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  1. Living in Laos
    Travel Reports

    Living in Laos

    In August 2008 I moved with my family to Laos for a year. We wanted to give our children—and ourselves—a break from American, or Western culture, and experience something new and...

    written by: Marc Henrich
    photos by: Marc Henrich
    10.26.10

  2. Contemporary Kansas Home with Wood Slatted Exterior Screen
    Houses We Love

    Contemporary Kansas Home with Wood Slatted Exterior Screen

    Architect Dan Rockhill tackled a tight budget and a steep slope to build a modern Midwest haven.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.11.13

  3. 5 Unique Houses in Austin, Texas
    Houses We Love

    5 Unique Houses in Austin, Texas

    These five Austin homes from the Dwell archive combine sustainable design with contemporary ingenuity.

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.06.13

  4. The Story of De Stijl
    Books

    The Story of De Stijl

    The threads of turn-of-the-20th century radicalism in the arts and design have by now pretty much been woven into one broad yarn: capital-M Modernism. But the new book The Story of De Stijl:...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.22.11

  5. 9 Modern Masterpieces by A. Quincy Jones
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    9 Modern Masterpieces by A. Quincy Jones

    Though he's often lumped in as one of Joseph's Eichler's gang—and we certainly love what Eichler did for the modern tract home—architect A. Quincy Jones is a midcentury lion in his own right. And...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.28.13

  6. Exploring Inner Space at SCI-Arc
    Event Spotlight

    Exploring Inner Space at SCI-Arc

    In Out of Memory, currently on view at SCI-Arc's gallery in Los Angeles, architect Patrick Tighe transports visitors to another plane with an experiential installation that combines light,...

    written by: Carren Jao
    02.26.11

  7. 5 Creative Staircase Storage Solutions
    A Great Idea

    5 Creative Staircase Storage Solutions

    Staircases can be more than simply a way to get from floor to floor; in the right designers' hands, they can be creative storage solutions, too.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.27.13

  8. Preservation Recommended
    --The Future of

    Preservation Recommended

    With the preservation of mid-century buildings already a touchy subject—–many people are still unwilling to see the value in preserving “modern” architecture—–we...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.14.09

  9. Melbourne, Australia: Day One
    Travel Reports

    Melbourne, Australia: Day One

    After untold hours in the air, and an unexpected 4AM stop in New Caladonia, I finally arrived in Melbourne, Australia, to commence my architectural tour.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.10.09

  10. Bach to Basics
    Green

    Bach to Basics

    On New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, two architects designed a petite holiday home that takes care of its own water, electricity, and sewage needs.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Patrick Reynolds
    02.28.09

  11. Take Me Home
    My House

    Take Me Home

    A “tree house” of clean lines, ample glass, and thoughtful ingenuity lets a Washington, DC–area family and a stream of weekend guests enjoy prefab living in an unlikely locale:...

    written by: Jeremy Berlin
    photos by: Chris Mueller
    01.08.09

  12. Hollywood Renovation: Week 4
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 4

    In this new, exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture will track the hands-on renovation of her and her partner's live-work space in Los Angeles. Week 4 pr...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    12.25.10

  13. House R, Slovenia
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    House R, Slovenia

    Slovenian architect Bevk Perović's House R project is a modern inspiration in a region with a rich and ancient history, but it didn't fall too far from its architectural tree.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.06.09

  14. Rainbow House in Action
    Finishing Touch

    Rainbow House in Action

    One of the more colorful architectural details we've run lately is that multi-hued staricase that gets the full-page treatment in Rainbow Flight by Jordan Kushins, the Finishing Touch in our July...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.21.11

  15. Sign of the Times
    House Tours

    Sign of the Times

    Looking for directions on the road to sustainability? At Leger Wanaselja Architecture's multifamily development in Berkeley, California, all signs point to green.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Randi Berez
    04.21.09

  16. Z for Two
    Green

    Z for Two

    In Portland, Oregon, two adjoining six-story homes on a formerly run-down urban lot add to the neighborhood’s density and its green cred.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Shawn Records
    07.30.10

  17. Lina Bo Bardi
    Profiles

    Lina Bo Bardi

    Architect Lina Bo Bardi, born Achillina Bo in Rome in 1914, made an indelible mark on mid-century Brazilian architecture and design after emigrating there following the destruction of her office in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.18.10

  18. 3 Innovative Outdoor Libraries in Russia
    Outdoor

    3 Innovative Outdoor Libraries in Russia

    Three ‘book-objects’ created by Alexander and Daria Kudmova Butahinoy of the Moscow-based Ruetemple Architectural Studio offer ways to store books and save space. Furnishing the outdoor, public...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    01.28.14

  19. A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California
    Renovation

    A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California

    Faced with the unique challenge of renovating the work of mid-century master, design principal Stephen Shoup of building Lab worked to replace austerity with intimacy. Adding fencing and windows,...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: Scott Hargis
    03.25.14

  20. A Modern, Energy-Efficient Smart Home
    House Tours

    A Modern, Energy-Efficient Smart Home

    The University of California, Davis, and automaker Honda team up on a concept that explores energy efficiency and emerging green technology in a residential context.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.01.14

  21. Less is...
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    Less is...

    Less is more. Or maybe, less is a bore. Perhaps, less is only more when more is no good. Regardless of whether you agree with the modernist motto of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ("Less is more&qu...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.11.09

  22. Where the Wild Things Aren't
    House Tours

    Where the Wild Things Aren't

    In Vieira do Minho, a small village in northern Portugal, Guilherme Vaz designed a fortresslike retreat that embraces the natural landscape while keeping it at bay.

    written by: Kieran Long
    photos by: David Hughes
    01.16.09

  23. Bike Rack by Studio Tractor
    Product

    Bike Rack by Studio Tractor

    I got a note from Mike Tower of Studio Tractor Architecture the other day showing off his firm's collaboration with metalworker Peter Kirkiles, a cotter pin-inspired bike rack built in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.04.09

  24. Floating Landscape Made of Net
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    Floating Landscape Made of Net

    I recently came across Numen's creative interactive installations, a mix between art and design, on the landscape architecture blog Landezine. These are the same guys who strung up an alien-like...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.05.12

  25. Czech Trek at the Biennale
    Travel Reports

    Czech Trek at the Biennale

    Out of all of the exhibits at the Venice Biennale this year, I spent the most time sitting and playing inside the pavilion of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Along with being interactive, dynamic,...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    09.16.10

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