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  1. Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion
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    Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion

    Alvar Aalto’s Finnish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale, originally designed as a temporary demountable structure, was built in 1956 and stayed solidly in a place for nearly 56 years until...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    09.12.12

  2. Singapore Apartment Renovation
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    Singapore Apartment Renovation

    Paul and Elsa Seah, a lawyer and high school teacher living in Singapore, turned a 925-square-foot government housing flat—complete with bomb shelter—into a sleek but cozy home. The...

    written by: Margot Dougherty
    11.28.10

  3. Method Lab
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    Method Lab

    Designer Jennifer Siegal’s own house is a modest 1920s Spanish bungalow on the leeward side of busy Lincoln Boulevard in Venice, California, that looks nothing like what she makes at her day job. A...

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.15.09

  4. 9 Renovations in Brooklyn
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    9 Renovations in Brooklyn

    What’s not to love about Brooklyn? Here we present 9 funky, space-saving renovation projects from Dwell’s pages that will make you fall even harder for the borough.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.22.14

  5. Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island
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    Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island

    In New York’s Nassau County, a 125-square-foot garden retreat offers a haven from bustling contemporary life.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Dustin Cohen
    03.24.14

  6. Palace Intrigue
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    Palace Intrigue

    In the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, architect Rytis Mikulionis spent several years property hunting for his first nesting ground and finally ended up inside a former Soviet army barrack, which...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    01.16.09

  7. 7 Small Spaces Under 400-Square-Feet
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    7 Small Spaces Under 400-Square-Feet

    Embracing small spaces requires maximizing functionality and minimizing material objects. Here are seven of the tiniest houses featured in Dwell, all under 400-square-feet.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.21.13

  8. Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow
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    Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow

    Austin architect J.C. Schmeil converted his family's 1935 bungalow into a spacious modern family home on a modest budget and with tons of ingenuity.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.18.13

  9. Reinventing a Traditional Edwardian near Lake Ontario
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    Reinventing a Traditional Edwardian near Lake Ontario

    When a family couldn’t part with a traditional Edwardian, their architect introduced a world of design inspiration instead.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Shai Gil
    11.05.13

  10. Family-Friendly Renovation of a Brick Warehouse in Alabama
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    Family-Friendly Renovation of a Brick Warehouse in Alabama

    In Alabama, a commercial building with a multifarious past begins a fresh chapter for a young family after a modern renovation.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Jean Allsopp
    06.17.14

  11. Hollywood Renovation: Week 9
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    Hollywood Renovation: Week 9

    This week the plan was to transform the back garden into a lush California native garden inspired in part by Maui, where we just returned from vacation. However, it has been raining almost every...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    03.25.11

  12. Not So Simple Green
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    Not So Simple Green

    Suzanne Shelton’s life work is making sustainable lifestyles attractive and accessible. She’s the CEO of the Shelton Group, a marketing company she founded in 1991 that works...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.03.10

  13. Garage Brand
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    Garage Brand

    With no space to waste, London-based designers Kim Colin and Sam Hecht turned a 1924 garage into the perfect home product.

    written by: Amelia Thorpe
    photos by: Ben Anders
    01.18.09

  14. Smart Storage Solutions for the Modern Home
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    Smart Storage Solutions for the Modern Home

    Here are nine residences from the Dwell archives that apply the philosophy of "less is more" by stealthily hiding unnecessary clutter and creating smart storage solutions for various rooms in the...

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.29.14

  15. Swedish Treehouse Fantasy
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    Swedish Treehouse Fantasy

    I have a soft spot for tree houses, having built one with my dad at age 11. To me they represent the ultimate coming together of domesticity and nature; a way to feel sheltered and safe but still...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.10.10

  16. A Compact Minimalist Apartment in Slovenia
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    A Compact Minimalist Apartment in Slovenia

    Though diminutive in size, a Slovenia apartment renovation represents a dramatic results. "Our aim was to adapt this interior to the versatile, ever-changing needs of the modern customer," says...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.04.14

  17. Stoked to Soak
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    Stoked to Soak

    Compelling custom solutions to off-the-shelf problems are often hard to come by. But landscape architects James A. Lord and Roderick Wyllie relished the challenge of making a standard hot tub the...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Jeremy Harris
    02.05.09

  18. A Simple Geometric Bayfront Home in Chile
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    A Simple Geometric Bayfront Home in Chile

    Mathias Klotz’s first project, a deceptively simple bayfront house in Chile was commissioned by his mom on a shoestring budget.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Roland Halbe
    10.16.13

  19. Simple Division
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    Simple Division

    A Tokyo architect’s shape-shifting apartment takes a holistic approach to live/work style.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Ryohei Hamada
    02.13.12

  20. A Month of Fridays
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    A Month of Fridays

    You heard us right: this week we're bringing you 31 of the best of Friday Finds, our editors' design, architecture, photography, and video discoveries that we've been collecting in a column for...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.27.12

  21. lamesadevenn: Part Four
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    lamesadevenn: Part Four

    Site in hand, lamesadevenn began developing a design and program that would be cutting-edge and strikingly original—and of questionable feasibility. ...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    11.15.11

  22. Going Green Again

    Going Green Again

    If going green at home was so simple, everyone would do it right? And though it makes sense in theory, actually bringing a sustainable plan to life is often easier said than done. Over the past few...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    07.19.12

  23. Steel Yourself
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    Steel Yourself

    From girders to grating, steel has long been a popular, highly recyclable, and relatively inexpensive material for architects, designers, and builders. Here we present some inspired applications,...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.25.13

  24. lamesadevenn: Part Seven
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    lamesadevenn: Part Seven

    In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community groups, La Mesita and La Resolana. Rather than simply becoming a building...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    03.27.13

  25. 7 Unique Expert Perspectives on Design
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    7 Unique Expert Perspectives on Design

    One of our greatest privileges at Dwell is discussing architecture and design with some of the most creative and innovative people in the world, here is a sampling of their thoughts on design.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.21.14

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