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An Aluminum-Clad Green Energy Home in England

Green Orchard, the home Paul Archer designed for his parents outside Bristol, England, sows the seeds of an active retirement.
May 15, 2013
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Through House in Toronto, Canada

A house from the 1880s that's narrow, small, and in terrible shape: is this the place for a great modern interior? In the hands of Toronto architect Heather Dubbeldam, it turned out to be exactly that. Her client, doctor Yash Patel, had a green agenda and a commitment to contemporary design. "I wanted it to be small; energy-efficient; and beyond that I let Heather and her associates figure it out," he says. "I let them run." Dubbeldam used a variety of strategies to keep it green (the tiny utility bills prove this), but also created remarkably rich spaces and textures in this small house and equally tight yard. Her remodel of the house kept its 1,450 square feet of interior space, but carved it into an open plan, and established strong visual connections between the house and the yard. Now both zones flow into each other—limestone, ceramics, cedar boards, and a row of beech trees all working together in subtle harmony.
April 25, 2013
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Seattle: Sustainable Future

Seattle is taking momentous strides towards sustainable living. The Bullitt Center opened its doors on Earth Day, April 22, as the greenest commercial building in the world.
April 23, 2013
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Remembering Paolo Soleri

We are sad to report that the visionary Italian architect, urban planner, and sustainability advocate died today at the age of 93. His most ambitious work is the community Arcosanti some 65 miles outside of Phoenix, Arizona, and the exemplar of his philosophy of Arcology, a brand of building that marries architecture and ecology.
April 9, 2013
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A Coastal Summer Home in Denmark

For his family’s summerhouse in North Zealand, Denmark, a resourceful architect goes full tilt with native wood and playful geometries.
April 2, 2013
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Green the Roof

March 22, 2013
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Best Modern Desert Houses

Few climates offer the extreme heat and extreme cold (all in one day) of the desert. Throw in the fact that they're sparsely populated, offer few municipal services, and are often in the middle of nowhere and you've got the perfect recipe for innovative, off-the-grid architecture. In our Elements Issue, we took a look at homes designed for all climes; here are our favorite modern houses in the desert.
March 20, 2013
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Stress-Test Architecture

An artist-led design project invites curious interlopers to live in a pod prototype built for an uncertain future, and Dwell's intrepid reporter gets hands-on experience living in one of the architecture pods.
March 15, 2013
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Growth Spurt

These five homes feature ecologically mindful landscape designs. Take a look for inspiration!
March 6, 2013
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