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  1. Second Life

    Second Life

    Recycled materials from cardboard boxes to warship teak make sourcing an adventure—and the resulting products singular creations.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.08.11

  2. Mr. CHIP Goes to Washington
    Event Spotlight

    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

  3. Recycled Paper Lights
    A Great Idea

    Recycled Paper Lights

    I recently came across the work of Pia Wüstenberg, a German-born designer whose recent obsession is transforming piles of waste paper (posters, magazines) into striking pendant lights and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.20.11

  4. Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"
    A Great Idea

    Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"

    When Australian designer Henry Wilson moved to the Netherlands to study for a Masters Degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven, he says he experienced a "philosophical shift away from the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.30.11

  5. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 2
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 2

    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 2:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    09.28.11

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Greeno

    Greeno is a company committed to a greener way of life. Based in pristine Greenough, Montana, Greeno was born out of the need to battle the local pine beetle infestation. By logging the beetle...

    08.30.11

  10. Jupiter Scrap Lights

    Jupiter Scrap Lights

    The duo behind Graypants studio are often found scouring Seattle’s streets for unblemished cardboard boxes—–the material that provides the structure for their signature fixtures....

    $129.00

  11. lamesadevenn: Part One
    Renovation

    lamesadevenn: Part One

    In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community groups, La Mesita and La Resolana. Rather than simply becoming a building...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    08.22.11

  12. Zeta Communities

     ZETA produces net zero energy multifamily housing and mixed-use structures for sustainable communities, focusing on urban infill, transit-oriented development, public land development and...

    08.17.11

  13. Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
    A Great Idea

    Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

    Recently in San Francisco, the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District and CMG Landscape Architecture unveiled the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan. The plan is meant to serve as a master plan for the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.08.11

  14. William Turnbull Competition

    William Turnbull Competition

    The California Architectural Foundation, in partnership with the Arid Lands Institute at Woodbury University and the AIACC Academy for Emerging Professionals, announced a call for entries for the...

    07.22.11

  15. Methodology is Extended!
    A Great Idea

    Methodology is Extended!

    We are excited to announce that the entry period of our Methodology upcyling competition is extended through July 24th. Make good use of the gift of time and enter your ideas now! The submissions...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    07.15.11

  16. Easter Island's Visitor's Center
    House Tours

    Easter Island's Visitor's Center

    You can't get much farther away than Easter Island, a volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian triangle. I hope to go one day; and if/when I do, I'll be...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.12.11

  17. If You Build It, They Will Cluck
    R and D

    If You Build It, They Will Cluck

    North Carolina high schoolers take on a creating a sustainable small-scale housing solution—for hens.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.08.11

  18. DESIGNINGreen at DOD
    Dwell on Design

    DESIGNINGreen at DOD

    Plenty of our attendees came to Dwell on Design looking to learn more about how to green their homes. And one panel in particular hit the sweet spot of green design and the latest in sustainable...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.30.11

  19. 111 Navy Chair

    111 Navy Chair

    Modeled on the classic Emeco 1006 Navy chair of 1944, but made from 111 recycled plastic bottles, the 111 Navy chair marries iconic form with a highly progressive brand of manufacturing. Made of...

  20. Marketplace Q&A
    Dwell on Design

    Marketplace Q&A

    This year at Dwell on Design we're collaborating with our pals over at the excellent American Public Media radio show Marketplace. Reporter Eve Troeh on Marketplace's Sustainability Desk will lead...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.23.11

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