July/August 2016 Issue: Get Smart
Explore the stories in our smart tech issue.
July/August 2016, Vol.
8 Inspirational Quotes to Stay Innovative
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's July/August 2016 issue.
This Battery-Powered House Never Runs Out of Juice
A high-tech house in rural Finland offers a family a place to recharge— in more ways than one.
Automation Eliminates Tedious Chores for Dallas Homeowners
Closing the blinds for 29 windows? No longer an issue for this couple.
Meet the Faces Behind Our Smart Tech Issue
The writers and photographers that made our July/August 2016 issue possible.
Not Your Average High School Auditorium
A renovation doubles down on the value of live performance at a midcentury Los Angeles venue.
This Los Angeles Home is Driven by Automotive Design
The creative force behind Faraday Future’s otherworldly automotive designs takes on a new medium—his own residence.
Self-Regulating Technology Makes Managing This Compound a Breeze
A Colorado retreat built for extended family gatherings makes the most of smart tech.
Remember When TVs Looked Like This?
The aesthetic appeal of personal electronics has long fueled consumer interest.
The story of the smart home has yet to be written—one early adopter explains why.
How One Aspen House Lives Up to LEED
Smart technology helps a house in Aspen, Colorado, stay on its sustainable course.
Four Floors of Gadgets and Gardens in Chicago
A strategic rewire enhances a spec house’s gut renovation.
Two Silicon Valley Vets Master the Smart Home Without Going Full “Jetsons”
A freshly blackened veneer is the face of a San Francisco tract house’s Cloud-based reinvention.
A Meadow With Amenities
The owners of an airy woodland retreat can fit its caretaker in a pocket.
The New Home On the Block That Uses 90 Percent Less Energy
A Seattle engineer builds an energy-efficient house with an assist from a prototype smart-home system.
The Former Barn Reborn As a Community Hub
A New England barn is wired to provide power and produce to the community.