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1930s House in Bucharest Gets an Elegant Refresh

A spacious 1930s house in Bucharest got a chance to shine again thanks to a team of young Romanian designers at Pavoni Studio. Occupying an old …

Third Wave Kiosk

Like a fragment washed up from a distant building site and embedded long ago in the sand, or some ancient infrastructure exposed by the slow erosion …

Built Environment

Articles about 7 tiny backyards big style on Dwell.com - Dwell

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...<p>It is not easy to design the interior of a tiny house without making compromises in style or functionality.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, …

San Francisco

Tokyo by Night by Masashi Wakui

The city of Tokyo, Japan is one the most wanted places to visit in the World. I haven't had the chance to go visit yet and the series Tokyo at Night …

Japan

A House with a Guarded Front and an Open Interior Courtyard

Brise’s House is a project completed by Brazilian architect Gisele Taranto in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 1,245-square-meter (13,401 square foot) …

Architecture

Italian yacht designer unveils plans for a floating village

Abifloat features a cluster of ten homes measuring 6.5 m by 3.25 m (21 ft x 11 ft) that branch off a central boardwalk. Each individual building can …

Trees and People: Low-Impact Treehouse Retreats

Rethinking the Waterfront

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Waterfront

High-end sustainable W.I.N.D. House can be controlled by smartphone

Initial work on the W.I.N.D. House began back in 2008, and the project was completed in 2014. The home features a usable floorspace of 406 sq m (4370 …

New Mexico

Make It Right Releases Six Single-Family House Designs for Manheim Park Community

Make It Right, the organization formed by Brad Pitt that builds affordable and sustainable houses for people in need, has released a series of new …

The Name of Sustainable Architecture’s Favorite New Material is M-U-D

The Great Mud Mosque of Djenné. Photo by Ruud Zwart via Wikimedia commons A new-yet-old building material is revolutionizing construction and energy …

Architecture

Sustainable Home Designed by UNStudio

The W.I.N.D. House, designed by UNStudio, in the north of Holland incorporates both integrated sustainable solutions and home automation, whilst …

Articles about 7 sustainable second homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, …

Architecture

Envisioning Eco-Friendly Architecture in Paris

The 2007 Paris Climate Action Plan set a goal of reducing the city’s environmental footprint by 75% by 2050 (using 2004 as the base year), including …

Multi-family home in Marfa keeps naturally cool with rammed earth design

Barker Freeman Design Office’s new design for a home in Marfa, Texas, will keep its residents naturally cool. The multi-family dwelling is made up of …

Futuristic Wind Turbine Doubles as Modern Apartments

This futuristic combination of a wind turbine and an apartment complex harnesses natural energy while providing sustainable housing. The Dutch Windwheel Corporation drew up the design with the port city of Rotterdam as its intended location.<p>The steel-and-glass structure is comprised of three inset …

Design

House with Layers of Concrete Planters as the Facade – Stacking Green | Home, Building, Furniture and Interior Design Ideas

This is a house designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects for a couple in their thirties and their mother. It has a green integration of concrete …

This Crazy Geodesic Dome Is Actually a Power Plant

Biomass cogeneration doesn't scream "family fun for all ages" to most of us, but the city of Uppsala, Sweden, is hoping it might some day. Its plan …

Eco-House is Sustainable Building at its Best

The UK-based architectural firm Hewitt Studios designed based Limpley Stoke Eco-House, which is a luxury home packed top to bottom with sustainable …

Sustainability

West Louisville FoodPort is food economy-boosting architectural stunner

Seed Capital KY's vision for a 24-acre 'food business park' celebrates regional producers while benefiting the surrounding community.<p>Louisville is …

Agriculture

7 Ways Architecture Can Tackle Global Warming

These ideas, from a structure made of recycled milk cartons to algae that can boost a sinking city, actually scale.<p>Architecture is one of the key drivers of climate change. Between construction and the energy required to keep buildings up and running, the industry is responsible for nearly half of …

Global Warming

ArchiBlox Designs World's First Prefabricated Carbon Positive House

Australian company ArchiBlox has released its design for the world’s first carbon positive prefabricated house. Representing a new movement in …

Carbon Emissions

Articles about budget friendly renovation neoclassical home oslo on Dwell.com - Dwell

A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and …

Architecture

Articles about sensitive modern house austin texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.<p>Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed this 4-bedroom, 4-bath house on Lake Austin in Texas,...<p>In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house …

Architecture

GoSun Stove Portable Solar Cooker Heats Your Food Up To 550° F

Grilling can be exhausting and lengthy process, not to mention you have to deal with dirty and bulky equipment. Some grills are too heavy to move …