Tracking Sustainability in Architecture
A chat with William McDonough, Ray Kappe, Glen Small, and others on the history of sustainable architecture.
Taking Architecture to the BMX Track
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
Sweden’s Tallest Timber Building Is a Towering Feat of Sustainable Architecture
Airtight and quick to assemble, Sweden’s carbon-sequestering Kajstaden tower is a beacon for green building.
Sustainable Strides in Today's Architecture
Having explored issues of sustainability in the postmodern era, we turn to the measurable strides evident in today's best modern...
The Right Track
With nearly a half century of architectural experience, Peter Cohen designed this ingenious spine-and-module home for him and his...
Sustainable Redwood Stars in an Oregon Architectural Showcase
At the 2016 NW Natural Street of Dreams, outdoor projects built with Humboldt Redwood graced a show home and a wine tasting room.
Sustainability in Stages
"Personally, I’d rather be living outside,” says architect David Hertz.
Green Sustainable Home in Montauk
Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, Manhattanites Victoria and Greg Pryor returned to Long Island to build a...
A Serene, Sustainable Home in Colorado
Seeking simplicity and open space, a Boulder-area couple settled on a wooded hilltop with views of the mountains and the city.
Architecture Improv
An interview with David Sellers, the "Father of the Design-Build...
7 Homes Designed for Sustainable Living
From a shipping container dwelling to architect Steven Holl’s forest retreat, these residences embody the ideal that what’s best...
Top 10 Sustainable Homes of 2020
From a carbon-negative cabin to a prefab farmhouse, these resourceful designs captivated readers this year.
Sustainability is the Centerpiece of This New Austin Development
In the Texas capital's transit-oriented Mueller development, architect Michael Hsu proposes a modern take on row house living.
A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.
Beauty and Brains: Building Sustainably With Redwood
The return of summer barbecues and back porch hangouts means that outdoor living spaces are again enjoying heavy foot traffic.
A Sustainable Mid-Century Beach House
Thanks to a disciplined devotion to mid-century principles of design, a curator’s bachelor pad in the Hamptons is reborn.
A Sustainable "Case Study" House in California
A Southern California architect approaches his family home as an experiment in sustainable design.
Sebastian Mariscal's Wood Architecture
We interviewed architect Sebastian Mariscal on his thoughtful, textured approach to designing with wood, for our 2014 Materials...
Alaska: The Final (Architectural) Frontier
“I always wanted to live in a glass house,” explains Valerie Phelps, as she stands surrounded by the 40 feet of floor-to-ceiling...
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Back on Track
What is it about trains that gets kids going gaga? Undoubtedly it has much to do with their wheels of steel, whistles, and...
Asking $4.9M, a Sustainable Home in Bend Embraces the Outdoors
Huge windows and energy-efficient elements make this Oregon residence a nature lover’s dream.
A Radically Efficient Memphis Home Raises the Bar for Sustainability
Architect Barry Alan Yoakum draws on decades of experience to build what, by one measure, is the first zero-energy, zero-carbon...
This Carbon-Negative Cabin Is the Sustainable Home of the Future
Perkins & Will designs a mountaintop Passive House that takes energy efficiency to the next level.
This Smart Home Sets a Powerful New Standard For Sustainability
The energy-efficient Silicon Valley home that architect Dan Spiegel designs for his parents responds to their lifestyles, the...
Community-Minded Living and Sustainable Design Converge in Phoenix
Planned for completion in 2022, these 11 customizable homes are designed to encourage togetherness.
The Ursa Off-Grid Tiny Cabin Is as Sustainable as It Is Stylish
Inspired by the idea of a living organism, Madeiguincho designed a 188-square-foot cabin that collects, stores, and reuses...
For the First Time, Architecture’s Most Coveted Award Goes to Two Women
Since 1979, the Pritzker Prize has gone to architects—mostly men—in recognition of years of unfailing contributions.
This Compact Tasmanian Cabin Is a Testing Ground for Sustainable Design
Architect Jiri Lev’s home is a prototype for forward-looking architecture that could make a positive societal impact in Australia.
Austin Tackles Homelessness With a Village of Sustainable Tiny Homes
Local architects from McKinney York explain their schemes for two sustainable models designed to give the formerly homeless a...
These Are the Women Who Changed Modern Architecture
The authors of a new volume take a permanent marker to architecture’s male-dominated history books, boldly underscoring the...
Is a Sustainable Suburbia Still Possible Post-Pandemic?
In 2010, Dwell took a look at four radical plans to reshape and retrofit spaces outside of our cities.
A Stellar Sustainable Home Is Built on a Surprisingly Low Budget
Stylish, spacious, and self-sustaining, the Hill Country House ticks all the right boxes for progressive modern living.
Sustainable Retreat on a Fire-Devastated Site in Boulder
A natural disaster cleared a property in the Colorado mountains, giving an architect and her family a blank slate on which to...
Escape to the Woods in These Sustainable, Community-Focused Canadian Cabins
On a private island in Ontario, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects are in the midst of creating an energy-efficient and convivial...
This 484-Square-Foot Tiny House in Brazil Is as Sculptural as it Is Sustainable
Gustavo Penna Architect & Associates uses reclaimed mining waste to create a minimalist masterpiece on a spectacular site.

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