a good form, but only in tandem with function. These ultra-green, sustainable homes prove that a light footprint is possible no matter what the architectural style—the most...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.22.14

  11. Five Innovative Infill Homes
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    Five Innovative Infill Homes

    As city populations grow, we continue to squeeze the most out of every square foot in our living spaces. These five infill homes manage to slip through the cracks.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.28.14

  12. Passivhaus Institut Announces 2014 Finalists
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    Passivhaus Institut Announces 2014 Finalists

    The Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany, on Friday announced 20 finalists for its 2014 Passive House Awards, singling out houses, office buildings, and other structures designed and built to...

    written by: William Lamb
    03.28.14

  13. Near Boston, a Red House Designed to be Green
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    Near Boston, a Red House Designed to be Green

    A teardown renovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, comes with a mandate for maximum efficiency.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.21.14

  14. Carbon-Neutral Brick Tower Coming to MoMA's PS1 This Summer
    Green

    Carbon-Neutral Brick Tower Coming to MoMA's PS1 This Summer

    MoMA/PS1 announces its 2014 Young Architects Program winner, The Living, who will build a zero-carbon brick shelter in the museum's courtyard this summer.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.08.14

  15. Climate-Controlled Skyscrapers in Seoul
    Green

    Climate-Controlled Skyscrapers in Seoul

    Our friends at PSFK fill us in on Dutch architecture firm UNStudio's plans for climate-responsive towers in Seoul, South Korea.

    written by: PSFK
    05.27.14

  16. Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
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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.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: John Linden
    04.02.14

  17. Sustainable Single-Family Homes in Cambodia
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    Sustainable Single-Family Homes in Cambodia

    Three sustainably designed dwellings in Phnom Penh show how far two grand can go.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.13.14

  18. Sustainable, Rural Design by Auburn's Rural Studio
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    Sustainable, Rural Design by Auburn's Rural Studio

    A director and professor at Auburn’s acclaimed architectural lab talk about the next 20 years of sustainable, rural design.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.28.14

  19. Studio Shed: An Easy Backyard Storage Solution
    Green

    Studio Shed: An Easy Backyard Storage Solution

    In tandem with our upcoming April outdoor issue, take inspiration from Studio Shed, a sustainable company that makes quick-to-assemble backyard buildings.

    03.06.14

  20. Sustainable Retirement Home in Tune with California Landscape
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    Sustainable Retirement Home in Tune with California Landscape

    A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest lightly on the land.

    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    03.05.14

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