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  1. Dusty Garages Transformed Into Studios, Party Rooms, and More
    Renovation

    Dusty Garages Transformed Into Studios, Party Rooms, and More

    Garages are loaded with untapped potential, but many homeowners take their outbuildings for granted. Here are five garages that were transformed from dusty storage units into functional spaces.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.05.14

  2. Smart Tech Makes this Modern Home Ultra Energy Efficient
    House Tours

    Smart Tech Makes this Modern Home Ultra Energy Efficient

    Using a combination of passive design principles and active technologies, LGA Architectural Partners forges a smart, energy-efficient Toronto home designed for aging-in-place.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ben Rahn
    03.10.15

  3. Run-Down Row House in Boston Becomes a Quiet Urban Escape with Two Green Roofs
    Houses We Love

    Run-Down Row House in Boston Becomes a Quiet Urban Escape with Two Green Roofs

    A young architect transforms a small row house into a deceptively roomy family home.

    written by: Justin Ellis
    05.12.15

  4. A Passive House Grows in Brooklyn
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    A Passive House Grows in Brooklyn

    The R-951 project shows ultra-efficient, green construction is possible in the big city.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.22.15

  5. Green

    Japanese-Inspired Backyard with a Tiny Studio in Portland

    Howells Architecture + Design converted an unremarkable Portland backyard into a modern space for relaxing and entertaining.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.08.15

  6. Melbourne Convention Center
    Travel Reports

    Melbourne Convention Center

    One element of my tour of Melbourne that really surprised me was how much I liked the new Melbourne Convention Center by Hamish Lyon of NH Architecture and Nik Karalis of Woods Bagot. 

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    10.23.09

  7. Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 7
    Renovation

    Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 7

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 7:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    12.21.11

  8. 5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part One
    House Tours

    5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part One

    From an Edinburgh family home to a hillside mid-century gem in Texas, peep to see five of our favorite home renovations around the world.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.18.13

  9. 5 San Francisco Home Renovations
    Houses We Love

    5 San Francisco Home Renovations

    The City by the Bay is known for its diverse mix of Victorian and modern architecture. Maintaining these aesthetics, here are just a few San Francisco home renovations.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.06.13

  10. 7 Petite Places People Call Home
    Houses We Love

    7 Petite Places People Call Home

    Our annual small spaces issue is on newsstands now. To celebrate the theme—one of our most-popular—we've gathered seven petite residences from the Small Spaces, Big Ideas edition, which range from...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.19.13

  11. 3 Cool Rooftop Penthouse Apartments
    Houses We Love

    3 Cool Rooftop Penthouse Apartments

    Want views from your house? Try building it on top of a skyscraper. These three penthouse apartments give their residents the best views in town.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.01.13

  12. Self Preservation
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    Self Preservation

    With the help of DSH Architects, a pair of intrepid Angelenos restored (and gently updated) Rudolph Schindler’s iconic Bubeshko Apartments.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    01.23.12

  13. How To Remodel with Douglas Fir
    How To

    How To Remodel with Douglas Fir

    Warm up a new addition or highlight existing architecture with the right choice of wood—we recommend Douglas fir, an evergreen conifer native to the western coast of North America.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.14

  14. 6 Clever Room Dividers that Double as Storage Space
    A Great Idea

    6 Clever Room Dividers that Double as Storage Space

    Partitioning small spaces may seem counterintuitive, but when combined with storage solutions, room dividers can make compact homes feel bigger and more multifunctional.

    06.10.14

  15. A Clever Belgian Couple Renovate Their Aging Brick Home
    Houses We Love

    A Clever Belgian Couple Renovate Their Aging Brick Home

    By introducing chic new elements, a Belgian couple takes a gentle approach to transforming a tired house into a vibrant workshop.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    11.06.13

  16. 5 Extraordinary Homes Under 2,000 Square Feet
    Houses We Love

    5 Extraordinary Homes Under 2,000 Square Feet

    Here at Dwell HQ in San Francisco, most of us reside in apartments and small ones at that, so we have a special place in our hearts for small space inspiration. Living small means getting creative...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.15.13

  17. Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer
    Design 101

    Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer

    The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.14.14

  18. 7 Dramatic Small Spaces
    Houses We Love

    7 Dramatic Small Spaces

    Disregard advice for using clean lines and minimal furnishing with limited square footage, these small spaces go bold and big, despite their diminutive sizes.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.04.14

  19. All Aboard
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    All Aboard

    Helmut Jahn’s dynamic new supportive-housing facility brings green design and a new outlook on life to the Windy City.

    written by: Edward Lifson
    photos by: Andreas Larsson
    05.13.09

  20. Drumming Up Design
    Green

    Drumming Up Design

    Brotherly love takes many forms; in the case of Rob and Eric Brill, it’s a shared passion for modernism. Rob, the younger of the two and a rock musician, recently completed the second of two live...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Noah Webb
    01.25.09

  21. A Geometric Desert Home in Phoenix
    House Tours

    A Geometric Desert Home in Phoenix

    At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape.

    written by: Margot Dougherty
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    04.03.13

  22. 7 Compact Home Tours
    House Tours

    7 Compact Home Tours

    From London to Los Angeles, we've gathered seven of our favorite petite residences for a healthy does of small-space inspiration!

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.16.14

  23. A Renovated Art Nouveau Barcelona Apartment
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    A Renovated Art Nouveau Barcelona Apartment

    It was love at first sight for Elina Vila D’Acosta-Calheiros and her husband, Ginés Gorriz: When they stepped into the century-old apartment that would become their home, they were so smitten they...

    written by: Kerstin Rose
    02.19.14

  24. Cooler Ranch
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    Cooler Ranch

    After searching in vain for an empty lot to build on, architect Brian White settled for a nondescript 1960s ranch that nobody else wanted—and proved that building from the ground up doesn’t always...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: John Clark
    01.18.09

  25. 8 Amazing Concrete Renovations
    Renovation

    8 Amazing Concrete Renovations

    There are many reasons to build with concrete: it’s cheap, durable, and minimalistic. Whether adding new concrete elements or exposing old ones, these home renovations make impressive use of the...

    07.29.14

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