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  1. A Rare Glimpse of Google's Data Centers
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    A Rare Glimpse of Google's Data Centers

    Information giant Google has centers all over the world that drive everything you see on the web. These recently released photos show the poetry that goes into organizing the sheer amount of data...

    written by: Skylar Bergl

  2. Building the Maxon House: Week 11

    Building the Maxon House: Week 11

    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...

    written by: Lou Maxon

  3. Home Tour Preview
    Dwell on Design

    Home Tour Preview

    One of the most exciting elements of any Dwell on Design is the home tours. We use the same curatorial eye that informs what you see in the pages of the magazine to select the dozen homes in and...

    written by: Jodie Bass

  4. DesignMarch Iceland 2012
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    DesignMarch Iceland 2012

    For the fourth year in a row, product designers, architects, artists, and fashionistas opened their studio doors across Reykjavik, Iceland, for DesignMarch, a four-day roaming festival of art,...

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: James Nestor

  5. An Industrial Loft in Belgium
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    An Industrial Loft in Belgium

    Globetrotting Belgian architect Julien De Smedt carves out a space to call his own in a converted industrial loft building in Brussels.

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  6. 11 All-Wood Dining Areas
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    11 All-Wood Dining Areas

    These warm, wood-clad dining spaces are perfect for sharing the company of others.

    written by: Andrea Smith

  7. New Piano for Gardner Museum
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    New Piano for Gardner Museum

    Boston's venerable Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—founded in 1903 by a lady art patron and obsessive collector of antiquities—has been one of the city's crown cultural jewels for the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  8. Modern Renovation in Austin
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    Modern Renovation in Austin

    Situated in the heart of Austin,Texas, just blocks from the University of Texas campus, the Avenue G House offers a unique and abstract perspective on a thriving historic neighborhood. Kevin Alter,...

    written by: Wilson Barr

  9. 7 Modern Farmhouses
    Houses We Love

    7 Modern Farmhouses

    Today we venture out to the American, Canadian and English countryside to view inventive, modern takes on a venerable architectural archetype: the farmhouse. These elegant, gabled structures offer...

    written by: William Lamb

  10. Milan 2010 in Color
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    Milan 2010 in Color

    If Milan 2010 were introduced as a new Crayola color, some might argue that "Ash Cloud Grey" would be the most appropriate shade. Air travel through northern Europe at the tail end of...

    written by: Jordan Kushins

  11. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 4

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 4

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 4: A...

    written by: Brad Liljequist

  12. Tiles of Marrakech
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    Tiles of Marrakech

    I was in Morocco last week and it should come as no surprise to design fans that I was ensorcelled by the variety and complexity of Moroccan tilework. From elaborate mosaics on palace walls to...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  13. Kitchens We Love: Wood
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    Kitchens We Love: Wood

    Food, like design, is a key factor of everyday life. Not everyone appreciates food and design with fervor, but at Dwell, we recognize the importance of both. Part one of our Kitchens We Love series...

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  14. 8 Modern Carports
    A Great Idea

    8 Modern Carports

    Though it's sometimes looked down upon as a dowdy counterpart to its enclosed cousin, the garage, the carport is a functional and—as these examples from Dwell's archives suggest—often elegant touch...

    written by: William Lamb

  15. Dwell Outdoor, 2010
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell Outdoor, 2010

    It’s quite a feat to transform the interior of a convention hall—vast and fluorescently lit—into a feel-good lounge-y space that truly brings the outside in. The Dwell on Design...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Williams

  16. Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic

    Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic

    Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has done it all, from spoons to umbrellas to lights, but he’s best known for his data-driven chairs.  We dropped in on his Munich studio to sit...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Oliver Mark

  17. Best of #ModernMonday: How to Make It as a Young Designer

    Best of #ModernMonday: How to Make It as a Young Designer

    Every Monday, @dwell and @designmilk invite experts and fans to weigh in on trending topics in design. Educator Karen Hofmann, designer and architect Jenny Wu, Angela Yeh of design recruitment firm...

    written by: Luke Hopping

  18. Electric Slides

    Electric Slides

    Sliding glass doors and walls take center stage in these 10 homes that seamlessly transition between indoors and out. For more indoor-outdoor design ideas, pick up a copy of our April 2013 issue.

    written by: Diana Budds

  19. Such Great Heights: 7 Elevated Homes
    Houses We Love

    Such Great Heights: 7 Elevated Homes

    From slight to great heights, these perched abodes tread lightly on the land.

    written by: Andrea Smith

  20. Clever House Resembles an Entire Village
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    Clever House Resembles an Entire Village

    A playful renovation in Melbourne creates a series of gabled structures.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Peter Bennetts

  21. 8 Modern Guest Rooms
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    8 Modern Guest Rooms

    The guests are coming! The guests are coming! We love our family and friends and look forward to the time of year when everyone gets together. Here, we take a look at eight great examples of guest...

    written by: Megan Hamaker

  22. 8 Homes Built for the Outdoors
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    8 Homes Built for the Outdoors

    These homes are merely a place to lay one's head, as the residents choose to spend most of their time outside engaging with the surroundings.

    written by: Andrea Smith

  23. An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador
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    An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador

    Seeking a way to blend architecture into the natural environment, a pair of Ecuador-based designers invents a new modular building system.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: João Canziani

  24. Latin America's Best Modern Homes
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    Latin America's Best Modern Homes

    Latin America's design scene is heating up, from artisan-made goods making their way to US department stores to the massive architecture projects going up in advance of the World Cup and Olympic...

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  25. Fantastic Plastics
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    Fantastic Plastics

    While in Italy for a large press event regarding the 50th Salone Del Mobile, I took the opportunity to visit Kartell's headquarters in Noviglio, just outside of Milan. In a rambling campus of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Sam Grawe