The Utility Zone
Your garage, laundry room, basement, and other nonglam support areas: These are the silent killers of energy-efficiency in your...
The Lowest Utility Bill on the Block
Hybridization is hit or miss (i.e., the jackalope).
At Home in the Zone
Sustainability doesn’t have to mean monasticism and darkness—with this zone-by-zone guide to the domestic world you know best,...
The Yard Zone
The space outside your walls should be as thoughtfully considered as the space within.
The Living Zone
Let’s talk design for a minute.
The Food Zone
Fine-tuning your cooking and dining areas pays off in more ways than just saving resources.
The Whole House Zone
By conceptually dividing your home into zones, you can analyze each of its functions in turn.
Preview: Modern Family Zone
Don't leave the kids at home when you head downtown to Dwell on Design this weekend! We've got plenty of activities for the...
As the Cost of Panels Plummets, Energy Utilities Rethink Solar
Tech breakthroughs are bringing solar power to the people, and upsetting electric utilities' business models.
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...
Virtuous Cycles: The Bike Design Project
A design competition with five teams, fives cities, and one urban utility bike for the masses.
"Quake" Exhibit Explores Intersection of Architecture and Engineering
A New York exhibition explores where architecture and engineering meet to design for earthquake zones.
Tunquen Treasure
A set of solar panels, a wind-powered well, and passive sustainable strategies make living miles from municipal utilities a...
100-Year-Old Service Shed in Slovenia Becomes a Miniature Home
Dekleva Gregorič Architects turned a former utility building into a stylish, self-sufficient home with a downstairs living space...
coolcapitals Competition
Over the course of Dwell on Design this weekend, a series of graphic design competitions are being staged on the exhibition floor.
Molding the Modern City
Many of us have taken “professional development” courses, if only to keep up with the pre-teens already coding their own social...
Modern Family Roundup at DOD
The Modern Family Zone on the Dwell on Design exhibition floor was transformed into a lively playground this past weekend.
A Look at Living Machine Systems
Recently, Dwell had the opportunity to tour the San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission headquarters, which seemed...
Mud Mavens: Mud Girls Founder Jen Gobby
Just off Canada's west coast near Vancouver is a paradise for self-sufficiency seekers.
Architectural Adventure
When people ask architects Apurva Pande and Chinmaya Misra where they live, they never get a straightforward answer.