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Barbara Hill's Dancehall/House in Marfa, Texas
September 14, 2010
Misty Keasler

This Former Dance Hall Gets an Encore and Becomes a Designer's House

Designer Barbara Hill transformed the derelict building into a sophisticated and slightly rough-around-the-edges retreat.
June 14, 2016
Blans Knol House Exterior  crop

The House That Takes Recycling to the Next Level

In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas.
June 14, 2016
michael cobb interior

Yes, It Is Easy Being Green

Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.
May 18, 2016
safe haven sunset facade outdoor

This Modern Prefab is Perfect for Mom

An octogenarian modernist lives 
independently on a peaceful, 
verdant site in Northern California.
May 9, 2016
going platinum leed sustainable home los angeles living room ebony sofa daybed hudson jorge zalszupin lounge chairs yves klein coffee table walnut bronze cabinetry

For the Highest Green Honor, One Couple Pulls Out All the Stops

With LEED-certified sustainability on the top of their list, a couple sets the bar for their new Los Angeles home.
April 16, 2016
modern landscaping terrace easy chair ipe deck

An Architect's Tips for Creating a Garden in the Heart of the City

In our upcoming February 2016 issue, we visit the Gowanus, Brooklyn, home of architect Philippe Baumann and his family, which includes a rooftop garden. In advance of the issue, Baumann shares his thoughts on how to introduce plant life to urban homes.
December 17, 2015
Facade of University of Buffalo's Solar Decathlon design.

An Eco-Friendly Prototype whose Furniture Maximizes Energy Efficiency

For their debut at the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon, the University at Buffalo goes beyond the competition parameters with custom furniture.
October 21, 2015
Javits Center NYC green roof

What Will It Take to Make NYC a More Sustainable Place?

On Sunday, October 4, join us at Dwell on Design NY to discuss greening the city of New York.
October 2, 2015
courtyard house after exterior side

5 Homes Covered in Greenery

These homes prioritize plant life in a serious way, from dramatic ivy-covered walls to a sea of indoor bushes.
July 10, 2015
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