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  1. Project: Live Work Home
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    Project: Live Work Home

    Richard Cook, a principal at Cook + Fox Architects, surveyed the Near Westside’s inventory of vacant structures and arrived at a conclusion that would guide the design of the Live Work Home. ...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.24.12

  2. A Coastal Summer Home in Denmark
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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.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Karina Tengberg
    04.02.13

  3. 10 Noteworthy Sustainable Homes
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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.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.14.13

  4. Massachusetts Modern: 8 Striking Spaces in the Bay State
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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.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.09.13

  5. Mud Mavens: Mud Girls Founder Jen Gobby
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    Mud Mavens: Mud Girls Founder Jen Gobby

    Just off Canada's west coast near Vancouver is a paradise for self-sufficiency seekers. Approximately five miles wide and thirteen-and-a-half miles long, Lasqueti Island is home to poets, artists,...

    written by: Carren Jao
    08.15.12

  6. Striking Green Homes We Love
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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.

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.13.13

  7. Material Focus: Straw Bales
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    Material Focus: Straw Bales

    When it comes to ecologically minded building materials, straw bales are among the kindest (they involve repurposing waste material from the grain growing industry). And lest you fear the outcome...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.10.12

  8. Small Spaces in Rural Places
    Houses We Love

    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.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.14.13

  9. Growth Spurt
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    Growth Spurt

    These five homes feature ecologically mindful landscape designs. Take a look for inspiration!

    written by: Jami Smith
    03.06.13

  10. 7 Green Renovations
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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.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.05.13

  11. In The City and Off the Grid
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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.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.21.13

  12. Design-Build Time-Lapse
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    Design-Build Time-Lapse

    TYIN Tegnestue, the Norwegian architecture firm founded by Andreas Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad in 2007, has made it their work and passion to build locally inspired, cleverly designed structures...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.13.12

  13. Denver's Energy Efficient Home
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    Denver's Energy Efficient Home

    John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers. As the Colorado and New Mexico territory manager for Burton Snowboards, John depends on winter precipitation for his business, not to mention for family...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.26.11

  14. The Sleeping Zone

    The Sleeping Zone

    Sleep on this: You probably spend more time in your bedroom than any other home zone, so it’s important to get it right.1 Reducing your resource consumption here requires a close look at how...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.01.09

  15. Preview: Reclaimed Space
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Reclaimed Space

    Among the highlights at last year's Dwell on Design was a cozy modular home created by Reclaimed Space, who hauled their one-of-a-kind structure made from reclaimed and repurposed materials all...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.08.10

  16. The Self-Sufficient City
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    The Self-Sufficient City

    In modern home design, going green is no longer the exception but the norm. While we've summited this hill, there's still an ominous mountain before us: off-the-grid cities. For the third Advanced...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.01.09

  17. Building a Green Collar LA
    Dwell on Design

    Building a Green Collar LA

    Dwell in Design is a mere three weeks away and we're getting excited to welcome dozens of speakers and thousands of visitors to the LA Convention Center for the big weekend. On Friday June 26, the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    06.04.09

  18. OAN's Classroom Design Winner
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    OAN's Classroom Design Winner

    Earlier this year we wrote about Open Architecture Network's challenge to create a better classroom design that can accommodate the anticipated surge in student numbers worldwide over the next five...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.08.09

  19. Going Green Again

    Going Green Again

    If going green at home was so simple, everyone would do it right? And though it makes sense in theory, actually bringing a sustainable plan to life is often easier said than done. Over the past few...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    07.19.12

  20. Primer on Landscape Architecture
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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.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.04.13

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