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  1. Genius Repurposing of Materials from Ghana to Swaziland
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    Genius Repurposing of Materials from Ghana to Swaziland

    For 20 years, Design Indaba has been celebrating African design in its annual festival in Cape Town. But beyond the show, it continues to celebrate creativity emerging from the African continent....

    written by: Allie Weiss

  2. Get to Know the Winners of the 2015 National Design Awards
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    Get to Know the Winners of the 2015 National Design Awards

    The winners of the 16th annual National Design Awards, presented by Cooper Hewitt, include many Dwell favorites. Two former Dwell on Design keynote speakers, Michael Graves and Stephen Burks, were...

    written by: Allie Weiss

  3. 8 Interior Courtyards
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    8 Interior Courtyards

    To let light and fresh air into your home, opt for an interior courtyard.

    written by: Allie Weiss

  4. Hail Cedar: 7 Houses that Make Use of Cedar Wood
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    Hail Cedar: 7 Houses that Make Use of Cedar Wood

    One of the most ubiquitous materials in projects featured in our pages is cedar—a tree species that's found all around the globe. Spy seven projects that deftly use wood in the following slideshow.

    written by: Diana Budds

  5. Detail We Love: Butterfly Roofs
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    Detail We Love: Butterfly Roofs

    Along with the gable and the A-frame, the butterfly roof is among the most distinctive of silhouettes. Seven Dwell favorites follow.

    written by: Diana Budds

  6. Incredible Modernist Architecture From Latvia
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    Incredible Modernist Architecture From Latvia

    An exhibition at the Venice Biennale showcases the Baltic state’s unique post-war styles and structures.

    written by: Patrick Sisson

  7. Forces of Nature Exhibit at 19 Greek Street

    Forces of Nature Exhibit at 19 Greek Street

    Sustainable design shines at 19 greek street’s Forces of Nature exhibit.

    written by: Patrick Sisson

  8. 6 Fascinating Dwell Profiles

    6 Fascinating Dwell Profiles

    From legendary architectural photographers to today's brightest design stars, peruse some great profiles from Dwell issues past.

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  9. Architect We Love: Sou Fujimoto

    Architect We Love: Sou Fujimoto

    With his experimental buildings, the Tokyo-based architect is creating a new breed of hybrid design.

    written by: Naomi Pollock

  10. Rooms We Love

    7 Sculptural Freestanding Fireplaces

    The fireplace isn't just a heat source: it's an opporunity to anchor a room with rich materials, sculptural forms, or even bright colors.

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  11. Houses We Love

    This Vacation Rental is a Living Museum of Midcentury Eastern European Design

    For your next vacation, why not travel through history to a time-capsule of an inn in the former Yugoslavia?

    written by: Heather Corcoran

  12. Renovation

    These Old Houses: 5 Renovations That Blend Old and New

    Whether midcentury modern, Victorian, or something even older, these clever renovations hold on to their historic bones.

    written by: Heather Corcoran

  13. Renovation

    5 Additions We Love

    Whether providing additional space or a stream of natural light, these recent additions breathe new life into preexisting homes.

    written by: William Harrison

  14. Shinola Expands its Detroit Manufacturing Space

    Shinola Expands its Detroit Manufacturing Space

    Shinola brings leather making in-house with a new 12,000-square-foot studio.

    written by: Diana Budds

  15. Houses We Love

    5 Homes With Cor-Ten Steel Facades

    While its striking appearance makes it a symbol of modernity, Cor-Ten's constantly adapting quality can also help homes coexist with their natural surroundings.

    written by: William Harrison

  16. Rooms We Love

    6 Homes Featuring Luminous Chandeliers

    The best chandeliers brighten a space both literally and aesthetically.

    written by: William Harrison

  17. Houses We Love

    5 Modern Ways to Decorate With Exposed Brick

    Huff and puff all you want—when it comes to interior design trends, exposed brick isn't going anywhere.

    written by: Heather Corcoran

  18. Houses We Love

    5 Timber-Clad Houses We Love

    Embracing a humble wooden exterior, each of these timber-clad homes communes with its natural surroundings.

    written by: Aileen Kwun

  19. Rooms We Love

    5 Modern Dining Tables Big Enough for the Whole Family

    When it's time for a big meal, these well appointed dining rooms have space for even the largest guest list with tables that seat 10, 12, or even more.

    written by: Heather Corcoran

  20. House Tours

    A Restaurant Constructed from 19 Salvaged Shipping Containers

    This 6,000-square-foot prefab design in Asheville, North Carolina, features artwork and furniture crafted by locals.

    written by: Kelly Dawson
    photos by: Keli Keach

  21. Houses We Love

    5 Modern Homes in Former Industrial Buildings

    These dwellings take advantage of their cavernous, industrial pasts.

    written by: William Harrison

  22. Houses We Love

    5 Unique Beach Homes From Around The World

    Celebrate summer (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) with these beachside residences in Sweden, Australia, and a few places in between.

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  23. Renovation

    How to Renovate with Accessible Design

    When residents are dealing with issues of mobility, renovating with universal design practices in mind can make homes more accessible for all.

    written by: Heather Corcoran

  24. Houses We Love

    6 Northern California Homes We Love

    Dwell was born in San Francisco and here we're proud to salute great modern design north of San Luis Obispo County!


  25. Houses We Love

    This Surreal Cliffside Home Is Surprisingly Eco-Friendly

    A young couple were faced with a difficult site on the Spanish coast: a hillside with a 42 degree slant. GilBartolomé Architects designed the stunning—and aptly named—Cliff House for them.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    photos by: Jesús Granada