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  1. 5 Tiny Family Homes
    Houses We Love

    5 Tiny Family Homes

    You might be able to survive comfortably in a small space—but what about room for the whole family? These petite spaces are built for more than one.

    written by: Allie Weiss

  2. A Picturesque Desert Prefab
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    A Picturesque Desert Prefab

    Jim Murren’s prefab house in Sin City, designed by Marmol Radziner, is as artful as it is art-filled, thanks to an asymmetrical arrangement of solids and voids.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Jill Paider

  3. Bedrock Images's Forgotten Maps

    Bedrock Images's Forgotten Maps

    For the architecturally inclined—especially those with a mess of wall space—little enlivens the living room like a gigantic map. Though hip apartments the nation over are festooned with...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  4. Creative Agency We Love: Ill-Studio

    Creative Agency We Love: Ill-Studio

    Founded in 2007 by Léonard Vernhet and Thomas Subreville, Ill-Studio is a multidisciplinary design agency based in Paris, France. Whether for personal or commission, the duo along with luminaries...

    written by: Eujin Rhee

  5. Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings

    Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings

    A quintessential backyard element, the swing adds levity to outdoor spaces. These seven pieces give new perspective to their homes whether hung from a tree, on a porch, and even inside.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy

  6. 7 Uses of Perforated Metal
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    7 Uses of Perforated Metal

    A laser cutter or water-jet cutter can add a whimsical, decorative flourish to virtually any space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven creative uses of perforated metal.

    written by: William Lamb

  7. 9 Modern Mobile Dwellings
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    9 Modern Mobile Dwellings

    From renovated Airstreams to futuristic cars, these roaming residences represent the past, present, and future of mobile living.


  8. How Green Construction is Significantly Cutting Emissions

    How Green Construction is Significantly Cutting Emissions

    Edward Mazria of Architecture 2030 talks to Dwell about the success (and upcoming explosion) of green construction.

    written by: Patrick Sisson

  9. Rhythms of Modern Life Exhibition
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    Rhythms of Modern Life Exhibition

    While I was in Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami a couple weeks back, I ducked into my favorite Miami Beach museum the Wolfsonian to have a look around.

    written by: Aaron Britt

  10. Erica Islas on Kids' Spaces
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    Erica Islas on Kids' Spaces

    Design isn't just for adults anymore; the demand for innovative kids' spaces in on the rise. Erica Islas, founder of EMI Interior Design, has been busy creating nursery, kids, and play rooms. We're...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  11. A Piece of Home
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    A Piece of Home

    Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from disparate cultures can design a home that bridges the gap.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Ben Anders

  12. 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

  13. The Modern Honolulu

    The Modern Honolulu

    In early April I was invited out to Honolulu to give a talk at the Hawaii Build and Buy Green Expo, an offer I could hardly refuse. And wanting to be as close to the Hawaiian Convention Center as I...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  14. 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

  15. Lerival's Architect-Designed Furniture

    Lerival's Architect-Designed Furniture

    Lerival, a design house that bridges contemporary furniture and architecture, was founded by Dominique Gonfard and James Coombes in late 2008. They founded the company aiming to push the boundaries...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  16. Iannis Xenakis Drawings
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    Iannis Xenakis Drawings

    Though I fear that I won't get to see it in person, The Drawing Center in New York has just opened a new exhibit of architect and composer Iannis Xenakis's drawings. Iannis Xenakis: Composer,...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  17. A Modern Cor-Ten Steel Cube on a Historic Site in England
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    A Modern Cor-Ten Steel Cube on a Historic Site in England

    Designed by Mark Merer, this English home bridges the gap between past, present, and future.

    written by: Sarah Akkoush

  18. Minimal Romanian Attic Renovation Complete with an Epic Bathtub
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    Minimal Romanian Attic Renovation Complete with an Epic Bathtub

    Custom woodwork and natural light invigorate a formerly cramped space.

    written by: Patrick Sisson

  19. An Angular Beach Home Blends in With the Dunes Surprisingly Well
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    An Angular Beach Home Blends in With the Dunes Surprisingly Well

    This geometric gem becomes one with its environment.

    written by: Sarah Akkoush
    photos by: Filip Dujardin

  20. An Architect's Pop-Up Book

    An Architect's Pop-Up Book

    One of the perks of being a Dwell editor are the various fun surprises that appear in the mail—newly published books, the occasional small product, even the random staple gun (yes, really)....

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  21. Industrial Evolution
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    Industrial Evolution

    A Norman Foster master plan has transformed a decaying German industrial port into a vibrant neighborhood. It’s not about a single dramatic image, but what Foster calls “incremental...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus

  22. Dror-Designed Soho Synagogue
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    Dror-Designed Soho Synagogue

    Designed by Studio Dror, the new SoHo Synagogue in New York aims to translate the inspiration of Judaism to a new generation. Founders Rabbi Dovi Scheiner and his wife Esty Scheiner invited Dror to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  23. A History of Modern Chairs

    A History of Modern Chairs

    The best way to gain perspective on the aesthetics of a given era is by examining the product designs of the time. To that end, what better piece to examine then one of the most widely-ignored but...

    written by: Kate Santos

  24. A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape

    A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape

    With aptly applied angular concrete details and ornamental plantings, landscape architect Terence Lee transforms his slender Northern California backyard.

    written by: Diana Budds

  25. Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse
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    Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse

    A modern, gabled home in Austin is designed to feel like a "leftover railroad house that had been repurposed."

    written by: Emily Shapiro