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  1. Sea Ranch in the Suburbs

    Sea Ranch in the Suburbs

    Whether you consider it democracy at work or architectural sacrilege, the online retailer has begun selling blueprints for homes in The Sea Ranch, the legendary planned community...

    written by: David A. Greene

  2. Pinon House

    Pinon House

    Despite a fierce loyalty and appreciation among certain diehard devotees, mid-century modern architecture seems to be slowly disappearing in this country. So it's always a pleasure for us to see a...


  3. Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian

    Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian

    The Smithsonian's Kogod Courtyard, built in 2007 as a modern complement to the nineteenth-century museum's Greek Revival–style architecture, is an oasis in downtown Washington, DC.

    written by: Rachael Grad

  4. Hollywood Renovation: Week 2

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 2

    In this new, exclusive series for, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture will track the hands-on renovation of her and her partner's live-work space in Hollywood, California. Week...

    written by: Linda Taalman

  5. Lath House Doghouse

    Lath House Doghouse

    I was recently in Palm Springs, California, to help judge doghouse designs for BARKitecture CHIQue 2009, a pet-sized architecture competition and auction to benefit Gilda’s Club Desert Cities...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  6. Airport Design Gone Wrong
    --Done Wrong

    Airport Design Gone Wrong

    The challenge for airport designers is to consider the complex function of an airport and then cap it off with some truly striking architecture. Most airports get at least some of it right. Some...

    written by: Tom Downs

  7. Student Project: Open Pollen

    Student Project: Open Pollen

    High school students at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall school in Massachusetts got an early lesson in architecture and design when they built a site-specific sculpture on the grounds of their school last...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein

  8. Sukkah City
    Event Spotlight

    Sukkah City

    Dwell is pleased to announce our partnership with Sukkah City, a radical event in temporary architecture scheduled this fall in observance of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. What is a sukkah you...

    written by: Sam Grawe

  9. To Tiny, with Love

    To Tiny, with Love

    Back by popular demand: More tiny house resources! Small is the new black (well, if black were architecture). In our last roundup of tiny house resources and websites, readers submitted their own...

    written by: Sara Ost

  10. Preservation Recommended
    --The Future of

    Preservation Recommended

    With the preservation of mid-century buildings already a touchy subject—–many people are still unwilling to see the value in preserving “modern” architecture—–we...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  11. Beyond Thunderdome
    --The Future of

    Beyond Thunderdome

    Ten years from now, a hundred, a thousand? Yeah, we know what architecture will look like then.

    written by: Dan Maginn

  12. Friday Finds 3.27.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 3.27.09

    This week the Dwell editors spotted gems from many corners of the blogosphere, from films about monsters to architecture for chickens.

    written by: Sarah Rich

  13. Glass House Conversations

    Glass House Conversations

    Philip Johnson and David Whitney used to invite great minds from the architecture, design, and art worlds to the Johnson-designed Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, for evenings of discussion...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  14. Wonders of the World

    Wonders of the World

    Though not strictly modern—well, not modern at all, really—the Wonders of the World series of books from Harvard Universtiy Press remains my favorite ongoing run of architectural tomes....

    written by: Aaron Britt

  15. Wang Shu Wins 2012 Pritzker Prize
    House Tours

    Wang Shu Wins 2012 Pritzker Prize

    Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio became the first Chinese architect to win the Pritzker Prize for Architecture today. Unlike the majority of previous Pritzker winners, whose names often come...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  16. Paul Goldberger at AIA SF
    Travel Reports

    Paul Goldberger at AIA SF

    Last week I had lunch at the AIA San Francisco to hear New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger discuss his new book Why Architecture Matters. I've read a bit of the book and liked it very...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  17. Building Sustainable Communities Exhibit

    Building Sustainable Communities Exhibit

    An inquisitive exhibit recently extended through January 2009 at the Danish Architecture Center asks “What if architecture could change the world?” Building Sustainable Communities ...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  18. Your Chance to Write for Dwell is Here

    Your Chance to Write for Dwell is Here

    Love architecture, design, and writing about architecture and design? Join the team.

    written by: Dwell Staff

  19. Take Me Home
    My House

    Take Me Home

    A “tree house” of clean lines, ample glass, and thoughtful ingenuity lets a Washington, DC–area family and a stream of weekend guests enjoy prefab living in an unlikely locale:...

    written by: Jeremy Berlin
    photos by: Chris Mueller

  20. The Postmodern Movement
    Design 101

    The Postmodern Movement

    Manifesto: Robert Venturi, “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture” (1966)

    written by: Barry Katz

  21. Post

    Pattern Recognition in Review

    Pattern Recognition is the debut monograph from New York based architecture practice Leven Betts. Not to be confused with the William Gibson novel of the same name, this Pattern Recognition opens...


  22. Big Trouble in Little Dubai

    Big Trouble in Little Dubai

    Dubai, that instant city of over-wrought architecture and slave-like laborers, is apparently on the verge of a sewage catastrophe. The BBC reports that "raw sewage is flowing into the sea...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh

  23. In San Francisco, Green Fences Make Great Neighbors

    In San Francisco, Green Fences Make Great Neighbors

    Architectural elements and applied foliage deliver a one-two punch in designing for privacy.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Caitlin Atkinson

  24. Eva Franch i Gilabert

    Eva Franch i Gilabert

    New York’s seminal downtown architecture gallery heralds a Catalonia-born academic, firebrand, and force of nature as its director.

    written by: Eva Hagberg

  25. Sliding House

    Sliding House

    If ever there were evidence that architectural innovation knows no limits, the Sliding House by London-based de Rijke, Marsh and Morgan (dRMM) is it.

    written by: Sarah Rich