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  1. 7 Modern Swimming Pools
    Houses We Love

    7 Modern Swimming Pools

    We've gathered a few inspiring pools from our archives.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.29.15

  2. Celebrating the City’s Best Restaurant Design at DODLA
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    Celebrating the City’s Best Restaurant Design at DODLA

    The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles chapter and Dwell on Design Los Angeles will present the 11th annual Restaurant Design Awards, featuring the city’s most architecturally intriguing...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.27.15

  3. Bold Tokyo Home Combines Two Very Different Houses Into One
    Houses We Love

    Bold Tokyo Home Combines Two Very Different Houses Into One

    For its latest project, Naf Architecture and Design out of Tokyo combined two very different houses—one with a flat roof, the other with a gabled one—to create a single, 859-square-foot family...

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Toshiyuki Yano
    05.26.15

  4. Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009
    House Tours

    Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009

    In 2005, the AIA New York launched the New Practices program to showcase promising new and emerging architectural firms. This year, the AIA San Francisco launched the West Coast debut of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.06.09

  5. Conversation Piece: 7 Statement Sofas
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    Conversation Piece: 7 Statement Sofas

    In this Conversation Piece series, we take a look at seven statement sofas to bring intrigue and unique character into your home design. Each and every one of these sofas is sure to be a main topic...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    06.24.13

  6. 7 Clean and Simple Kitchens We Love
    Rooms We Love

    7 Clean and Simple Kitchens We Love

    Using combinations of white, wood, and stainless steel, these unfussy kitchens prove that less is more.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.13.15

  7. 10 Sun-Filled Small Spaces
    Houses We Love

    10 Sun-Filled Small Spaces

    Constrained by minimal square footage, small houses run the risk of feeling cramped and claustrophobic. The best solutions often involve copious amounts of natural light.

    07.08.14

  8. In and Around Reykjavik, Iceland
    Travel Reports

    In and Around Reykjavik, Iceland

    Iceland seems more remote than the four-and-a-half-hour flight from Boston feels. But Reykjavik, a city closer to Boston than San Francisco, is a world apart. The prime minister is in the phonebook...

    11.30.10

  9. Plugged-In Prefab Collects Weather Data to Conserve Energy
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    Plugged-In Prefab Collects Weather Data to Conserve Energy

    Easy-to-assemble wooden modules and home automation systems make this Serra d'Espadà residence as sustainable as it is smart.

    written by: Emma Janzen
    04.14.15

  10. Community Building
    House Tours

    Community Building

    Completed in 2004, the Belmont Street Lofts—with their crisscrossing pattern of wood, metal, and glass—have settled neatly into their neighborhood, offering a contemporary complement to the...

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: John Clark
    01.17.09

  11. Infusion Lounge
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    Infusion Lounge

    San Francisco is where west first met east so it makes sense that Hong Kong designer Kinney Chan’s first US project, here in the city by the Bay, is an Asian-inspired bar and restaurant.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.09.08

  12. 5 Budget-Friendly Home Makeovers
    Houses We Love

    5 Budget-Friendly Home Makeovers

    Imported materials, online auctions, upcycling, and other canny solutions prevent costs from spiraling out of control at these contemporary renovations.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.01.15

  13. Bathroom Design Idea: Copper Color Scheme
    Rooms We Love

    Bathroom Design Idea: Copper Color Scheme

    Penny tile imbues a San Francisco bathroom with a sophisticated, spa-like feel.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    11.04.14

  14. 10 Great Coffee Shops for Design Fans
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    10 Great Coffee Shops for Design Fans

    In our October issue, we profiled Luke Pedersen and James Lennard, the designers who run Cape Town’s Field Office, a joint coffee shop and furniture showroom. Here, we take a tour through some more...

    08.28.14

  15. Architecture + the City Kicks Off
    Event Spotlight

    Architecture + the City Kicks Off

    This weekend, the seventh annual Architecture + the City kicks off in San Francisco. Organized by the American Institute of Architecture San Francisco chapter and the Center for Architecture +...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.27.10

  16. 7 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood
    Renovation

    7 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood

    As dedicated modernists, we consider sustainability a baseline need, not an added bonus. One method is reusing existing materials in new way, so we've rounded up a few inspiring projects that...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.18.14

  17. Tips for Buying Wood Furniture
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    Tips for Buying Wood Furniture

    When shopping for wooden furniture pieces that will last a lifetime, it is important to understand exactly how pieces are made and how to care for them prior to your purchase.

    written by: Kerrie Kelly
    05.15.13

  18. 7 One-of-a-Kind Rooflines
    Houses We Love

    7 One-of-a-Kind Rooflines

    An A-frame could never contain all the personality these buildings have to offer. From jigsaws to zig-zags, these are seven unique rooflines we love.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.05.15

  19. 5 Remarkable Kitchen Renovations
    Renovation

    5 Remarkable Kitchen Renovations

    Behold the mighty power of designers and architects to re-imagine and recast a kitchen, one of the most frequently renovated rooms in a modern home. You won't believe the before shots are from the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.07.14

  20. Architecture in Baghdad
    Event Spotlight

    Architecture in Baghdad

    There are many famous structures we associate with Le Corbusier (Chandigarh in India, Villa Savoye in France, the United Nations headquarters in New York), the Saddam Hussein Sports Complex in...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    02.29.12

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