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  1. 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

  2. Built-In Style
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    Built-In Style

    In Oakland, California, two designers transformed a 100-year-old barn into a (very) cozy home of their own by redefining the functionality of walls and windowsills.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Aya Brackett

  3. Scotland: Day 4
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    Scotland: Day 4

    Today was my second full day in Glasgow and now that I've become an ace navigating the City Center and Merchant City neighborhoods, it was small beans making a beeline for my first appointment of...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  4. All Together Now
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    All Together Now

    When Svetlin Krastev and Dessi Nikolova had their second child, they saw two options: Go broke buying a bigger apartment, or renovate their existing 620-square-foot home.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: David Allee

  5. Reflections on a Lake
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    Reflections on a Lake

    Unobtrusively distinct from its neighbors, a weekend house in Mexico assimilates the colors of the surrounding landscape on surfaces of glass, steel, and concrete.

    written by: Ana Guerrerosantos

  6. New Orleans, LA
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    New Orleans, LA

    As New Orleans struggles to get back on its feet, one architect learns from the past while building for the future.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Catherine Ledner

  7. Changing the Point
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    Changing the Point

    When Byron and Sue Henry began spending more time at their cozy lake cabin, they realized the existing layout no longer suited them or their two sons with growing families. So in late 2008, the...

    written by: Jordan Plaut

  8. Israel's Heavy Light House
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    Israel's Heavy Light House

    Everything about this vacation home is little crazy. For starters, there’s the location. It’s in Israel. In northern Galilee. On the border with Lebanon.

    written by: J. Michael Welton

  9. Walter Gropius, Hagerty House
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    Walter Gropius, Hagerty House

    Walter Gropius wanted the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States, to be as close to the sea as possible. He sited the structure a precarious 20 feet from the shore and let the...

    written by: Jaci Conry
    photos by: Dean Kaufman

  10. I Swear to Good You are God at This

    I Swear to Good You are God at This

    Finding design inspiration online is as easy as pointing and clicking but there's something special about the feel of bound paper. Design and creative consulting company Holiday Matinee founder...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  11. 5 Modern Kitchen Countertops
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    5 Modern Kitchen Countertops

    Countertops are an important part of a kitchen renovation, and they can be everything from earthy to space-age. Here are five Dwell favorites.

    written by: Erika Heet

  12. Modern Homes Throughout the Southwest
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    Modern Homes Throughout the Southwest

    From desert modern to adobe vernacular, the American Southwest is home to some of the country's most innovative architecture. Here are a few of our favorite homes from the region.

    written by: Luke Hopping

  13. 5 Simple and Modern Texas Homes
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    5 Simple and Modern Texas Homes

    Everything may be bigger in Texas, but these households maintain simplicity without forsaking their Southwestern personalities.

    written by: Andrea Smith

  14. This Impressively Accessible Home Has a Tower That Can Be Reached by Wheelchair
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    This Impressively Accessible Home Has a Tower That Can Be Reached by Wheelchair

    A Baltimore father builds a house with accessibility in mind—and finds a new calling in the process.

    written by: Laura Mauk
    photos by: Ike Edeani

  15. L.A. Creamery
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    L.A. Creamery

    Former pastry chef Jessica Goryl, who learned to make ice cream while working at a steakhouse, has just opened L.A. Creamery, which offers two dozen homemade flavors each day, churned onsite in a...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Erika Heet

  16. Neighborhood to Watch: Atwater Village in Los Angeles

    Neighborhood to Watch: Atwater Village in Los Angeles

    Atwater Village lies between the Los Angeles River to the west and Glendale to the north and east. This diverse neighborhood shares borders with thriving Silver Lake to the south, Elysian Valley to...

    written by: Eva Glettner

  17. 6 Indoor Gardening Kits & Tools
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    6 Indoor Gardening Kits & Tools

    Spring brings with it a sense of renewal and fresh growth, but we can't all enjoy the luxury of an expansive outdoor gardening space. For those of us in small and urban spaces, growing your own...

    written by: Megan Hamaker

  18. Graphic Designers We Love

    Graphic Designers We Love

    At Dwell, we love graphic design, and could geek out for hours on fonts, typesetting, and white space! Have a spin through the best modern graphic design we've had in our pages from profiles to the...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  19. Commute in Style with a Modern Bicycle

    Commute in Style with a Modern Bicycle

    Never mind that it's close to freezing outside, you still need to get where you’re going with speed and style. Take one of these dashing bikes out for a spin.

    written by: Luke Hopping

  20. House Tours

    A Miami Renovation That Blends Concrete and Rich Wooden Interiors

    Designed with Floridian sensibilities, this bright loft gives an otherwise industrial space some warmth.

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    photos by: Juan Silva

  21. Renovating Old and New in Barcelona
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    Renovating Old and New in Barcelona

    When Cecilia Tham and Yoel Karaso of Habitan Architects bought their first-floor apartment in an 1894 block of the Fort Pienc neighborhood of Barcelona in 2005, they knew they were taking a risk....

    written by: Max Andrews
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel

  22. Big City, Little Loft
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    Big City, Little Loft

    New York City is the nation’s capital of cramped quarters. But for a select lucky few, scant square footage adds up to a cozy home to call one’s own.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Adam Friedberg

  23. The Best of Prefab: 7 Homes We Love
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    The Best of Prefab: 7 Homes We Love

    The locations may be far flung—from rural Missouri to Eglisau, Switzerland—the residents might be architects, families, or weekend warriors, but the constant is prefabrication in our...

    written by: Diana Budds

  24. Making the Corian Shelf

    Making the Corian Shelf

    When people enter Svetlin Krastev and Dessi Nikolova's one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan—featured in our March issue and online here—the first thing they see is the sculptural Corian...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  25. How to Play FlatPak
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    How to Play FlatPak

    Intelligent, appealing, and affordable, Charlie Lazor’s user-friendly FlatPak just might be the project that revolutionizes the prefab industry.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Chad Holder