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  1. Winds of Change
    Green

    Winds of Change

    Caught in the grip of the worst drought in a century, Australians are showering together.

    written by: Karen Pakula
    photos by: Brett Boardman
    02.01.09

  2. Straw Tech
    Green

    Straw Tech

    When Anders Stokholm asked his old friend Felix Jerusalem to design his family’s new home in Eschenz, a northern Swiss village on the Rhine River and Untersee Lake, the client and architect agreed...

    written by: Emily Gertz
    01.22.09

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Green Light District
    Green

    Green Light District

    On a former brownfield site across the river from downtown Boston, a renovated turn-of-the-century lithography factory trades in carbon copies for a lighter carbon footprint.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    08.06.09

  7. A Rare Glimpse of Google's Data Centers
    House Tours

    A Rare Glimpse of Google's Data Centers

    Information giant Google has centers all over the world that drive everything you see on the web. These recently released photos show the poetry that goes into organizing the sheer amount of data...

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    10.17.12

  8. Simply Sustainable
    Green

    Simply Sustainable

    Located in a hidden valley on the picturesque Izu Peninsula, a few hours west of Tokyo, the Watanabe Residence, designed by architect Tadashi Murai, looks more like an imposing black box propped...

    written by: Julian Worrall
    photos by: Alessio Guarino
    02.02.09

  9. Easy Ways to Save Energy
    Product

    Easy Ways to Save Energy

    Apparently the average home has 40 devices plugged in drawing constant energy, even when they're turned off (this is called, creepily, 'vampire energy'). To combat this, Belkin has created a slew...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.07.10

  10. Low-Tech Utopia
    Green

    Low-Tech Utopia

    People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, which probably isn't an issue when the glass house is a commune.

    written by: Femke Bijlsma
    photos by: Alessio Guarino
    04.30.09

  11. Sixteen Ways of Looking at a Bedouin Tent
    Interviews

    Sixteen Ways of Looking at a Bedouin Tent

    Architect, systems designer, Cradle to Cradle founder, and sustainability guru William McDonough talks entropy, Walker Evans, paper houses, and “buildings like trees” with science...

    written by: Alexis Madrigal
    03.22.12

  12. Sustainability in Stages
    My House

    Sustainability in Stages

    "Personally, I’d rather be living outside,” says architect David Hertz. As a young man surfing in Bali, he was impressed by tropical village compounds where indoors and out flow into each other. ...

    written by: Sydney LeBlanc
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    01.20.09

  13. Pole Star
    Green

    Pole Star

    By creatively manipulating the angles and levels of exterior surfaces on this modest Polish country house, architect Peter Kuczia achieved exceptionally high solar exposure, increasing its capacity...

    written by: Michael Dumiak
    05.13.09

  14. Green Is in the Details
    Green

    Green Is in the Details

    Carver + Schicketanz Architects’ eco-friendly renovation earned this mid-century-modern home LEED Platinum certification and proved that when it comes to building sustainably, it’s all...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Mathew Scott
    01.23.12

  15. Taking His Own Advice
    Green

    Taking His Own Advice

    When Greg Reitz was ten years old, he was already so worried about the state of the planet that, without prompting from his parents, he spent his allowance to join Greenpeace.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Robert Gregory
    02.01.09

  16. Cable Camouflage
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    Cable Camouflage

    Now that laptops and iPods have become like extra appendages for most of us, tangled cords and unsightly nests of cables are a constant problem.  Even with the myriad systems for keeping them...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.06.09

  17. Events This Weekend: 10.2-10.4
    Week in Review

    Events This Weekend: 10.2-10.4

    Each month in Dwell, we highlight the best of what’s happening In the Modern World in art and architecture, with a listing of our favorite exhibitions around the world. In our new weekly...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.01.09

  18. James Dyson on the Air Multiplier
    Interviews

    James Dyson on the Air Multiplier

    You’ve heard the story, usually told by James Dyson in his own dulcet tones: After five years and thousands of prototypes, the furniture designer-turned-engineer invented the first bagless...

    written by: Julie Taraska
    10.20.09

  19. Inventables: Materials Database
    A Great Idea

    Inventables: Materials Database

    Zach Kaplan is looking out for the little guys. In 2002, he launched Inventables, an extensive library of high-tech materials from manufacturers and innovators like Dupont and 3Form. The initial...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.11.11

  20. Kachelöfen Coming Up
    Latest

    Kachelöfen Coming Up

    It sounds like a sneeze, but a kachelöfen—a clay, highly-efficient, wood-burning stove used in Germany for hundreds of years—is a very modern option for radiant heating in one...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.17.12

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