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  1. Ahead of Its Class
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    Ahead of Its Class

    “How do you make a piece of architecture about architecture?” Mack Scogin asks. “That’s a heavy-duty objective.” Nevertheless, his firm, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Ian Allen
    04.06.11

  2. Solid Gold
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    Solid Gold

    When it comes to material originality, this former tavern in Chicago’s trendy Bucktown neighborhood pulls out all the stops. Case in point? Colorful pieces of broken LPs are visible in the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.23.09

  3. Basic Instincts
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    Basic Instincts

    Matt Jacobson doesn’t just abide by the mantra “less is more,” he wholeheartedly embraces it. His Southern California home is a compact ode to minimal living.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    05.19.11

  4. Coop Dreams
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    Coop Dreams

    Switching coasts from Brooklyn to Portland gave architects Mitchell Snyder and Shelley Martin a new set of unexpected clients: three young hens.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: John Clark
    10.18.10

  5. Prefab, Proven
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    Prefab, Proven

    In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000. Here’s the story of the house that resulted from that challenge—and what we learned...

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Roger Davies
    10.19.09

  6. On a Rock in a Hard Place
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    On a Rock in a Hard Place

    In an unlikely mountaintop locale, Anderson Anderson Architecture crafted a home out of a complex composition of off-the-shelf components, paving new paths for the prefabricated construction industry.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: John Clark
    05.01.09

  7. Plan of Steel
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    Plan of Steel

    The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park. Nestled amid piñon and juniper trees and outcroppings of boulders, the...

    written by: Brendan Newnam
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    03.07.10

  8. Commons' Grounds
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    Commons' Grounds

    A cornerstone of Portland, Oregon’s plan to eradicate homelessness, the Bud Clark Commons supportive housing project proves that thoughtful design creates considerable social good.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Chris Mueller
    08.29.12

  9. The Great Compression
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    The Great Compression

    In Auckland, New Zealand, architect Michael O’Sullivan and his partner Melissa Schollum braved a miniscule budget, withering looks from friends, and nasty nail-gun injuries to design and...

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Patrick Reynolds
    04.13.10

  10. The Penthouse Has Landed
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    The Penthouse Has Landed

    In Vienna, a dazzling penthouse by Delugan Meissl has boldly inserted itself between traditional rooftops of the city’s Wieden district like a recently landed alien intruder. 

    written by: Alastair Gordon
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    07.15.09

  11. Passive Houses in Stockholm
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    Passive Houses in Stockholm

    Back in early 2008, we wrote about a new suburban development by Swedish architecture firm Smedshammar + Holmberg, which was meant to set a new precedent in Sweden for housing innovation. Now...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.24.09

  12. Time-Lapse Prefab
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    Time-Lapse Prefab

    I interviewed Peter Anderson of Anderson Anderson Architecture for our "American Prefab: A Shopper's Guide" story in the December/January issue, and found the firm's backstory and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.22.11

  13. A Forgotten Insurance Building Finds New Life as a Humming High School
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    A Forgotten Insurance Building Finds New Life as a Humming High School

    Following a sensitive renovation at the hands of DSH // architecture, the Larchmont Charter High School in Los Angeles settles into a midcentury gem originally designed by Welton Becket.

    photos by: Nico Marques
    04.21.15

  14. OAN's Classroom Design Winner
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    OAN's Classroom Design Winner

    Earlier this year we wrote about Open Architecture Network's challenge to create a better classroom design that can accommodate the anticipated surge in student numbers worldwide over the next five...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.08.09

  15. Design-Build Time-Lapse
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    Design-Build Time-Lapse

    TYIN Tegnestue, the Norwegian architecture firm founded by Andreas Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad in 2007, has made it their work and passion to build locally inspired, cleverly designed structures...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.13.12

  16. Hollywood Renovation: Week 3
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    Hollywood Renovation: Week 3

    In this new, exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture will track the hands-on renovation of her and her partner's live-work space in Los Angeles. Week 3 proje...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    12.20.10

  17. We Recommend

    Photo of the Week: Beautiful Hotel Made Up of Tiny Pods

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

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.07.15

  18. Re:Vision Dallas Winners
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    Re:Vision Dallas Winners

    With plans to turn a massive downtown Dallas parking lot into an exemplar of green design, Re:Vision Dallas announced last week that it had chosen three finalists in an architecture competition...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.06.09

  19. Forging a New Path for the Waterways of New York City
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    Forging a New Path for the Waterways of New York City

    With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team sets out to revitalize New York City’s waterways.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.10.14

  20. Underground House in Seoul
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    Underground House in Seoul

    Architect Byoung Soo Cho’s Earth House is quite possibly one of the classiest dugouts ever built. Set amid peaceful woods and rice fields an hour east of Seoul, Korea, the subterranean...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Wooseop Hwang
    03.25.10

  21. Piano and Pfifer Win AIA Awards
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    Piano and Pfifer Win AIA Awards

    The American Institute of Architects has unveiled its 2009 Honor Awards, an annual event in which 25 projects in architecture, interiors, and urban planning are recognized as exemplary works. Two...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.31.09

  22. Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part II
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    Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part II

    Last week I sat down over an Anchor Steam with Jurgen Mayer H. of the Berlin-based architecture firm J. Mayer H. at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's cafe. In the first part of my...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.12.09

  23. RIBA Winners
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    RIBA Winners

    I was down in the mailroom today when I spied a copy of Architecture 09: RIBA Buildings of the Year, edited by Tony Chapman, which came out at the end of last year. Whenever I'm hard...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.24.10

  24. Words That Build by Norman Weinstein
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    Words That Build by Norman Weinstein

    I occasionally head over to ArchNewsNow to keep abreast of the latest happenings in the architectural press, but until today I had overlooked Norman Weinstein's wonderful series of essays...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.28.10

  25. Mirror Mirror
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    Mirror Mirror

    Since September 2012, Greek designer Panos Papanagiotou has been documenting angular architecture buildings and structures on his aptly-titled Tumblr, Mirrors. Via the iPhone, Papanagiotou shoots...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.28.13

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