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  1. Playful Family Home in Belgium
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    Playful Family Home in Belgium

    A pair of interior architects with a years-in-the-making furniture collection recast an old Belgian factory as a playful family home.

    written by: Jane Szita
    08.10.13

  2. 7 Modular Beach Homes
    Houses We Love

    7 Modular Beach Homes

    Thanks to prefab technology, it’s now possible to bring an entire home with you on your seaside vacation. These modular structures were delivered straight to the shore to provide easy ocean access.

    07.29.14

  3. A Prefab Prototype for Disaster-Relief Housing
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    A Prefab Prototype for Disaster-Relief Housing

    How Superstorm Sandy helped inspire a Brooklyn prototype for more efficient temporary housing after a natural disaster.

    written by: Tim Hanrahan
    05.13.14

  4. The History Behind America's Favorite Chair: The Eames Lounge and Ottoman
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    The History Behind America's Favorite Chair: The Eames Lounge and Ottoman

    The molded plywood chair that became an American icon.

    written by: Alex Ronan
    02.04.15

  5. 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
    05.01.09

  6. Brand-New Secondhand
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    Brand-New Secondhand

    Fifteen minutes from downtown Seattle, architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo transformed the neighborhood dump—a lot that had been vacant for 30 years—into their dream home.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Philip Newton
    11.04.09

  7. Hive Minded
    My House

    Hive Minded

    Openshop|Studio’s design for a hivelike structure in the middle of a Brooklyn loft creates a chrysalis of comfort for a couple and their baby.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    photos by: Jesse Chehak
    01.14.09

  8. Designing the Ruche Sofa
    Renovation

    Designing the Ruche Sofa

    When I was in France earlier this year to report our latest Process story, which appears in our February 2011 issue and online here, I had the opportunity to not only tour Ligne Roset's...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.03.12

  9. The Red House, Paris
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    The Red House, Paris

    Ten years ago, there was a petite house in the Bastille area of Paris that sat tucked away behind the boulevard, surrounded on all four sides by a deserted factory. Today, that little house still...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.19.10

  10. WasteLandscape Made of CDs
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    WasteLandscape Made of CDs

    Scrolling through Dezeen recently—always an inspiring source for cool new projects and ideas—I came upon this eye-catching installation in the “Halle d’Aubervilliers”...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.16.11

  11. Converted Loft Fit for a Modern Family in Copenhagen
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    Converted Loft Fit for a Modern Family in Copenhagen

    In an up-and-coming area of Copenhagen, a pair of designers and their twin girls inhabit a converted loft, filling it with serious design savvy and a hefty dose of creativity.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Anders Hviid
    07.31.13

  12. Buffalo, New York
    Three Buildings

    Buffalo, New York

    Last week I traveled back East to my hometown of Buffalo, New York. Though we may not be able to consistently win a football game, we Buffalonians do know good architecture when we see it. The...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.21.09

  13. Kid Tested, Mothers Approved
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    Kid Tested, Mothers Approved

    A long house on Long Island, this prefab could get to its site peaceably only by traveling in pieces. Designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture as a holiday retreat for a family of six, this...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: João Canziani
    03.17.10

  14. A Simple Plan
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    A Simple Plan

    A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the construction process.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    11.23.11

  15. Rock, Paper, Circuits: Pulplites Lamps
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    Rock, Paper, Circuits: Pulplites Lamps

    The Vancouver design duo Dear Human finds an illuminating use for recycled paper.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.09.14

  16. Interior Inspiration: Jewel Tones
    Houses We Love

    Interior Inspiration: Jewel Tones

    From kitchen tile and cabinets to accent furniture and accessories, take a look at these seven approaches to splash interiors with dainty and regal gem-like colors.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.09.13

  17. Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle
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    Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle

    Heath Ceramics recently opened a factory and retail location in San Francisco and partnered with Blue Bottle Coffee to open a cafe inside of the 60,000-square-foot former industrial laundry. Thanks...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.27.12

  18. Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 2
    Renovation

    Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 2

    This seven-part blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios". Built in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.10.12

  19. Clever Red Pegboard Backsplash in a Remodeled Kitchen
    Rooms We Love

    Clever Red Pegboard Backsplash in a Remodeled Kitchen

    A Boston loft in a former textile factory receives a minimal, efficient kitchen at the hands of Bunker Workshop.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.12.15

  20. Miele Through the Years: Q&A with Markus Miele & Reinhard Zinkann
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    Miele Through the Years: Q&A with Markus Miele & Reinhard Zinkann

    The great-grandsons of the founders of German appliance company Miele are in it for the long haul.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.26.15

  21. Cardigan Bay's Textile Design Revolution
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    Cardigan Bay's Textile Design Revolution

    It seems an unlikely place to come across a design revolution, but if you venture into the valleys of the Pembrokeshire coast in west Wales you will find a thriving creative community. Inspired by...

    written by: Ali Morris
    07.11.12

  22. ICFF 2010: Tom Dixon
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    ICFF 2010: Tom Dixon

    Designer Tom Dixon, armed with a tiny tupperware full of sunflower seeds and a suspiciously healthy looking container of green juice, sat down at ICFF 2010 to chat about his latest limited-edition...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    05.16.10

  23. Most Popular Homes of 2014: Renovations
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    Most Popular Homes of 2014: Renovations

    The data is in! To celebrate 2014, we're rounding up the homes that were most popular on Dwell.com this year. First up, a look at the five renovations that readers loved, from a DIY transformation...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.23.14

  24. Rojkind Arquitectos is Transforming Mexico City, One Whimsical Building at a Time
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    Rojkind Arquitectos is Transforming Mexico City, One Whimsical Building at a Time

    A firm with a daring sense of creativity puts its stamp on Mexico City.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.18.15

  25. Inside This Modern Tower Is an Idyllic One-Man Sauna
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    Inside This Modern Tower Is an Idyllic One-Man Sauna

    Münster-based firm Modulorbeat recently built a one-man sauna on an abandoned steel factory site as part of a year-long festival exploring the economic uncertainty of the region surrounding Bochum,...

    written by: Nadja Sayej
    10.23.14

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