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  1. 7 Futuristic Homes
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    7 Futuristic Homes

    If we landed on another planet, this is what we'd imagine the houses to look like.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.20.15

  2. 5 Beachfront Homes in Los Angeles
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    5 Beachfront Homes in Los Angeles

    As these homes demonstrate, the unique allure of Los Angeles is the ability live quietly by the sea in a buzzing city of millions.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    06.10.15

  3. Houses We Love

    A Modern Home Experiments with Exposed Concrete and Sliding Yellow Doors

    Polish architecture firm mode:lina aimed for simplicity with their latest project in Poznań.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Marcin Ratajczak
    06.18.15

  4. Stunning Modern Homes in South America
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    Stunning Modern Homes in South America

    The cities of South America, from Buenos Aires to São Paulo, are brimming with contemporary architecture.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.30.15

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    7 Ingenious Concrete Buildings

    These beauties are a great reminder why architects love the hard stuff. Employed in everything from towering skyscrapers to underground lairs, concrete is the material of choice for eccentric...

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.09.15

  6. Dwell Looks Back
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    Dwell Looks Back

    After ten years of publishing Dwell, we've amassed quite a compendium of behind-the-scenes antedotes and insider tidbits about each article that goes to print. Dwell staff, both past and present,...

    08.12.10

  7. The Sky is the Limit
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    The Sky is the Limit

    These stilted homes transcend traditional architecture.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    02.12.13

  8. Modern Hallway Designs We Love Part One
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    Modern Hallway Designs We Love Part One

    In this four-part series, we explore modern hallway designs from Asia to North America sourced from the Dwell archives.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.06.13

  9. 5 Modern Sun Screens
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    5 Modern Sun Screens

    Brise soleil—architectural devices that shade structures from sunlight—offer sculptural flourishes and passively cool buildings. We examine five examples from the Dwell archive.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.09.13

  10. A Modern House in Elizabeth Beach, Australia
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    A Modern House in Elizabeth Beach, Australia

    Architect Shane Blue crafts a modern home on a remote plot of land in southeastern Australia.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.13.14

  11. 8 Minimal Facades Around the World
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    8 Minimal Facades Around the World

    These eight homes leave embellishment for their interiors.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.17.15

  12. 5 Inventive Aluminum Exteriors
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    5 Inventive Aluminum Exteriors

    From rain screens to louvers, these innovative metallic homes get creative with aluminum.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    07.09.15

  13. 7 Ways to Do Vertical Wood Cladding
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    7 Ways to Do Vertical Wood Cladding

    Vertical panels are a simple, streamlined way to add visual interest to a facade.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.22.15

  14. Japanese Home Among the Trees Uses Bookshelves and Glass for Walls
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    Japanese Home Among the Trees Uses Bookshelves and Glass for Walls

    An established Japanese architecture firm with a yen for porous, indoor-outdoor living spaces crafts a hilltop perch for a young family and the surrounding wildlife.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Ken'ichi Suzuki
    12.30.14

  15. 7 Houses with Striking Ocean Views
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    7 Houses with Striking Ocean Views

    Sometimes architecture works best when it frames nature. These seven homes blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors by opening up towards the ocean.

    written by: Dora Vanette
    07.10.14

  16. Pool Houses: From Laps to Naps
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    Pool Houses: From Laps to Naps

    For those seeking refuge from an interminable game of Marco Polo, these four pool houses provide an artful escape.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Ron Pollard
    04.30.09

  17. Basic Living
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    Basic Living

    Live/work is a centuries-old practice turned overused architectural trend. By melding history and innovation, Turin’s Basic Village offers up a compelling reinvention of the concept.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Jacob Langvad
    06.03.09

  18. Houses of the Sundown Sea
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    Houses of the Sundown Sea

    Way back in our Dec/Jan issue that kicked off 2008, we told the story of the super groovy, surf bum-cum-architectural genius Harry Gesner. The man was a true California original, one who found a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.02.12

  19. Modern Hallway Designs We Love Part Two
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    Modern Hallway Designs We Love Part Two

    In this four-part series, we explore modern hallway designs from Asia to North America sourced from the Dwell archives. Click here to view Part One!

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.09.13

  20. Enjoy the View Through These Gorgeous Glass Walls
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    Enjoy the View Through These Gorgeous Glass Walls

    Rather than blot out their scenery, these seven houses attain crystal-clear continuity between interior and exterior with sleek glass curtain walls.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.17.14

  21. Textural Bachelor Pad Wrapped in Modern Tile
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    Textural Bachelor Pad Wrapped in Modern Tile

    A husband-and-wife design team revived a 1940s home in East Los Angeles's Mt. Washington area for a single man. Bearing few tell-tale signs of bachelorhood, aside from a photography and music...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    photos by: Marcia Prentice
    03.18.15

  22. Abiquiu Debut
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    Abiquiu Debut

    Abiquiu, New Mexico, owes this rugged new house to a plucky pair of residents, two talented architects and one long-sighted and very gracious loan officer.

    photos by: João Canziani
    01.14.09

  23. The Jonathan
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    The Jonathan

    Tired of waiting for innovative architecture to come to San Diego, this proactive architect added developer to his job description, and brought it there himself.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Randi Berez
    03.17.09

  24. Off the Beaten Path
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    Off the Beaten Path

    A dramatic departure from your typical cabin on the lake, this unique retreat adds shades of black to a tiny island awash with local color.

    written by: Eric Lawlor
    photos by: Chad Holder
    04.30.09

  25. The Siple Life
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    The Siple Life

    A devastating accident could have made Murray Siple a bitter man. Instead, he decided to renovate a house. The result is a masterful achievement of modern design that has allowed the filmmaker to...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    04.27.09

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