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  1. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 1
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 1

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 1:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    09.14.11

  2. Small Footprint in Fayetteville
    House Tours

    Small Footprint in Fayetteville

    Fayetteville, Arkansas, doesn't have a reputation for "going green." Rather, the town has historically garnered recognition for its local beacon, the University of Arkansas. Yet...

    written by: Kelly Cooper
    photos by: Albert Skiles
    09.12.11

  3. Compostmodern- Unconference

    Compostmodern- Unconference

    Compostmodern, the biennial interdisciplinary conference for designers and design-leaders created by the San Francisco Chapter of AIGA today announced its jam-packed, two-day schedule that offers a...

    10.29.10

  4. A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin
    Green

    A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin

    Austin couple Anne Suttles and Sam Shah built a house to last their lifetime—and longer. Mixing new efficient systems with old upcycled materials, they keep it weird while keeping it green.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    08.31.11

  5. From Pyramids to Spacecraft

    From Pyramids to Spacecraft

    Italian architect Arturo Vittori and Swiss architect Andreas Vogler, founders of the design studio “Architecture and Vision,” will hold a lecture on their innovative theories regarding...

    10.05.10

  6. 2nd annual Portland Architecture + Design Festival

    2nd annual Portland Architecture + Design Festival

    The American Institute of Architects Portland and the Center for Architecture announce the 2nd annual Portland Architecture + Design Festival happening throughout October. This month-long, citywide...

    10.05.10

  7. Second to None
    Green

    Second to None

    With House 2.0, architect Pieter Weijnen demonstrates the exponential rate at which green design is advancing.

    written by: Jane Szita
    08.17.11

  8. High-Tech Green Family Home in Los Angeles
    Green

    High-Tech Green Family Home in Los Angeles

    Though tricked out with high-tech touches, this house’s greenest feature is decidedly low tech: the family’s intention to make it their lifelong home.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.20.11

  9. Ecofabulous House
    Dwell on Design

    Ecofabulous House

    Each year, Dwell on Design partners with Ecofabulous to design and decorate a fully-appointed residence that epitomizes aspirational sustainable living. The resulting showhouse lives on the Dwell...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.13.11

  10. Interview with Bill McDonough
    Dwell on Design

    Interview with Bill McDonough

    Next year, William McDonough's revolutionary book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, which he co-authored with Dr. Michael Braungart, will turn ten years old. During that decade...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.02.11

  11. Tunquen Treasure
    Green

    Tunquen Treasure

    A set of solar panels, a wind-powered well, and passive sustainable strategies make living miles from municipal utilities a non-issue for this Chilean beachgoer.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    05.16.11

  12. Building the Maxon House: Week 9
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 9

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    04.28.11

  13. Modern Angular Rural Family Home in Canada
    House Tours

    Modern Angular Rural Family Home in Canada

    Surrounded on all sides by a sweeping Canadian hayfield, the 23.2 House is an angular ode to rural life. Out of “respect for the beams and their history,” Designer Omer Arbel insisted...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jason Schmidt
    04.26.11

  14. Daniel Wallach of GreenTown
    Interviews

    Daniel Wallach of GreenTown

    After an EF5 tornado devestated the tiny town of Greensburg, Kansas, (then populartion 1,500) in 2007, the residents came together and did the unbelievable: Rebuilt as a sustainable town. Leading...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.21.11

  15. Building the Maxon House: Week 8
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 8

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    04.20.11

  16. Packed Naturally
    House Tours

    Packed Naturally

    Mies van der Rohe once said, "We must remember that everything depends on how we use a material." In this Palo Alto, CA, residence constructed from rammed earth, steel, and glass, and finished in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    04.19.11

  17. Green Living in Barcelona
    House Tours

    Green Living in Barcelona

    For some, living “green” is all about making a statement. But for Petz Scholtus, it boils down to common sense. The eco-designer was raised on a farm in Luxembourg, and she’s...

    04.11.11

  18. HelioTrace Robotic Facade
    A Great Idea

    HelioTrace Robotic Facade

    I was intrigued by a rendering featured in the latest newsletter from SOM, which came across my desk a few weeks ago. So I wrote the firm for more information. Turns out this new invention—a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.11.11

  19. Dwell Homes Collection Webinar: Three of Four

    Dwell Homes Collection Webinar: Three of Four

    Here’s your invitation to learn about the Dwell Homes Collection during a special LIVE online webinar presented by the designer, Joel Turkel of Turkel Design. Recognized by DWELL & TIME...

    03.11.10

  20. Dwell Homes Collection Webinar: Two of Four

    Dwell Homes Collection Webinar: Two of Four

    Here’s your invitation to learn about the Dwell Homes Collection during a special LIVE online webinar presented by the designer, Joel Turkel of Turkel Design. Recognized by DWELL & TIME...

    03.11.10

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