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  1. Bruce Bolander on Kitchen Design
    Dwell on Design

    Bruce Bolander on Kitchen Design

    Architect Bruce Bolander designs houses with, generally, very awesome kitchens. He's not afraid of color, and likes to clad his clients' cabinets with laminate in bright and electric hues. "My...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.14.11

  2. Family-Friendly Renovation of a Brick Warehouse in Alabama
    Renovation

    Family-Friendly Renovation of a Brick Warehouse in Alabama

    In Alabama, a commercial building with a multifarious past begins a fresh chapter for a young family after a modern renovation.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Jean Allsopp
    06.17.14

  3. Artists' Handmade Houses
    Books

    Artists' Handmade Houses

    Ever wonder what an artist's home would look like if he or she were the mind behind it? This month, Abrams has published a stunning new coffee table book that peeks inside the abodes of 13 well...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.05.11

  4. Rock the Shack: Cabin Love
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    Rock the Shack: Cabin Love

    Sometimes the only thing getting us through the day is the dream of an escape—from work, from the city, from our day-to-day. Whether it's snow-filled windows and hot chocolate tickling your fancy...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.05.13

  5. Play's the Thing
    My House

    Play's the Thing

    With ingenuity and plenty of elbow grease, architect John Tong turned an old Toronto dairy into the ultimate family clubhouse.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Christopher Wahl
    07.04.11

  6. Don't Let the Sign Fool You, This Old Storefront is a Home
    My House

    Don't Let the Sign Fool You, This Old Storefront is a Home

    A creative couple transforms an old Toronto storefront in Dundas West into a home and studio.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Naomi Finlay
    04.26.16

  7. Interior Motives
    House Tours

    Interior Motives

    Rich materials, comfy textiles, a splash of paint, or the deft use of light—we call out design gestures that do wonders to carve out a cozy home.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.30.12

  8. Midcentury Renovation in Portland Capitalizes on Nature with Seven Doors to the Outside
    House Tours

    Midcentury Renovation in Portland Capitalizes on Nature with Seven Doors to the Outside

    An interior designer in Portland updates a 1950s home by a celebrated local architect.

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: Grant Harder
    01.22.15

  9. The Saguaro, Scottsdale
    Hotels

    The Saguaro, Scottsdale

    This 5.5-acre property is a much-needed hotel option in Scottsdale and a welcome splash of color in the mundane beiges of the Sonoran desert. Despite breaking out from the shackles of traditional...

    12.20.11

  10. Dwell on Design 2014 Highlights
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design 2014 Highlights

    This year's Dwell on Design in Los Angeles featured four Dwell-curated pavilions, a wide range of onstage speakers, the first-ever Dwell Store Pop-Up, and much more. Couldn't make it to L.A.? Click...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.22.14

  11. Modern Renovation in Austin
    House Tours

    Modern Renovation in Austin

    Situated in the heart of Austin,Texas, just blocks from the University of Texas campus, the Avenue G House offers a unique and abstract perspective on a thriving historic neighborhood. Kevin Alter,...

    written by: Wilson Barr
    08.25.10

  12. Office Space
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    Office Space

    We sifted through some past issues to find images of what some may argue to be the hardest working room in the house.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.01.13

  13. Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion
    House Tours

    Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion

    Alvar Aalto’s Finnish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale, originally designed as a temporary demountable structure, was built in 1956 and stayed solidly in a place for nearly 56 years until...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    09.12.12

  14. Method Lab
    House Tours

    Method Lab

    Designer Jennifer Siegal’s own house is a modest 1920s Spanish bungalow on the leeward side of busy Lincoln Boulevard in Venice, California, that looks nothing like what she makes at her day job. A...

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.15.09

  15. Mexico City: Day 4
    Travel Reports

    Mexico City: Day 4

    My fourth and final day in Mexico City was a real treat: the perfect blend of making a few new friends and finally clapping eyes on a building that feels like an old pal. I met up with graphic...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.07.10

  16. 8 Modern Carports
    A Great Idea

    8 Modern Carports

    Though it's sometimes looked down upon as a dowdy counterpart to its enclosed cousin, the garage, the carport is a functional and—as these examples from Dwell's archives suggest—often elegant touch...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.02.14

  17. A Zero-Energy Community: Final Post
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Final Post

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 11: The...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    03.13.12

  18. 11 All-Wood Dining Areas
    Rooms We Love

    11 All-Wood Dining Areas

    These warm, wood-clad dining spaces are perfect for sharing the company of others.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    06.04.15

  19. Finotti at Centre Culturel
    Event Spotlight

    Finotti at Centre Culturel

    Just opened at the Centre Culturel in Lomé, Togo, is São Paulo–based photographer Leonardo Finotti’s “Brazil: Architecture in Photography,” featuring 50...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.11.10

  20. 10 Exterior Stairs
    Renovation

    10 Exterior Stairs

    Sagging stairs and sad stoops will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the following inspirational ideas from clever architects and homeowners.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.09.14

  21. 16 Funky Facades
    Finishing Touch

    16 Funky Facades

    These exteriors put the fun in functional.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    06.15.15

  22. Top Ten Green Projects of 2012
    House Tours

    Top Ten Green Projects of 2012

    On April 19th, AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the COTE Top Ten Green Project Awards: their selection of the most sustainable buildings across the country. COTE advocates...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.02.12

  23. 12 Bathrooms with Blue Tile
    House Tours

    12 Bathrooms with Blue Tile

    These bathrooms testify to the soothing power of blue.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    07.31.15

  24. Rooms We Love

    9 Designs Inspired by Japanese Architecture and Craft

    Dwell and it readers value simplicity and quality, so it's no surprise that Japan—with its emphasis on craft and thoughtful living—is a frequent wellspring of inspiration.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    10.05.15

  25. 11 Amazing Midcentury Renovations
    Renovation

    11 Amazing Midcentury Renovations

    With one foot in the Space Age and another in the 21st-century, these charming midcentury homes benefit from sensitive, contemporary updates.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    06.03.15

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