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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Big Easy Living
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    Big Easy Living

    In the hot and humid South, time seems to stand still and the architecture is often no different. But in New Orleans, Bild Design, headed by local boy Byron Mouton, is hoping to change that.

    written by: Donovan Finn
    photos by: Amy Eckert
    07.01.09

  17. Two Houses Are Better Than One
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    Two Houses Are Better Than One

    Or is one house better than two? For Santa Monica–based architect Jesse Bornstein and his family, both are true.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.31.09

  18. Modern Lake House in Missouri
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    Modern Lake House in Missouri

    Nautical nods ground a weekend retreat in its surroundings on the shores of Table Rock Lake.

    written by: William Lamb
    09.12.14

  19. Exhibit Spotlights the Work of Spanish Architect Luis Vidal
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    Exhibit Spotlights the Work of Spanish Architect Luis Vidal

    The work of the Madrid-based firm Luis Vidal + Architects, best known for its ambitious airport and train station designs, with be the subject of an exhibition coming to Washington, D.C., and New...

    written by: William Lamb
    04.01.14

  20. Simple and Affordable Portland Home
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    Simple and Affordable Portland Home

    In Portland, Oregon, an industrial designer's house blends economy and simplicity.

    written by: Brian Libby
    09.12.14

  21. Exhibitor Spotlight: Dwell on Design NY
    Dwell on Design

    Exhibitor Spotlight: Dwell on Design NY

    Dwell on Design New York, October 9-11, 2014, broke with the trade show tradition in offering large-scale installations that transcend the boundaries of the booth. Click through the slideshow for a...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.25.14

  22. Editor's Highlights from Dwell's First-Ever Issue Dedicated to Smart Technology
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    Editor's Highlights from Dwell's First-Ever Issue Dedicated to Smart Technology

    Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's July/August 2015 issue.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.25.15

  23. Lima, Peru
    City Guide

    Lima, Peru

    In Lima,Peru–a visually striking but geologically shaky locale–designer Jodi Puig points out ways in which the city's culturally rich past provides a solid foundation for its design...

    written by: Cristyane Marusiak
    photos by: João Canziani
    02.26.09

  24. Phoenix Envy
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    Phoenix Envy

    Skip Sedona and forget the Grand Canyon? Architect Will Bruder leads us on a journey through slow food and rapid development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: João Canziani
    02.26.09

  25. The Art of Structure
    Event Spotlight

    The Art of Structure

    Last weekend, The Art of Structure opened at the Carnegie Museum of Art Heinz Architectural Center. Dedicated to feats of modern engineering, the exhibition features 20 scale models of bridges and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.27.10

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