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Primer on Landscape Architecture

Don’t know your Lawrence Halprin from your Richard Haag? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite articles, interviews, and essays on modern landscape architecture.
November 4, 2013
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An Art-Inspired Modern House in Nebraska

Tasked with creating a hybrid residence and art gallery, architect Jeff Dolezal of Omaha, Nebraska, firm Tack Architects called upon mid-century influences to create a showpiece of modern design in the city's Regency neighborhood.
October 30, 2013
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10 Noteworthy Sustainable Homes

From solar power and recycled materials to thermal energy and rooftop gardens, these 10 homes are both inspiring and functional models for sustainable living.
October 14, 2013
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7 Great Green Walls

Not for the feint of heart, but for the green of thumb: A living wall is a vibrant way to celebrate nature in tandem with architecture. Peek through our archives for another look at living walls and vertical gardens.
October 10, 2013
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Dwell Homes: Off the Grid Part Two

Off the Grid, a recurring feature in the Dwell issues, highlights amazing environmentally-friendly homes. See part one here.
August 29, 2013
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Sustainable Living: Chicago's First Certified Passive House

Take a tour through Chicago's first Passive House built by Brandon Weiss of Weiss Building and Development LLC, with the help of architect Tom Bassett-Dilley. Part of Chicago's inaugural GreenBuilt Home Tour, which occurred in late July, the Passive House was one of 16-award winning Chicago area homes—recognized for its sustainable, practical, and affordable building practices—to be featured in the tour. Click here to view a comprehensive Q&A with Brandon Weiss, president and founder of Weiss Building and Development, as he discusses everything from what a Passive House is to tips on how to minimize losses and maximize passive gains.
August 28, 2013
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Dwell Homes: Off the Grid

Off the Grid, a recurring feature in the Dwell issues, focuses on modern homes that tread lightly on the earth.
August 28, 2013
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A Renovated House in Australia

For a renovation located in Glebe—an inner-city suburb of Sydney, Australia—Carterwilliamson Architects took an environmentally friendly tack. "We believe that 'fit' buildings, buildings that are not big, but ‘big enough’ and flexible enough to accommodate changing lifestyles and that minimize spatial, material, and energy wastage are one of the biggest contributions we as architects can make towards a more sustainable future," says firm principal Shaun Carter. To that end, they repurposed an existing structure, relying on passive heating and cooling principles and natural daylight to guide the project.
August 26, 2013
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6 Issues Dedicated to Sustainable Architecture and Design

At Dwell, we jumped on the sustainability wagon early on and it has always been an incredibly important tenet of our design philosophy. Check out these 6 issues from our archives to see all the ways that sustainable is where it's at.
August 26, 2013
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