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  1. A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago
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    A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago

    Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage.

    written by: Chris Bentley
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    01.06.14

  2. A Midcentury Modern Renovation in Hudson Valley
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    A Midcentury Modern Renovation in Hudson Valley

    Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: Jon Snyder
    12.20.13

  3. Electric Slides
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    Electric Slides

    Sliding glass doors and walls take center stage in these 10 homes that seamlessly transition between indoors and out. For more indoor-outdoor design ideas, pick up a copy of our April 2013 issue.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.25.13

  4. Six Stairs to Savor
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    Six Stairs to Savor

    When getting from here to there, the journey is just as important as the destination. We hope that's true for interior spaces as well as lifechanging travel experiences, and with that in mind, we...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.21.13

  5. A Light-Filled, Nature-Inspired House in Dallas
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    A Light-Filled, Nature-Inspired House in Dallas

    A chance encounter led a Dallas couple to a neighborhood where nature is prized as much as design, and houses are built to make the most of both.

    written by: Helen Thompson
    photos by: Caren Alpert
    06.25.14

  6. 7 Prefabs Across California
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    7 Prefabs Across California

    The innovative state has no shortage of architectural experiments; these 7 prefab homes are pushing the design envelope.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.09.14

  7. 10 Green Commercial Buildings
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    10 Green Commercial Buildings

    These environmentally-friendly office spaces prove it's about working smarter, not harder.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.08.14

  8. Architecture and Design: 2013 Year In Review
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    Architecture and Design: 2013 Year In Review

    We recap 2013's top headlines related to design and architecture. The year's top-of-mind issues—privacy rights, government's reach, the increasing income gap, economic vitality, and gender politics...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.16.13

  9. Santiago, Chile
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    Santiago, Chile

    Santiago may be a tamer city than its South American brethren, but as architect Sebastián Irarrázaval tells us, there's change afoot where colonial legacy meets modern urban design.

    written by: Jeanine Barone
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    02.26.09

  10. Dan Rubinstein on The Home Front
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    Dan Rubinstein on The Home Front

    What's wrong with American furniture design? That's the topic burning an image on the mind of Surface editor-in-chief Dan Rubinstein. "We're one of the wealthiest nations in the world, we make...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.09.11

  11. Grafik180: CityArt by Publique Living
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    Grafik180: CityArt by Publique Living

    Over the recent holidays I was out for a ramble here in San Francisco and happened into the shop ATYS. There I saw a handful of excellent prints from SF–based design firm Publique...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.22.10

  12. Re-envisioning Harlem's Waterfront
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    Re-envisioning Harlem's Waterfront

    Manhattan has 32 miles of accessible waterfront, and traditionally these spaces have acted as gateways for the comings and goings of its inhabitants. The river portals have largely brought food and...

    written by: Sara Dierck
    07.20.12

  13. Eye on Buenos Aires
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    Eye on Buenos Aires

    In this new feature, we present an architectural insider’s guide to a great design destination. This issue: Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    07.21.09

  14. Zurich, Switzerland
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    Zurich, Switzerland

    Industrial designer Alfredo Häberli shows us how to pass the hours in Zurich, Switzerland, a city with no shortage of timekeepers.

    written by: Andy Isaacson
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    01.21.09

  15. 15 Modern Summer Rentals
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    15 Modern Summer Rentals

    Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design. Warning: You may want to stay indoors during your vacation.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.26.14

  16. Homes with a Waterfront View
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    Homes with a Waterfront View

    Spying a body of water—be it a placid lake, roaring ocean, glassy pond, or snaking river—from your bedroom window is one of the fairest sights one can see. And for the residents of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.14.12

  17. The Most Popular Homes in Dwell: 81-100
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    The Most Popular Homes in Dwell: 81-100

    We conclude our countdown of the 100 most-popular homes in Dwell.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.29.13

  18. The Guggenheim Fills the Void
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    The Guggenheim Fills the Void

    Since it opened in New York City in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has captivated the world--and its imagination. To celebrate the building's 50th anniversary, the museum...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.12.10

  19. Urbach on How Wine Became Modern
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    Urbach on How Wine Became Modern

    This weekend, the much anticipated new show How Wine Became Modern opened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Before the final finishes were added, we had the chance to take a tour with...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.22.10

  20. Zoe Ryan on Hyperlinks at AIC
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    Zoe Ryan on Hyperlinks at AIC

    A new exhibit opened this weekend at the Art Institute of Chicago. Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design explores the connects between architecture and design—as well as other disciplines like...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.14.10

  21. lamesadevenn: Part Seven
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    lamesadevenn: Part Seven

    In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community groups, La Mesita and La Resolana. Rather than simply becoming a building...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    03.27.13

  22. 10 Buildings That Changed America
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    10 Buildings That Changed America

    We got a sneak peek of the new PBS documentary '10 Buildings That Changed America', which premiered on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    05.12.13

  23. 7 City Lofts We Love
    Design 101

    7 City Lofts We Love

    We take a journey from San Diego to Brooklyn to Warsaw and beyond to check out the myriad ways to rework a loft space.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.09.13

  24. 9 Stainless Steel Kitchens
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    9 Stainless Steel Kitchens

    From a single sheet to a shiny-metal extravaganza, stainless steel remains a very viable way of modernizing your kitchen. Here are 9 ways to incorporate the low-maintenance material.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.02.14

  25. Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto
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    Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto

    Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.17.14

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