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  1. 7 Cozy Scandinavian Abodes
    Houses We Love

    7 Cozy Scandinavian Abodes

    The northeastern United States is experiencing the first winter storm of the year. On this snow day, take inspiration from Scandinavia, with minimal yet cozy cabins and interiors.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.03.14

  2. 8 Ways to Design with Plywood
    How To

    8 Ways to Design with Plywood

    Architecture gets expensive, so these homebuilders put their creativity to work by designing with plywood. Here's how they saved a buck on materials without looking, well, cheap.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.11.14

  3. 7 Beach Houses Around the World
    Houses We Love

    7 Beach Houses Around the World

    Any time of year, including winter, is ideal for enjoying a home close to the shore. To follow, we offer 7 from our archives with very different points of view.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.17.14

  4. Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week
    Houses We Love

    Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week

    As the weekend approaches, we've gathered ten of our most popular homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.06.14

  5. Renovating the Swan House: Part 2
    Renovation

    Renovating the Swan House: Part 2

    In this three-part series, expanding on our July/August 2012 "Designers at Home" theme, Los Angeles-based architect Barbara Bestor tracks her hands-on, ten-month renovation of the Swan...

    written by: Barbara Bestor
    07.17.12

  6. Traditional on the Outside, Modern in the Inside: 6 Homes We Love
    Houses We Love

    Traditional on the Outside, Modern in the Inside: 6 Homes We Love

    These six homes are contemporary gems in disguise: traditional on the outside, but strikingly modern within.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.09.13

  7. Live-Play Spaces at Home
    Houses We Love

    Live-Play Spaces at Home

    In the digital era, we love innovative live-work areas, but we will always champion playing at home, whether it’s a perfectly placed pool, oversized chalkboard wall, or the ultimate pair of bunk beds.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.02.13

  8. 5 Daring Hillside Homes
    House Tours

    5 Daring Hillside Homes

    Clinging to their precarious sloping lots, these houses rise to challenging building sites.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.11.13

  9. 6 Coastal Homes with Cedar Decks
    Houses We Love

    6 Coastal Homes with Cedar Decks

    These getaway houses use cedar wood, known for its resistance to moisture, generously in their designs.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    06.10.15

  10. 7 Tiny Backyard Retreats
    Outdoor

    7 Tiny Backyard Retreats

    From a nature writer’s off-the-grid Puget Sound getaway to a Texan’s shipping container guesthouse, these retreats may inspire you to make that backyard retreat you’ve been dreaming of a reality.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.27.13

  11. 8 Modern Homes with Breezeways
    Outdoor

    8 Modern Homes with Breezeways

    Take a look at how these eight houses connect their freestanding interior spaces with outdoor corridors.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    06.01.15

  12. 8 Homes Built for the Outdoors
    Houses We Love

    8 Homes Built for the Outdoors

    These homes are merely a place to lay one's head, as the residents choose to spend most of their time outside engaging with the surroundings.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    06.25.15

  13. 9 Modern Floating Homes and Houseboats
    Outdoor

    9 Modern Floating Homes and Houseboats

    Smooth sailing meets sophisticated design at these aquatic abodes.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    07.28.15

  14. The Windows Have It
    House Tours

    The Windows Have It

    From classic, cool glass swaths to a glowing semi-opaque wall to a crowning oculus of light, we've rounded up a selection of some of the most distinctive and diverse windows from homes featured in...

    written by: Sara Ost
    10.24.12

  15. All-Clad: 7 Innovative Exteriors
    How To

    All-Clad: 7 Innovative Exteriors

    From wood to steel to glass to cement boards, we give you the inside track on the materials and techniques needed to make your facade sing.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.24.13

  16. Resnick Pavilion at LACMA
    Travel Reports

    Resnick Pavilion at LACMA

    I was down in Los Angeles at the end of last week and between visiting clients, attending the Divine Design benefit, and generally sitting in traffic, it was a miracle I got a minute to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.08.10

  17. Modernism Through the Viewfinder: The Photography of Ezra Stoller
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    Modernism Through the Viewfinder: The Photography of Ezra Stoller

    Stoller's images, which introduced modernism to a broader audience, anchor an exhibit of architectural photography at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.16.14

  18. Blueline at Hourglass Winery
    Travel Reports

    Blueline at Hourglass Winery

    Back in 2009 former Dwell senior editor Sarah Rich made a short report on a visit to Napa Valley's Hourglass Winery's Blueline property. I had a chance to visit this past weekend and wanted to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.13.11

  19. City Guide: 8 Places to Visit in Pittsburgh
    City Guide

    City Guide: 8 Places to Visit in Pittsburgh

    In our July/August 2014 issue, architect Andrew Moss walks us through the home he and his wife, electrical engineer Michelle Yanefski, built for their family in Pittsburgh's up-and-coming...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.17.14

  20. Touring the Vitra Campus
    Travel Reports

    Touring the Vitra Campus

    In addition to my tour of the Freitag factory in Zurich, a huge high point of my recent trip to Switzerland involved hopping over the border from Basel to 1 Charles-Eames-Strasse in Weil am Rhein,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.18.09

  21. Home Cooking
    House Tours

    Home Cooking

    For Erik and Ivana Gonzalez, the design of their kitchen—and every other room in the house—was truly a family affair.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Peter Yang
    07.23.09

  22. Building the Maxon House: Week 19
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 19

    One of the cool side effects of hiring a fantastic architecture firm is you get the expertise of not only the architect and project manager but the collective wisdom of the entire group. Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    07.13.11

  23. 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

  24. Pooling Around
    Outdoor

    Pooling Around

    We take a look at 10 of our favorite swimming pools and pool houses from over the years. Whether for recreation, exercise, or simply to beat the heat, these pools (and in some cases their...

    02.01.13

  25. The Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed
    Week in Review

    The Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

    It was short week for many of us, but was it ever a busy one. In case you missed some of this week's most popular reads, here's a roundup at a glance! Enjoy a dose of design from Dwell—and have a...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.22.13

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