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  1. Five Questions for Nitin Rao
    Interviews

    Five Questions for Nitin Rao

    Nitin Rao, along with Kaustuv DeBiswas, is co-founder of Sunglass, a cloud-based environment that aims to democratize design and provide an easy, user-friendly way to collaborate on 3D content...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    07.19.12

  2. Happy Birthday, HVAC
    Post

    Happy Birthday, HVAC

    Here's a random fact for the day: July 17, 2012, marks the 110th anniversary of the humble air conditioner. Sure, overheated and crafty peoples had invented one-off cooling devices before American...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.17.12

  3. Keep Green with Untapped Water

    Keep Green with Untapped Water

    The Building Education Center is hosting "Keep Green with Untapped Water," a lecture on managing water sustainability while maintaining a heathy, beautiful garden. Attendees will learn...

    07.09.12

  4. Golden Gate: History and Design

    Golden Gate: History and Design

    In honor of the Golden Gate Bridge's seventy-fifth anniversary, architect Donald MacDonald will lead a discussion and presentation on its history and design. MacDonald will focus on items in...

    07.09.12

  5. Friday Finds 06.29.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 06.29.12

    In our weekly roundup of design finds, a chic shop in Belgium, an app in the style of classic Braun, a dose of archi-porn, and a critical look at the Westin Bonaventure.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.29.12

  6. Radical Sustainability with Mitchell Joachim
    Dwell on Design

    Radical Sustainability with Mitchell Joachim

    Environmental thought leader, architect, and urban designer Mitchell Joachim joined Dwell editor Amanda Dameron Friday, June 21, at Dwell on Design, sharing his most innovative ideas for the city...

    written by: Kim Derby
    06.23.12

  7. The Future of Housing
    Interviews

    The Future of Housing

    Is biologically based architecture the next big thing? Architect Mitchell Joachim thinks so. He proffers radical ways to rethink the science of structures.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Dorothy Hong
    05.20.12

  8. Oud Lamp

    Oud Lamp

    Up-and-coming New Zealand design and manufacturing company Resident caught our eye with their brass beauty. Illuminated by an LED bulb and controlled via a sphere of polished marble, this task lamp...

  9. BlancoWhite LED Lamps

    BlancoWhite LED Lamps

    It's no secret that designs that do double duty make our hearts throb. Enter the Red Dot Award–winning BlancoWhite series of LED lamps by Antoni Arola for Santa & Cole. They're tables,...

  10. 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

  11. Vent Free Vu Thru

    Vent Free Vu Thru

    Why relegate the pleasures of a crackling firelight to just one room of the house? This framed flame from Spark Modern Fires—which burns natural gas or propane at 95 percent efficiency,...

  12. Modern Green Concept House in South Korea
    Green

    Modern Green Concept House in South Korea

    The E+ Green Home, a concept house located an hour outside Seoul, not only points the way to a greener South Korea, it may well be the most sustainable house in the country.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Sergio Pirrone
    03.25.12

  13. SHY Light

    SHY Light

    This spare, modular chandelier's thin LED tubes define its 1970s throwback vibe.

    $11000.00

  14. 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

  15. About Face
    Houses We Love

    About Face

    Solar panels have a reputation as being unsightly, but this U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon show home sheds the stereotype that photovoltaic arrays are eyesores.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Jim Tetro
    03.17.12

  16. Illuminated Texts
    Rewind

    Illuminated Texts

    Personally wired by Thomas Edison, J. Pierpont Morgan’s home was the first electrified residence in New York. A recent LED retrofit delivers the library into a new age.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    03.10.12

  17. Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 9
    Renovation

    Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 9

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 9:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    01.26.12

  18. 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

  19. Nest Learning Thermostat

    Nest Learning Thermostat

    Rather than carelessly cranking up the heat, train Nest to learn your temperature preferences. The clever ther­mostat tracks usage, offering tips on how to save energy and money.

    $249.00

  20. Aeris Fireplace

    Aeris Fireplace

    If there’s anything more inviting than a crackling blaze on a crisp eve, we’ve yet to find it. This stainless steel hanging hearth offers a sleek alternative to a floor-bound fireside.

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