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  1. Dancing About Architecture
    Event Spotlight

    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Architecture of Loss at Dwell on Design New York
    Dwell on Design

    Architecture of Loss at Dwell on Design New York

    At Dwell on Design NY, architects explain the delicate nature of designing spaces synonymous with tragedy.

    written by: William Lamb
    10.01.14

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Modern Architecture in Austria
    We Recommend

    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

  9. 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

  10. 10 Examples of Shipping Container Architecture
    A Great Idea

    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

  11. 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

  12. Tightly Squeezed Modern Architecture
    A Great Idea

    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

  13. Painting the Modern World: Color-Saturated Design and Architecture
    A Great Idea

    Painting the Modern World: Color-Saturated Design and Architecture

    We dive into the wonderful world of color in Dwell's October 2014 issue, delving into how designers, architects, artists, hotels, companies, and educators saturate their surroundings.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.25.14

  14. Driving: Joy Ride
    --The Future of

    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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Woodbury Trains Latino Architects
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    Woodbury Trains Latino Architects

    Frequent Dwell contributor and all-around sharp design writer Mark Lamster has a bang-up story in The Architect right now about the rise of Woodbury University, a young architecture school in Los...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.23.11

  18. Yellow Treehouse Restaurant
    Food

    Yellow Treehouse Restaurant

    In my endless trawling for new projects that meld food and design, I came across the Yellow Treehouse Restaurant—an architect-designed eatery near Auckland, New Zealand, perched over 30 feet...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.19.09

  19. Visiting the Fishers Island House
    Travel Reports

    Visiting the Fishers Island House

    While reporting the March Profile story about Thomas Phifer (see it online here), I had the opportunity to visit one of his masterworks, the Fishers Island House, located off the coast of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Jaime Gillin
    03.03.11

  20. Somewhere Under the Tuscan Sun
    House Tours

    Somewhere Under the Tuscan Sun

    A complex of farm buildings from a less than glorious period in Italy’s history is magically transformed. The result? A sophis­ticated yet kid-friendly retreat that seamlessly fuses...

    written by: Paul Bennett
    photos by: Jacob Langvad
    07.02.09

  21. 6 Modern Homes in Norway
    Houses We Love

    6 Modern Homes in Norway

    It must be the chill in the air that has us thinking of Norway—lovely, freezing Norway. Here are six modern houses that make the place look downright cozy.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.03.13

  22. A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago
    Houses We Love

    A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago

    Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage.

    written by: Chris Bentley
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    01.06.14

  23. Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project
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    Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project

    As a San Franciscan I'm very fortunate to live every day with the work of landscape architecture pioneer Lawrence Halprin, who passed away last October. Yesterday I was descending the towering,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.17.10

  24. AIA SF Design Awards 2009
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    AIA SF Design Awards 2009

    San Francisco is a hotspot for incredible architecture—and this past year was no exception. Last week the American Institute of Architect’s San Francisco chapter celebrated the best of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.11.09

  25. Oslo, Norway
    City Guide

    Oslo, Norway

    A sleepy capital perched by the sea, Oslo is in the midst of an architectural surge. The old port and the new opera house are just two examples of why Norway’s capital is pointing the way...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    08.05.10

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