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  1. From Torrent to Current
    Outdoor

    From Torrent to Current

    In her book Du Torrent au Courant, des Barrages et des Hommes en Savoie (From Torrent to Current: Dam and Man in Savoy), photographer Céline Clanet documents the infrastructure of hydropower...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    09.26.11

  2. Design 101

    Energy Retrofit: The Now House Project

    It may be simpler to build a zero-energy home from scratch than to retrofit an existing structure, but buildings constructed in the 20th century are generally the most in need of upgrades for...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  3. Skypephone
    How To

    Skypephone

    Last year saw the European launch of the world’s first mobile phone with integrated Skype, the Voice over IP software traditionally used via computer. This year, the phone arrives in the United...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.25.09

  4. Digital Revolution: The Immersive Future of Art and Technology
    In The Modern World

    Digital Revolution: The Immersive Future of Art and Technology

    The Barbican’s massive, genre-bending art and media showcase peers over the digital edge.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.30.14

  5. 7 Innovations from the 2014 International CES Part Two
    Latest

    7 Innovations from the 2014 International CES Part Two

    Here is a quick roundup from days two and three of our roaming the floor at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.10.14

  6. Want the Perfect Chair? Print It
    A Great Idea

    Want the Perfect Chair? Print It

    Berlin-based BigRep wants to make your next piece of furniture on a 3D printer. When employees of the company attended the 3D Printshow in New York earlier this month, furniture wasn’t the focus,...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.26.14

  7. 7 Cutting-Edge Furniture Designs
    Product Reviews

    7 Cutting-Edge Furniture Designs

    By harnessing the latest high-tech materials and innovations, like 3-D printing and nanotechnology, manufacturers are using science to create forward-thinking design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.05.14

  8. Exploring the Future of 3D Printing: Day 2
    Latest

    Exploring the Future of 3D Printing: Day 2

    The second day of the Media Bistro–sponsored 3D Inside Printing Conference and Expo offered more exploration of the industry, including an exploration of the coding associated with creating 3D...

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.25.13

  9. Design 101

    Residential Wind

    When we think of alternative energy at home, our minds leap straight to solar panels, the most obvious symbol of a site-generated grid-free power source.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  10. The Future of Mobility
    Post

    The Future of Mobility

    As we edge closer to incorporating autonomous driving into our transportation sphere, Dwell takes on the subject of mobility in a special three-part series with Volvo, Mobility and Design, Mobility...

    written by: Erika Heet
    03.11.14

  11. Warmth
    Design 101

    Warmth

    Kiel Moe, assistant professor of architectural technology at Harvard University, specializes in architecture and energy issues. “As fuel prices fluctuate,” he says, “you’re...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    04.11.12

  12. Modern Desktop Accessories
    Product Reviews

    Modern Desktop Accessories

    To help you get organized this year, we first brought you our favorite office space inspirations. Now we have the desktop accessories to take you rest of the way. From scissors to staplers to pens...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    01.13.14

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Touring the BMW Headquarters
    Travel Reports

    Touring the BMW Headquarters

    Dwell traveled to Munich, Germany, to get an up close and personal look at BMW Welt, an undulating, stainless-steel-clad structure designed by Wolf Prix of Coop Himmelb(l)au. It is joined on...

    photos by: Bret Robins
    04.02.11

  16. 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

  17. Talking Products: 5 Interviews with Design Luminaries
    Interviews

    Talking Products: 5 Interviews with Design Luminaries

    From flatware to furniture, the products we interact with every day have an impact on our lives. We think about them every day as we scour the globe for the objects and ideas that move the design...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.13.13

  18. Interview with Bill McDonough
    Dwell on Design

    Interview with Bill McDonough

    Next year, William McDonough's revolutionary book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, which he co-authored with Dr. Michael Braungart, will turn ten years old. During that decade...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.02.11

  19. 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

  20. 101 High-Tech Materials
    Design 101

    101 High-Tech Materials

    Remember how the Predator had skin that made him invisible? That was cool. But these high-tech materials might be even cooler.

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    02.24.09

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