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  1. Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers
    Houses We Love

    Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers

    Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    12.10.14

  2. Amazing Transformation of a Musty Attic Into a Luminous Loft
    Finishing Touch

    Amazing Transformation of a Musty Attic Into a Luminous Loft

    In Seattle, an architect transforms a cramped space into a flexible family gathering spot.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Ye-h Photography
    12.12.14

  3. Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas
    In The Modern World

    Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas

    Responding to the displacement caused by Typhoon Haiyan, architect Shigeru Ban designed a series of easy-to-build prefab shelters for the Philippines.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.12.14

  4. "Unfortunate" Shed Off a Modernist Home Becomes a Cozy Guesthouse
    Houses We Love

    "Unfortunate" Shed Off a Modernist Home Becomes a Cozy Guesthouse

    An architect and an interior designer convert a dilapidated toolshed into a modern guesthouse.

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    photos by: Brian W. Ferry
    12.15.14

  5. L.A. Renovation Respects Midcentury Bones (While Adding Some Flair)
    House Tours

    L.A. Renovation Respects Midcentury Bones (While Adding Some Flair)

    A couple return their A. Quincy Jones house in Los Angeles to its former glory—and add some soul of their own.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    12.31.14

  6. Prefab Spotlight: Turkel Design
    We Recommend

    Prefab Spotlight: Turkel Design

    Turkel Design is a leading manufacturer of prefab homes. The firm has partnered with Dwell to develop the Axiom series, a modern prefab model that's designed to be functional, attractive, and...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.18.15

  7. Who Knew a Relaxed Tropical Retreat Could Be Made of Shipping Containers
    Houses We Love

    Who Knew a Relaxed Tropical Retreat Could Be Made of Shipping Containers

    This modern residence and gallery near San Jose uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream home.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.23.15

  8. House of the Week: Historic Hybrid in Phoenix
    Houses We Love

    House of the Week: Historic Hybrid in Phoenix

    Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.24.15

  9. A Sophisticated Renovation of a 19th Century Manhattan Townhouse
    Houses We Love

    A Sophisticated Renovation of a 19th Century Manhattan Townhouse

    Historic details and modern interventions commune in two bathrooms in a renovated West Village town house.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Chris Cooper
    02.24.15

  10. Amazing House is Half Historic and Half Modern
    Houses We Love

    Amazing House is Half Historic and Half Modern

    A historic home in Phoenix steps into the 21st century.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Jason Roehner
    02.18.15

  11. 6 Space-Savvy San Francisco Renovations
    Renovation

    6 Space-Savvy San Francisco Renovations

    With an eclectic intermingling of skinny Victorians, gritty warehouses, earthquakes, and impossibly steep streets, San Franciscans have much to contend with when planning their built environment....

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.26.15

  12. In The Modern World

    Space of Diplomacy

    On August 7, 1998, two car bombs went off nearly simultaneously in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, killing more than 220 people and all but destroying the U.S. embassies there. The...

    01.09.09

  13. Row House Revival
    House Tours

    Row House Revival

    Following the interventions of architect Matthew Baird and interior designer Janet Liles, Mo Ogrodnik’s apartment, which she shares with her husband and two children, is a resonant...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Craig Cutler
    01.19.09

  14. Living Las Vegas
    City Guide

    Living Las Vegas

    They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but once you leave, you may have trouble banishing Sin City from your mind.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Roy Zipstein
    02.26.09

  15. One Room Fits All
    House Tours

    One Room Fits All

    New Yorkers often work, eat, sleep, and entertain in a single room. But for Milan Hughston, a renovation turned that predicament into a pleasure.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Grant Delin
    05.04.09

  16. An der Alster 1
    Design 101

    An der Alster 1

    The new office complex by J. Mayer H. Architects sits on the edge of downtown Hamburg, bordering the Aussenalster waterfront.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.28.09

  17. Taking Care of Business
    --Done Wrong

    Taking Care of Business

    A look back through the history of prefab reveals a few failures that proved to be great opportunities for learning and improvement.

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.28.09

  18. Peter DeMaria on the Future of Prefab
    --The Future of

    Peter DeMaria on the Future of Prefab

    Some people assume that yet-to-be-invented high-tech materials and systems will be the saviors of 
our construction industry.

    01.28.09

  19. Leo Marmol on the Future of Prefab
    --The Future of

    Leo Marmol on the Future of Prefab

    More and more people are coming 
to us informed about the complete benefits of prefab construction.

    01.28.09

  20. The Futurist Movement
    Design 101

    The Futurist Movement

    Manifesto: F.T. Marinetti, “The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism” (1909)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  21. The New Urbanism Movement
    Design 101

    The New Urbanism Movement

    Manifestos: Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), Congress for the New Urbanism, “Charter of the New Urbanism” (1993)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  22. There’s No Place Like Home
    Design 101

    There’s No Place Like Home

    Telecommuting may let you answer email in your underwear, but is the home office all it’s cracked up to be?

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    02.01.09

  23. Thibault’s Follies
    Outdoor

    Thibault’s Follies

    Quebec City architect Pierre Thibault has designed three Habitats Légers, or Light Habitats­—small structures installed in the landscape and meant as creative retreats. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.04.09

  24. Living Walls
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    Living Walls

    A tiny bit like the Renzo Piano-designed Pompidou Centre that wears its insides on its outside (pipes, ducts, all the 'ugly' stuff), this office building wears a garden.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.09.08

  25. September 11th Memorial & Museum
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    September 11th Memorial & Museum

    On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we turn our attention toward building plans for ground zero, where a 24-foot-by-9-foot, 7,770-pound beam National September 11 Memorial & Museum project...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.11.08

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