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  1. Happy Birthday, HVAC
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    Happy Birthday, HVAC

    Here's a random fact for the day: July 17, 2012, marks the 110th anniversary of the humble air conditioner. Sure, overheated and crafty peoples had invented one-off cooling devices before American...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.17.12

  2. BDDW's Handmade Record Players
    Product

    BDDW's Handmade Record Players

    When Tyler Hays founded BDDW more than a decade ago, the company wore many hats: depending on the project, it might be a design-build construction company, a recording studio, an architecture firm,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.24.10

  3. Escape to the Rock
    Green

    Escape to the Rock

    Off the coast of British Columbia—on a site accessible only by boat—a family of Vancouver urbanites commissioned a sustainable cabin for weekend getaways that feels a world away.

    written by: Adele Weder
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    11.10.10

  4. Project_Rorschach
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    Project_Rorschach

    Project_Rorschach, an exhibit exploring architecture through obscured perspectives, is on view at the Boston Society of Architects space as part of the Boston Design Biennial through May 15.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.23.13

  5. Polished Minimalism: A Modern Abode in Atlanta
    House Tours

    Polished Minimalism: A Modern Abode in Atlanta

    Designer Barbara Hill applies her polished take on minimalism to a traditional 1920s abode in Atlanta for a transplanted Houston family.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Gregory Miller
    06.14.12

  6. A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
    Renovation

    A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin

    A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    01.13.14

  7. Modern Istanbul Design: Autoban
    Profiles

    Modern Istanbul Design: Autoban

    Istanbul modern? In a word, it’s Autoban. With their east-meets-west twist on mid-century classics, this young duo has jump-started their hometown’s design scene.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    03.04.10

  8. Ada Louise Huxtable
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    Ada Louise Huxtable

    The New York Times recently featured a refreshing interview with Ada Louise Huxtable, the doyenne of architecture critics, by writer Phillip Lopate.

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.18.08

  9. An Inno-native Approach
    My House

    An Inno-native Approach

    Joe Osae-Addo, a highly gregarious, Ghanaian-born architect, was living in Los Angeles, designing buildings and acting as the unofficial social coordinator of the local architecture scene. But on a...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Dook
    01.15.09

  10. Remaking the Past: Simon Watts
    Interviews

    Remaking the Past: Simon Watts

    In June 2003, Simon Watts, a San Francisco furniture maker and author of the book Building a Houseful of Furniture, returned from vacation and was stunned to find his apartment of 15 years...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Douglas Adesko
    07.31.09

  11. 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

  12. Green

    Windcatchers Defind

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

    01.01.09

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Review: Tadao Ando
    Books

    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

  16. 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

  17. The Postmodern Movement
    Design 101

    The Postmodern Movement

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

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Palm Springs Modern: Uptown Shopping District
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    Palm Springs Modern: Uptown Shopping District

    For the past three years, thousands of architecture and design enthusiasts from around the world have flocked to Palm Springs for its annual Modernism Week. Running now through February 21, the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.18.09

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. Call for Submissions: Dwell Los Angeles Home Tour
    Dwell on Design

    Call for Submissions: Dwell Los Angeles Home Tour

    Submit your L.A. home for our modern architecture tours, taking place this May.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.30.15

  24. Photo of the Week: Cozy Brooklyn Backyard
    Rooms We Love

    Photo of the Week: Cozy Brooklyn Backyard

    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
    05.21.15

  25. Houses We Love

    Photo of the Week: A Living Room Perched Above the Sea

    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
    07.20.15

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