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  1. First-Class Cabins
    Houses We Love

    First-Class Cabins

    From the familiar log model to Swiss chalets and Swedish friggebods, cabins are the simplest of structures, made from local materials in forms that respond to climatic and cultural needs. However,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.02.09

  2. Almost Perfect
    House Tours

    Almost Perfect

    Inspired by tansu chests and raw materials that show patina, a pair of Sydney-based architects renovated their own home—slowly.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    08.21.11

  3. Tokyo!'s Urban Anxiety
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    Tokyo!'s Urban Anxiety

    The new movie Tokyo!—a triptych of short films directed by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-Ho—presents three increasingly neurotic architectural visions of the teeming,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.19.09

  4. Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding
    Houses We Love

    Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding

    Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as it did in 1965.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Norman McGrath
    09.18.12

  5. Braver's New World
    House Tours

    Braver's New World

    A revamp of this small suburban Massachusetts home doubled its size while giving the yard, the neighbors, and the planet a little breathing room.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Chang Kyun Kim
    12.29.11

  6. Turbine City
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    Turbine City

    Conceptual large-scale architecture plays a starring role in many design proposals aimed at addressing climate change. It's a bit of a paradox, since new construction is often condemned for using...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.02.10

  7. Green

    Windcatchers Defind

    Windcatchers are controlled indoor weather systems, architectural microclimates framed by windows and walls.

    01.01.09

  8. The Deconstructivism and Digital Design Movements
    Design 101

    The Deconstructivism and Digital Design Movements

    Manifesto: Philip Johnson and Mark Wigley, “Deconstructivist Architecture” (1988)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  9. SCI-Arc Public Lecture Series
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    SCI-Arc Public Lecture Series

    I got a note in the mail today about the Southern California Institute of Architecture's Public Programs series for Spring 2009 and I was bowled over. In addition to culling some of the great...

    01.26.09

  10. Religious Landmarks of L.A.
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    Religious Landmarks of L.A.

    As a young city built on the ruins of a Spanish mission, Los Angeles has never had much of an architectural "cathedral culture." But L.A. has always been a magnet for religious free...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.24.09

  11. Review: Tadao Ando
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    Review: Tadao Ando

    The architecture of Tadao Ando seeks to connect the building with its surrounding. In Tadao Ando, a book recently published by Birkhauser, author Yann Nussaume attempts to explain the work of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.13.10

  12. Handicapping Design Philadelphia
    Event Spotlight

    Handicapping Design Philadelphia

    Last night Design Philadelphia kicked off its 6th annual festival of art, architecture, and design. This year the event boasts over 150 events over 11 days, all aimed, as Design Philadelphia...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.08.10

  13. Elements by William Kaven
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    Elements by William Kaven

    So often the architectural press gets caught up in the look of a place without considering how it might also feel. The team at William Kaven Architecture seeks to rectify that with a new video of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.24.12

  14. Steven Holl's Daeyang Gallery and House on Film
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    Steven Holl's Daeyang Gallery and House on Film

    In our May issue, we examine the connection between architecture and music in the work of expert architect Steven Holl. One of his latest projects, the Daeyang Gallery and House in Seoul, South...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Iwan Baan
    04.08.13

  15. Neutra Territory
    Essay

    Neutra Territory

    Richard Neutra's son Raymond examines the internal architecture of his legendary father through a 1958 Berkeley psychological study.

    02.09.10

  16. The Postmodern Movement
    Design 101

    The Postmodern Movement

    Manifesto: Robert Venturi, “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture” (1966)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  17. Photo of the Week: Dramatic Bridge in Dallas
    Travel Reports

    Photo of the Week: Dramatic Bridge in Dallas

    Each week, we tap into from Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shot of the week.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.24.14

  18. Turrell Skyspace Opens
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    Turrell Skyspace Opens

    If you ever wondered where architecture and art intersect, look no further than one of James Turrell's "skyspace" installations.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.03.08

  19. Blooming in the Bronx
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    Blooming in the Bronx

    If all goes according to plans by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, there will be a new affordable, environmentally–considerate residence in the neighborhood in the not-too-distant future.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.03.08

  20. LA, Salvaged
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    LA, Salvaged

    Inspired by Blake Dollahite's ability to pull together such a stunning home on a tight budget, I started scouring the local scene for some good Architectural Salvage Yards.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.03.08

  21. Prefab in Philadelphia
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    Prefab in Philadelphia

    In the design and architecture world, the Museum of Modern Art's prefab exhibition, Home Delivery, was big news during its three-month appearance in New York. It closed just the other day, but...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.29.08

  22. Times Square Theater
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    Times Square Theater

    Often public architecture seems to happen in all the wrong places. Exhibit A: an empty public structure—say a too-windy pavilion between two skyscrapers. Exhibit B: an exceedingly long line...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.05.08

  23. Sketches of Spain (and other Gehrys)
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    Sketches of Spain (and other Gehrys)

    What is the purpose of the architectural sketch in the era of computer-assisted design? Is it creative discipline, exploration—or egotism? All three could be argued to be the case when one...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.30.08

  24. House of Futures Past
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    House of Futures Past

    Prince Charles, long an advocate of sustainability in architecture—including the use of natural building materials and the planting of organic gardens, but very conservative on the aesthetic...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.23.08

  25. Affordable, Green Revitalization in Syracuse
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    Affordable, Green Revitalization in Syracuse

    As demands rise for sustainability and affordability in residential housing, many academic institutions are racing to hold an edge on innovation in their architecture programs. Syracuse University...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    02.08.09

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