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Modern Gabled House in Portland

In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.
August 4, 2014
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Honeywell Thermostat Turns On When You're Almost Home

Smart thermostats have been around for a while now, but the Honeywell Lyric is exceptional because it uses geofencing. It senses when you and your phone have arrived or left your home, and it adjusts for efficiency or comfort accordingly. There are two options: a seven-mile radius for suburban homes, and a 500-foot radius for apartment-dwellers. Available from Lowe's beginning in August 2014 for $279.
July 14, 2014
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Big Ass Fans Haiku with SenseME

Classier than the name would have you imagine, this understated fan from Big Ass Fans is injected with circuitry that makes it nearly autonomous. Under the Haiku fan’s minimalist exterior, sensors monitor the room’s humidity and temperature to keep air flowing for an ideal interior climate. Available for pre-order, $1,045.
July 8, 2014
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A Modern, Energy-Efficient Smart Home

The University of California, Davis, and automaker Honda team up on a concept that explores energy efficiency and emerging green technology in a residential context.
July 1, 2014
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Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses

Where does Upstate New York begin? Ask a New York City dweller and they are likely to tell you that "Upstate" means anything north of the Cross-Westchester Expressway. Wherever its southern boundary lies, there is plenty of Upstate New York to go around and, as it turns out, plenty of noteworthy residential architecture, too. Here, from Dwell's archives, are some of our favorite Empire State houses.
December 11, 2013
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6 Famous Brutalist Buildings

Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s and mostly fell out of favor in the last few decades with the exception of sporadic resurgences in South America and the Middle East. Here are six famous Brutalist buildings featured in Dwell.
December 7, 2013
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A Sustainable Brownstone Transformation in Brooklyn

How do you make a Brooklyn brownstone more sustainable? First, get rid of the brownstone.
March 28, 2013
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Modern in the Country

Eric and Melinda purchased a 10-acre plot of land in rural Yelm, Washington, with visions of a new home on the range. There would be vineyards, gardens, an orchard, bees and chickens—typical country fodder—but they would showcase their design sensibility with a not-so-typical modern abode. Enlisting Matthew Coates of Coates Design, the outcome is a modern home that, while striking, is still a natural fit in the country location.
March 15, 2013
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Middle Ground

Adding less than $100,000 of improvements to an off-the-shelf prefab model resulted in a clean-cut structure at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada.
December 19, 2012
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