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  1. A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco
    In The Modern World

    A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco

    In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has made a pair of unique outdoor living spaces—one low and one high.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Ike Edeani
    10.15.13

  2. Primer on Landscape Architecture
    Outdoor

    Primer on Landscape Architecture

    Don’t know your Lawrence Halprin from your Richard Haag? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite articles, interviews, and essays on modern landscape architecture.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.04.13

  3. Transformative House Renovation in Seattle
    Renovation

    Transformative House Renovation in Seattle

    A couple, both architects, give their 1918 bungalow a modern update.

    written by: William Lamb
    07.15.14

  4. Stunning Modern Cabins and Hideouts in a New Book
    Books

    Stunning Modern Cabins and Hideouts in a New Book

    There's no denying the appeal of a cozy retreat tucked into the wilderness. Cabins, a new tome from Taschen due out in November, surveys structures spanning a riverfront boathouse to a bungalow in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.15.14

  5. Dwell’s Tips for Modern Travelers
    Travel Reports

    Dwell’s Tips for Modern Travelers

    The Dwell editors travel far and wide searching for the newest designs to bring into each issue. See our favorite spots and modern havens around the globe with our must-read city guides.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.07.13

  6. Modern Architecture for Rent
    Travel Reports

    Modern Architecture for Rent

    Back in 2009, we shared Living Architecture, a new venture that would to provide great architecture to everyone. Four years later we show the finished product.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.08.13

  7. Architecture and the City 2011
    Event Spotlight

    Architecture and the City 2011

    This week, the AIA San Francisco kicks off its ninth annual Architecture and the City festival. The month-long event features food tours, home and city tours, film series, exhibitions, lectures,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.01.11

  8. Children's Bedrooms
    Post

    Children's Bedrooms

    Though often pushed to the wayside, the rooms belonging to the littlest members of the family need not be ignored. Our editors have combed through the archives to find some favorites from years past.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.01.13

  9. Prefab Icon: Dome of Discovery by Ralph Tubbs
    Rewind

    Prefab Icon: Dome of Discovery by Ralph Tubbs

    With a life span of just 11 months, the prefabricated 1951 Dome of Discovery, designed by architect Ralph Tubbs for the Festival of Britain, lives on as a lost cultural icon.

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    03.18.13

  10. May Issue Sneak Preview! Global Style
    Post

    May Issue Sneak Preview! Global Style

    The Dwell editors go global with 14 houses across five continents to share great design from all over the world. We also bring you a special guide to the newest up-and-coming designers and...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.11.13

  11. Vintage Furniture-Filled Prefab Living Room in Upstate New York
    Post

    Vintage Furniture-Filled Prefab Living Room in Upstate New York

    Built by architect William Massie nearly a decade ago for vintage retailer Greg Wooten, this hybrid prefab home in upstate New York (from our Interiors issue) is a furniture lover's dream. In the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Karina Tengberg
    07.05.13

  12. Acoustics in Architecture
    The Argument

    Acoustics in Architecture

    We share our favorite essays, homes, and products devoted to exploring and celebrating music in the modern world.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.05.13

  13. Small-Scale Architecture Around the World
    Books

    Small-Scale Architecture Around the World

    Philip Jodidio's new book visits innovative projects across the globe, investigating the ingenuity of small-scale design.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.25.14

  14. Modernize Your Life With 6 New Items from Alessi
    Product

    Modernize Your Life With 6 New Items from Alessi

    Alessi—the celebrated Italian manufacturer of watches, tableware, kitchen accessories, and more—debuted a handful of stylish new products that will help you live la dolce vita.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.10.15

  15. Dreamy Reading Nooks Made for Modernists
    Rooms We Love

    Dreamy Reading Nooks Made for Modernists

    Classic chair and lighting combos make up these modernist-approved reading nooks.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.19.15

  16. 5 Ways to Use Pine
    Houses We Love

    5 Ways to Use Pine

    The soft wood is a great choice for floors, siding, and beyond.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.25.15

  17. 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
    07.16.15

  18. 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
    03.11.15

  19. 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
    07.29.13

  20. In Living Color
    Interviews

    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
    06.10.12

  21. Women to Know in Design Part Three
    Interviews

    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
    07.03.13

  22. 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

  23. Brooklyn Renaissance
    Profiles

    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
    02.26.09

  24. City Guide

    Modern Architecture in Miami

    These tropical paradises in Miami are modern marvels.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    07.28.15

  25. 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
    07.29.15

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