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  1. Modern Tower in Michigan
    Houses We Love

    Modern Tower in Michigan

    In northwest Michigan, a vacation retreat boasts a prime vantage point from which to soak up the bucolic scenery.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Steve Keating
    07.01.14

  2. A Modern Mortuary in Munich
    Travel Reports

    A Modern Mortuary in Munich

    In the tenth-century district of Riem, on the far eastern edge of the city of Munich, sits the Mortuary at Munich–Riem (Friedhof-Riem). Designed by architects Andreas Meck and Stephan Koppel,...

    written by: Bret Robins
    photos by: Bret Robins
    10.30.10

  3. Passive Acceptance
    Green

    Passive Acceptance

    Virtually unknown in the United States, Passive Houses are starting to make a big impression with their small footprints.

    written by: Jacob Gordon
    10.22.09

  4. 7 Small Spaces Under 400-Square-Feet
    Houses We Love

    7 Small Spaces Under 400-Square-Feet

    Embracing small spaces requires maximizing functionality and minimizing material objects. Here are seven of the tiniest houses featured in Dwell, all under 400-square-feet.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.21.13

  5. 6 Famous Brutalist Buildings
    Design 101

    6 Famous Brutalist Buildings

    Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.07.13

  6. An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California
    House Tours

    An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California

    If good fences make good neighbors, then Shino and Ken Mori are the best neighbors ever. They invite us past the charred cedar facade of their Southern California home. 

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    08.04.11

  7. Modern Kitchen Renovation with Mid-Century Roots
    Renovation

    Modern Kitchen Renovation with Mid-Century Roots

    Architect Janet Bloomberg infused a mid-century kitchen with her 21st-century taste to create a whimsical yet thoughtful new space.

    written by: Jennifer Sergent
    07.24.13

  8. 5 Modern Kitchen Countertops
    A Great Idea

    5 Modern Kitchen Countertops

    Countertops are an important part of a kitchen renovation, and they can be everything from earthy to space-age. Here are five Dwell favorites.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.10.13

  9. Ahead of Its Class
    House Tours

    Ahead of Its Class

    “How do you make a piece of architecture about architecture?” Mack Scogin asks. “That’s a heavy-duty objective.” Nevertheless, his firm, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Ian Allen
    04.06.11

  10. Modern Surf Shack in Venice
    My House

    Modern Surf Shack in Venice

    It was the surf and the artsy vibe that attracted Eric Grunbaum to Venice Beach, California, 18 years ago. An avid surfer and creative director for an advertising agency, he thrives on lively...

    written by: Paul Young
    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    02.08.10

  11. Spiral Staircase Shapes Tokyo Home
    House Tours

    Spiral Staircase Shapes Tokyo Home

    How is a 921-square-foot, 44-level house possible? Witness Tokyo architect Akihisa Hirata’s mind-bending, shape-shifting solution to small-space living.

    written by: Naomi Pollock
    photos by: Koichi Torimura
    11.12.12

  12. Ray Kappe-Designed Multilevel House in Los Angeles
    House Tours

    Ray Kappe-Designed Multilevel House in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe built a multilevel house for his family back in 1967, and the results still resonate today.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: João Canziani
    01.21.09

  13. Striking Angular Cottage in Connecticut
    House Tours

    Striking Angular Cottage in Connecticut

    What happens when the guest house becomes home? Retired couple Suzanne and Brooks Kelley found out when a pair of brainy New Haven architects breathed new architectural life into the property they...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    07.28.10

  14. Operation Desert Shed
    Green

    Operation Desert Shed

    Architect Lloyd Russell’s design for this desert getaway passively mitigates the elements with a utilitarian solution, turning a modest modern retreat into a hardy, region-appropriate home.

    written by: Nate Berg
    06.17.09

  15. 10 Tiny Houses We Love
    House Tours

    10 Tiny Houses We Love

    We've dedicated the pages in our November 2012 issue to living large in small spaces, whether they're 235, 900, or 2,000 square feet. But there's more! The Dwell archive features scores of small...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.05.12

  16. Interview: Filmmaker Eric Bricker
    Dwell on Design

    Interview: Filmmaker Eric Bricker

    A documentary screening at Dwell on Design zooms in for a close-up on 98-year-old architectural photographer Julius Shulman and his iconic images that came to define modernism and Los Angeles with...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    05.27.09

  17. Fascinating Risom
    Profiles

    Fascinating Risom

    Jens Risom is enjoying his place in the canon of mid-century furniture designers while also distinguishing himself as a great contemporary designer. At 93, he shows no sign of putting down the...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    08.04.09

  18. Norwegian Wood
    My House

    Norwegian Wood

    Designing a house for this setting was a thrilling puzzle of aesthetics and terrain for a young architect. The house they built that year suited the couple for 30 years of long summer vacations,...

    written by: Margit Bisztray
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    03.04.09

  19. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert, Eric Ryan

    Eric Ryan is the cofounder and chief brand architect of Method.

    01.01.09

  20. High Profile Utensils
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    High Profile Utensils

    It's no secret that architects and designers stray from their main medium and try their hand at various smaller scale projects. Philipe Starck has made an entire career on rethinking and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.10.08

  21. San Francisco Living: Home Tours, Presented by AIA SF and Dwell
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    San Francisco Living: Home Tours, Presented by AIA SF and Dwell

    Want to jump inside the pages of Dwell and into a home featured in the magazine? You’ll have the opportunity to do that, and more, this weekend during the San Francisco Living: Home Tours,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.12.08

  22. Managing Space
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    Managing Space

    British architects Foster + Partners have revealed their "expansive" new design for the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut. As dean Sharon Oster remarked upon helping to...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.15.08

  23. Retrofitting for Sustainability
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    Retrofitting for Sustainability

    I'm writing this a few hours away from the opening of Viennese architect Susanne Zottl's new exhibition at SCI-Arc, A Styrofoam Lover with (E)motions of Concrete. According to SCI-Arc, the show ...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.24.09

  24. The Thousand Watch Project
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    The Thousand Watch Project

    Due to the advent of the cell phone, wristwatches are dying a slow death, surmises Keith Moskow, principle of Moskow Linn Architects in Boston, Massachusetts. But rather than see people’s old...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.28.09

  25. The PUMP

    The PUMP

    For much of its length, the 8.5-mile Major Deegan Expressway, located in the Bronx (and named for architect William F. Deegan), obstructs the Harlem River waterfront, an uninviting jumble of...

    06.10.10

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