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

    Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week

    As the weekend slowly draws to a near, we've gathered up ten of our most clicked on homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.31.13

  2. Virtue Street Before and After
    Renovation

    Virtue Street Before and After

    Reigo & Bauer's facade makeover for a house in Toronto's West End updated a run-of-the-mill and rundown family home at the end of a cul-de-sac into a modern beacon.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.02.13

  3. World’s Most Turkey-Shaped Building
    Post

    World’s Most Turkey-Shaped Building

    The University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library contains 4.8 million books, 4.1 million microforms, and 740,000 “other” items (probably every episode of Degrassi, among other surprises...

    written by: Jason Wire
    04.27.13

  4. 5 Modern Courtyards Part Two
    Outdoor

    5 Modern Courtyards Part Two

    As Previously looked at in 5 Cool Modern Courtyards, Dwell takes another glance at 5 modern homes with outstanding elevated terraces.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.08.13

  5. The Secret Lives of Urban Space
    Post

    The Secret Lives of Urban Space

    Earlier this week, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival presented a collection of six experimental short films, grouped as The Secret Lives of Urban Space, which explored...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.21.09

  6. Modern in the Country
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    Modern in the Country

    Eric and Melinda purchased a 10-acre plot of land in rural Yelm, Washington, with visions of a new home on the range. There would be vineyards, gardens, an orchard, bees and chickens—typical...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Lara Swimmer
    03.15.13

  7. 5 Outdoor Campers
    Post

    5 Outdoor Campers

    With summer just around the corner, there is no better time and place to plan an outdoor excursion. Take a look at these five functional and sustainable housing units, that embrace nature's charm.

    written by: Jami Smith
    05.07.13

  8. Get the Right Light
    Design 101

    Get the Right Light

    Daylight is the lifeblood of a Good Small Space. Start the process of getting the light right by better understanding the nature of the light-emitting gas ball that we call the sun.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    11.17.12

  9. 7 Light-Filled Bedrooms
    Rooms We Love

    7 Light-Filled Bedrooms

    Whether located in dense, urban environments or the middle of the woods, window-clad bedrooms that let lots of light in offer the best sleeping experiences.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.24.14

  10. Friday Finds 10.30.2009
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.30.2009

    Dancing skeletons, embroidered jewelery, tree house hotels....what more can you ask for on a Friday afternoon? 

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    10.30.09

  11. Protect and Conserve
    In The Modern World

    Protect and Conserve

    In construction-mad Beijing, “development happens at a crazy speed, like a tsunami,” says Matthew Xinyu Hu, the former managing director of the nonprofit Beijing Cultural Heritage...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.10.10

  12. More Favorite Play! Spaces
    Books

    More Favorite Play! Spaces

    Our September 2011 issue is about to hit newsstands, but we're not finished celebrating play (the theme of our July/August 2011 issue). Earlier this week we featured five fantastic projects from...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.01.11

  13. Little Cabin In the Woods: 7 Homes We Love
    Houses We Love

    Little Cabin In the Woods: 7 Homes We Love

    Nothing screams "late fall" like a trip to a cabin. These seven homes fit the coziness bill, but with a modern slant that brings the housing typology into the 21st century.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.18.13

  14. Unseen Realities
    Post

    Unseen Realities

    Since we've spent much of the last six weeks sorting through and thinking about ideas for the future of suburbia, it was a particularly appropriate time to stumble upon the amazing speculative...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.20.09

  15. 11 Ways to Dine Alfresco
    Outdoor

    11 Ways to Dine Alfresco

    Spring is finally here, bringing more opportunities to hit the terrace for meals. Here are 11 of our favorite ways to set up for modern outdoor dining.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.08.14

  16. Peter Zumthor Wins 2009 Pritzker
    Post

    Peter Zumthor Wins 2009 Pritzker

    Today Swiss architect Peter Zumthor was named the winner of the 2009 Pritzker Prize. The 33rd person to win architecture's top honor, Zumthor, who has built little and eschews the spotlight, is a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.13.09

  17. Snøhetta Gets Small-Scale with Røros-Tweed
    Product

    Snøhetta Gets Small-Scale with Røros-Tweed

    One of the best booths at ICFF this year (see a bunch more roundups onsite and offsite here) was the insidenorway set-up featuring prototypes from young Norwegian designers, all curated by Paul...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.11.12

  18. Yard Works
    Design 101

    Yard Works

    “Mother Nature is too powerful to try and mimic,” says Shane Coen, whose firm is known for its minimalist approach to the residential landscape.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.27.09

  19. Panel Interview: America's Embassies
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    Panel Interview: America's Embassies

    Yesterday I posted a short interview I did with Philip Kennicott, culture critic with the Washington Post, after my embassy design panel "Designing Diplomacy" in Washington DC in May...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.10.09

  20. Visiting the Parrish Art Museum
    House Tours

    Visiting the Parrish Art Museum

    In our October Modern Across America issue, we previewed the Hamptons' Parrish Art Museum, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron with interiors by Konstantin Grcic. Last week, we had...

    written by: Maggie Nolin
    11.15.12

  21. Living in a Cocoon
    Product

    Living in a Cocoon

    Last month we detailed Le Van Bo's One Square Meter House—a project that explores basic living requirements. Here's another experiment in small-space habitation, the modular Cocoon from Micasa.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.09.12

  22. Dwell Conversations in DC Tonight!
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    Dwell Conversations in DC Tonight!

    Tonight I’ll be hosting the next Dwell Conversation, Designing Diplomacy, a panel discussion on the intersection of design and diplomacy at the Finnish Embassy in Washington DC. As easily one...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.06.09

  23. Venice Biennale 2012: Common Ground
    House Tours

    Venice Biennale 2012: Common Ground

    The theme for the 13th Venice Biennale as defined by David Chipperfield is Common Ground. Common ground has a wide range of interpretations from the very process of architecture and its language of...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    photos by: Linda Taalman
    09.03.12

  24. Editor’s Guide: Design in Helsinki
    We Recommend

    Editor’s Guide: Design in Helsinki

    Adding to our design itinerary in the Finnish capital with a whirlwind tour of the city’s vibrant furniture, industrial, and ceramics design scene.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.17.14

  25. Maker Faire 2011
    Travel Reports

    Maker Faire 2011

    This weekend, Maker Faire—dubbed "the world's largest DIY festival"—took over the San Mateo County Event Center for its two-day do-it-yourself, show-and-tell extravaganza....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.23.11

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