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  1. On the Fence
    Outdoor

    On the Fence

    This “landscaped outdoor room” near Farrar Pond, Massachusetts, uses simple construction to create complex effects.

    written by: Michael Grozik
    photos by: Charles Mayer
    02.04.09

  2. Homeland Ingenuity
    Essay

    Homeland Ingenuity

    How do American companies maintain handcrafted detail while producing fast enough—and in large enough quantities—to satisfy profit margins and consumers accustomed to instant...

    written by: Caroline Tiger
    09.11.12

  3. Desert Utopia
    House Tours

    Desert Utopia

    With this elegant steel prototype, Marmol Radziner and Associates launch a new prefab venture with the goal of bringing their modern design sensibilities to a broader market.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    01.17.09

  4. Supplant Your Lawn
    A Great Idea

    Supplant Your Lawn

    It’s both water-wise and 
wallet-wise to consider alternatives to a grassy lawn. As 
more homeowners reach this conclusion, inventive designers are finding new ways to achieve beautiful,...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    02.21.10

  5. San Francisco's New Bus Shelters
    Travel Reports

    San Francisco's New Bus Shelters

    Though they're not exactly the hottest design news in town, my daily walk to work up Sansome Street from the Montgomery BART stop has gained two attractive new bits of infrastructure in the past...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.22.10

  6. The Making of Modern Furniture
    How To

    The Making of Modern Furniture

    We chat with the designers and the factories who produce some of the most iconic pieces of furniture. Plus, learn the real cost of rip-offs.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.07.14

  7. Villa La Roche
    Travel Reports

    Villa La Roche

    Nestled in a leafy alleyway in Paris's famous 16th arrondissement, Villa La Roche is a prime reflection of modernist architecture in France.  Built between 1923 and 1925 by Le Corbusier, it...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    07.13.10

  8. Dwell's Innovate It! Winners Announced
    Post

    Dwell's Innovate It! Winners Announced

    Phase II of Dwell's Innovate it! design competition has ended. Many Innovators from the Dwell community answered the call and submitted their redesigns for the three problem objects we chose...

    written by: Keven Matsuzaka
    06.17.09

  9. Bridging Old & New in Indonesia
    House Tours

    Bridging Old & New in Indonesia

    The specter of one's grown child moving back home doesn't excite all parents, but in Surakarta, in the Central Java Province of Indonesia, one couple took the homecoming as an opportunity to double...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.29.11

  10. Building the Maxon House: Week 15
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 15

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    06.08.11

  11. The Sky is the Limit
    Post

    The Sky is the Limit

    These stilted homes transcend traditional architecture.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    02.12.13

  12. Put a Cork on It
    Post

    Put a Cork on It

    Cork wears many faces—it's waterproof, biodegradable, durable, antibacterial, and highly versatile. No wonder these six designers wisely chose to outfit their products in the impermeable material.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.29.13

  13. The Future of Architecture by Pieterjan Grandry
    Books

    The Future of Architecture by Pieterjan Grandry

    The future of architecture is no new concept for reflection. Frank Lloyd Wright wrote a book about it, published in 1970, and before that Walter Gropius can be heard articulating his theories on...

    written by: Cortney Cassidy
    07.25.13

  14. Top 5 Houses on Dwell This Week
    Week in Review

    Top 5 Houses on Dwell This Week

    As the weekend slowly draws to a near, we've gathered up five of our most clicked on homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    09.12.13

  15. 101 The Modern Office
    Design 101

    101 The Modern Office

    Swamped by TPS reports? Driven to distraction by your cubicle mate? Don't let office life get you down—instead, look to these examples of modern workplaces to put some pep into your proverbial step.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.01.13

  16. Maggie’s Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care
    Event Spotlight

    Maggie’s Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care

    A striking set of designs for patient treatment centers showcases architecture’s power to heal.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.02.14

  17. Young Designers Make an impression at Design Indaba
    Post

    Young Designers Make an impression at Design Indaba

    Thomas Heatherwick stole the show at the first day of the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday when he unveiled his plans to recast a century-old silo on the city’s...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.26.14

  18. Basic Living
    House Tours

    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

  19. Future Shock: Guggenheim’s Gorgeous Retrospective on Futurism
    Event Spotlight

    Future Shock: Guggenheim’s Gorgeous Retrospective on Futurism

    Championing a radical and utopian vision, the artists profiled in the Guggenheim’s new exhibit Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe brought the concept of “total works of art”...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.25.14

  20. Preview the February 'Modern for Less' Issue
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    Preview the February 'Modern for Less' Issue

    Our “Modern for Less” issue is packed with ideas for wallets big and small. From trimming expenses without sacrificing quality during a renovation to a roundup of products that will give you the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.04.13

  21. 5 Outdoor Campers
    Post

    5 Outdoor Campers

    With summer just around the corner, there is no better time and place to plan an outdoor excursion. Take a look at these five functional and sustainable housing units, that embrace nature's charm.

    written by: Jami Smith
    05.07.13

  22. Little Cabin In the Woods: 7 Homes We Love
    Houses We Love

    Little Cabin In the Woods: 7 Homes We Love

    Nothing screams "late fall" like a trip to a cabin. These seven homes fit the coziness bill, but with a modern slant that brings the housing typology into the 21st century.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.18.13

  23. RBW's Unfiltered Bar Set
    Product

    RBW's Unfiltered Bar Set

    You're probably familiar with New York–based industrial design studio Rich, Brilliant, Willing from the pages of Dwell (most recently, their Branch light graced the cover of our June interior...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.25.12

  24. Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle
    How To

    Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle

    By painting on the assembly line, German designer Steffen Kehrle turns carpets into canvas.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.25.14

  25. Unbuilt San Francisco
    Event Spotlight

    Unbuilt San Francisco

    Visions of the future have long captivated audiences—science-fiction fans, designers, and architects alike. A new exhibition organized by the AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture +...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.22.13

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