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  1. Solar Inspiration
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    Solar Inspiration

    A husband-and-wife architect team proves a house can be good for the environment—and look great too.

    written by: Sydney LeBlanc
    photos by: Marvin Rand

  2. Sustainability in Stages
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    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

  3. Skypephone
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    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

  4. Opdahl Remastered
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    Opdahl Remastered

    Case Study architect Edward Killingsworth’s masterpiece, the 1957 Opdahl House, fell into ruin, but thanks to a musician with a passion for modernism, it is celebrating its 50th anniversary...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Catherine Ledner

  5. Aerial Modernism
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    Aerial Modernism

    Some of the most famous modern buildings are now preserved as public landmarks, which anyone can visit and tour. Others remain private, viewed only through architectural photography and magazine...

    written by: Sarah Rich

  6. At the Elm
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    At the Elm

    When a couple in Amsterdam decided to upgrade their residence from a small houseboat to a larger one, they sought a design that would elevate the kitchen—literally. Set on the top floor and...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Rene Mesman

  7. A Clean Slate
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    A Clean Slate

    A few big ideas—and some careful workmanship—transform the very small kitchen of a one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment into an expansive space suited to a young professional with a taste for...

    written by: Mark Lamster
    photos by: Jeremy Liebman

  8. New MIT Media Lab Opens Doors
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    New MIT Media Lab Opens Doors

    The Media Lab at MIT is an unmatched incubator of unlikely partnerships -- where academia and industry hold hands, and where art and technology are inseparable. Designed by Prtizker Prize-winning...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu

  9. Test-Case Scenario
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    Test-Case Scenario

    Beating out a host of competitors, one Danish family left their home behind (it’s just down the road, really) to camp out for a year in an Active House, a green-home prototype with all the...

    written by: Cathy Strongman
    photos by: Jens Passoth

  10. The Idea House: Senior Living
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    The Idea House: Senior Living

    With Americans living longer, there’s growing interest in the concept of aging in place—that is, staying in our own homes for as long as possible. Fortunately, we can look to the senior...

    written by: Emily Young
    photos by: Peter Williams

  11. Pop!Tech Conference
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    Pop!Tech Conference

    Pop!Tech is a big-ideas conference in a small Maine town that brings together leaders and innovators from science, tech, education, and entertainment for a three-day conversation among 600...


  12. Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia
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    Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia

    By keeping the budget strict, the insulation tight, and its values clear, Philadelphia’s Postgreen Homes shows a little brotherly love for green, urban housing.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Mahaney

  13. Touring the BMW Headquarters
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    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

  14. From Torrent to Current

    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

  15. IdeaGarden Eco-Farmhouse
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    IdeaGarden Eco-Farmhouse

    After Will Rosenzweig and Carla Fracchia bought this 100-year-old farmhouse in Healdsburg, California, they hired Arkin Tilt Architects and Earthtone Construction to make an eco-friendly example...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  16. True Value
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    True Value

    The budget was nearly as tight as the space in this cheerful renovation of a 516-square-foot flat in Bratislava.

    written by: Aaron Britt

  17. Spirit of the South
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    Spirit of the South

    With neighboring duplexes supplying rental income, two Knoxville architects patiently—and affordably—craft their dream home.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Hollis Bennett

  18. Going Green Again

    Going Green Again

    If going green at home was so simple, everyone would do it right? And though it makes sense in theory, actually bringing a sustainable plan to life is often easier said than done. Over the past few...

    written by: Jordan Plaut

  19. A Rare Glimpse of Google's Data Centers
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    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

  20. Electrolux: Designing for the Senses
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    Electrolux: Designing for the Senses

    The Electrolux Design Lab Competition, an annual event staged yearly by the giant home appliances company, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year with a brief that challenged students to create...

    written by: Arlene Hirst

  21. Shedding a New 'Lightt' on Photography

    Shedding a New 'Lightt' on Photography

    The new app Lightt puts a spin on sharing your life moments. By capturing short video clips and highlights, it mixes short video clips into highlight reels. The beauty of Lightt is its creative...

    written by: Skylar Bergl

  22. Sustainable Glass House in Sonoma
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    Sustainable Glass House in Sonoma

    Two linked 1,000-square-foot pavilions are greater than a sum of their parts.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Matthew Millman

  23. 7 Smart Design Innovations at CES 2013
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    7 Smart Design Innovations at CES 2013

    There's definitely something for everyone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this year we spied practical advances in refrigeration, a slew of accessories for the "i" industry (iPods,...

    written by: Diana Budds

  24. 10 Perfect Pieces for Small Space Living

    10 Perfect Pieces for Small Space Living

    In this second installment of our small space series, we've put together 10 perfect pieces to enhance your limited living space. From multifunctional furniture to clever storage and even a wee...

    written by: Megan Hamaker

  25. Architecture Meets Tron in These Retro-Futuristic CAD Drawings
    In The Modern World

    Architecture Meets Tron in These Retro-Futuristic CAD Drawings

    Noting how changing technologies affect the way we imagine design, the bloggers behind RNDRD unearth a trove of retro-yet-futuristic computer renderings.

    written by: Josh Conrad