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  1. Architects Share the Story Behind Their Modern Staircase Design
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    Architects Share the Story Behind Their Modern Staircase Design

    The cover of our May 2015 issue featured a stunning staircase on a single stringer. Architecture firm Gray Organschi has integrated similar custom staircases into several residences, and here,...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.08.15

  2. Emerging Voices Lecture Series: DIGSAU & Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects
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    Emerging Voices Lecture Series: DIGSAU & Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects

    Last Thursday the Architectural League hosted the third in a series of lectures from the recipients of the 2013 Emerging Voices program. Selected for the promise they have shown in forging unique...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    04.03.13

  3. Q&A With 9/11 Memorial Architect Michael Arad
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    Q&A With 9/11 Memorial Architect Michael Arad

    In March 2013, Dwell had the pleasure of touring the World Trade Center Memorial with lead architect Michael Arad. Arad was awarded the commission for his design "Reflecting Absence" in 2004 and...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    03.01.13

  4. Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art, and Collaborative Design
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    Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art, and Collaborative Design

    "Architecture, Art, and Collaborative Design" is a traveling exhibition celebrating the 19th anniversary of leading 20th century Australian architect Harry Seidler's birth. The exhibition traces...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.30.13

  5. A Modular Beachside Getaway in Australia
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    A Modular Beachside Getaway in Australia

    Putting her architectural training to work, a resident of Merricks, Australia, helps design a modular beachside getaway for her family.

    written by: Georgie Bean
    photos by: Lisa Cohen
    12.24.13

  6. Built-In Beauty
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    Built-In Beauty

    While visiting and writing about small homes for our June 2009 “Think Smaller” issue, it quickly became clear that when space is sparse, the best way to get the most bang for your buck...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.25.09

  7. An Introduction to Contractors
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    An Introduction to Contractors

    Architect-author, Dan Maginn of El Dorado Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri, gives us the inside track on one of his favorite subjects: contractors. Learn what makes them tick, how to work with them,...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.26.10

  8. Design Icon: 8 Works by Buckminster Fuller
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    Design Icon: 8 Works by Buckminster Fuller

    Bucky’s focus on innovation and efficiency willed a more enlightened, expansive future into existence.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.06.14

  9. High-Tech Green Family Home in Los Angeles
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    High-Tech Green Family Home in Los Angeles

    Though tricked out with high-tech touches, this house’s greenest feature is decidedly low tech: the family’s intention to make it their lifelong home.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.20.11

  10. An Introduction to Building Codes
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    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
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    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. Sustainable Living: Chicago's First Certified Passive House
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    Sustainable Living: Chicago's First Certified Passive House

    Take a tour through Chicago's first Passive House built by Brandon Weiss of Weiss Building and Development LLC, with the help of architect Tom Bassett-Dilley. Part of Chicago's inaugural GreenBuilt...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.28.13

  13. Spy Vibe: 60s Movie Set Designs
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    Spy Vibe: 60s Movie Set Designs

    Spy Vibe is a new fansite dedicated to the costume and set design of spy and space movies and TV from the 1960s, full of high-quality stills and Youtube clips from movie and TV classics like Our...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.23.09

  14. A Brooklyn Couple Rehabilitate a 19th-Century Duplex
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    A Brooklyn Couple Rehabilitate a 19th-Century Duplex

    A couple gets their hands dirty in Brooklyn by rehabilitating a 19th-century tenement to reveal decades of layers and scores of possibilities.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Paul Barbera
    01.21.14

  15. Canadian Beacon
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    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

  16. Student Project: Open Pollen
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    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

  17. Girl Talk
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    Girl Talk

    The world’s most popular doll, dressed in architect’s garb: friend or foe to a profession already suffering from a pronounced gender gap?

    written by: Alexandra Lange
    06.27.12

  18. BLDG 2.0: Can Data Transform Building?
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    BLDG 2.0: Can Data Transform Building?

    We'll surely never cease to marvel at the architectural feats humans accomplished long before the age of computers, but it's nevertheless a wonder to see what we can do with digital tools at our...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.27.09

  19. Passive Progressive
    Green

    Passive Progressive

    Among the first Passive Houses in France, this bamboo-clad farmhouse by the Parisian firm Karawitz Architecture brings a bit of green to tiny Bessancourt.

    photos by: Nicholas Calcott
    08.18.12

  20. Ski for All
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    Ski for All

    In Hobe Sound, Florida, a home overlooking a custom-built water-ski circuit is hardly par for the course.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.07.11

  21. Whitney Sander on Green Building
    Dwell on Design

    Whitney Sander on Green Building

    I first met architect Whitney Sander of Sander Architects in Los Angeles at Dwell on Design last year. He showed me his work, we talked some prefab (one of his firm's specialties) and when it...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.13.12

  22. Straw Tech
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    Straw Tech

    When Anders Stokholm asked his old friend Felix Jerusalem to design his family’s new home in Eschenz, a northern Swiss village on the Rhine River and Untersee Lake, the client and architect agreed...

    written by: Emily Gertz
    01.22.09

  23. Shipping Container Retail Design
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    Shipping Container Retail Design

    I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first (albeit temporary) retail store for fashion designer Richard Chai, set...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.22.10

  24. Luyanda Mpahlwa
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    Luyanda Mpahlwa

    In Mitchell’s Plain township in Cape Town, South Africa, living conditions are harsh. The congested urban landscape pushes kids into the streets to play. Poverty forces reliance on found...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    10.12.09

  25. John Quale
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    John Quale

    John Quale discovered his calling early. While his buddies were reading Brewers box scores, nine-year-old Quale was analyzing house-of-the-week floor plans in the Milwaukee Sentinel.

    written by: Arnie Cooper
    04.20.09

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