Designed to Handle the Heat and More
A thoroughly modern house in Baton Rouge owes its sleek and sustainable form to its vernacular roots.
A Minimalist Mexican Retreat Uses an Array of Strategies to Beat the Heat
Comprised of four modules arranged around a central courtyard, this home is a fresh take on the casa de fin de semana.
5 Sustainable Ways To Beat the Heat Without Air Conditioning
Now that summer has officially started, temperatures are rising and air conditioners are cranked up—but that doesn’t mean you...
Social Heat
What’s the best way to warm a small studio? Ekaterina Voronova opted for a compact wood-burning stove to keep her space cozy.
Method's New Pump Detergent
As someone who tries my hardest to purchase environmentally responsible products, I have a difficult challenge: a lot of...
Method Laundry Pump
A few weeks ago I attended a press event at method, which is headquartered conveniently around the corner from our Dwell offices.
A Louis Kahn-Inspired Barn That’s Lined With Floor-to-Ceiling Shutters
Giant shutters open and close a rural Pennsylvania residence, tempering light and heat.
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...
Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz
How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a...
7 Most Eco-friendly Countertops
We used and abused seven eco-friendly countertops to investigate if they could stand the heat of Dwell’s kitchen.
An Energy-Efficient Hybrid Prefab Keeps Cool in the Palm Springs Desert
Drawing from the laws of nature, an architect devises a way to beat the heat in the California desert.
Mid-Century Modern Michigan Service Stations by Alden B. Dow
In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, automobile designs were characterized by head-turning tailfins and sleek lines.
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.
Project: R-House
Passive solar design, which promotes passive means of generating and retaining warmth over active—and expensive—systems, is...
A Zero-Energy Community: Part 1
Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first...
kMix by De'Longhi
This month, kitchen and home appliance company De'Longhi is launching its new kMix breakfast collection.
Dyson Airblade
Several years ago, Dyson, the British company famed for its vacuum cleaners, made a foray into uncharted commercial territory.
Print Workshop
A blank canvas can really get the blood pumping. For some, the sight is a beacon. For others, it can be intimidating.
Friday Finds 4.24.09
Late April is bringing a lot of travel for the Dwell crew.