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  1. Solar Flair
    Design 101

    Solar Flair

    Interested in running more than just your home on the sun’s rays? Here’s a handy introduction to some of the most innovative solar goods available.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.09

  2. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5

    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 5:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    11.16.11

  3. Solar: Lease or Own?
    Post

    Solar: Lease or Own?

    One of the most common obstacles to going green is upfront costs (though we all know the long-term savings are plentiful). Many new homes are built solar-ready, with intentions of installing panels...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.19.09

  4. Panel House
    Design 101

    Panel House

    Taking advantage of Southern California’s sunny skies, architect David Hertz ingrained 
passive solar features in almost every detail 
of the Panel House for client Thomas Ennis.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  5. Stress-Test Architecture
    Post

    Stress-Test Architecture

    An artist-led design project invites curious interlopers to live in a pod prototype built for an uncertain future, and Dwell's intrepid reporter gets hands-on experience living in one of the...

    written by: Rob Colvin
    03.15.13

  6. Green Cottage Getaway in Maine
    Green

    Green Cottage Getaway in Maine

    On an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine, a writer, with the help of his daughter, built not only a room but an entire green getaway of his own.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Eirik Johnson
    11.22.10

  7. Container Cinema
    Post

    Container Cinema

    As part of the cultural countdown to the winter Olympics in Vancouver 2010, media art group Springboard—a trio composed of architect Robert Duke, designers Keith Doyle and Iain Sinclair, and...

    written by: Ilana Diamond
    03.23.09

  8. The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House
    Post

    The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House

    Before the word "solar" evoked images of flat PV panels stuck on rooftops, many architects already had a mind to use the sun to maximum advantage in their designs. I recently discovered a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.15.09

  9. California Academy of Sciences Preview
    House Tours

    California Academy of Sciences Preview

    The grand opening of the new California Academy of Sciences, one of the year’s most anticipated events, is taking place this weekend. To help you make it through the last few days until the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.23.08

  10. An Aluminum-Clad Green Energy Home in England
    House Tours

    An Aluminum-Clad Green Energy Home in England

    Green Orchard, the home Paul Archer designed for his parents outside Bristol, England, sows the seeds of an active retirement.

    written by: Phyllis Richardson
    photos by: Will Pryce
    05.15.13

  11. A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home
    Green

    A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home

    Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by solar panels and a geothermal heat pump that draws energy from the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Andrea Lhotakova
    01.21.09

  12. A Table That Charges Your iPhone
    Product

    A Table That Charges Your iPhone

    Designer Marjan van Aubel’s Current project, based on photosynthesis, uses a solar-powered table to charge electronics.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.18.14

  13. On the Rock
    Green

    On the Rock

    Katja and Adam Thom’s cabin, on an exposed postglacial archipelago in Canada’s windswept Georgian Bay, is more than eight miles from the nearest road.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    photos by: Mark Giglio
    01.15.09

  14. PLUG's Jungle Research Station
    Post

    PLUG's Jungle Research Station

    When veterinary doctor Taranjit Kaur, her husband and molecular biologist Dr. Jatinder Singh, and their three year old daughter Simran set out to live and do research for a year in the remote...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.09.09

  15. Green Beret
    Green

    Green Beret

    Were “EcoHat” to come up in passing,you would most likely think of something chunky, organic, and woolen–—perhaps a beanie with earflaps to keep you toasty while chained to a logger’s truck. But in...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    01.25.09

  16. Natalie Jeremijenko's MoMA Lecture
    Post

    Natalie Jeremijenko's MoMA Lecture

    One of the best things about the Internet is the ability to virtually attend lectures we couldn't get to in real-time. A series of lectures that took place at the MoMA's Design and the Elastic Mind...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.20.09

  17. 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

  18. Denver's Energy Efficient Home
    Green

    Denver's Energy Efficient Home

    John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers. As the Colorado and New Mexico territory manager for Burton Snowboards, John depends on winter precipitation for his business, not to mention for family...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.26.11

  19. Project FROG's 21st Century Buildings
    Post

    Project FROG's 21st Century Buildings

    If FEMA didn't drum up enough of a bad reputation with its immediate response to Hurricane Katrina, the nails certainly went into the coffin as word spread of the abominable conditions inside the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.01.09

  20. Building a Green Collar LA
    Dwell on Design

    Building a Green Collar LA

    Dwell in Design is a mere three weeks away and we're getting excited to welcome dozens of speakers and thousands of visitors to the LA Convention Center for the big weekend. On Friday June 26, the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    06.04.09

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