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  1. 8 Space-Saving Sliding Doors
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    8 Space-Saving Sliding Doors

    In many homes, there’s not even an inch to spare, much less a few feet for an awkward swinging door. We present 8 easy ways to close off spaces when you need to, then slide your room dividers right...

    written by: Erika Heet

  2. Passivhaus Institut Crosses Million-Square-Meter Threshold
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    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

  3. Panel House
    Design 101

    Panel House

    Taking advantage of Southern California’s sunny skies, architect David Hertz ingrained 
passive solar features in almost every detail 
of the Panel House for client Thomas Ennis.

    written by: James Nestor

  4. Collecting Case Studies: James Cahn
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    Collecting Case Studies: James Cahn

    James Cahn is a 25-year-old Chicago-based emerging collector and financial consultant. He collects with his partner Jeremiah Collatz, art advisor at Dirk Denison Architects.

    written by: Natasha Boas

  5. Architecture and Design Longreads
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    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

  6. 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

  7. Dutch Military Bunker Becomes Tiny Vacation Home
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    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

  8. Hz so Good

    Hz so Good

    Architects Simon Beames and Simon Dickens are worried. They are worried about the impact that construction makes on the environment, though they are equally concerned about being thought of as...

    written by: Iain Aitch

  9. Preview: Cleantech Corridor Competition
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    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

  10. From the Show Floor: Pecha Kucha
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    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

  11. 9 Prefab Homes Set on Stilts
    Houses We Love

    9 Prefab Homes Set on Stilts

    When tricky terrain poses construction problems, hoisting a prefabricated home up on stilts offers a practical, eco-friendly solution.


  12. Modern Ritual

    Modern Ritual

    When it came time to partake in rituals like lighting the Shabbat candles or setting the seder plate, designer Stanley Saitowitz of Natoma Architects, Inc., saw nothing but a sea of Star of David...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Robyn Twomey

  13. Tree's Company

    Tree's Company

    Greening Los Angeles has long been Andy Lipkis’s dream. Greening his nonprofit’s Hollywood Hills campus is now a reality.

    written by: Aaron Britt

  14. A Three-Story Home in Buenos Aires with Easy Garden Access
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    A Three-Story Home in Buenos Aires with Easy Garden Access

    As an architect, Camilo Policastro strives to create open and integrated spaces with a toolkit of simple, raw materials.

    written by: Diana Budds

  15. Renovation

    9 Tile Ideas To Upgrade Your Home

    Tile makes the perfect finishing touch for these modern homes.

    written by: Kate Gregory

  16. 7 Modern Apartments in Historic Buildings
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    7 Modern Apartments in Historic Buildings

    You wouldn't guess it from the street, but these nondescript buildings contain microcosms of modernity.

    written by: Luke Hopping

  17. Houses We Love

    5 Remote Getaways We Love

    Accessible only by helicopter, ferry, boat, or backcountry roads, these secluded getaways are inspiration for when you really (no...really) need to get away from it all.

    written by: Heather Corcoran

  18. A Great Idea

    The Dos and Don'ts of Building Your Own Chicken Coop

    Some quick tips that'll help you design at the drop of a feather.

    written by: Diana Budds

  19. Rooms We Love

    6 Stunning Stairs

    Stairs can be very sculptural, so long as they still support resident's footsteps (and abide by basic construction codes). Check out these 6 absolutely unique stair designs.

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  20. Entertaining Tips from Dwell Contributors

    Entertaining Tips from Dwell Contributors

    It took a small army of contributing writers and photographers to bring the stories in our first-ever entertaining issue, Open House (September 2012), to life. Many are consummate hosts themselves...

    written by: Diana Budds

  21. Houses We Love

    7 Homes That Center on a Single Tree

    A little bit of nature can define an entire house.

    written by: Luke Hopping

  22. Rooms We Love

    6 Homes with Private Enclosed Courtyards

    An interior courtyard can be a tricky affair: carving an opening to the elements means extra care waterproofing and ensuring proper drainage. Once accomplished, however, there's nothing quite like...

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  23. 7 Serene Havens on Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands
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    7 Serene Havens on Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands

    These sylvan homes, studios, and hideaways outside Seattle offer a simple counterpoint to modern life.

    written by: Luke Hopping

  24. Outdoor

    5 Water Features We Love

    The term "water feature" seems almost lame compared to the possibilities it entails—from the cooling effects of evaporating water to the serene dripping noise of a foundation, H20 is can be as...

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  25. This Compact, Japanese-Inspired House Enjoys Majestic Views
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    This Compact, Japanese-Inspired House Enjoys Majestic Views

    An architect with a taste for unconventional living spaces creates a small house at lofty heights with a starring view.

    written by: Sam Eichblatt
    photos by: Paul McCredie