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  1. Commune Design Loves Japan
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    Commune Design Loves Japan

    Commune has good ideas. Opening Ceremony’s shop in Los Angeles? Good idea. Partnering with Heath Ceramics? Really good idea. Working with Japanese design company Landscape Products to...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.15.12

  2. Architecture Inspiration of the Day: Aqua Tower in Chicago
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    Architecture Inspiration of the Day: Aqua Tower in Chicago

    Completed in 2010, the Aqua Tower in Chicago by Studio Gang Architects is still worth admiring.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.22.15

  3. Rooms We Love

    How to Fit a Home Office Almost Anywhere

    Combine it with another room or tuck it under a staircase.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.21.15

  4. Karoline Fesser
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    Karoline Fesser

    Inquisitiveness motivates German designer Karoline Fesser, who lives and works in her hometown, just outside Cologne. “When I started to think about design, I didn’t even know the term ‘design’...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.14

  5. Monogram Modern Home and the Best from Our 2015 DODLA Outdoor Area
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    Monogram Modern Home and the Best from Our 2015 DODLA Outdoor Area

    Explore the plants, prefabs, and outdoor furniture at 2015 DODLA's Outdoor-themed area.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.27.15

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    One Stunning Panorama, 6,742 Feet High Up in the Alps

    Organized by a local lodge owner in Italy's Dolomites mountains, the Starlight Room immerses visitors in an Alpine panorama.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    photos by: Giacomo Pompanin
    03.17.16

  7. Casa Study House #1
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    Casa Study House #1

    Traditions collide in Los Angeles when architect Jeremy Levine hotwires SoCal Spanish with international haute-moderne. The resulting house of courtyards, shelves, and even some repurposed car...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Tom Fowlks
    06.17.09

  8. Building the Maxon House: Week 1
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 1

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.02.11

  9. A Renovated Brick Schoolhouse in the Netherlands
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    A Renovated Brick Schoolhouse in the Netherlands

    Take a lesson from this school-turned-home.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Kasia Gatkowska
    04.27.16

  10. Rooms We Love

    5 Rooms With a View We Love, Especially in Fall

    As autumn falls upon the northern hemisphere, cozy on up to these inspiring rooms from Dublin to Virginia.

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    10.06.15

  11. Houses We Love

    7 Woodsy Retreats

    Surrounded by verdant scenery, these modern houses are a lovely escape from civilization.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.20.15

  12. 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!

    02.22.16

  13. 10 Sun-Filled Small Spaces
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    10 Sun-Filled Small Spaces

    Constrained by minimal square footage, small houses run the risk of feeling cramped and claustrophobic. The best solutions often involve copious amounts of natural light.

    07.08.14

  14. Massie Produced
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    Massie Produced

    Art object or machine for living in Architect William Massie’s personal prefab project takes the mass out of mass customization to create a one-of-a-kind wonder.

    written by: David Hay
    photos by: Henrik Knudsen
    01.14.09

  15. 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

  16. Living in Laos
    Travel Reports

    Living in Laos

    In August 2008 I moved with my family to Laos for a year. We wanted to give our children—and ourselves—a break from American, or Western culture, and experience something new and...

    written by: Marc Henrich
    photos by: Marc Henrich
    10.26.10

  17. Hay Is for Horses, Straw Is for Houses
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    Hay Is for Horses, Straw Is for Houses

    In the Napa Valley, one sustainable residence elegantly demonstrates straw bale technology.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: JD Peterson
    09.10.09

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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