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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.
February 16, 2014
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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.
February 8, 2014
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NYAIA Recognizes 6 Creative New York Architecture and Design Studios

The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the six winners of its biennial New Practices New York competition, which singles out promising and pioneering city-based architecture and design firms founded within the last decade. The jurors selected the winners from among 64 entries.
February 4, 2014
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7 (Nearly) Net-Zero Homes

Hay insulation, passive solar, drought-tolerant gardens: Behold the following 7 houses from Dwell's pages that give back by striving for net-zero status.
January 28, 2014
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Modern Concrete Getaway in Paradise

You might think a Brutalist-style concrete structure would be out of place in a lush, beach-resort island like Vieques. However, to preserve the natural enclave off the coast of Puerto Rico, architect John Hix went as green as possible for his hotel Casa Solaris.
January 21, 2014
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Passive Acceptance: 7 Energy-Efficient Homes

Passive heating and cooling are both cost-efficient measures that ease a new residence's burden on the earth. From super-green homes to certified Passive Houses, here are six great examples of the genre.
January 20, 2014
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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 six-footed foundation to rein in construction costs, Hoover and Eerkes created a distinctive structure that treads lightly on the land.
January 16, 2014
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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 that complements a modern house.
January 2, 2014
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Angular Modern Beach House in Florida

Tour the family-friendly, LEED-certified, modern Seagrape House designed by husband-and-wife team Traction Architecture in Anna Maria Island, Florida.
December 19, 2013