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  1. Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses
    Houses We Love

    Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses

    Where does Upstate New York begin? Ask a New York City dweller and they are likely to tell you that "Upstate" means anything north of the Cross-Westchester Expressway. Wherever its southern...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.11.13

  2. An Eichler-Inspired Modular Home in California
    Green

    An Eichler-Inspired Modular Home in California

    With a sleek prototype in Emeryville, California, under its belt, Simpatico Homes sets out to redefine prefab's cost—and footprint.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    12.22.12

  3. Easy, Indoor Gardening for City Dwellers
    Green

    Easy, Indoor Gardening for City Dwellers

    Starting with an origami-inspired microgreen kit, two brothers want to bring your garden inside.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.06.14

  4. A Desert Blooms: A Middle Eastern Park Plan Breaks the Mold
    Green

    A Desert Blooms: A Middle Eastern Park Plan Breaks the Mold

    How do you design green space that can withstand Abu Dhabi’s heat? Thomas Heatherwick listened to the desert.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.16.14

  5. 8 Products for Indoor and Urban Gardening
    Green

    8 Products for Indoor and Urban Gardening

    At this point in the planting season, your friends and neighbors may already have neatly arranged rows of starter plants in their backyard, or pots on their balcony starting to sprout CSA-worthy...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.12.14

  6. Elevated 606 Park Will Transform Chicago
    Green

    Elevated 606 Park Will Transform Chicago

    A decade in the making, an unused 2.7-mile rail line is set to become Chicago's great new park.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.18.14

  7. Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water
    A Great Idea

    Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water

    The modular Jellyfish Barge could be a solar-powered solution to food shortages.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.03.14

  8. 7 Perfect Summer Patios
    Green

    7 Perfect Summer Patios

    Polish up your patio this summer with verdant green walls, unique sculptural elements, and an open layout.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.17.14

  9. Potted Plants Delivered to Your Door
    Green

    Potted Plants Delivered to Your Door

    In New York, you can get virtually anything delivered, but The Sill, a houseplant shop delivery service, is tops.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.10.14

  10. Easy Urban Gardening with Bosske Planters
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    Easy Urban Gardening with Bosske Planters

    New Zealand–based Bosske derives its name from “bosky,” an old English word meaning “small forest.” Expanding on this concept, Bosske creates gardening products for...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.08.14

  11. 7 Sustainable Second Homes
    Green

    7 Sustainable Second Homes

    Therapeutic for the mind and the planet, these green getaways demonstrate how smart R&R balances comfort and conscientiousness.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.09.14

  12. 7 Tips for Planting a Green Roof
    How To

    7 Tips for Planting a Green Roof

    Quit daydreaming about owning a rooftop garden and get down to brass tacks. These seven green roofing tips will provide all the inspiration you need.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.04.15

  13. PSFK Imagines Home of the Future
    Product Reviews

    PSFK Imagines Home of the Future

    In case you missed Dwell's July/August issue, there's another chance to peep technology for the home of the future, thanks to a PSFK exhibition in New York City.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.26.13

  14. How To: Green Your Roof
    Design 101

    How To: Green Your Roof

    No matter the month, it's never too cold or too early to start planning for major eco-impact. From urban rooftop gardens to living surfaces that help homeowners save on energy costs, here you'll...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.02.13

  15. Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth
    Green

    Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth

    A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Ian Allen
    10.20.14

  16. A Sustainably Built Weekend Home
    Houses We Love

    A Sustainably Built Weekend Home

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

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    12.18.13

  17. Q&A with Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz
    In The Modern World

    Q&A with Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz

    Nelson Byrd Woltz 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
    10.07.13

  18. A Cor-Ten Steel-Clad Farmhouse Renovation in Scotland
    Green

    A Cor-Ten Steel-Clad Farmhouse Renovation in Scotland

    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
    04.18.14

  19. 7 Innovative Rooftops
    Outdoor

    7 Innovative Rooftops

    In an era of sustainability, nothing should go to waste, and a roof should be no exception. We take a look at seven innovative rooftops where lush gardens and garden parties alike can thrive.

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    05.13.13

  20. 6 City Rooftop Gardens We Love
    Outdoor

    6 City Rooftop Gardens We Love

    In cities around the world, rooftop gardens have become a popular way to make use of the limited real estate that’s available in environments defined by industrial buildings.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    06.17.13

  21. Sweet Nothing
    Green

    Sweet Nothing

    We’re heading into an uncertain future, but two things are clear: Technology is getting better and the environment is getting worse. Fortunately, the former offers solutions for the latter,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.08.09

  22. On the Rock
    Green

    On the Rock

    Katja and Adam Thom’s cabin, on an exposed postglacial archipelago in Canada’s windswept Georgian Bay, is more than eight miles from the nearest road.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    photos by: Mark Giglio
    01.15.09

  23. Sign of the Times
    House Tours

    Sign of the Times

    Looking for directions on the road to sustainability? At Leger Wanaselja Architecture's multifamily development in Berkeley, California, all signs point to green.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Randi Berez
    04.21.09

  24. The Green Lagoon
    Green

    The Green Lagoon

    From the deck of this waterfront house, the scenery is abuzz with Northern California wildlife–but there's not a utility bill in sight.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    01.21.09

  25. A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home
    Green

    A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home

    Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by solar panels and a geothermal heat pump that draws energy from the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Andrea Lhotakova
    01.21.09

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