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  1. 6 Times Graphic Patterns Stole the Show
    Rooms We Love

    6 Times Graphic Patterns Stole the Show

    As seen on these ceilings, walls, and facades, bold patterns can have a truly transformative power.

    written by: Allie Weiss

  2. 5 Perfectly Framed Views
    A Great Idea

    5 Perfectly Framed Views

    The architects behind these structures use windows as apertures to deftly capture stunning vistas.

    written by: William Lamb

  3. How To Navigate Modern Building Codes
    Design 101

    How To Navigate Modern Building Codes

    Dwell's handy-dandy how-to guide on learning and implementing building codes.

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  4. In Living Color

    In Living Color

    Architect Pedro Gadanho brings a body of hypercolorful work and a curiosity for the world stage to his new position as MoMA’s curator for contemporary architecture.

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  5. Women to Know in Design Part Three

    Women to Know in Design Part Three

    We continue our collection of women to know in design with Pakistan’s first female architect and other amazing designers. Check out Part One and Part Two here.

    written by: Olivia Martin

  6. The Suburbs Strike Back

    The Suburbs Strike Back

    Swedish prefab specialists Smedshammar + Holmberg are on a mission to rescue their compatriots from boring suburbs—and their deep-seated suspicion of architects.

    written by: Jane Szita

  7. Brooklyn Renaissance

    Brooklyn Renaissance

    Thanks to a group of young Brooklyn architects, an immigrant neighborhood untouched by gentrification gets low-income housing with high ideals.

    written by: Michael Cannell

  8. A Sculptural Desert Escape Inspired by a Shadow
    Houses We Love

    A Sculptural Desert Escape Inspired by a Shadow

    This dark Yucca Valley home tricks the eye through clever use of light and shadow.

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    photos by: Marc Angeles

  9. A Sublime Indoor-Outdoor Retreat in Mexico City
    House Tours

    A Sublime Indoor-Outdoor Retreat in Mexico City

    On an undesirable lot in Mexico City, architect Yuri Zagorin Alazraki created a stacked home and lush garden.

    written by: Robert Landon

  10. Houses We Love

    5 Contemporary Designs That Use Wooden Shingles

    The wood shingle isn't always a hallmark of historic architecture: these five projects use the humble square cladding in surprising modern contexts.

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  11. Houses We Love

    4 Modern Homes in El Salvador

    These indoor-outdoor retreats make the most of the country's tropical climate.

    written by: Allie Weiss

  12. An Adorable Midcentury Revamp in Bel Air

    An Adorable Midcentury Revamp in Bel Air

    This light-filled house in Bel Air brings together indoor and outdoor, private and open, living.

    written by: Shirine Saad
    photos by: Trevor Tondro

  13. Houses We Love

    8 Homes with Striking Layouts

    Extra attention to spatial design enhances the way these residents experience their abodes.

    written by: Kate Gregory

  14. A Great Idea

    5 Inspiring Live-Work Spaces

    This Labor Day weekend we took you inside the workspaces of creatives around the world. Today, we look a little closer to home for office inspiration.

    written by: Heather Corcoran

  15. A Great Idea

    These 5 Rooms are Green, Literally

    Forget any eco-friendly connotations, these rooms ranging from chartreuse to forest have us feeling a certain shade with envy.

    written by: Heather Corcoran

  16. Renovation

    An Historic Beijing Structure Gets a Modern Makeover

    Chinese firm ARCHSTUDIO transforms a Qing Dynasty-era structure into a tea house that blends new and old.

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  17. Houses We Love

    8 Examples of Cedar in Modern Homes

    It's not just for shingles: cedar is a versatile material that can be used in interiors, furniture, and more. A wide variety of cedar species means the wood comes a range of hues, from whites to...

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  18. Houses We Love

    Northern Lights: 5 High-Latitude Houses We Love

    This time of year, aurora borealis lights up the northern skies. Celebrate this natural phenomenon with five of our favorite modern houses with serious views of nature's best light show.

    written by: Heather Corcoran

  19. We Recommend

    A Look at Wood Designs in the Modern Home

    See how our favorite wood designs enhance their spaces.

    written by: Kate Gregory

  20. House Tours

    This Japanese Home Features Striking Angular Concrete-and-Glass Surfaces

    A Tokyo house’s 1,900 square foot labyrinthine interior makes for a dynamic space.

    written by: Caroline Wallis

  21. Post

    Renowned Graphic Designer Michael Bierut Gets His First Retrospective

    Unlike architecture, graphic design has only moments to communicate information, emotion, and intention. Through November 7, 2015, at a Chelsea gallery, visitors can soak in the work of one...

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  22. Houses We Love

    5 Giant Prefab Homes

    These mighty modular residences prove that prefab isn't only intended for modest applications.

    written by: Allie Weiss

  23. Houses We Love

    5 Unconventional Garages We Love

    These modern structures defy the connotations of suburban staleness often associated with garages.

    written by: William Harrison

  24. Houses We Love

    5 Modern Houses That Embrace the Seattle Landscape

    In the verdant Pacific Northwest, it's all about the relationship to the outdoors.

    written by: Allie Weiss

  25. We Recommend

    Winter Warmer: 5 Modern, Nordic Saunas

    Let your year-end stress melt away with warm daydreams of these Nordic saunas.

    written by: Aileen Kwun