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  1. Sponsored Post

    How One Company is Combining Net-Zero Performance with Prefabricated Architecture

    Point Zero's homes combine energy-efficient construction and health-oriented design without sacrificing the comfort or aesthetics you expect in a modern home.

    written by: Zachary Edelson

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    10 Unforgettable Midcentury Homes by Modern Masters

    These midcentury modern homes showcase the design of Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Gwathmey, Willis & Lillian Leenhouts, and more.

    written by: Heather Corcoran

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    5 Things You Should Know About Modern Prefab Construction

    The Monogram Modern Home, a prefab designed by Method Homes featuring a luxury kitchen outfitted with Monogram appliances, has been touring the country, making appearances in Portland, Los Angeles,...

    written by: Allie Weiss

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    Classic Modernist House in Portland Inspires a Lighting and Furniture Line

    Rejuvenation's new collection takes cues from John Yeon's 1937 Aubrey Watzek House.

    written by: Allie Weiss

  5. Showcase of Architectural Drawings at Venice Architecture Biennale
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    Showcase of Architectural Drawings at Venice Architecture Biennale

    100 drawings by Daniel Libeskind, screen-printed on glass panels, fill the Venice Pavilion.

    written by: Robert Landon

  6. Architecture + Food = Stable Cafe

    Architecture + Food = Stable Cafe

    San Francisco's Mission District is known for its vibrant and often contrasting cultures—Mexican paleta wagons share the sidewalk with Twittering hipsters slinging crème brulée,...

    written by: Sarah Rich

  7. 10 Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture
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    10 Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture

    If you caught our recent round up of shipping container homes, you know there's no shortage of innovative adaptations to the boxy cargo pieces. We can't get enough of them, either, and here we...

    written by: Diana Budds

  8. Rent an Architectural Masterpiece

    Rent an Architectural Masterpiece

    Ever wonder what it would be like to live in a house designed by a world-class architect? The team behind the new venture Living Architecture lamented the fact that most people only experience...

    written by: Sarah Rich

  9. Moby, the Architecture Blogger

    Moby, the Architecture Blogger

    You know his beats. How about his blogs? World-famous DJ and full-time bald alien, Moby, moonlights as an architecture blogger, cataloging the buildings of Los Angeles in all their "strange and...

    written by: Sara Ost

  10. An Architecture Guide to Pyongyang

    An Architecture Guide to Pyongyang

    German architect and writer Philipp Meuser realizes that Pyongyang, North Korea, doesn't top many travel destination wish lists, but after looking at his Architectural and Cultural Guide: Pyongyang...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  11. Coolhaus Modern Ice Cream Architecture

    Coolhaus Modern Ice Cream Architecture

    As we enjoy/endure the hottest day of the year so far in San Francisco, sitting at our desks dreaming of swimming pools, in comes a link to a brand new company out of LA merging two things...

    written by: Sarah Rich

  12. Alaska: The Final (Architectural) Frontier
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    Alaska: The Final (Architectural) Frontier

    “I always wanted to live in a glass house,” explains Valerie Phelps, as she stands surrounded by the 40 feet of floor-to-ceiling windows that are the only walls of her living room. Laid...

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen

  13. Yale's Architectural Growth

    Yale's Architectural Growth

    With important architectural contributions by Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph, Eero Saarinen, Gordon Bunshaft, Phillip Johnson, and many other noteworthy architects, Yale University is no stranger to...


  14. The Architecture of Unhappiness

    The Architecture of Unhappiness

    I saw the wonderful Cannes Grand Prix-winning gangster film Gomorrah directed by Matteo Garrone yesterday, and was struck at the level of decay and desecation presented. The film was set largely in...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  15. An Architecture Prof Weighs in on Haiti

    An Architecture Prof Weighs in on Haiti

    There are thousands of architects and designers in the Dwell audience and beyond who are contemplating how they can help with the massive rebuilding effort that will soon get underway in Port-au...

    written by: Sarah Rich

  16. Architecture at the Movies: Chloe
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    Architecture at the Movies: Chloe

    I saw Atom Egoyan's new film Chloe this weekend, and though it was something of a stinker (only those deeply committed to watching Amanda Seyfried undress and Liam Neeson glower are advised to...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  17. Architectural Virtual Reality
    A Great Idea

    Architectural Virtual Reality

    Last year we posted a video that architect Sebastian Mariscal shared with us; a cinematic architectural rendering that takes viewers on a virtual tour of a project he designed in Woodstock, New...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  18. Best of Quebec Architecture 2009

    Best of Quebec Architecture 2009

    We in the US hear plenty about the AIA's awards of festivals, but not so much about our neighbors up north. As we've seen in Dwell over the last few years, our Canadian compatriots have a lot...

    written by: Sarah Rich

  19. Piero Lissoni: Recent Architecture

    Piero Lissoni: Recent Architecture

    Though the book Piero Lissoni: Recent Work came out from the German house Hatje Cantz last year, it just came across my desk yesterday. Though he's known perhaps firstly as an industrial designer,...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  20. Yale School of Architecture Exhibits

    Yale School of Architecture Exhibits

    School's back in session and university galleries are filling up again with works worth studying. This fall, the Yale School of Architecture is outfitting the campus's Paul Rudolph Hall with two...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  21. Architectural Tour of Baton Rouge
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    Architectural Tour of Baton Rouge

    I was down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, earlier this week to report on a house for the November issue of Dwell. While I was there I had a chance to talk with a class of Jim Sullivan's...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  22. Architecture Delivery to Rwanda
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    Architecture Delivery to Rwanda

    With nearly ten million people, Rwanda is Africa’s most densely populated country -- yet it boasts fewer than ten architecture firms within its borders.  As one of the most pressing...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Ebbe Strathairn

  23. Merging Architecture and Fashion

    Merging Architecture and Fashion

    Blurred disciplinary lines are visible throughout the design world. Architects moonlight as furniture designers, artists as product designers, and it seems almost everyone has had a stint as a...

    written by: Diana Budds

  24. The Architectural Outsider
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    The Architectural Outsider

    The architectural profession is shrouded in mystery. What goes on in those offices is as foreign to most people as what goes into making Spam. So Dwell asked an inquisitive non-architect for his...

    written by: Robert Sullivan