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  1. 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

  2. Canteen
    Food

    Canteen

    Great Britain has never had a reputation for great food—it is, after all, the nation where a dish called mushy peas is purportedly a good thing. But designer-cum-restaurant- entrepreneur...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.13.09

  3. 101 Airports
    Design 101

    101 Airports

    Modern air travel is about far more than merely making it from point A to point B. The journey is the destination, and we take a look at airport design and how terminals are evolving: which...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  4. An Introduction to Airport Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Airport Design

    As anyone who has been to Peru, 
or Bali, or Timbuktu can tell you, travel is not merely the experience of going
 somewhere. Travel design must convey a complex message: of place, of pleasure, of...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  5. Blimp My Ride
    A Great Idea

    Blimp My Ride

    A century ago giant airships—–blimps and zeppelins and such—–were considered the future of air transport, but with their safety called into question by the Hindenburg...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  6. Airport Design Gone Wrong
    --Done Wrong

    Airport Design Gone Wrong

    The challenge for airport designers is to consider the complex function of an airport and then cap it off with some truly striking architecture. Most airports get at least some of it right. Some...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  7. Waste Opportunity
    Design 101

    Waste Opportunity

    While the Western world forgets its waste with a flush, 2.6 billion people don’t even have toilets. Virginia Gardiner ventures to the World Toilet Summit in search of sanitation’s future.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    05.13.09

  8. Gates of Heaven
    --Done Right

    Gates of Heaven

    Effective airport designs are often underappreciated, as it is easy to take them for granted when things go smoothly. You are comfortable, you find what you need, and you are not bored out of your...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  9. Upwardly Mobile Homes
    House Tours

    Upwardly Mobile Homes

    When it comes to real estate, the trailer park gets a bad rap. But some designers think that this forsaken corner of the market is worthy of reevaluation—and even resuscitation.

    written by: Rick Polito
    05.13.09

  10. Zoë Melo's Touch
    Dwell on Design

    Zoë Melo's Touch

    Tiptoeing into the Los Angeles showroom of TOUCH, it's difficult not to obey the storefront's signage. The white-on-white space is stacked with oddly alluring textures—impossibly long-necked...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    05.13.09

  11. Dunk Mug

    Dunk Mug

    This ingenious mug handily brings together what is, perhaps, the greatest, most comforting, and perfectly delicious duo of our time: tea and biscuits. Eliminate the need for a pesky plate! Just...

    $13.99

  12. Q&A with Illustrious California Architect William Krisel
    Interviews

    Q&A with Illustrious California Architect William Krisel

    Palm Springs architect William Krisel entered the arena of architecture in the boom times that followed World War II and left in 1979 when the profession became “too uptight” as a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.13.09

  13. Illumination: The Paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin, and Florence Miller Pierce

    Illumination: The Paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin, and Florence Miller Pierce

    This is the first exhibition to bring together the work of these four important American women modernists. O’Keeffe (1887-1986) and Pelton (1881-1961) were born six years apart in the 1880s,...

    05.12.09

  14. The New David Brower Center
    Post

    The New David Brower Center

    The David Brower Center opened this week in Berkeley, California—a new, green-built facility for Bay Area non-profit organizations working on sustainability issues. Named after one of the...

    05.12.09

  15. Adam Wells on the Future of Travel
    --The Future of

    Adam Wells on the Future of Travel

    “There’s so much potential to improve airline travel in so many ways, and we’ve only just begun. We have the opportunity to make travel entertaining and pleasurable instead of...

    05.12.09

  16. Richard Spencer on the Future of Travel
    --The Future of

    Richard Spencer on the Future of Travel

    “Sustainability and energy efficiency are extremely important. We’re already seeing a trend of pushing cars farther away from the terminals and improving access to public transit with...

    05.12.09

  17. At Home in the Zone
    Design 101

    At Home in the Zone

    Sustainability doesn’t have to mean monasticism and darkness—with this zone-by-zone guide to the domestic world you know best, going green can be both more efficient and fun.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    05.12.09

  18. Sparks Magazine Rack

    Sparks Magazine Rack

    Make sure your favorite mag is always within sight and reach with this colorful rack from Swedish company Offecct. Designer Mikko Laakonen created the piece with longevity in mind, which we believe...

  19. Stolmen

    Stolmen

    If your ceilings are within the usable range—–between 6'10.5" and 10'9"—–the mounting system increases Stolmen’s versatility, letting you assemble its...

    $720.00

  20. Jim Starry on the Future of Travel
    --The Future of

    Jim Starry on the Future of Travel

    “We have to reconsider the basic structure of airports. If we land planes on an incline to assist in deceleration and have runways end on top of the terminals to eliminate the need for...

    05.11.09

  21. Chris Jordan's Plastic Provocation
    Post

    Chris Jordan's Plastic Provocation

    Artist Chris Jordan has become something of a cult figure for the green set, with his growing portfolio of mind-bending large-scale art that depicts our culture of consumption and waste in...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.11.09

  22. Hometta: Affordable Modern Home Plans
    Dwell on Design

    Hometta: Affordable Modern Home Plans

    Mark Johnson started daydreaming last year about how residential architecture in his native Houston would be improved if developers had a pool of pre-existing plans for small and attractive modern...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    05.11.09

  23. Architectural Trespassing
    Travel Reports

    Architectural Trespassing

    I alluded to it in an earlier post on my trip to Switzerland, but one of the highlights of the whole affair was an impromptu stop at Villa Le Lac, a small house Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.10.09

  24. Mother's Day Card

    Mother's Day Card

    And now, we'd like to take a moment to say a sincere thank you to Mom. You're simply the best. Nothing says I Love You like letterpress, and we liked this card from perennial favorite Egg Press to...

    $5.50

  25. Follow Dwell on Design @Twitter!
    Dwell on Design

    Follow Dwell on Design @Twitter!

    As of this morning, the Dwell on Design Twitter stream has officially awakened from its slumber and the tweeting has begun in anticipation of the 2009 Dwell on Design conference and expo in Los...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.08.09

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