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  1. 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

  2. 7 Modern Residential Architecture Rebels

    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

  3. 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

  4. 6 Space-Saving Units that Do it All
    Rooms We Love

    6 Space-Saving Units that Do it All

    In small spaces, custom pieces that serve multiple functions can work wonders.

    written by: Allie Weiss

  5. Material Focus: Concrete
    House Tours

    Material Focus: Concrete

    In this Material Focus installment, we examine béton brut—roughly finished exposed concrete—a modern design idea popularized by architects like Le Corbusier and Auguste Perret.

    written by: Diana Budds

  6. Friday Finds 08.03.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 08.03.12

    Yes, it's another installment of our beloved Friday Finds. Have a look at the design, technology, and photography picks from the week.

    written by: Diana Budds

  7. AIA SF Design Awards 2009

    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

  8. Photo of the Week: Modern House Numbers
    Houses We Love

    Photo of the Week: Modern House Numbers

    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

  9. First Works

    First Works

    Chronicling the eponymous exhibition from earlier this year at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, First Works: Emerging Architectural Experimentation of the 1960s and...

    written by: Jordan Kushins

  10. Q&A with Adam Kalkin

    Q&A with Adam Kalkin

    In the In the Modern World section of our June 2009 issue, I reviewed artist-architect Adam Kalkin’s new monograph, Quik Build: Adam Kalkin's ABC of Container Architecture. The book is a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  11. Bunker Archaeology

    Bunker Archaeology

    Paul Virilio's classic book of wartime architectural history, Bunker Archeology, is finally back in print with a fantastic new edition from Princeton Architectural Press. The book had taken on the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh

  12. Warmth
    Design 101


    Kiel Moe, assistant professor of architectural technology at Harvard University, specializes in architecture and energy issues. “As fuel prices fluctuate,” he says, “you’re...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo

  13. Hometta: Affordable Modern Home Plans
    Dwell on Design

    Hometta: Affordable Modern Home Plans

    Mark Johnson started daydreaming last year about how residential architecture in his native Houston would be improved if developers had a pool of pre-existing plans for small and attractive modern...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein

  14. URBANbuild: The Fourth Generation

    URBANbuild: The Fourth Generation

    The Tulane University School of Architecture recently broke ground on their fourth URBANbuild prototype home. The URBANbuild program was started after Hurricane Katrina as a collaboration between a...


  15. Melbourne, Australia: Day Two
    Travel Reports

    Melbourne, Australia: Day Two

    Editor Aaron Britt keeps the home fires stoked with tales and photographs from his architectural tour of Melbourne, Australia.

    written by: Aaron Britt

  16. Dwell on Design Keynote: Cameron Sinclair
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design Keynote: Cameron Sinclair

    We are so pleased to have Cameron Sinclair, co-founder and CEO of Architecture for Humanity, as our keynote speaker at Dwell on Design 2012. Sinclair and his organization have been effecting real...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  17. The Space Beside the Skate Park
    Event Spotlight

    The Space Beside the Skate Park

    Architecture for Humanity installed a pop up in New York City for two weeks, creating an unlikely plaza next to a skate park and underneath the Manhattan Bridge. Called The Urban Web, it's a...

    written by: Emily Nonko
    photos by: Emily Nonko

  18. Melbourne, Australia: Day Three
    Travel Reports

    Melbourne, Australia: Day Three

    Aaron Britt, our intrepid editor abroad, shares the sights seen on the third day of his architectural sojourn to Melbourne, Australia.

    written by: Aaron Britt

  19. Your House, Your Sandwich

    Your House, Your Sandwich

    An Architectural Drama in Five Parts

    written by: Dan Maginn

  20. A Chat with Joel Fitzpatrick

    A Chat with Joel Fitzpatrick

    Fashion. Sculpture. Lighting. Architecture. Design. Shoes. Joel Fitzpatrick has done a lot. Dwell recently spoke with Fitzpatrick, a master of design—and design reinvention.

    written by: Sara Ost

  21. Sea Ranch in the Suburbs

    Sea Ranch in the Suburbs

    Whether you consider it democracy at work or architectural sacrilege, the online retailer has begun selling blueprints for homes in The Sea Ranch, the legendary planned community...

    written by: David A. Greene

  22. Pinon House

    Pinon House

    Despite a fierce loyalty and appreciation among certain diehard devotees, mid-century modern architecture seems to be slowly disappearing in this country. So it's always a pleasure for us to see a...


  23. Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian

    Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian

    The Smithsonian's Kogod Courtyard, built in 2007 as a modern complement to the nineteenth-century museum's Greek Revival–style architecture, is an oasis in downtown Washington, DC.

    written by: Rachael Grad

  24. Hollywood Renovation: Week 2

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 2

    In this new, exclusive series for, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture will track the hands-on renovation of her and her partner's live-work space in Hollywood, California. Week...

    written by: Linda Taalman

  25. Lath House Doghouse

    Lath House Doghouse

    I was recently in Palm Springs, California, to help judge doghouse designs for BARKitecture CHIQue 2009, a pet-sized architecture competition and auction to benefit Gilda’s Club Desert Cities...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake