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  1. Tiny Architecture: 5 Modern Outbuildings
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    Tiny Architecture: 5 Modern Outbuildings

    Who doesn't fantasize about a small place of one's own—a retreat, an escape, a house built for one? Here, five small modern outbuildings that don't skimp on design—and offer a chance to be alone,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.02.13

  2. 6 Space Saving Solutions from Japan
    Houses We Love

    6 Space Saving Solutions from Japan

    Architects constantly refer to Japanese design when crafting small spaces; Dwell goes straight to the source for inspiration on how to make the most out of every square foot.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.24.14

  3. Renovating to Maximize Light
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    Renovating to Maximize Light

    Who doesn't want a little more light in their lives? In these eight projects we explore the power of illumination, from a modernist skylight in Harlem to concrete-clad funnels that mitigate the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.25.13

  4. 6 Unique Ways to Design with Recessed Space
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    6 Unique Ways to Design with Recessed Space

    To minimize material and visual clutter in a small space, creating recesses for lighting or storage is a handy solution.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    06.18.15

  5. You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues
    In The Modern World

    You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues

    Following the advent of modernism, sacred architecture continues to reinvent religious expression.

    12.16.14

  6. Latin America's Best Modern Homes
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    Latin America's Best Modern Homes

    Latin America's design scene is heating up, from artisan-made goods making their way to US department stores to the massive architecture projects going up in advance of the World Cup and Olympic...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.30.13

  7. 5 NYC Home Renovations
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    5 NYC Home Renovations

    New York city is the largest metropolitan in the US and home to more than 8 million people. Despite this, living in the City doesn't mean sacrificing space or luxury. These five renovations were...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.23.13

  8. 10 Ways to Use Fiber-Cement Panels
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    10 Ways to Use Fiber-Cement Panels

    The versatile, hardy fiber-cement panel is a go-to finish for architects looking for durable, reliable, and flexible cladding—it's the ultimate modern material.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.09.15

  9. 6 All-Black Facades
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    6 All-Black Facades

    These homes go bold with dark facades.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    07.30.15

  10. 8 Rooftop Oases
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    8 Rooftop Oases

    Get your daily dose of design-envy with these sky-high sanctuaries.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    08.05.15

  11. 5 Off-the-Grid Vacation Homes
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    5 Off-the-Grid Vacation Homes

    For when you truly need to leave it all behind, these remote escapes are there for you.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    08.12.15

  12. Design 101

    7 Ways to Use Ipe Wood

    Durable and dense—so dense it doesn't float—ipe is an excellent material for outdoor settings. But how to use it? Patio decking is the most common application but just one of many. While ipe's oils...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    09.14.15

  13. Rooms We Love

    5 Outdoor Dining Areas We Love

    Like a park's picnic table built into your home, outdoor dining areas are a great way to effortlessly spend more time outdoors. Tour these five lovely examples from houses we've covered.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    09.24.15

  14. House Tours

    A Richly-Crafted and Spacious Boston Apartment Renovation

    Ruhl Walker Architects designed custom furniture and a new, luminous atrium for a 3,100 square foot city dwelling that can now host its resident's large social gatherings.

    written by: Kelly Dawson
    photos by: Michael J. Lee
    11.01.15

  15. The Melbourne Supremacy
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    The Melbourne Supremacy

    Photographer Peter Bennetts cuts out the middleman, photographing his favorite spots in his home base, Melbourne, Australia.

    written by: Helen Kaiser
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    01.22.09

  16. Restoring Breuer's House in Garden
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    Restoring Breuer's House in Garden

    Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate in Pocantico Hills, New York, hearkens from the days of robber barons and captains of industry. Acres of manicured lawns, a six-story stone-clad mansion, carriage...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.20.11

  17. We're Not in Kansas Anymore
    City Guide

    We're Not in Kansas Anymore

    On May 4, 2007, Greensburg, Kansas, was wiped off the map. An EF5 tornado ravaged the small town of 1,400 residents, destroying or severely damaging 95 percent of the city. Less than a week later,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Alec Soth
    04.06.11

  18. 15 Modern Homes with Cedar Facades
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    15 Modern Homes with Cedar Facades

    Charred, stained, bleached, or untreated, the seemingly endless aesthetic options of cedar makes it an appealing building material.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    07.09.15

  19. 5 Modern Rural Homes Across America
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    5 Modern Rural Homes Across America

    Away from the tightly packed buildings and light pollution of the city, these rural homes become lanterns at night.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.16.13

  20. Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan
    Houses We Love

    Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan

    In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a 793-square-foot home out of canted concrete boxes.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Iwan Baan
    10.18.13

  21. Minnesota Nice: Great Design from the Land of 10,000 Lakes
    Houses We Love

    Minnesota Nice: Great Design from the Land of 10,000 Lakes

    Minnesotans have a quiet reputation, but these homes, hotels, and outdoor spaces speak volumes.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.16.15

  22. Gaffney House Dining Room
    --Make It Yours

    Gaffney House Dining Room

    For their weekend home in Sharon, Connecticut, architect Lynn Gaffney and her husband, Bill Backus, filled their natural wood "shack" with eBay finds and classic modern design pieces.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    10.09.09

  23. 1930s Barcelona Apartment Gets a Minimal Makeover
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    1930s Barcelona Apartment Gets a Minimal Makeover

    A restored 1930s apartment in Barcelona is a minimal masterpiece.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.18.14

  24. 6 Space-Saving Units that Do it All
    Rooms We Love

    6 Space-Saving Units that Do it All

    In small spaces, custom pieces that serve multiple functions can work wonders.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.19.15

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