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  1. Norwegian Wood
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    Norwegian Wood

    Designing a house for this setting was a thrilling puzzle of aesthetics and terrain for a young architect. The house they built that year suited the couple for 30 years of long summer vacations,...

    written by: Margit Bisztray
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    03.04.09

  2. Small Footprint in Fayetteville
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    Small Footprint in Fayetteville

    Fayetteville, Arkansas, doesn't have a reputation for "going green." Rather, the town has historically garnered recognition for its local beacon, the University of Arkansas. Yet...

    written by: Kelly Cooper
    photos by: Albert Skiles
    09.12.11

  3. Z for Two
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    Z for Two

    In Portland, Oregon, two adjoining six-story homes on a formerly run-down urban lot add to the neighborhood’s density and its green cred.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Shawn Records
    07.30.10

  4. Startin' Spartan
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    Startin' Spartan

    When Jay Atherton and Cy Keener met in grad school at the University of California, Berkeley, they discovered in each other a rare constellation of common interests: minimalist architecture, rock...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    11.22.10

  5. Houston, We've Solved a Problem
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    Houston, We've Solved a Problem

    A bird flying over Houston, Texas, sees only a sprawling canopy of trees. It seems the perfect nesting place for creatures both avian and human alike; unfortunately, the green ends at the tree line...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    01.25.09

  6. 10 Tiny Houses We Love
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    10 Tiny Houses We Love

    We've dedicated the pages in our November 2012 issue to living large in small spaces, whether they're 235, 900, or 2,000 square feet. But there's more! The Dwell archive features scores of small...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.05.12

  7. Bedroom Addition in Seattle
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    Bedroom Addition in Seattle

    Growing families can quickly outgrow the homes purchased when the couple was just a twosome. In Seattle, Shed Architects designed a master suite addition for a family of five that was looking for a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.18.10

  8. Grateful Shed
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    Grateful Shed

    A family discovers the joys of DIY design—and muddy feet—in their home made up of distinct pods that blends harmoniously with its surroundings in the rainy mountains of Kauai.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Linny Morris
    03.12.12

  9. A Coffee Shop Made With Shipping Containers in South Africa
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    A Coffee Shop Made With Shipping Containers in South Africa

    Earthworld Architects & Interiors, based in Pretoria, the South African capital, was hired to design a coffee shop for the Foghound Interactive Coffee Company outside Johannesburg with used...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.02.14

  10. Parksite Residence, Rotterdam
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    Parksite Residence, Rotterdam

    A former ambulance garage may seem like an unusual option for a home, but in the hands of innovative Rotterdam design office Doepel Strijkers it proved to be an inspired choice. The strongest point...

    written by: Jane Szita
    02.16.12

  11. Exterior Focus
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    Exterior Focus

    Our June 2012 issue (on newsstands now!) emphazises stunningly designed and thoughtfully crafted interiors, but we think exteriors deserve equal acclaim. Each of the faces of the featured...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.30.12

  12. Warm Wood Floors Done Right
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    Warm Wood Floors Done Right

    Wood floors provide undeniable warmth to a home. We've gathered a sampling of houses that use the material's charm to their advantage.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.04.15

  13. A Potrero Hill Renovation
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    A Potrero Hill Renovation

    San Francisco architect Cary Bernstein recently completed this renovation and expansion of an old cottage in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood. The cottage had suffered a series of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Cesar Rubio
    12.05.11

  14. Pursuing Perfection
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    Pursuing Perfection

    Resuscitating a classic can be time-consuming and pricey, but when it comes to the rehabilitation of neglected masterpieces, one Connecticut couple finds it’s worth every minute and cent.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    04.27.09

  15. A Rational Approach
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    A Rational Approach

    Typography guru Erik Spiekermann and his wife, designer Susanna Dulkinys, hate 
clutter. That’s why they love the supersleek Berlin domicile they constructed to have 
just the right lines...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    06.28.10

  16. Modern Angular Rural Family Home in Canada
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    Modern Angular Rural Family Home in Canada

    Surrounded on all sides by a sweeping Canadian hayfield, the 23.2 House is an angular ode to rural life. Out of “respect for the beams and their history,” Designer Omer Arbel insisted...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jason Schmidt
    04.26.11

  17. A Jaw-Dropping Modern Cabin Nestled Into a Steep Hillside in British Columbia
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    A Jaw-Dropping Modern Cabin Nestled Into a Steep Hillside in British Columbia

    BattersbyHowat architects defeated all odds when they designed this house on a tricky site.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    07.09.15

  18. Off-the-Grid Cabin in Arkansas
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    Off-the-Grid Cabin in Arkansas

    Stocked with green features, an inexpensive off-the-grid retreat in Arkansas provides its owner peace of mind through its clean-lined architecture.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Greg Clark
    06.11.14

  19. Harlem Renaissance
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    Harlem Renaissance

    In her book Parisian Views, critic Shelley Rice hauntingly evokes the dislocating effects that the near-complete reconstruction of Paris in the 19th century had on its population. Thanks to the...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    06.02.09

  20. Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park
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    Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park

    High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as some of the major wrongdoings of modernism, but Detroit's Lafayette Park&mdash...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.14.09

  21. Noe Valley Renovation
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    Noe Valley Renovation

    It's rare that in a resident-architect collaboration, the resident picks the more dramatic design scheme than the architect. But the homeowners of this recently renovated San Francisco Victorian,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Sharon Risedorph
    09.22.09

  22. Striking Slatted Wood and Glass Home in San Francisco
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    Striking Slatted Wood and Glass Home in San Francisco

    Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a striking home on a San Francisco hill.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Ian Allen
    07.24.13

  23. Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 9
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    Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 9

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 9:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    01.26.12

  24. 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
    08.13.09

  25. 7 Modern Homes in the Forest
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    7 Modern Homes in the Forest

    We found seven modern dwellings that are perfectly suited for tranquil living in the woods.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.06.15

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