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  1. Good Clean Fun
    Outdoor

    Good Clean Fun

    Far from pandering to the whine of youth, this urban play garden fosters thoughtful interaction in a protected setting within the bustle of San Francisco.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Marion Brenner
    07.07.11

  2. Modern Tiny Kitchen Remodel in Sweden
    Renovation

    Modern Tiny Kitchen Remodel in Sweden

    What’s the secret to successfully wedging a kitchen into a 258-square-foot apartment? A visual balancing act.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.29.13

  3. A Look at Open-Air Showers
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    A Look at Open-Air Showers

    Ah, the beauty of bathing in the breeze. Here we present our some of our favorite outdoor showers from issues past.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.01.13

  4. Sustainable Strides in Today's Architecture
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    Sustainable Strides in Today's Architecture

    Having explored issues of sustainability in the postmodern era, we turn to the measurable strides evident in today's best modern architecture.

    written by: Luanne Bradley
    02.07.13

  5. Surrealist Architecture: Synagogue de Delme in France
    Houses We Love

    Surrealist Architecture: Synagogue de Delme in France

    Sculpture meets architecture in the surrealist facade of the Synagogue de Delme visitors center in northeastern France.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.15.13

  6. 10 Olson Kundig Houses
    Houses We Love

    10 Olson Kundig Houses

    If there's one material Tom Kundig of Seattle firm Olson Kundig Architects is known for deploying in his projects, it's steel. Whether polished to a spectacular luster or left to weather with the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.13.14

  7. 4 Award-Winning Small Spaces
    Houses We Love

    4 Award-Winning Small Spaces

    The results of the American Institute of Architects' 11th annual Small Project Awards are in—and Dwell has the scoop on the smartest spaces under 1,000 square feet.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.27.14

  8. 8 Sleek Fireplaces
    House Tours

    8 Sleek Fireplaces

    As summer cools off and fall gears up, take a look at a few examples of sleek, minimalist fireplaces in Dwell-approved modern homes.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.16.13

  9. Kids' Rooms We Love
    House Tours

    Kids' Rooms We Love

    Kids' rooms often tread transitionary territory when it comes to modern design. What might be good for a five-month-old may not work well to when he or she is five years old. The residents of these...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.18.12

  10. Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week
    Houses We Love

    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
    01.23.14

  11. Preview: Cleantech Corridor Competition
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Cleantech Corridor Competition

    Imagine a massive green community running through the heart of Los Angeles where research labs and small businesses exist side-by-side with design-focused companies manufacturing everything from...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.07.10

  12. 11 Amazing Prefabs
    Houses We Love

    11 Amazing Prefabs

    Prefab houses are getting leaner, more efficient, and, in some cases, bigger. Here, we explore highlights from our December/January prefab issue, juxtaposed with our favorites from the past.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.06.14

  13. Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion
    Event Spotlight

    Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion

    Love her or hate her, Zaha Hadid's scope is remarkable in terms of the breadth of designs as well as in their diverse locales. Her opera house in Guangzhou was shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.13.11

  14. 6 Brazilian Projects We Love
    Latest

    6 Brazilian Projects We Love

    Brazil didn't make into the World Cup finals, but we still love the country's architecture and design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.09.14

  15. 6 Amazing Facade Makeovers
    Renovation

    6 Amazing Facade Makeovers

    Designing a modern house doesn't have to mean building from the ground up. These six renovations show how to update existing facades with modern details and bring old buildings into the future.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.04.14

  16. Modern Weekend Ski Home
    Houses We Love

    Modern Weekend Ski Home

    A modernist cabin in British Columbian ski country is the perfect retreat for a family of outdoor adventurers.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.18.14

  17. A Sustainably Built Weekend Home
    Houses We Love

    A Sustainably Built Weekend Home

    Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    12.18.13

  18. How to Design with Yellow
    Post

    How to Design with Yellow

    As these projects show, a wash of yellow does wonders for interiors by providing a lively contrast to more somber materials like steel and concrete.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.19.13

  19. Garage Reimagined as a Family Gathering Space
    Houses We Love

    Garage Reimagined as a Family Gathering Space

    After a tree falls in Santa Monica, a garage is reborn as a 600-square-foot family gathering spot.

    photos by: Zen Sekizawa
    09.05.14

  20. Brick Garage Transformed Into Family Home
    Houses We Love

    Brick Garage Transformed Into Family Home

    An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.

    photos by: Simon Devitt
    09.18.14

  21. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 8
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 8

    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 8: How...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    01.04.12

  22. Row House Revival
    House Tours

    Row House Revival

    Following the interventions of architect Matthew Baird and interior designer Janet Liles, Mo Ogrodnik’s apartment, which she shares with her husband and two children, is a resonant...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Craig Cutler
    01.19.09

  23. Living Las Vegas
    City Guide

    Living Las Vegas

    They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but once you leave, you may have trouble banishing Sin City from your mind.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Roy Zipstein
    02.26.09

  24. The Suburbs Strike Back
    Profiles

    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
    01.23.09

  25. Dean's List
    House Tours

    Dean's List

    When Architect Qingyun Ma became dean of architecture at the University of Southern California in January 2007, he came to the job with a uniquely exciting body of built work behind him.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    02.26.09

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