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  1. 7 Best Kitchen and Bath Renovations
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    7 Best Kitchen and Bath Renovations

    Revamped kitchens and bathrooms make for high-impact upgrades to any home. From Roman relics to brass fixtures, we unlock the secrets to these inspiring modern renovations.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.21.13

  2. Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui
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    Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui

    With an angled roof designed to resemble the surrounding cliffs, a house in Maui, Hawaii, is built to meld with the landscape.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    06.24.13

  3. 8 Contraptions that Transform a Small Space
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    8 Contraptions that Transform a Small Space

    Sometimes you need a room to do double or even triple duty. These transformative furniture units take versatility to a whole new level.

    06.30.14

  4. 7 New Homes with Old Bones
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    7 New Homes with Old Bones

    If a building appears to be on its last leg, think twice before tearing it down. Preserving old fragments in a modern home can result in an eclectic mix of old and new.

    07.01.14

  5. At Home with Textile Designer Orla Kiely
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    At Home with Textile Designer Orla Kiely

    Textile designer Orla Kiely’s renovated London Terrace House is punctuated by her distinctive palette and motifs.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Chris Tubbs
    07.29.13

  6. A Renovated Flat in Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67
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    A Renovated Flat in Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67

    A flat renovated by a pair of fashion insiders breathes new life into architect Moshe Safdie's iconic Habitat '67 building.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Alexi Hobbs
    12.30.12

  7. Richard Rogers
    Profiles

    Richard Rogers

    The architecture of Richard Rogers weds the best of high-tech design with the outer limits of the architect’s imagination, creating soaring, sustainable spaces that enrich everyday urban life.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    04.14.09

  8. 10 Impressive Backyard Renovations
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    10 Impressive Backyard Renovations

    A renovation shouldn’t be confined to the interior of a house. Landscape design is just as important to the modernization of a home.

    07.17.14

  9. 8 Light-Filled Renovations
    Renovation

    8 Light-Filled Renovations

    A major renovation is the perfect opportunity to bring more light into a space. These remodeled homes incorporate vast swathes of windows to help bring the outside in.

    08.06.14

  10. 10 Scenic Horizontal Homes
    Houses We Love

    10 Scenic Horizontal Homes

    In an increasingly urbanized society, vertical building has become the MO, but if you have the space, consider building outwards instead. These low-slung structures are easy on the knees and on the...

    08.28.14

  11. A Historic Sydney Harbor House Gets a Bright Refresh
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    A Historic Sydney Harbor House Gets a Bright Refresh

    This 100-year-old house, located in the upscale Sydney suburb of Mosman, features a stunning vista but had been plagued by a dark and disorganized interior, the result of multiple renovations over...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    01.07.15

  12. Perfect High-Low Mix for a Remodeled Modernist Apartment on the Sea
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    Perfect High-Low Mix for a Remodeled Modernist Apartment on the Sea

    French designer Florence Deau coaxes a modernist city planning office into a beachside pied-à-terre.

    written by: Stephen Heyman
    photos by: Simon Upton
    01.19.15

  13. 8 Incredibly Slender Houses
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    8 Incredibly Slender Houses

    Narrow sites present designers with a unique spatial challenge. Building upward might add square footage, but it won't make a structure the width of a subway car feel any less claustrophobic. These...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.02.14

  14. Look Out for This Industrial Italian Pied-à-Terre on Airbnb
    Houses We Love

    Look Out for This Industrial Italian Pied-à-Terre on Airbnb

    Minimal space meets maximum durability in a beautifully sparse Turin apartment.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.03.15

  15. Shear Talent
    Profiles

    Shear Talent

    In the small village of Spannum, in the Dutch province of Friesland, Claudy Jongstra heads a felt-design studio whose modesty in process and material belie its overwhelming commercial appeal and...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Oliver Chanarin
    02.26.09

  16. Canada's Design Domestic
    Event Spotlight

    Canada's Design Domestic

    Design Domestic is a photo-based exhibit featuring nine Canadian designers and artists in their homes. Through the photos and objects presented, the exhibition captures glimpses of some of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.19.10

  17. An Architect's Pop-Up Book
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    An Architect's Pop-Up Book

    One of the perks of being a Dwell editor are the various fun surprises that appear in the mail—newly published books, the occasional small product, even the random staple gun (yes, really)....

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.15.11

  18. Building the Maxon House: Week 24
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 24

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    08.17.11

  19. Stone Cold Foxes
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    Stone Cold Foxes

    Concrete: Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier utilized the material to build the famous Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France. The historic Tower Bridge in London contains over 70,000 tons of it....

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.27.13

  20. Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed
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    Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

    From our favorite blogs on living small, to airstreams, inspirational backyards, a woodland retreat, secret gardens, a sunny workspace, and an off the grid beach house, we've been bringing you the...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.15.13

  21. A Gothic-Inspired Modern Home
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    A Gothic-Inspired Modern Home

    Modernism's crisp lines and ornament-free surfaces bear little resemblance to Gothic architecture's gingerbread house–like flourishes. But in the North Carolina residence belonging to a musician...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Raymond Goodman
    10.17.13

  22. Week in Review: 7 Great Stories You May Have Missed
    Week in Review

    Week in Review: 7 Great Stories You May Have Missed

    Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.01.13

  23. 7 Modern Homes Decorated with Ivy
    Houses We Love

    7 Modern Homes Decorated with Ivy

    Ivy-covered houses conjure romantic thoughts of English cottages and times of yore but modern homes can benefit from a little lush greenery decoration too. Here, we take a look at seven modern...

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.10.13

  24. Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week
    Houses We Love

    Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week

    As the weekend slowly draws to a near, we've gathered up ten of our most clicked on homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.12.13

  25. Material Focus: Corrugated Metal
    A Great Idea

    Material Focus: Corrugated Metal

    Corrugated metal is a repeat offender in many modern homes. Architects love it for its affordability, availability, and durability. Here are seven creative ways to apply the material in residential...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.06.14

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