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  1. 6 Homes, Restaurants, and Other Architectural Surprises Found in Alleys
    In The Modern World

    6 Homes, Restaurants, and Other Architectural Surprises Found in Alleys

    Journeying down dark alleys is generally not recommended, unless one of modernism's best-kept secrets lies at the other end.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    09.18.15

  2. Houses We Love

    5 Modern-Day Homes Made of Stone

    Architecture's oldest building block finds new life in these contemporary homes.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    09.29.15

  3. Event Spotlight

    Modern Architecture Firm SPF:a Brings the Mesmerizing Op Art of Lucas Blok to Southern California

    Culver City–based Studio Pali Fekete architects (SPF:a) will exhibit the work of Monterey artist Lucas Blok at

    written by: Luke Hopping
    10.14.15

  4. The Best Urban Hideaways of Dwell
    Houses We Love

    The Best Urban Hideaways of Dwell

    These pieds-á-terre let their residents drop their bags and explore the city freely.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.04.15

  5. In The Modern World

    5 Reflective Facades

    These mirrored exteriors reflect well on their surroundings.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.19.15

  6. Renovation

    6 Modern Renovations for 1940s Homes

    These Greatest Generation–era houses were worn out by the time their current occupants arrived, prompting some serious reboots.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.22.15

  7. Rooms We Love

    These Living Rooms Choose Their Views Over TV

    Oriented away from the walls and toward the windows, these rooms capture the world in living color, with no need for electronic distractions.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    01.11.16

  8. Latest

    Dwell Teams with Decorist to Make Getting Modern Interior Design Easy

    The online design platform Decorist connects users who want to refresh their space with Dwell-approved professionals.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    01.27.16

  9. Outdoor

    A Renovated Penthouse Garden Has an Unbelievable View of New York City

    High above Manhattan's Upper West Side, landscape architects cultivate an oasis that conjures the remove of Central Park, on a far more intimate scale.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    01.28.16

  10. Houses We Love

    5 Sparklingly Modern Mediterranean Homes

    These oases by the sea, many done up in white, make stunning escapes.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.08.16

  11. Straight from the Desk of Marcel Breuer
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    Straight from the Desk of Marcel Breuer

    See a glimpse into the office of a master architect.

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    photos by: Jamie Chung
    05.01.16

  12. This Glass House Conquers the Coast
    House Tours

    This Glass House Conquers the Coast

    Seeking a respite from the city, a Portland couple create a beachfront getaway on Oregon’s rugged coast.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    05.14.16

  13. One Family Looks to the Stars Every Night
    Outdoor

    One Family Looks to the Stars Every Night

    A celestial light installation illuminates the garage door of a recently renovated Toronto house.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    05.16.16

  14. A House That Looks as Natural as the Landscape
    Houses We Love

    A House That Looks as Natural as the Landscape

    A family home on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula is built to blend in with its lakeside setting.

    written by: Georgie Bean
    photos by: Shannon McGrath
    05.23.16

  15. Building the Maxon House: Week 3
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 3

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.17.11

  16. 6 Basics of Infill Development
    Houses We Love

    6 Basics of Infill Development

    If you live in a city, you've seen it all around you: infill, the land-reuse movement that's popping up around the world. Get the skinny on this space-saving design strategy here.

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    05.21.15

  17. Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week
    Houses We Love

    Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week

    As the weekend approaches, we've gathered ten of our most popular homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.06.14

  18. 10 Ways to Use Wood in the Bathroom
    Rooms We Love

    10 Ways to Use Wood in the Bathroom

    Check out how these bathroom designs get crafty with wood.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    05.15.15

  19. 10 Examples of Shipping Container Architecture
    A Great Idea

    10 Examples of Shipping Container Architecture

    They’re not just for global shipping anymore: These creative adaptations think inside the box.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.10.14

  20. 7 Examples of Huge Pendant Globes
    House Tours

    7 Examples of Huge Pendant Globes

    Larger-than-life paper lamps and spherical pendants add a little dazzle to these interiors.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    08.13.15

  21. Design 101

    6 Ways to Use Bamboo in the Modern Home

    Long used in Asian architecture—skyscraper scaffolding in Hong Kong are still built with it—bamboo became popular in North American during the 1990s with the introduction of laminated bamboo...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    10.06.15

  22. Rooms We Love

    When Designers Produce Furniture for their Own Homes

    Whether it's an architect designing a few pieces or a pro filling their home with their products, we've assembled seven homes where the designer created their furniture.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    09.24.15

  23. Houses We Love

    7 Modern Homes Across Mexico

    Letting the warm climate indoors is a common thread through these diverse dwellings.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    02.11.16

  24. 10 Charming, Tiny Guesthouses
    Houses We Love

    10 Charming, Tiny Guesthouses

    It would be tough not to overstay your welcome at these cozy hideaways.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.18.15

  25. Building the Maxon House: Week 8
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 8

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    04.20.11

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