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  1. Fine Finnish: Living/Dining Room
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    Fine Finnish: Living/Dining Room

    The focal point of the living/dining room is an oak table from Ikea. “We like to draw, read newspapers, sew, and invite friends over, so a generous table suits our lifestyle.” No couch?...

    03.07.11

  2. Fine Finnish: Master Bedroom
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    Fine Finnish: Master Bedroom

    Despite its serene appearance, the master bedroom is an active, multifunctional space. The family sits together on the bed to read and watch cartoons: Tove Jansson’s Moomin, about trolls who...

    03.07.11

  3. MVRDV's Balancing Barn
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    MVRDV's Balancing Barn

    The Balancing Barn by the Dutch design stars MVRDV has gotten a fair bit of play around the web, but little does it better justice than this great video from the Brits over at Dezeen. The place was...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.11

  4. A View To A Hill
    Finishing Touch

    A View To A Hill

    Seven floors up, in an unassuming office building just shy of Chinatown, Dwell's San Francisco headquarters look out over the city we are happy to call home. Though the notorious fog drifts by on...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    05.07.11

  5. Lightning Strikes Thrice
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    Lightning Strikes Thrice

    What would Ben Franklin have made of this pair of incredible videos from Craig Shimala? Shimala set up his video camera to catch an electrical storm last year in Chicago and lucked his way into one...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.11.11

  6. Herman Miller's POV Series
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    Herman Miller's POV Series

    Our friends at Herman Miller just released a series of online videos celebrating the work of five California architects. Each architect (or team, in the case of Marmol Radziner) speaks on creative...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.15.11

  7. Building the Maxon House: Week 15
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 15

    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 house with Tom...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    06.08.11

  8. Easter Island's Visitor's Center
    House Tours

    Easter Island's Visitor's Center

    You can't get much farther away than Easter Island, a volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian triangle. I hope to go one day; and if/when I do, I'll be...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.12.11

  9. PAS House: Skater's Paradise
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    PAS House: Skater's Paradise

    Each time I spot those small, skateboard-deterring metal bars placed several feet apart on benches and other civic areas, I lament that skaters are being afforded less and less public...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.18.11

  10. And the World Views Winners Are...
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    And the World Views Winners Are...

    In our World Views photography competition, we teamed up with Blurb and challenged Dwellers everywhere to take a shot and share their view of the modern world. You answered our call and now,...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    07.15.11

  11. Modern Meets Historic in Denmark
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    Modern Meets Historic in Denmark

    This conference center, designed by the Amsterdam-based firm SeARCH, is an extension of a 14th-century Danish farm and building. Designed for Novo Nordisk a/s, the biggest insulin producer in the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.25.11

  12. Airbnb Picks
    Hotels

    Airbnb Picks

    We covered our favorite beach spots in our June 2011 issue, but as you well know, summer marches on. And plenty of us (especially those who have already taken their vacations) are dreaming about a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.28.11

  13. Favorite Play! Spaces
    Books

    Favorite Play! Spaces

    We love to play and love places that celebrate our inner, creative, kidlike selves—we dedicated our July/August 2011 issue to the subjects of families, kids, and play after all. The editors...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.28.11

  14. Modern Getaways
    In The Modern World

    Modern Getaways

    Enjoy the salty air and coastal views—without having to invest your nest egg in a ground-up build. These modern marvels offer stays from one night to one month (or more, if you can swing it!).

    written by: Heidi Mitchell
    08.04.11

  15. Building the Maxon House: Week 22
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 22

    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
    08.03.11

  16. Gerald Parsonson's Favorite Buildings
    Three Buildings

    Gerald Parsonson's Favorite Buildings

    I've admired Kiwi architect Gerald Parsonson's work for some time. There are so many strong projects on his firm's website, including the one we featured in our June issue—his own beach house...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.29.11

  17. lamesadevenn: Part One
    Renovation

    lamesadevenn: Part One

    In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community groups, La Mesita and La Resolana. Rather than simply becoming a building...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    08.22.11

  18. Video: Studio H Chicken Coops
    Renovation

    Video: Studio H Chicken Coops

    In our July/August 2011 family- and play-themed issue we featured three very cool chicken coops designed and built by a cadre of handy Bertie County, North Carolina, high school students. Here we...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.23.11

  19. Jerusalem's Hotel Mamilla
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    Jerusalem's Hotel Mamilla

    When plans were introduced for the Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem, which opened in June of 2009 and is among the few selected five-star hotels in the city, it sparked a bit of controversy. This...

    09.19.11

  20. The Glass Awning
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    The Glass Awning

    Last month architect Jenda Michl of Vertu Studio in Los Angeles completed a lovely bit of work on his parents' house in Boulder, Colorado. A project that began as a sculptural glass awning turned...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.23.11

  21. Video: Prefab Japanese Joinery
    A Great Idea

    Video: Prefab Japanese Joinery

    In our September 2011 Japan Style issue (now on newsstands!) we showcase a plethora of Japanese-influenced houses as well as feature the incredible craft of Japanese joinery. Here, in a video...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.24.11

  22. Great Indoors
    Houses We Love

    Great Indoors

    It’s not easy to transform a 15-foot-wide building site—wedged between houses in every direction—into a home that feels more spacious than its location allows. Mamm-design&rsquo...

    08.29.11

  23. Video: Garrett Finney & Cricket Trailer
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    Video: Garrett Finney & Cricket Trailer

    After four years at NASA designing rest-eat-sleep spaces for astronauts aboard the International Space Station, architect Garrett Finney left the agency to pursue earth-based enterprises. He...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.02.11

  24. Words You Should Know: Building Codes
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know: Building Codes

    Arm yourself with the vocabulary needed to navigate the world of building codes.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    09.29.11

  25. Up to Code
    Design 101

    Up to Code

    How one homeowner chose a savvy architect, made nice with the building code, and moved in without a hitch.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    09.29.11

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