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  1. Eastern Promise
    Rewind

    Eastern Promise

    A 400-year-old icon of Japanese design inspires generations of modern architects.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.25.11

  2. Back Storied
    Houses We Love

    Back Storied

    Without altering its turn-of-the-20th-century facade, architect Christopher Polly transformed the rear of this Newtown, Australia, home from bleak to bright.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.18.12

  3. An American Bookshelf in London
    Finishing Touch

    An American Bookshelf in London

    When Russian-born architect Andrei Saltykov designed his home in the UK, he put his love of the USA on the shelf.

    written by: Phyllis Richardson
    photos by: Will Pryce
    10.11.12

  4. Opened House
    My House

    Opened House

    A few years after moving into their stocky, cavelike 1970s bi-level 20 miles southeast of Milwaukee, JJ and Eric Edstrom decided it was time to renovate. New to the world of architecture and...

    written by: Brendan Crain
    photos by: Cameron Wittig
    01.20.09

  5. Canadian Beacon
    Green

    Canadian Beacon

    When most people think of locations for a holiday home, they have visions of beaches, golf courses, spas, and chalets. But few have the mettle to choose the sort of place that architects André...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Paul Orenstein
    02.01.09

  6. Student Project: Open Pollen
    Post

    Student Project: Open Pollen

    High school students at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall school in Massachusetts got an early lesson in architecture and design when they built a site-specific sculpture on the grounds of their school last...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    04.07.09

  7. Alaska: The Final (Architectural) Frontier
    House Tours

    Alaska: The Final (Architectural) Frontier

    “I always wanted to live in a glass house,” explains Valerie Phelps, as she stands surrounded by the 40 feet of floor-to-ceiling windows that are the only walls of her living room. Laid...

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    03.16.09

  8. Come Sail Away
    My House

    Come Sail Away

    On a quest to create a weekend house for herself and her husband, Nancy Church scaled back her design fantasies and discovered creative ways to build on a budget.

    written by: Lisa Skolnik
    05.16.11

  9. Green Acres
    House Tours

    Green Acres

    Design pared to the bone is a high-risk strategy, but as this Australian home illustrates, it can also produce a sublime environmental connection.

    written by: Peter Hyatt
    photos by: Peter Hyatt
    01.19.09

  10. An Introduction to Building Codes
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Building Codes

    Fuss all you like about sprinklers and guardrails, we need building codes. Here's how to get your architect to play along.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    09.29.11

  11. Eight Questions for Brad Cloepfil
    Profiles

    Eight Questions for Brad Cloepfil

    Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture of Portland, Oregon, has become the go-to man for museum design these days. He’s built an addition to the Seattle Art Museum, the Contemporary Art...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.09.09

  12. Green Living in Barcelona
    House Tours

    Green Living in Barcelona

    For some, living “green” is all about making a statement. But for Petz Scholtus, it boils down to common sense. The eco-designer was raised on a farm in Luxembourg, and she’s...

    04.11.11

  13. "I Live in a Steven Holl"
    Post

    "I Live in a Steven Holl"

    How many people can say that they've lived a chunk of their lives inside the walls of a starchitect-designed building? In light of September's Back To School spirit, this is the first in a short...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.15.09

  14. Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009
    House Tours

    Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009

    In 2005, the AIA New York launched the New Practices program to showcase promising new and emerging architectural firms. This year, the AIA San Francisco launched the West Coast debut of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.06.09

  15. An Inno-native Approach
    My House

    An Inno-native Approach

    Joe Osae-Addo, a highly gregarious, Ghanaian-born architect, was living in Los Angeles, designing buildings and acting as the unofficial social coordinator of the local architecture scene. But on a...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Dook
    01.15.09

  16. An Atypical Tree House
    House Tours

    An Atypical Tree House

    When a 40-year-old pine tree fell over at the rear of a Brentwood estate in Los Angeles a few years back, its owner, an art lover and a philanthropist, let it lie. The tree revived itself,...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.28.09

  17. Harlem Renaissance
    House Tours

    Harlem Renaissance

    In her book Parisian Views, critic Shelley Rice hauntingly evokes the dislocating effects that the near-complete reconstruction of Paris in the 19th century had on its population. Thanks to the...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    06.02.09

  18. Mexico City: Day 1
    Travel Reports

    Mexico City: Day 1

    On Thursday I headed down to Mexico City for four days of sheer design tourism. Things got underway that night with a molecular gastronomy feast the Polanco restaurant Oca. Parsley foam, man....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.24.10

  19. Design Destination: Columbus, Indiana
    City Guide

    Design Destination: Columbus, Indiana

    Dwell readers and fans of NPR, unite. Public radio stations have been airing a summer travel series from NPR's Arts Desk called "Destination Art" that explores "off the beaten track...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.20.12

  20. Miller House in Columbus, Indiana by Eero Saarinen
    House Tours

    Miller House in Columbus, Indiana by Eero Saarinen

    Eero Saarinen’s legendary Miller House opened to the public in May 2011 for the first time. Leslie Williamson gives us an intimate tour of this Columbus, Indiana, treasure.  

    written by: Leslie Williamson
    05.02.11

  21. A Well-Grafted Home
    House Tours

    A Well-Grafted Home

    Working creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville house.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Noah Webb
    09.06.11

  22. Yellow Treehouse Restaurant
    Food

    Yellow Treehouse Restaurant

    In my endless trawling for new projects that meld food and design, I came across the Yellow Treehouse Restaurant—an architect-designed eatery near Auckland, New Zealand, perched over 30 feet...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.19.09

  23. Building the Maxon House: Week 5
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 5

    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...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.30.11

  24. Live from the Show Floor: Taylor Stitch
    Dwell on Design

    Live from the Show Floor: Taylor Stitch

    What began as a chat over a beer about how great mid-century architects looked in their sharp shirts and bow ties has finally come to fruition: the Architect’s Shirt and Bow Tie has arrived...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.25.10

  25. Unpacking My Library
    Books

    Unpacking My Library

    I just got a wonderful new book in the mail today concerning famous archtiects and their personal collections of books. Unpacking My Library: Architects and their Books is due out from Yale...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.09

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