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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.
May 21, 2014
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Sustainable Single-Family Homes in Cambodia

Three sustainably designed dwellings in Phnom Penh show how far two grand can go.
May 13, 2014
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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.
April 28, 2014
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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 modern approach of all.
April 22, 2014
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A Cor-Ten Steel-Clad Farmhouse Renovation in Scotland

From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with what was already there.
April 18, 2014
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How to Build A Modern Beach House

Eight modern homes that incorporate sustainable building practices into their oceanfront locations.
April 15, 2014
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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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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 the institute's exacting standards. (Put simply, certified passive houses have airtight envelopes and require no artificial heating or cooling.) An international jury selected finalists in six categories—single-family houses;apartment buildings; office and special-use buildings; retrofits; and urban planning. Among them are three projects in the United States, where the Passive House concept has been slower to catch on than in Europe. The winners will be announced in Aachen, Germany, on April 25. Click through the slideshow to view a selection of the finalists.
March 28, 2014
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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.
March 6, 2014