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An Architectural Introduction to Safe Room Design

You’re a single parent with a young child or a wealthy businessperson with a very public profile, and you’re concerned about recent developments in the news. You need to know that you have a place to retreat to if someone breaks in, if your house comes under attack, or if there’s been a natural disaster or prolonged blackout. What are your options?
August 23, 2015
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Inside the Modern Safe Room: How Homeowners Today Are Fortifying Their Houses Against Burglars, Terrorists, and Hurricanes

If a family’s home is their castle, as the saying goes, some homeowners have begun to take that sentiment quite literally. Step into the heavily fortified world of safe rooms—otherwise known as panic rooms—with three designers working at the outer limits of architectural craft.
August 22, 2015
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These 6 Energy-Efficient Homes Soak Up the Sun

As tech breakthroughs make solar a more efficient and economic energy solution, take a look at this array of houses using cutting-edge solar collection methods.
August 20, 2015
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An Energy Expert Explains How Solar Power Could De-Carbonize the Grid at Basically No Cost

Hal Harvey, the head of clean energy think tank, Energy Innovation, shares his vision for the future of solar power.
August 18, 2015
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As the Cost of Panels Plummets, Energy Utilities Rethink Solar

Tech breakthroughs are bringing solar power to the people, and upsetting electric utilities' business models.
August 16, 2015
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This House Concept was Created by Data from 200 Million Clicks on a Real Estate Site

Following our recent issue dedicated to the new smart home, we've had homes driven by technology on our minds. Swedish real estate site Hemnet developed a housing concept that's actually created by data. By analyzing over 200 million clicks on the site, architects Tham & Videgård designed a residence that they believe represents the ideal Swedish home.
August 14, 2015
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Would You Live in a Smart Home?

Our July/August 2015 issue is all about home automation. When doing research, we asked our fans: would you live in a connected home? Here, we share some of the responses, ranging from the wary to the enthusiastic. Chime in with your own thoughts in the comments!
July 26, 2015
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Editor's Highlights from Dwell's First-Ever Issue Dedicated to Smart Technology

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's July/August 2015 issue.
July 25, 2015
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