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A LEED Platinum Family Home Takes the Place of an Abandoned California Farmhouse

Set outside Petaluma, California, an idyllic property is a site for sustainable living.
December 17, 2015
The large windows shown here open up allowing hot air to escape during the summer months, a passive cooling technique that helps the residents stay comfortable without an air conditioner.<br /><br />The house boasts a number of green features, which begun

5 Modern Homes Designed with Passive Cooling

It's basic physics: cool air sinks, hot air rises. Using openings above and vertical channels for air movement, these five dwellings effortlessly stay comfortable.
December 9, 2015
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A Tiny Trailer Home Harvests Solar Power and Rainwater to Save Energy

The micro-living prototype ATLAS compresses a green getaway into less than 200 square feet.
December 8, 2015
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A Light-Filled Renovation Helps a 1950s Seattle Home Go Green

Fresh air and natural light allow this Elliott Bay–facing home to minimize its carbon footprint.
December 1, 2015
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6 Modern Homes In Chicago

Showcasing works from luminaries such as Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, Chicago has long been considered a hub for modern architecture. These inspired homes keep that rich tradition alive.
December 1, 2015
Open-plan living space in a London Passive House

Small But Mighty Passive House in London

Architecture firm Tectonics designed the first new-construction Passive House in Hackney, London.
November 30, 2015
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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.
November 26, 2015
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5 Modern Homes with Expansive Green Roofs

More than a visual statement of green-ness, these roofs provide extra insulation and—more importantly in cities—water retention that can attenuate flooding.
November 25, 2015
Cedar facade of eco-friendly prefab Paris home by Djuric Tardio Architectes

Explore the Striking Eco-Friendly Prefab Homes of Djuric Tardio Architectes

Known for getting modern homes past Paris' restrictive zoning laws, French architecture firm Djuric Tardio Architectes' prefab designs are efficiently and expediently assembled on site—in one case, in as little as two weeks. While Dwell's December/January 2016 issue explores one of their most recent projects, we've gathered a selection of their designs here.
November 14, 2015