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  1. Seth Boor
    Three Buildings

    Seth Boor

    For our latest installment of Three Buildings, in which we ask members of the design community to share three of their favorite buildings, we hear from San Francisco–based architect Seth Boor...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  2. "I Live in a Steven Holl"

    "I Live in a Steven Holl"

    How many people can say that they've lived a chunk of their lives inside the walls of a starchitect-designed building? In light of September's Back To School spirit, this is the first in a short...

    written by: Tiffany Chu

  3. Friday Finds 11.11.2009
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 11.11.2009

    Dwellians have contributed en masse this week to shower you with goodly links, all garnered from the ether of the Interweb.

    written by: Amanda Dameron

  4. New Topographics at the SFMoMA
    Event Spotlight

    New Topographics at the SFMoMA

    On Saturday, July 17, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape opens at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit is a restaging of the 1975 show New Topographics, which...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  5. Page Goolrick's Favorite Buildings
    Three Buildings

    Page Goolrick's Favorite Buildings

    It's fun asking architects what their favorite buildings are; you discover all kinds of cool buildings you didn't know existed, and also gain insight into that architect's design influences. We've...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  6. Metabolism Talks The Talk
    Event Spotlight

    Metabolism Talks The Talk

    Last night the New York Public Library hosted a sold-out talk between pioneering contemporary architect Rem Koolhaas and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist on the topic of their tome, Project Japan:...

    written by: Sara Carpenter

  7. Dwell Home Venice: Part 14
    How To

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 14

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 14, May...

    written by: Michael Sylvester

  8. A Modern House on a Budget in Los Angeles
    House Tours

    A Modern House on a Budget in Los Angeles

    Priced out of the modern market and stuck with a fixer-upper that seemed unfixable, a young L.A. lawyer took matters into his own hands—and found a new career in the process.

    written by: Eviana Hartman

  9. 5 Modern Rural Homes Across America

    5 Modern Rural Homes Across America

    Away from the tightly packed buildings and light pollution of the city, these rural homes become lanterns at night.

    written by: Emma Marsano

  10. Building the Maxon House: Week 20

    Building the Maxon House: Week 20

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern...

    written by: Lou Maxon

  11. Models of the Kimball Art Center

    Models of the Kimball Art Center

    As I reported earlier, the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, is just days away from choosing which of the five plans for their extension will go into construction. The jury makes its...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  12. Parksite Residence, Rotterdam
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    Parksite Residence, Rotterdam

    A former ambulance garage may seem like an unusual option for a home, but in the hands of innovative Rotterdam design office Doepel Strijkers it proved to be an inspired choice. The strongest point...

    written by: Jane Szita

  13. And the Winner of Rethinking Preservation Is...

    And the Winner of Rethinking Preservation Is...

    We received 132 total entries that featured 118 individual landmarks deserving of preserving. We posted the entries for popular vote and watched the votes roll in. With 71,000 total votes it was a...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill

  14. Exterior Focus
    House Tours

    Exterior Focus

    Our June 2012 issue (on newsstands now!) emphazises stunningly designed and thoughtfully crafted interiors, but we think exteriors deserve equal acclaim. Each of the faces of the featured...

    written by: Diana Budds

  15. A Look at Swimming Pools

    A Look at Swimming Pools

    The swelter of summer is just about upon us—beat the heat with this roundup of swimming pools from issues past.

    written by: Dwell Staff

  16. Seven Great Outdoor Spaces
    House Tours

    Seven Great Outdoor Spaces

    As summer comes to an end, we cheers to seven of our favorite outdoor spaces before the furniture is packed away for the winter.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  17. Tunnel Vision
    House Tours

    Tunnel Vision

    To maximize every square inch in this Manhattan apartment, LOT-EK knocked down walls, added dozens of recycled doors, and built in a bevy of secret compartments.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Nicholas Calcott

  18. Welcome to my Habode

    Welcome to my Habode

    Prefab design has had its ups and downs over the last year or so, but a challenged housing market hasn't stopped creative designers from forging ahead with prefab and modular concepts. From New...

    written by: Tiffany Chu

  19. Aluminum Clad Residential Units in San Francisco
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    Aluminum Clad Residential Units in San Francisco

    It may not be to Queen Anne's tastes, but 1234 Howard is true to its context.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman

  20. Warm Wood Floors Done Right
    Rooms We Love

    Warm Wood Floors Done Right

    Wood floors provide undeniable warmth to a home. We've gathered a sampling of houses that use the material's charm to their advantage.

    written by: Allie Weiss

  21. Taking Liberties
    House Tours

    Taking Liberties

    Designed and built in 1878 for Judge John Murphy, a 4,400-square-foot white structure has, from the outside, the undeniable characteristics of a classic San Francisco Victorian. Stepped back from...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen

  22. Marcel Breuer Hooper House II
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    Marcel Breuer Hooper House II

    A new owner with a light touch has kept Marcel Breuer's 1959 Hooper House II a marvel of the mid-20th century whose life will extend well into the 21st.

    written by: Philip Kennicott
    photos by: Zubin Shroff

  23. Katz's Cradle
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    Katz's Cradle

    Gregory Katz proves that three times is a charm with his trio of concrete homes, which challenge the status quo in this quiet Johannesburg suburb.

    written by: Kerryn Fischer
    photos by: Elsa Young

  24. Nice Box
    House Tours

    Nice Box

    In October, the light in Norway is cold and diffused by rain. It's "our worst month," says John Roger Holte, a Norwegian artist and builder. The weather may be dismal here, but the...

    written by: Clare Dudman
    photos by: Pia Ulin

  25. Mid-Century Mash-Up
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    Mid-Century Mash-Up

    Although postwar California modernism is generally associated with Southern California, the Bay Area’s own tradition has begun in recent years to be more widely acknowledged, and its surviving...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Misha Gravenor