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  1. Modernist Rural Getaway in Poland

    Modernist Rural Getaway in Poland

    In southwest Poland, architect Robert Konieczny, of KWK Promes, raises the roof—with sod intact—on Jacek Perkowski’s modernist rural getaway.

    written by: James Nestor

  2. Modern Martha's Vineyard Retreat
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    Modern Martha's Vineyard Retreat

    A Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard professor and practicing architect Toshiko Mori.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Iwan Baan

  3. Modern Homes in The Carolinas
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    Modern Homes in The Carolinas

    From the Atlantic Coast to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Carolinas are known for their unique subset of Southern culture. Amidst a backdrop of aging farmhouses and Victorian-style plantation homes,...

    written by: Kate Santos

  4. The Brick Weave House in Chicago
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    The Brick Weave House in Chicago

    Born as a horse stable, the Brick Weave House in Chicago is all about transportation and transparency. A clever renovation has made it the most compelling architecture on the block and home to a...

    written by: Blair Kamin
    photos by: Gregg Segal

  5. Virtual National Architecture Week

    Virtual National Architecture Week

    The American Institute of Architects kicks off National Architecture Week next week, April 13-19, to continue the public dialogue about architecture in the US. This year they’ve further...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  6. Green Prefab at a (Relatively) Bargain Price

    Green Prefab at a (Relatively) Bargain Price

    The New York Times recently picked up on the story of Thomas Small and Joanna Brody's Culver City, California, house designed by Whitney Sander of Sander Architects.

    written by: David A. Greene

  7. Little Feet

    Little Feet

    For his initial Aero House prototype, architect Tadashi Murai wanted something as sustainable as possible.


  8. Domestic Democracy
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    Domestic Democracy

    In a code-happy L.A. suburb, how do you break the mold without breaking the law? Architects Alice Fung and Michael Blatt steer clear of anarchy with a little democratic design.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen

  9. Mutual Fulfilment

    Mutual Fulfilment

    In Santa Monica, architect and activist Cory Buckner is working to preserve the living monuments of L.A.'s mid-century-modern past, including her own home by A. Quincy Jones.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Darcy Hemley

  10. Mona El Khafif: Design Build

    Mona El Khafif: Design Build

    In 2006, architect and urban planner Mona El Khafif traded Vienna's wiener schnitzel for beignets in the Big Easy to teach at Tulane University's URBANbuild program. Now an associate professor of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  11. Material Focus: Concrete
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    Material Focus: Concrete

    In this Material Focus installment, we examine béton brut—roughly finished exposed concrete—a modern design idea popularized by architects like Le Corbusier and Auguste Perret.

    written by: Diana Budds

  12. The Penthouse Has Landed
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    The Penthouse Has Landed

    In Vienna, a dazzling penthouse by Delugan Meissl has boldly inserted itself between traditional rooftops of the city’s Wieden district like a recently landed alien intruder. 

    written by: Alastair Gordon
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus

  13. San Diego, CA
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    San Diego, CA

    Nestled on the Pacific coastline, between Los Angeles’s sprawl and the Mexican border, San Diego is a surprisingly design-forward town with a handful of modern masterpieces to prove it.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Bryce Duffy

  14. Tour the Salk with Ellen

    Tour the Salk with Ellen

    This past Friday I was down in San Diego touring the city with architect Aaron Anderson of Studio Anderson. No modernist worth his salt would consider leaving San Diego without a visit to Louis...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  15. David Hertz Lands in Malibu
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    David Hertz Lands in Malibu

    From the sustainability champions over at SHFT comes an enticing profile of architect David Hertz. The green maverick helms the Studio of Environmental Architecture, a firm he founded after cutting...

    written by: Sara Carpenter

  16. Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces!
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    Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces!

    Great buildings are fodder for Instagrams and sometimes even architectural pilgrimages. But many admirers know little beyond the architect's name—if that. "Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture"...

    written by: Allie Weiss

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    Photo of the Week: Angular Austrian Lake House

    Each week, we tap into

    written by: Luke Hopping

  18. 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

  19. Bedroom Addition in Seattle
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    Bedroom Addition in Seattle

    Growing families can quickly outgrow the homes purchased when the couple was just a twosome. In Seattle, Shed Architects designed a master suite addition for a family of five that was looking for a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  20. Black, Red, and Green All Over

    Black, Red, and Green All Over

    A dramatic house in Australia drew its architectural inspiration from Mies van der Rohe but got its color from fresh tomato sauce.

    written by: Catherine Franklin
    photos by: Peter Hyatt

  21. SF's Architecture and the City
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    SF's Architecture and the City

    It's September in San Francisco which means that our local chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting its month-long festival of all things Bay Area and design: Architecture and the...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  22. Building on a Shoestring in Singapore
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    Building on a Shoestring in Singapore

    Building on a shoestring is no mean feat in Singapore, especially when your home calls for a multilayered facade. Chang Architects, however, were more than up to the challenge.

    photos by: Albert Lim KS

  23. Desert Canopy House
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    Desert Canopy House

    We're thrilled to have architect Whitney Sander back to Dwell on Design this year to talk about his unusual prefabricated building system. Sander's hybridized prefab approach sees his homes' frames...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  24. Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden

    Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden

    Architect Burton Baldridge donated his services to Casis Elementary, his daughter’s large public school in Austin, Texas, to design and build an outdoor classroom that would augment an organic...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Casey Dunn

  25. New Cottages at Fallingwater
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    New Cottages at Fallingwater

    This weekend, Design Competition: New Cottages at Fallingwater exhibition closes at the Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Earlier this year, the Western...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake