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  1. Green

    6 Rammed-Earth Houses

    The following homes use terra firma as a basic building block, and demonstrate how earthen houses can be at once green, modern, and naturally cooled.

    written by: Erika Heet

  2. 131-Day House
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    131-Day House

    Architect Jayna Cooper had never designed a house before, much less played general contractor, when she broke ground on her new home in the middle of Los Angeles in 2009. After a grueling four...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  3. Living in Marina del Rey

    Living in Marina del Rey

    When Joe Borst saw an affordable bungalow in a Marina del Ray neighborhood filled with either condos or mansions, he knew he found a perfect place for him and his girlfriend Maria Torres to live in...

    written by: Carren Jao

  4. Portland's Cape Cod Remodel
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    Portland's Cape Cod Remodel

    With its slim profile and sleek gray exterior, Lola Oyibo and Eric Boardman’s home in Portland, Oregon bears little resemblance to the house it used to be. Unable to afford the 40% down...

    written by: Amara Holstein

  5. Texas Two-Step
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    Texas Two-Step

    Austin-based architectural photographer Patrick Wong, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture, asked the firm Cottam Hargrave for help in designing and building a live...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Patrick Wong

  6. Come Sail Away
    My House

    Come Sail Away

    On a quest to create a weekend house for herself and her husband, Nancy Church scaled back her design fantasies and discovered creative ways to build on a budget.

    written by: Lisa Skolnik

  7. Cutting It Up
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    Cutting It Up

    Los Angeles–based architecture firm Tag Front faces the future of downtown living with an apartment that melds the compactness of a studio with the spaciousness of a loft and finds that,...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Baerbel Schmidt

  8. Visiting Borrego Springs
    Travel Reports

    Visiting Borrego Springs

    Last week I was in Borrego Springs, California, a tiny town in the middle of the Anza Borrego desert in San Diego County. A good two hours northeast of San Diego, the town was, and is, a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt

  9. Price-Wise Design: 10 Affordable Houses From Around the Globe
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    Price-Wise Design: 10 Affordable Houses From Around the Globe

    Proving that creative problem solving can add more gusto to a project than a large budget, these 10 houses show that cost-consciousness reaps big rewards.

    written by: Diana Budds

  10. English Designer's Live/Work Home
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    English Designer's Live/Work Home

    In southwest England, interior designer and avid furniture collector Kathryn Tyler built her home around the vintage pieces she’d amassed over a decade.

    written by: Alyn Griffiths
    photos by: Andrew Meredith

  11. Impressions from South Africa
    Event Spotlight

    Impressions from South Africa

    In an upcoming MoMA exhibition called Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now,  nearly 100 prints, posters, books, and wall stencils will be on view—many for the first time in the...

    written by: Diana Budds

  12. Art Brut: Revisiting Brutalist Architecture
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    Art Brut: Revisiting Brutalist Architecture

    Derived from a descriptive term used by Le Corbusier, béton brut (raw concrete), Brutalist architecture is an offshoot of modernism that trades the spatial poetry of steel and glass for grounded,...

    written by: Patrick Sisson

  13. Czech Trek at the Biennale
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    Czech Trek at the Biennale

    Out of all of the exhibits at the Venice Biennale this year, I spent the most time sitting and playing inside the pavilion of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Along with being interactive, dynamic,...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu

  14. Aether's Airstream

    Aether's Airstream

    Here at Dwell, we love all things Airstream, that modernist silver bullet racing toward the freedom of the open road. And though some of the best Airstream design takes the object as a mobile home,...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  15. Minimalist Brooklyn Apartment
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    Minimalist Brooklyn Apartment

    A couple takes a minimalist approach to their Brooklyn apartment, focusing on supple materials, subtle gradations of color, and custom finishes by local craftsmen.

    written by: Philip Nobel
    photos by: Matthew Williams

  16. A Tiny Tel Aviv Apartment Packs a Punch with No Walls
    Houses We Love

    A Tiny Tel Aviv Apartment Packs a Punch with No Walls

    The architects used custom cabinets and glass to act as room dividers.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee

  17. Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis
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    Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis

    In a South Minneapolis neighborhood of century-old housing stock, Julie Snow’s bold but elegant residential design fulfilled Andrew Blauvelt and Scott Winter’s desire for a loft on the...

    written by: Mason Riddle
    photos by: Dean Kaufman

  18. Modern Istanbul Design: Autoban

    Modern Istanbul Design: Autoban

    Istanbul modern? In a word, it’s Autoban. With their east-meets-west twist on mid-century classics, this young duo has jump-started their hometown’s design scene.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner

  19. 6 Amazing Facade Makeovers

    6 Amazing Facade Makeovers

    Designing a modern house doesn't have to mean building from the ground up. These six renovations show how to update existing facades with modern details and bring old buildings into the future.

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  20. Designer Spotlight: Silvia Song

    Designer Spotlight: Silvia Song

    From a 200-square-foot garage-turned-workshop, Silvia Song skillfully sculpts wooden wares.

    written by: Diana Budds

  21. A Modern Preschool in San Francisco

    A Modern Preschool in San Francisco

    Karen Curtiss of San Francisco architecture and design firm Red Dot Studio transforms a warehouse into a cheerful preschool.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Brian McCloud

  22. A Piece of Home
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    A Piece of Home

    Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from disparate cultures can design a home that bridges the gap.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Ben Anders

  23. Hollywood Renovation: Week 8

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 8

    In this exclusive series for, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on renovation of her and her partner's live-work space in Hollywood, California. Week 8:...

    written by: Linda Taalman

  24. Emeryville Renovation: Part 1

    Emeryville Renovation: Part 1

    In our latest Backstory series, we'll be previewing the loft renovation that will be the featured My House in Dwell's November issue—our first-ever online sneak peek. Here, Emeryville,...

    written by: Peter Benoit
    photos by: Peter Benoit

  25. Philadelphia, PA
    City Guide

    Philadelphia, PA

    One of the oldest cities in the United States and home to the country’s first International Style skyscraper, Philadelphia is, unfortunately, now associated more with cheesesteaks and...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh