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Modern box home clad in Cor-Ten steel

5 Homes With Cor-Ten Steel Facades

While its striking appearance makes it a symbol of modernity, Cor-Ten's constantly adapting quality can also help homes coexist with their natural surroundings.
October 5, 2015
Javits Center NYC green roof

What Will It Take to Make NYC a More Sustainable Place?

On Sunday, October 4, join us at Dwell on Design NY to discuss greening the city of New York.
October 2, 2015
art life exterior u shaped courtyard

7 Serene Havens on Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands

These sylvan homes, studios, and hideaways outside Seattle offer a simple counterpoint to modern life.
October 1, 2015
parisien raymond residence kitchen dining room

6 Renovations That Salvage Construction Materials From Old Homes

British writer Stewart Brand famously said each part of a building has a lifespan: its decays, degrades, or becomes unnecessary. He advocated designs that were simple and easy to modify; residents and architects could easily replace elements as they decayed or turned useless. Similarly, we can lessen our environmental impact by salvaging and re-using healthy materials from buildings that have failed.
October 1, 2015
Backyard of 2 Bar House in Menlo Park

5 Modern Homes with Striking Green Roofs

Green roofs can be a challenging proposition: they add extra weight to a house, thereby requiring a robust and expensive structure. The roof itself must be carefully protected against water leakage. However, the reward is unique: the idea that your dwelling replaces the earth it takes up and cohabitates with nature better than most.
October 1, 2015
houlder residence exterior

5 Modern Homes in Scotland

Whether incorporating its rich heritage or providing fresh departures from it, these homes elegantly complement Scotland's jaw-dropping, wind-scoured scenery.
October 1, 2015
Calle Segunda facade

House of the Week: Historic-Modern Hybrid in Mexico

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.
October 1, 2015
Outdoor fenced dining porch area in Brooklyn, New York

6 Homes with Underfloor Radiant Heating

No one likes to feel a cold floor on a winter morning; a floor with hydronic radiant heating is an efficient and eco-friendly way to keep your home (and your feet) warm. During construction, a system of pipes are embedded in house's floors. Once activated, a mixture of water and anti-freeze chemicals convey heat to the floors (and by extension, the room above it).
September 30, 2015