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  1. This Farmhouse is a Cor-Ten Steel-Clad Dream
    Green

    This Farmhouse is a Cor-Ten Steel-Clad Dream

    From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with what was already there.

    written by: Caroline Ednie
    photos by: Andrew Meredith
    06.21.16

  2. A Tiny Cabin is This Writer's Off the Grid Getaway
    Green

    A Tiny Cabin is This Writer's Off the Grid Getaway

    On an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine, a writer, with the help of his daughter, built not only a room but an entire green getaway of his own.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Eirik Johnson
    06.14.16

  3. This Former Dance Hall Gets an Encore and Becomes a Designer's House
    My House

    This Former Dance Hall Gets an Encore and Becomes a Designer's House

    Designer Barbara Hill transformed the derelict building into a sophisticated and slightly rough-around-the-edges retreat.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    06.14.16

  4. The House That Takes Recycling to the Next Level
    House Tours

    The House That Takes Recycling to the Next Level

    In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    06.14.16

  5. When Living on the Edge is Super Comfortable
    Green

    When Living on the Edge is Super Comfortable

    Off the coast of British Columbia—on a site accessible only by boat—a family of Vancouver urbanites commissioned a sustainable cabin for weekend getaways that feels a world away.

    written by: Adele Weder
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    06.09.16

  6. Rising Tides Are No Match for This Coastal Home
    Green

    Rising Tides Are No Match for This Coastal Home

    Thanks to some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house handles the waves.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Mathew Scott
    06.09.16

  7. The Off-Grid Home That Doesn't Worry About Too Many Gadgets
    Green

    The Off-Grid Home That Doesn't Worry About Too Many Gadgets

    A rural house in Ontario doesn't fuss around and fits right in the surrounding landscape.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Derek Shapton
    05.31.16

  8. Yes, It Is Easy Being Green
    Houses We Love

    Yes, It Is Easy Being Green

    Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    05.18.16

  9. Retirement Never Looked Better and More Sustainable
    Green

    Retirement Never Looked Better and More Sustainable

    A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest lightly on the land.

    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    05.17.16

  10. This Modern Prefab is Perfect for Mom
    House Tours

    This Modern Prefab is Perfect for Mom

    An octogenarian modernist lives 
independently on a peaceful, 
verdant site in Northern California.

    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    05.09.16

  11. Nelson Byrd Woltz Harnesses the Natural Elements
    In The Modern World

    Nelson Byrd Woltz Harnesses the Natural Elements

    The landscape architecture firm carves out a vertical garden for a New York City residence and, in the process, creates a nest for its human and avian inhabitants.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Eric Piasecki
    04.21.16

  12. A Dream House for the Ages
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    A Dream House for the Ages

    This Los Angeles family builds smart and plans ahead.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.19.16

  13. Can Neglected Urban Waterways Like the Los Angeles River Become Thriving Greenways?
    Green

    Can Neglected Urban Waterways Like the Los Angeles River Become Thriving Greenways?

    With new natural features and recreation opportunities, rivers in city centers across America are getting a chance to shine again.

    written by: Esha Chhabra
    06.13.15

  14. 8 Green Beach Getaways
    Green

    8 Green Beach Getaways

    These homes take advantage of their sunny, breezy locations and incorporate a multitude of green living strategies.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    06.11.15

  15. A Smart Tech Tool That Will Help Novice Gardeners Kill Fewer Plants
    Green

    A Smart Tech Tool That Will Help Novice Gardeners Kill Fewer Plants

    Edyn aims to help gardeners keep tabs on their plants' health with a sensor and accompanying app—a water valve that controls irrigation is also shipping later this summer. The products were...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.11.15

  16. 8 Inspiring Green Spaces from Our Outdoor Issue
    Green

    8 Inspiring Green Spaces from Our Outdoor Issue

    Our June 2015 issue, on newsstands now, features modern homes that use smart design features—green roofs, ample sliding doors, interior courtyards, and much more—to connect with the outdoors.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.11.15

  17. Photos of the Week: 7 Inspiring Outdoor Spaces from Our Readers
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    Photos of the Week: 7 Inspiring Outdoor Spaces from Our Readers

    In conjunction with our June issue, which is dedicated to outdoor living spaces, we're asking our fans to post pictures of what outdoor living means to them with the hashtag #dwelloutdoor. Here are...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.05.15

  18. Here Is What We Can Do to Convert Rainwater Into a Useable Water Source
    Green

    Here Is What We Can Do to Convert Rainwater Into a Useable Water Source

    Field researcher and water-harvesting expert Ed Beaulieu analyzes our conservation options for the future.

    05.23.15

  19. 6 Tiny New York City Backyards
    Green

    6 Tiny New York City Backyards

    These projects show how to make the most of the limited green space outside your building.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.13.15

  20. Energy Storage Expert Jim Kelly Brings Renewables to Railroads
    Interviews

    Energy Storage Expert Jim Kelly Brings Renewables to Railroads

    Jim Kelly first began pondering the possibilities and limitations of renewables as a senior vice president of transmission and distribution for Southern California Edison. After 38 years with the...

    written by: William Lamb
    05.09.15

  21. 4 Copenhagen Hotels That Combine Good Design and Green Sensibility
    Green

    4 Copenhagen Hotels That Combine Good Design and Green Sensibility

    Tour a crop of Copenhagen hotels that are making a strong case for eco-friendly design.

    written by: Gemma Price
    05.06.15

  22. Super Green Affordable Housing Introduces Passive Design to the Masses
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    Super Green Affordable Housing Introduces Passive Design to the Masses

    Multifamily housing projects that meet Passive House standards are bringing European-style energy efficiency to a new demographic in the United States.

    written by: Hannah Wallace
    05.03.15

  23. Sustainability Guided Every Decision at this Town House Remodel in Harlem
    Houses We Love

    Sustainability Guided Every Decision at this Town House Remodel in Harlem

    Actors David Alan Basche and Alysia Reiner rework their Harlem town house with an eco-sensibility and an eye for smarter spaces.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    photos by: Ball & Albanese
    05.03.15

  24. 5 Energy Storage Solutions That Will Make Renewables a Viable Alternative to Fossil Fuels
    Green

    5 Energy Storage Solutions That Will Make Renewables a Viable Alternative to Fossil Fuels

    Grid-scale storage may be revolutionizing the market for clean energy.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.02.15

  25. 12 Inviting Outdoor Grilling Spaces
    Green

    12 Inviting Outdoor Grilling Spaces

    Get your tongs and apron ready, outdoor grilling season is nearly upon us.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.28.15

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