Shore Bet
Placing resiliency first, a fortified beach house rises in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Net Assets
Argentinean materials, a roiling economy, and a pinch of personal tumult served as the recipe for furniture designer Alejandro...
An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles
A net-zero prefab home design is set to reinvigorate a down-at-the-heels Los Angeles neighborhood.
13 Boldly Textured Homes That Bet Big on Oriented Strand Board
These wood-wrapped spaces take the low-cost material to new heights.
This Striking Net-Zero Home Wraps Around a Serene Pond
Rooted in sustainable design, the Connecticut House radiates an undeniable Zen-like vibe.
Immersed in Nature, This City Cabin Targets Net-Zero Energy
An urban infill lot in Seattle is transformed into a nature-immersed retreat that feels a world apart from its city environment.
A Net-Zero-Energy Barn on Long Island Is a Hub for Climate Researchers
In Sagaponack, a sustainable-building magnate’s live/work space provides a model for green construction.
A Net-Zero Home in Colorado Raises the Bar for Indoor/Outdoor Living
Atop the footprint of a 1940s ranch house, architect Renée del Gaudio designs a family residence that intimately connects to its...
A Palm Springs Net-Zero Prefab Flaunts an Elegant, Airy Kitchen
Voluminous, versatile, and incredibly chic—the kitchen in the Axiom Desert House has been thoughtfully designed to serve as a...
A Net-Zero Home Shrugs Off Winter With Solar-Energy Comfort
Nestled in a historic mining area in Washington, a modern, energy-efficient house blends modern architecture with reclaimed...
A Net-Zero Home in Canada Boasts a Striking Saw-Toothed Roof
Comprised of two perpendicular forms that gently navigate a lakeside site, Sky House runs off of solar energy.
Plant Prefab and Koto Launch New Net-Zero Homes With Scandinavian Style
Sustainable, stylish, and packed with smart tech—the latest LivingHomes are here just in time for Earth Day.
This Nearly Net-Zero Prefab Home Is an Environmentalist’s Dream Come True
In southern Maine, an eco-friendly home puts a contemporary spin on the traditional New England vernacular.
An Engineer Builds the Net-Zero Passive House of His Dreams in West Vancouver
An engineer hires BattersbyHowat Architects to design the perfect Passive House on a hillside overlooking English Bay.
Inspired by Tom and Jerry, This Net-Filled Vacation Home Is a Kid’s Paradise
Jerry House on Cha-Am Beach near Bangkok is not only a beachside family retreat, but is also a playground and dreamworld for the...
A Net-Zero Building in Silicon Valley Gracefully Encompasses Both Work and Play
636 Waverley’s “ribbon” of concrete defines bright, pleasant spaces while providing weather protection.
Plant Prefab Launches Its First Passive House LivingHomes with Net-Zero Capabilities
Plant Prefab raises the bar for green building with three Richard Pedranti Architect–designed dwellings that meet rigorous...
This Net-Zero New York Passive House Teaches its Community to Build Green
This uber-green dwelling not only walks the walk, it talks the talk.
An Arty Couple Say Goodbye to Their Handcrafted, Net-Zero Shipping Container House for $3.15M
The Boulder, Colorado homeowners clad the house in reclaimed wood and filled the interior with a colorful collection of...
Plant Prefab and Alchemy Architects Launch Net Zero–Ready Prefabs Starting at $170K
The new lightHouse LivingHomes are Plant Prefab’s smallest modular dwellings to date.
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About IKEA’s Big Bet on the Smart Home
As big tech dominates the smart home realm, IKEA is flanking the industry with an approach all its own.
Net-Zero Homes Help Solve an Affordable Housing Crisis at a Native American Reservation
The $60 million plan involves members of the Oglala Lakota Nation helping to build their own homes.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Couple Build a Net-Zero Home and Studio for $250 Per Square Foot
eMZed Architecture construct a sustainable, durable, high-performance residence and office in Portland, Oregon, for $950,000—an...
Events this Weekend: 4.8-4.11
Clear your calendar: It's a weekend of closings in the architecture and design gallery scene.
An L.A. Family Gets Creative With Materials to Make Their Net-Zero Home Undeniably Their Own
A couple enlist their architect parents to build a wonderfully eclectic house, taking on the challenges of a precipitous site and...
Floating Landscape Made of Net
I recently came across Numen's creative interactive installations, a mix between art and design, on the landscape architecture...
A Sleek, Glass-Enclosed Villa With a Saltwater Pool and Rooftop Terrace Asks $1.5M in Portugal
Just a short drive from the city of Amarante, the three-bedroom estate presents a tranquil escape, surrounded by protected land...
A Net-Zero Home in Spain Centers Around a Soaring Atrium
Slow Studio Arquitectura designed the double-height space as a flexible living area, but it also optimizes the residence’s...
45 Pets in Beautiful Modern Homes
Here at Dwell, we love animals—and so do the individuals and families who have graced our pages.
This Floating, Off-Grid Prefab Can Be Assembled in Just Two Days
Ready for life on land or water, the net-zero LilliHaus is a plug-and-play prefab by SysHaus.
36-38 Colonial Avenue by Scott Payette Architects
Urban living gets a splash of color in this new net-zero multifamily building.
Geological Formation
A net-zero house in Northern California is earth-first in more ways than one.
7 Coolest California Prefabs
With their main components manufactured in a factory and assembled on-site, prefab homes often cost less to build, offer a higher...
This Octagonal Prefab in Italy Rotates a Full 360 Degrees to Follow the Sun
Like a sunflower, this experimental net-zero house follows the sun to generate all the energy it needs.
20 Inspiring Children’s Books for Earth Day
You can encourage environmental awareness all year long with the right reading material.
Before & After: A Ramshackle New Jersey Row Home Becomes a Passive House With Pizzazz
Mowery Marsh Architects carve out a top-floor courtyard to bring light into a newly net-zero townhouse.

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