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Massachusetts Modern: 8 Striking Spaces in the Bay State

Massachusetts has a long and storied history of progressivism, one that is reflected in these groundbreaking designs from Dwell's archives.
December 9, 2013
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In The City and Off the Grid

From New York to Los Angeles, these self-sufficient homes prove that you don't have to live in the middle of nowhere to be off-the-grid.
November 21, 2013
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A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos

Calling upon midcentury modern archetypes, Curt Cline of Modern House Architects designed a residence in Los Altos, California, built with Passive House principles in mind.
November 21, 2013
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Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials

The first annual Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge heralds four innovative, sustainable building materials.
November 18, 2013
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Small Spaces in Rural Places

Living in a small space isn't restricted to city dwelling. Here are seven pint-size homes situated in far-reaching places.
November 14, 2013
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Striking Green Homes We Love

From Ontario to El Salvador we take a look at 7 complex and sustainable homes around the world.
November 13, 2013
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Kansas City Makes It Right

Kansas City, Missouri, is the home of Make It Right's latest community revitalization project. Though the neighborhood of Manheim Park hasn't been affected by a natural disaster, it's been afflicted with decades worth of decline. Bancroft Elementary, a formerly abandoned school dating from 1904, is the projects locus. Make It Right and local firm BNIM transformed the vacant building into low-income housing for families, veterans, senior citizens, and youths transitioning out of foster care. Architect Tim Duggan, director of Make It Right's Innovations department, spearheaded the effort. We chatted with him about the project, "urban acupuncture," and how this redevelopment plan serves as a model for other cities. "We see this as a model both locally and nationally to identify a catalytic project and revitalize it," Duggan says. "So often conventional development says, it won't pencil out or it won't work unless there are inferior quality materials, or it'll pencil out with less community space or less attention to quality. We didn't want to do that." See what else he has to say in the following slideshow.
November 13, 2013
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Architect Couples At Home

When architects fall in love, designing their own home can be both rewarding and challenging feats. Through compromise and collaboration, these couples successfully made their dream home a reality.
November 11, 2013
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7 Green Renovations

Building green can be a challenge to really pull off—not to mention afford—but as the following seven houses from our pages show, the payback is huge.
November 5, 2013