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  1. Stress-Test Architecture
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    Stress-Test Architecture

    An artist-led design project invites curious interlopers to live in a pod prototype built for an uncertain future, and Dwell's intrepid reporter gets hands-on experience living in one of the...

    written by: Rob Colvin
    03.15.13

  2. The Architecture Buff's Guide to Chicago
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    The Architecture Buff's Guide to Chicago

    After the Great Fire of 1871 leveled Chicago, the "Windy City" took the opportunity to reinvent itself, setting off a campaign of reconstruction that saw the city welcome some of the biggest names...

    03.16.13

  3. The Architecture of High Point
    Travel Reports

    The Architecture of High Point

    I'm hard pressed to think of another city in the United States that's as oriented toward the furniture industry as High Point, North Carolina. From manufacturing to selling, furniture is the heart...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.10.11

  4. Jose Dávila's Compilation of Architecture That's 'There But Not'
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    Jose Dávila's Compilation of Architecture That's 'There But Not'

    In a new book, artist Jose Dávila ponders, "How many buildings around the world have such distinctive designs that simply their outline, and nothing else, is enough to identify them?" Focusing on...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.26.13

  5. Q&A with Architectural Designer and Artist Maya Lin
    Interviews

    Q&A with Architectural Designer and Artist Maya Lin

    The artist, designer, and architect takes us through her formative years as a maker, her dedication to environmental art, and the joys of furniture design.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Michael Lewis
    03.18.13

  6. Architecture Across Iceland, Scotland, and Ireland
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    Architecture Across Iceland, Scotland, and Ireland

    It is far too easy to stick with England in terms of exciting modern architecture, but you would be remiss to skip the fantastic buildings to be found farther north.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.10.14

  7. Tiny Architecture: 5 Modern Outbuildings
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    Tiny Architecture: 5 Modern Outbuildings

    Who doesn't fantasize about a small place of one's own—a retreat, an escape, a house built for one? Here, five small modern outbuildings that don't skimp on design—and offer a chance to be alone,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.02.13

  8. Art Brut: Revisiting Brutalist Architecture
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    Art Brut: Revisiting Brutalist Architecture

    Derived from a descriptive term used by Le Corbusier, béton brut (raw concrete), Brutalist architecture is an offshoot of modernism that trades the spatial poetry of steel and glass for grounded,...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.19.14

  9. Art from Architecture
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    Art from Architecture

    Highlight Gallery's new project, 3020 Laguna Street In Exitum, is open to the public for just one more day–tomorrow, Saturday, February 25, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. So if you're in San Francisco...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.24.12

  10. Beauty vs. Politics: The Architecture, Art, and Design of Washington DC
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    Beauty vs. Politics: The Architecture, Art, and Design of Washington DC

    In light of the government shutdown there has been a lot of negativity swirling around Washington DC. While the shutdown and threat of a crippled economy are very serious topics, Washington DC...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.15.13

  11. 85 Years of Neutra Architecture
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    85 Years of Neutra Architecture

    To celebrate 85 years of architecture courtesy of Richard Neutra and his architect son, Dion, who has kept the Neutra practice alive since his father’s death in 1970, a series of events took...

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.13.11

  12. Dancing About Architecture
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    Dancing About Architecture

    Steve Martin is widely credited with the off-handed critical cut: "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." And though modern dance troupes have taken up just that subject...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.01.10

  13. Back to School: The Architecture of Higher Learning
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    Back to School: The Architecture of Higher Learning

    September has arrived and that signals the end of summer and beginning of the new school year. For a little fun learning before the tough stuff starts, follow along as we take a look back over five...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.05.13

  14. Modern Architecture: 5 Faces of Swiss Design
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    Modern Architecture: 5 Faces of Swiss Design

    What do an eco-home, a museum, and a concrete prefab home have in common? Modern design and a shared location: Switzerland.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.25.13

  15. Architectural Astrology: September 2013
    Houses We Love

    Architectural Astrology: September 2013

    Our tongue-in-cheek personality quiz: What does your favorite interior from our September issue say about you?

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.04.13

  16. CMG Landscape Architecture
    Dwell on Design

    CMG Landscape Architecture

    CMG Landscape Architecture is one of the coolest firms working in San Francisco today. Granted, I may be a little bit biased (full disclosure, my fiance works there), but they really are scooping...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.08.11

  17. Around Manhattan Architectural Boat Tours by AIA New York
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    Around Manhattan Architectural Boat Tours by AIA New York

    New York City is synonymous with the great buildings that stand within its limits: the Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building, and the Flatiron all scream The Big City...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Betsi Ewing
    05.16.13

  18. Modern Architecture in Austria
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    Modern Architecture in Austria

    Sleek hotels and snowy cabins abound in the small European country once known as the cradle of culture.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.05.13

  19. Landscape Architecture: Marcel Wilson
    Profiles

    Landscape Architecture: Marcel Wilson

    Landscape architect and urban designer Marcel Wilson describes his practice as “combining things that are made with things that are alive.” Hence the superhuman name of his firm, Bionic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Katie Shapiro
    12.15.10

  20. 10 Examples of Shipping Container Architecture
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    10 Examples of Shipping Container Architecture

    They’re not just for global shipping anymore: These creative adaptations think inside the box.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.10.14

  21. 7 Modern Residential Architecture Rebels
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    7 Modern Residential Architecture Rebels

    Modern homes that buck the expected vernacular? Sign us up. See an array of residences from Boise to Charleston that express unconventional twists on regional styles.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.14.13

  22. Tightly Squeezed Modern Architecture
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    Tightly Squeezed Modern Architecture

    When space is an issue building up is a solution few designers dare to do. Here are 7 homes that successfully solve spatial challenges of city living by expanding upwards.

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.20.13

  23. Driving: Joy Ride
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    Driving: Joy Ride

    San Francisco–based design team Mike and Maaike wave goodbye to the driver's seat with their concept car, the ATNMBL (the "autonomobile"). Consider it a high-tech living room on...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    11.16.09

  24. Best DOD Shots
    Dwell on Design

    Best DOD Shots

    When you spill lakes of digital ink and snap loads of pictures documenting your own event (tired of Dwell on Design yet, gentle readers?) you can easily lose perspective of what the folk you're...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.04.11

  25. Scotland: Day 1
    Travel Reports

    Scotland: Day 1

    Hello from Scotland! I've had the rather good fortune to be invited for a bit of a design tour in Scotland, and I am reporting back on my first day and a half in Edinburgh. I got in midday...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.10.10

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