Modernism is a philosophical movement that arose from transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the factors that shaped modernism were industrialization and the rapid growth of cities.

Spruce: Eco-Modernism in the Big Easy
After Nomita Joshi-Gupta’s home in New Orleans was damaged in Hurricane Katrina, she set out looking for eco-friendly products...
The Big Easy
Most prefab manufacturing facilities house loads of heavy machinery, but not every design must be constructed on the factory line.
Big Easy Living
In the hot and humid South, time seems to stand still and the architecture is often no different.
Rest Easy: 3 Eco-friendly Mattresses
As the ill effects of many a mattress become crystal-clear, never before has the saying “You snooze, you lose” held more weight.
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.
4 Eco-Friendly Interior Paints
If choosing paint colors doesn’t give you a headache, the fumes probably will—unless you pick from the growing array formulated...
The Opulent Modernism of Platner
For Warren Platner, whose modernist pedigree would make any contemporary designer squeal, design was all about the right groovy...
Yes, It Is Easy Being Green
Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.
Vertical Gardens Spruce Up a Dusty Monument
Some serious greenery transforms a 1940 building in Lisbon, Portugal.
Small Space, Big Design
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's November 2016 issue.
Big City, Little Loft
New York City is the nation’s capital of cramped quarters.
4 Tips to Make Living with Renovations Easier
When you are involved in building renovations, whether a small scale domestic renovation project or a large scale industrial job...
This House Conquers the Big Island in Hawaii
The unforgiving landscape of the island couldn't stop this architect.
Big Sur: Coastal Commissions
Taking cues from the flora, fauna, and rocky cliffs of Big Sur, California, Mickey Muennig's brand of organic architecture...
Jason F. McLennan reviews 5 eco-toilets
Victorian technology has no business being the receptacle for your business.
9 Eco-Friendly Homes With Smart, Sustainable Features
With careful planning and wise material choices, you can design an eco-friendly home that's not only gentler on the planet, but...
Eco-Friendly Lighting's New Look
YLighting recently alerted us to the new energy-efficient lighting designs they're carrying online.
Eco-Friendly Safari Lodge in Africa's Okavango Delta
In the midst of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, surrounded by wild palms, fig trees, and African wildlife, is the luxurious yet...
Alden B. Dow: The Mastermind of Midwestern Modernism
The Alden B Dow Home & Studio in Central Michigan showcases the extraordinary vision, imagination, and craftsmanship of the...
The Eco-Friendly Guide to Upgrading an Existing Home
The greenest home is the one you already have.

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