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  1. Preview: Joel Turkel, Prefab Design
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Joel Turkel, Prefab Design

    Ten years ago, during the very first year of Dwell, we wrote about the promises of prefab. Today, the discussion is far from over, with questions of affordability and feasibility still ripe for the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.21.10

  2. Highlights from Dwell on Design 2012
    Dwell on Design

    Highlights from Dwell on Design 2012

    You may have already spied our show floor recaps of Modern Lifestyle, Furniture and Accessories, Kitchen and Bath, and perennial favorite Dwell Outdoor, but here we share our greatest hits...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.27.12

  3. 6 Basics of Infill Development
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    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

  4. Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week
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    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

  5. 10 Ways to Use Wood in the Bathroom
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    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

  6. 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

  7. 7 Examples of Huge Pendant Globes
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    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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Ahead of Its Class
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    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

  13. A Modern, Energy-Efficient Smart Home
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    A Modern, Energy-Efficient Smart Home

    The University of California, Davis, and automaker Honda team up on a concept that explores energy efficiency and emerging green technology in a residential context.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.01.14

  14. 20 Dream Homes In and Around Los Angeles
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    20 Dream Homes In and Around Los Angeles

    This year Dwell on Design Los Angeles celebrates its 10th anniversary and in honor of the occasion, we've corralled 20 of our favorite houses in (and near) the City of Angels.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.21.15

  15. Fjord Focus
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    Fjord Focus

    As Jarmund/Vigsnæs’s growing crop of small, smart houses have garnered increasing attention, their equally prolific civic works have them poised to be Norway’s next big export.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    05.13.09

  16. 7 Cozy Cottages
    Houses We Love

    7 Cozy Cottages

    With fall upon us and a distinct nip in the air, there is no better time to snuggle up by the fire in a rustic—but still very modern—cottage. Here are seven that will help you throw out your old...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.10.13

  17. Modern Homes in Mexico
    Houses We Love

    Modern Homes in Mexico

    In honor of our just having landed at Design Week Mexico, Dwell presents a few of our favorite modern houses in the country.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.18.13

  18. Modern Wood-Lined Family Home in the Hamptons
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    Modern Wood-Lined Family Home in the Hamptons

    Two idiosyncratic Andrew Geller structures get a new lease on life as part of a modern-day family compound designed by Hamptons architects Bates Masi.

    written by: Jen Renzi
    photos by: Mark Hartman
    07.14.14

  19. The Coolest Scandinavian Summer Houses
    Houses We Love

    The Coolest Scandinavian Summer Houses

    Summer days are long in Scandinavia, and we can't think of any better place to spend the sunny hours than in—and around—these chic and stylish summer houses. As the summer winds down stateside, we...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.03.13

  20. Passivhaus Institut Announces 2014 Finalists
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    Passivhaus Institut Announces 2014 Finalists

    The Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany, on Friday announced 20 finalists for its 2014 Passive House Awards, singling out houses, office buildings, and other structures designed and built to...

    written by: William Lamb
    03.28.14

  21. 6 Interiors from Dwell's May Issue
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    6 Interiors from Dwell's May Issue

    For Dwell's May 2014 issue, we turned our editorial eye to progressive homes around the globe, from a smart home office in Athens to a eucalyptus-lined enclave in Australia. Take a peek at our...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.23.14

  22. Did You Say Dogtrot? 8 Modern Variations on Vernacular Style
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    Did You Say Dogtrot? 8 Modern Variations on Vernacular Style

    Present-day interpretations of vernacular architecture can skew more modern than you might think—these examples from the pages of Dwell prove that tying a home to its location is a move that never...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.01.14

  23. 6 Striking Modern Home Facades Part Two
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    6 Striking Modern Home Facades Part Two

    While the saying, "It's what's inside that counts" certainly rings true, the exterior matters just as much with these six homes garbed with striking facades. See Part One here.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.18.13

  24. A Unique Roofline Draws Light Into This Melbourne Home
    Houses We Love

    A Unique Roofline Draws Light Into This Melbourne Home

    A clever addition to a Victorian house maximizes light and space.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    05.27.15

  25. A Tiny Apartment Renovation for a Growing Family in Melbourne
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    A Tiny Apartment Renovation for a Growing Family in Melbourne

    Australian firm Clare Cousins Architects proves urban living and functional family homes are not mutually exclusive.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Lisbeth Grosmann
    06.25.15

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