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  1. 8 Great Earth Homes
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    8 Great Earth Homes

    Harnessing the power of dirt, sand, soil, and earth, these projects prove that modern houses are not just made of glass and steel.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.31.13

  2. Easy Being Green: 5 Incredible Sustainable Homes
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    Easy Being Green: 5 Incredible Sustainable Homes

    One of our perennial favorite departments at Dwell is Off the Grid, our monthly section devoted to sustainable architecture, materials and techniques. Off the Grid has been a part of Dwell since...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.20.13

  3. 6 Issues Dedicated to Sustainable Architecture and Design
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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...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.26.13

  4. Dwell Homes: Off the Grid Part Two
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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.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.29.13

  5. 7 Great Green Walls
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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...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.10.13

  6. An Art-Inspired Modern House in Nebraska
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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...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.30.13

  7. Architect Couples At Home
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    Architect Couples At Home

    When architects fall in love, designing their own home can be both rewarding and challenging feats. Through compromise and collaboration, these couples successfully made their dream home a reality.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.11.13

  8. Kansas City Makes It Right
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    Kansas City Makes It Right

    Kansas City, Missouri, is the home of Make It Right's latest community revitalization project. Though the neighborhood of Manheim Park hasn't been affected by a natural disaster, it's been...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.13.13

  9. Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials
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    Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials

    The first annual Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge heralds four innovative, sustainable building materials.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.18.13

  10. A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos
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    A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos

    Calling upon midcentury modern archetypes, Curt Cline of Modern House Architects designed a residence in Los Altos, California, built with Passive House principles in mind.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.21.13

  11. 8 Modern Carports
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    8 Modern Carports

    Though it's sometimes looked down upon as a dowdy counterpart to its enclosed cousin, the garage, the carport is a functional and—as these examples from Dwell's archives suggest—often elegant touch...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.02.14

  12. Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin
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    Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin

    Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.26.14

  13. The Making of a Modern Sustainable Boutique
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    The Making of a Modern Sustainable Boutique

    Streetwear blogs have been keeping tabs on developments with the new sustainably sourced and delightfully wooden Stussy shop in Vancouver, but design aficionados will be just as curious to learn...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.13.08

  14. Green

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    Before Tom McMurtrie became the recycling coordinator of Ann Arbor in 1991—a position that lets him shape the town’s recycling policy—he made his business selling Solarwall (www...

    01.01.09

  15. Brooklyn Botanic's New 'Do
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    Brooklyn Botanic's New 'Do

    Last week, as spring's balmy temperatures took a temporary dip into glacier territory, the two founding partners of architecture and urbanism firm Weiss/Manfredi led a hard hat tour of their new...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.05.12

  16. Project: R-House
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    Project: R-House

    Passive solar design, which promotes passive means of generating and retaining warmth over active—and expensive—systems, is central to R-House’s success. Solar gain—chiefly...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Richard Barnes
    02.24.12

  17. 8 Surprisingly Sustainable Modern Homes
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    8 Surprisingly Sustainable Modern Homes

    Here at Dwell, we love a good form, but only in tandem with function. These ultra-green, sustainable homes prove that a light footprint is possible no matter what the architectural style—the most...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.22.14

  18. Five Innovative Infill Homes
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    Five Innovative Infill Homes

    As city populations grow, we continue to squeeze the most out of every square foot in our living spaces. These five infill homes manage to slip through the cracks.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.28.14

  19. Sweet Nothing
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    Sweet Nothing

    We’re heading into an uncertain future, but two things are clear: Technology is getting better and the environment is getting worse. Fortunately, the former offers solutions for the latter,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.08.09

  20. Mr. CHIP Goes to Washington
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    Mr. CHIP Goes to Washington

    A highlight of this year's Solar Decathlon was the CHIP house, designed, built, and transported to Washington DC by a team of over 100 SCI-Arc and Caltech students. The uniquely puffy "...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.25.11

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