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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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Updike on Modern Skyscrapers
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    Updike on Modern Skyscrapers

    John Updike, the expert critic and novelist, only occasionally took up architecture and design as the sole subject of his prodigious powers of description. Though in sketching the rural barns of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.14.09

  11. San Francisco Design Week
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    San Francisco Design Week

    San Francisco is a hotbed for design, spanning the disciplines of art, architecture, graphic design, illustration, and more. Today, the AIGA San Francisco kicks off San Francisco Design Week with a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.15.09

  12. The Carter School Project
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    The Carter School Project

    This summer, the Master of Architecture Program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design ran the first hands-on project in their Community Design Build program. At The Carter School, a school for...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.31.09

  13. The Map as Art
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    The Map as Art

    A map is most often understood as a directional devise to help you navigate from Point A to Point B. Author Katherine Harmon has spent years collecting maps, but instead of heading to gas stations...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.30.09

  14. Friday Finds 05.11.12
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    Friday Finds 05.11.12

    Wrap up the week with our roundup of architecture, art, and design finds.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.11.12

  15. Photo of the Week: Brass Bathroom Hardware by Roman & Williams
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    Photo of the Week: Brass Bathroom Hardware by Roman & Williams

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

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.08.14

  16. Photo of the Week: Bright White Kitchen With Wood Countertop
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    Photo of the Week: Bright White Kitchen With Wood Countertop

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

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.22.14

  17. Photo of the Week: Black and White Vignette
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    Photo of the Week: Black and White Vignette

    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
    01.20.15

  18. Photo of the Week: Jars on Jars on Jars
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    Photo of the Week: Jars on Jars on Jars

    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
    02.09.15

  19. Photo of the Week: Cactus Love Story
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    Photo of the Week: Cactus Love Story

    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
    02.23.15

  20. BDDW's Handmade Record Players
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    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

  21. A Northern Haven
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    A Northern Haven

    North Haven, a rocky island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, is quintessentially New England. As it happens, so is this boat barn–inspired brand of rugged, regional modernism.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    06.17.09

  22. Portland's Cape Cod Remodel
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    Portland's Cape Cod Remodel

    With its slim profile and sleek gray exterior, Lola Oyibo and Eric Boardman’s home in Portland, Oregon bears little resemblance to the house it used to be. Unable to afford the 40% down...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    01.24.11

  23. Tipis & Geodesic Domes: Alternative Homes
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    Tipis & Geodesic Domes: Alternative Homes

    After writer Abbie Mood saw this slideshow on the New York Times’ website of Brett’s tipi and Jake’s geodesic dome, she decided to track these two alternative home residents down.

    written by: Abbie Mood
    02.23.13

  24. Highly Accessible
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    Highly Accessible

    Having lived in, and loved, a modern house built in 1954 in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood since buying it in 1996, architect Karen Braitmayer and her husband, marine mechanic David Erskine,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Kathryn Barnard
    09.14.10

  25. Hometown Hero
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    Hometown Hero

    Dow Chemical put Midland on the map, but architect and local scion Alden B. Dow made it the most modern town in Michigan.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.29.11

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