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  1. Salvation Mountain and Slab City
    Travel Reports

    Salvation Mountain and Slab City

    One of the highlights of my trip down to Borrego Springs and the Anza Borrego desert, was a detour to Salvation Mountain. A kind of folk art monument to god, Salvation Mountain is just outside...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.20.11

  2. Home Sweat Home
    Essay

    Home Sweat Home

    The land we purchased—a little less than 40 acres in the Floyd County foothills of southwestern Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains—is the hilly, unfarmable center of several large...

    written by: Cy Merkezas
    03.29.10

  3. Super Ramp
    --Done Right

    Super Ramp

    By the time you’ve climbed the gentle slope of Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park, you’ve passed through four classic Northwest landscapes—–valley, forest, meadow, and...

    06.09.10

  4. Car Park
    --Done Wrong

    Car Park

    In theory, you can build a fine urban park atop an underground parking garage. Stroll through the gardens of Chicago’s Millennium Park, and you forget you’re walking above a cavern for...

    06.09.10

  5. Green Between the Lines
    --The Future of

    Green Between the Lines

    Wondering what's in store for our beloved local green spaces? A trio of experts has the forecast.

    06.09.10

  6. Design-Build Time-Lapse
    Post

    Design-Build Time-Lapse

    TYIN Tegnestue, the Norwegian architecture firm founded by Andreas Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad in 2007, has made it their work and passion to build locally inspired, cleverly designed structures...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.13.12

  7. Snow in Bear Valley
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    Snow in Bear Valley

    I snuck over to Bear Valley this weekend for some late-season skiing. Previously a Tahoe skier, I was pleasantly surprised with Bear Valley’s laid-back vibe. In lieu of towering ski lodges...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Olivia Martin
    04.24.12

  8. Preview the '131-Day House'
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    Preview the '131-Day House'

    Our July/August issue (on newsstands now) focuses on the work of talented female architects who found creative ways to solve design problems. One such story is told by Jayna Cooper, an emerging L.A...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.09.12

  9. Parrish Art Museum by Herzog & de Meuron
    House Tours

    Parrish Art Museum by Herzog & de Meuron

    Herzog & de Meuron design a new home for the Parrish Art Museum, providing an excuse to visit the Hamptons in the off-season.

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    09.29.12

  10. 5 Inspirational Backyards
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    5 Inspirational Backyards

    Although snow still covers many a garden, spring is rapidly approaching and the plans for lush landscapes are being laid. Here, we pick five homes with great gardens for spring planning (or...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.13.13

  11. 4 Amazing Spaces for Outdoor Entertaining
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    4 Amazing Spaces for Outdoor Entertaining

    When summer weather hits, there's nothing like a little outdoor entertaining. Here, we take a look at four homes with perfect spaces for open air gatherings.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.03.13

  12. 10 Modern Rear Facades
    Houses We Love

    10 Modern Rear Facades

    While curb appeal may get all the fan fair we think great architecture deserves kudos from all angles. Here, we've gathered 10 homes from the Dwell archives that pay as much attention to the design...

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.09.13

  13. A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England
    Houses We Love

    A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England

    In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from its original foundations.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Joakim Boren
    02.12.14

  14. 6 Revamped Beach Houses
    Renovation

    6 Revamped Beach Houses

    Escaping to a seaside retreat doesn’t mean you have to rough it; these renovated beach houses incorporate all the comforts of home within a stone’s throw of the shore.

    06.12.14

  15. 7 Tiny Backyard Retreats
    Outdoor

    7 Tiny Backyard Retreats

    From a nature writer’s off-the-grid Puget Sound getaway to a Texan’s shipping container guesthouse, these retreats may inspire you to make that backyard retreat you’ve been dreaming of a reality.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.27.13

  16. 6 Rooftop Hangouts
    Outdoor

    6 Rooftop Hangouts

    With forethought and engineering, a rooftop can be a very valuable bit of real estate. Here are six cool roofs that not only work overhead, but underfoot.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.29.13

  17. 7 Fantastic Backyard Buildings
    Outdoor

    7 Fantastic Backyard Buildings

    Whether the room brings the backyard in or vice versa, these dwellings mesh the beauty of the outdoors with the comfort of being inside.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.27.13

  18. 8 Modern Homes with Breezeways
    Outdoor

    8 Modern Homes with Breezeways

    Take a look at how these eight houses connect their freestanding interior spaces with outdoor corridors.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    06.01.15

  19. Where Pigs Fly
    Outdoor

    Where Pigs Fly

    Those looking for a more down-to-earth option might consider wallowing in a pigsty, which is essentially what designer Amir Sanei constructed for his two sons.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  20. 5 Prefab Desert Homes
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    5 Prefab Desert Homes

    As previously seen in Best Modern Desert Houses, Dwell invites you to take a peak at these scorching additions.

    written by: Jami Smith
    06.03.13

  21. Innovative Wooden Homes
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    Innovative Wooden Homes

    From Indonesia to Buenos Aires, wood is being worked into interiors and exteriors in breathtaking ways, take a look at how these five homes have made tasteful and unique statements with wood...

    written by: Jami Smith
    06.06.13

  22. 7 Modern Outdoor Fireplaces We Love
    Outdoor

    7 Modern Outdoor Fireplaces We Love

    There's no better time to gather around an outdoor fire pit then on a windy Autumn night. Check out these cozy outdoor areas, equipped with the latest technology and embracing timeless traditions...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.17.13

  23. How-To: Giant Windows
    Houses We Love

    How-To: Giant Windows

    Eyes are the windows to the soul. And windows? Well, they broadcast a home's soul and create a connection between private, interior and public, exterior life. Here are a few ways to make maximum...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.23.14

  24. All-Inclusive Architecture
    Outdoor

    All-Inclusive Architecture

    At the symbolic heart of Philadelphia lies John F. Kennedy (JFK) Plaza, more commonly called Love Park after a Robert Indiana sculpture that is the soul of the site.

    written by: Anuj Desai
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.05.09

  25. All-Clad: 7 Innovative Exteriors
    How To

    All-Clad: 7 Innovative Exteriors

    From wood to steel to glass to cement boards, we give you the inside track on the materials and techniques needed to make your facade sing.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.24.13

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