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  1. 8 Great Earth Homes
    A Great Idea

    8 Great Earth Homes

    Harnessing the power of dirt, sand, soil, and earth, these projects prove that modern houses are not just made of glass and steel.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.31.13

  2. Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana
    A Great Idea

    Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

    A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

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    Explore the Striking Eco-Friendly Prefab Homes of Djuric Tardio Architectes

    Known for getting modern homes past Paris' restrictive zoning laws, French architecture firm Djuric Tardio Architectes' prefab designs are efficiently and expediently assembled on site—in one case,...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    11.14.15

  4. 1920s Bungalow Plus Modern Addition Equals Perfect Austin Home
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    1920s Bungalow Plus Modern Addition Equals Perfect Austin Home

    A couple planning for an investment property in Austin ended up with a home that was too terrific to let go.

    written by: Dan Oko
    photos by: Casey Dunn
    01.10.15

  5. 6 Space Saving Solutions from Japan
    Houses We Love

    6 Space Saving Solutions from Japan

    Architects constantly refer to Japanese design when crafting small spaces; Dwell goes straight to the source for inspiration on how to make the most out of every square foot.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.24.14

  6. An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador
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    An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador

    Seeking a way to blend architecture into the natural environment, a pair of Ecuador-based designers invents a new modular building system.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: João Canziani
    12.31.12

  7. 5 NYC Home Renovations
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    5 NYC Home Renovations

    New York city is the largest metropolitan in the US and home to more than 8 million people. Despite this, living in the City doesn't mean sacrificing space or luxury. These five renovations were...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.23.13

  8. 12 Tiny Homes and Getaways from Our November Issue
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    12 Tiny Homes and Getaways from Our November Issue

    Our November 2015 issue, on newsstands now, highlights innovative small spaces from Manhattan to Tasmania.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.11.15

  9. House Tours

    A Chicago Renovation Taps Into its Attic to Almost Double its Square Footage

    Careful craftsmanship, spiral stairs, and an airy catwalk help define this Second City architect's home.

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    photos by: Mike Schwartz
    01.25.16

  10. House Tours

    Renovation Idea We Love: Old Horse Stable to Cute Guesthouse and Studio

    This 760-square-foot stable outside Seattle was converted into an artist's studio, guest bedroom, and more.

    written by: Kelly Dawson
    photos by: Mark Woods
    02.25.16

  11. Houses We Love

    9 New York City Row House Renovations We Love

    From Gowanus in Brooklyn to the Upper West Side, these nine projects show the breadth of creativity that comes with reimagining the historic row house.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    02.29.16

  12. Houses We Love

    The Best Prefab Homes in Australia

    These homes from the land down under respond to challenging locations and climate change with modular solutions.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.10.15

  13. In The Modern World

    Why Your Next Prefab May Be by a World-Famous Designer

    Revolution, a new design platform that commissions the likes of Daniel Libeskind and Ron Arad to build collectible, limited-edition prefabricated pavilions and homes for anywhere between $50,000...

    written by: Janelle Zara
    12.29.15

  14. Don Hisaka's Cleveland Years
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    Don Hisaka's Cleveland Years

    Berkeley, California-based architect Don Hisaka is getting the royal treatment in Cleveland these days with an exhibit of his Ohioan work of the 60s, 70s, and 80s in the show Don Hisaka: The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.27.11

  15. LGBT Synagogue in New York by ARO
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    LGBT Synagogue in New York by ARO

    One week ago, as New Yorkers celebrated Pride Week, Architecture Research Office (ARO) announced its plans for a new synagogue, built for the 40-year-old LGBT religious institution Congregation...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.03.12

  16. Cut it Out: The Work of Lisa Iwamoto
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    Cut it Out: The Work of Lisa Iwamoto

    It’s not hyperbole to say that Lisa Iwamoto has written the book on digital fabrication. Published by Princeton Architectural Press, Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material...

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.16.12

  17. Architects' Homes for their Parents
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    Architects' Homes for their Parents

    It comes at no surprise that some of the most famous architects' early commissions were for their parents. Who better to encourage their experimental ideas? How better to repay years of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.19.12

  18. Concrete Proof: 9 Ways to Design with Cement
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    Concrete Proof: 9 Ways to Design with Cement

    Concrete may seem brutalist to some, but consider its many applications: buff, polished, waxed, and turned into panels for a facade. Here are nine Dwell homes that make incredible use of the material.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.19.13

  19. 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: Eujin Rhee
    09.19.13

  20. 8 Modern Mountainside Homes
    Houses We Love

    8 Modern Mountainside Homes

    Nothing beats a splendid view of a majestic mountaintop, and there’s no better venue from which to enjoy the vista than a modern house. Here are 8 homes from our pages that celebrate mountain...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.19.13

  21. 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
    11.21.13

  22. 7 Modern Wooden Louver Facades
    Houses We Love

    7 Modern Wooden Louver Facades

    From New Zealand to South Carolina these seven exteriors are visually distinctive from their surrounding neighbors.

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.02.13

  23. Houses We Love

    13 All-American Houses From the 13 Original Colonies

    There'd be no 50 nifty United States to celebrate without each of the 13 original colonies. So as the U.S. of A. turns 239, celebrate where it all began with some of our favorite designs along the...

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    07.02.15

  24. Such Great Heights: 7 Elevated Homes
    Houses We Love

    Such Great Heights: 7 Elevated Homes

    From slight to great heights, these perched abodes tread lightly on the land.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    07.21.15

  25. The Dogs of Dwell
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    The Dogs of Dwell

    Is the modernist's perfect companion a fluffy pooch? For the residents of these 15 homes—spanning a renovated farmhouse in the Italian countryside to a Chicago loft filled with epicurean...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.26.12

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