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Latest Articles in Green Architecture

Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System

The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.
October 27, 2014
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Concrete Hotel in Puerto Rico Plays with Light and Shadow

El Blok, a 22-room hotel in Vieques, Puerto Rico, strikes a unique profile—its meandering shape features numerous cut-outs that let light in, casting playful shadows. The LEED Gold-certified property, designed by San Juan-based firm Fuster + Architects, opened this fall. Click through the slideshow to peek inside.
October 27, 2014
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Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.
October 27, 2014
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Green Home in La Jolla Blends Indoors and Outdoors

The Noorens fell in love with San Diego and the surrounding area during a surf vacation several years ago, and made it their mission to return for good. When they finally returned in 2009, they incorporated elements of the landscape of La Jolla into a custom, eco-conscious home.
October 22, 2014
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Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth

A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.
October 20, 2014
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Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist

In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative pursuits.
October 1, 2014
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The Living: Using Biology as a Building Block

Brooklyn-based architecture firm The Living, run by David Benjamin, aims to use biology to challenge traditional building methods. The winner of the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program in 2014, the firm filled the museum's courtyard with three towers made of carbon-neutral bricks that were engineered from corn stalks and a mushroom material. Benjamin will join us at Dwell on Design NY to chat about how the built world can engender a healthy population.
September 24, 2014
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Inventive Garden Home in India

Behind a house in crowded Bangalore, India, two architects carve out a midcity oasis.
September 19, 2014
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Elevated 606 Park Will Transform Chicago

A decade in the making, an unused 2.7-mile rail line is set to become Chicago's great new park.
September 18, 2014
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