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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Kids' Rooms We Love
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    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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion
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    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

  8. 6 Brazilian Projects We Love
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    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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. How to Design with Yellow
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    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

  12. 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

  13. Stunning Modern 3-D Printed Jewelry
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    Stunning Modern 3-D Printed Jewelry

    Designed by Los Angeles architect Jenny Wu, the LACE collection is uniquely geometric.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.10.14

  14. 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

  15. A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Little-Known Prefabs
    Rewind

    A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Little-Known Prefabs

    From early modular construction to a portfolio of homes based in the Midwest, we take a look at the prefab residences designed by America's most famous architect.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    01.07.15

  16. Top Renovation Tips from the Pages of Dwell
    Renovation

    Top Renovation Tips from the Pages of Dwell

    Each year, Dwell devotes an entire issue to the joys (and travails) of home renovation. In honor of our February 2015 issue, on newsstands now, we collected the ten best tips from the renovation...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.12.15

  17. House of the Week: Glass House with Unique Roofline
    Houses We Love

    House of the Week: Glass House with Unique Roofline

    Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.09.15

  18. A New L.A. Exhibition Celebrates California Modernism
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    A New L.A. Exhibition Celebrates California Modernism

    Two artists working in different media—painting and silk screening—join forces at a gallery near downtown to focus on midcentury architecture and design. The show, “California Modernists,” opens...

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.20.15

  19. A Look at Marble in the Kitchen
    Houses We Love

    A Look at Marble in the Kitchen

    Marble is certainly not a new choice for the kitchen, but we still love it on backsplashes, islands, and dining tables.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.20.15

  20. Near Montreal, a 1950s House Gets a Modern Makeover
    House Tours

    Near Montreal, a 1950s House Gets a Modern Makeover

    A clever design team recasts a cramped home as an open, contemporary residence.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: JB Valiquette
    02.23.15

  21. 6 Super Sleek Staircases
    Rooms We Love

    6 Super Sleek Staircases

    Modern design shouldn't stop at the staircase.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.27.15

  22. These 7 Lush Landscapes Will Make Your Winter Blues Melt Away
    Houses We Love

    These 7 Lush Landscapes Will Make Your Winter Blues Melt Away

    Spy houses that celebrate their landscape, rooftop oases, drought-tolerant gardens, and more.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.02.15

  23. Houses with Distinctly Modern Additions
    Houses We Love

    Houses with Distinctly Modern Additions

    A modern addition can save an older house from seeming stuck in the past.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.09.15

  24. A Sophisticated Renovation of a 19th Century Manhattan Townhouse
    Houses We Love

    A Sophisticated Renovation of a 19th Century Manhattan Townhouse

    Historic details and modern interventions commune in two bathrooms in a renovated West Village town house.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Chris Cooper
    02.24.15

  25. New Addition Yanks a New England Home into the 21st Century
    Renovation

    New Addition Yanks a New England Home into the 21st Century

    A pavilion adds modern edge to a Dutch Colonial–style house in Rhode Island.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    photos by: John Horner
    02.24.15

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