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  1. 8 Spiral Staircases
    Design 101

    8 Spiral Staircases

    Somewhere between the Villa Savoye and shag-carpeted condos in Mammoth, the spiral staircase lost its way. Architects have brought it back in as an efficient, space-saving way of getting from here...

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.18.13

  2. Humble Beauty: 4 Creative Uses of Plywood
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    Humble Beauty: 4 Creative Uses of Plywood

    As these residences prove, you don't need pricey, high-end materials to craft a high-design home. In the right hands, even humble sheets of plywood take on a luxurious new dimension. Click through...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.03.13

  3. Yasmeen Lari

    Yasmeen Lari

    With nearly half a century of in-the-field experience, Pakistan’s first female architect leads an ambitious nonprofit, the Heritage Foundation of Pakistan.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.17.12

  4. Art on the Cheap: 5 Places for Posters
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    Art on the Cheap: 5 Places for Posters

    Much like the realms of interior design and architecture, the art world can be an intimidating place. Weighing the cost of purchase and framing against wanting to avoid reproductions and rip offs...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.22.13

  5. 5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Two
    Renovation

    5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Two

    From a hit actor's beach house retreat to a high design Mill Valley abode, peep to see five more of our favorite home renovations around the world. View Part One here.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.22.13

  6. Concrete Proof: 9 Ways to Design with Cement
    House Tours

    Concrete Proof: 9 Ways to Design with Cement

    Concrete may seem brutalist to some, but consider its many applications: buff, polished, waxed, and turned into panels for a facade. Here are nine Dwell homes that make incredible use of the material.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.19.13

  7. Two Houses Are Better Than One
    House Tours

    Two Houses Are Better Than One

    Or is one house better than two? For Santa Monica–based architect Jesse Bornstein and his family, both are true.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.31.09

  8. Architecture and Design Longreads
    Design 101

    Architecture and Design Longreads

    You might have come to know and love Dwell through the stunning modern homes featured throughout the magazine's 12-year history but interspersed between the interiors stories and idea books are...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.13.13

  9. 10 Minutes with Michael Graves at the JCP Home Launch
    Interviews

    10 Minutes with Michael Graves at the JCP Home Launch

    Last week, JCPenney (now known as JCP) launched several collaborative home collections from renowned designers. We sat down with architect Michael Graves to chat about designing for large retailers...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.10.13

  10. Secretly Modern: Low-Profile Houses
    Houses We Love

    Secretly Modern: Low-Profile Houses

    It can be tough fitting in, but these clever, unobtrusive homes manage to fit a dose of modernism into the nooks and crannies left over from piecemeal urban expansion, or by gently settling into...

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    03.31.14

  11. Home Office Design Inspiration
    Design 101

    Home Office Design Inspiration

    Let's be honest, working from home always sounds like a great idea but you need a well appointed and dedicated workspace to really get anything done. Working from your cozy bed or curled up on the...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.29.13

  12. From the Show Floor: Pecha Kucha
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Pecha Kucha

    The Design and Innovation stage closed the day with a bang in a fast-paced Pecha Kucha-style presentation of six potentially world-changing design ideas.

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.26.11

  13. Southern Comforts
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    Southern Comforts

    Take an armchair trek to Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, and more through our slideshow of houses that showcase the best of southern living. For more regional architecture guides, click through...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.01.13

  14. Cost-Effective Family Home in Pittsburgh
    My House

    Cost-Effective Family Home in Pittsburgh

    An architect and his wife roll up their sleeves and create an affordable family residence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Plus, catch architect Andrew Moss's guide to the city here.)

    photos by: Caren Alpert
    07.07.14

  15. 7 Outdoor Design Ideas
    Outdoor

    7 Outdoor Design Ideas

    For some, the Great Outdoors might mean rugged mountains, untrammeled forests, or wide-open plains. The residents of these seven homes managed to carve out their own great outdoor retreats—a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.03.12

  16. Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape
    Houses We Love

    Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape

    In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.

    written by: Justin Ellis
    photos by: Trent Bell
    07.15.14

  17. 9 Unusual Modern Bathrooms
    Rooms We Love

    9 Unusual Modern Bathrooms

    Don't just tile the bathroom floor: tile the walls and ceiling, too. No windows? No problem! Mirrored walls? Why not! Here we take a look at ten bold design moves for a modern bathroom that stands...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.12.14

  18. An Affordable Duplex Transformation in Texas
    Houses We Love

    An Affordable Duplex Transformation in Texas

    Affordable gestures abound in this transformation of a dilapidated former duplex in the Texas Hill Country.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.11.13

  19. Dutch Military Bunker Becomes Tiny Vacation Home
    Finishing Touch

    Dutch Military Bunker Becomes Tiny Vacation Home

    A Belgian architecture firm transforms a 140-square-foot Dutch military structure into a modern-day vacation retreat.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    09.10.14

  20. Modern Kitchen Inspiration: Open Layout with Island
    Rooms We Love

    Modern Kitchen Inspiration: Open Layout with Island

    Crib these design tips from architects creating open-plan kitchen layouts with islands used for cooking, washing, or entertaining.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.16.14

  21. 8 Tips for Maximizing Bookshelf Space
    Rooms We Love

    8 Tips for Maximizing Bookshelf Space

    While we love a proper library, well-placed shelving can turn piles of books into an instant reading nook.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.10.14

  22. 7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home
    House Tours

    7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home

    To coincide with our gift guide featuring modern gifts for the consummate host, we've rounded up a few crucial tips for entertaining at home from Dwell residents past.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.19.14

  23. Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland
    Renovation

    Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland

    A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.14.14

  24. Passivhaus Institut Crosses Million-Square-Meter Threshold
    A Great Idea

    Passivhaus Institut Crosses Million-Square-Meter Threshold

    The Passivhaus Institut in Darnstadt, Germany, announced today that a million square meters of interior space—or nearly 10.8 million square feet—have been certified as having met the passive house...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.09.14

  25. Most Popular Homes of 2014: Family-Friendly
    Houses We Love

    Most Popular Homes of 2014: Family-Friendly

    To celebrate the year, we're rounding up the homes that were most popular on Dwell.com in 2014. Here, we've gathered readers' five favorite family-friendly residences, from a bright Palo Alto home...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.25.14

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