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  1. A History of Modern Chairs
    Rewind

    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
    12.05.13

  2. A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape
    Outdoor

    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
    01.03.14

  3. Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse
    House Tours

    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
    08.05.14

  4. Earn Education Units at Dwell on Design New York
    Dwell on Design

    Earn Education Units at Dwell on Design New York

    Trade members are invited to satisfy their AIA, IDCEC, ASLA, and NKBA CEU requirements at Dwell on Design New York, October 9–11, 2014.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.23.14

  5. Explore the Modern Workplace at Dwell on Design NY
    Dwell on Design

    Explore the Modern Workplace at Dwell on Design NY

    At Dwell on Design NY, Cornell University professor Franklin Becker and Los Angeles–based architect Kulapat Yantrasast delve into the zeitgeist of modern workspace design. By exploring the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.29.14

  6. How to Turn Hardware Store Finds Into an Inspired Light Fixture
    Product

    How to Turn Hardware Store Finds Into an Inspired Light Fixture

    Using easy-to-find components, designer Joel Evey makes the latest incarnation of his sculptural-yet-functional Lighht series of fixtures, exclusively for Dwell.

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    06.15.15

  7. Material Focus: Glass
    A Great Idea

    Material Focus: Glass

    As previously looked at in 5 Bold and Modern Glass Facades, Dwell takes another look at 8 contemporary structures that are recognized for their creative and daring use of combined materials and glass.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.30.13

  8. Green

    6 Rammed-Earth Houses

    The following homes use terra firma as a basic building block, and demonstrate how earthen houses can be at once green, modern, and naturally cooled.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.21.15

  9. Houses We Love

    Skin and Bones: 5 Homes With Steel Frames

    Making use of the hardy, industrial building material in alluring, innovative ways through building facades and exposed structural frames, these homes are true as steel.

    written by: Aileen Kwun
    09.17.15

  10. Houses We Love

    These Private Homes Double as Modern Art Galleries

    These multi-purpose homes were designed with great creative concentration, much like the artwork they display.

    written by: William Harrison
    11.10.15

  11. Outdoor

    Playful, Modern Treehouses Perched on Stilts

    Inspired by the traditional treehouse, each of these lofty, freestanding structures is perched on stilts to minimize disturbance to site.

    written by: Aileen Kwun
    01.22.16

  12. Houses We Love

    6 Modern Homes in Germany

    Bold colors, vintage furniture, and a variety of materials are abound in Germany.

    written by: Matthew Keeshin
    02.16.16

  13. 9 Transformative Renovations in Austin
    Renovation

    9 Transformative Renovations in Austin

    Whether by gut renovations or smaller scale modifications, these Austin homes get the facelifts they need.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    05.20.15

  14. Sponsored Post

    Meet an Emerging South African Creative Known for His Bold Blend of Art and Architecture

    Cape Town–based architect Jaun van Wyk wants to restore architecture to an art form.

    written by: Design Indaba
    02.26.16

  15. How to Build a Natural Playscape
    Outdoor

    How to Build a Natural Playscape

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Paige Johnson
    07.26.11

  16. Fritz Hansen on Knockoffs and Authentic Design
    Post

    Fritz Hansen on Knockoffs and Authentic Design

    In recent years, the Danish furniture company Fritz Hansen has taken aggressive measures to protect their products against knockoffs and counterfeits across the globe. They have rounded up and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.13.12

  17. Eames Demetrios for Herman Miller
    Dwell on Design

    Eames Demetrios for Herman Miller

    Dwell on Design’s Design Innovation Stage started off strong with an interview between Editor-in-Chief Sam Grawe and Eames Demetrios, Director of the Eames Office and grandchild of Charles...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.24.11

  18. A Modern Retreat in Rhode Island
    House Tours

    A Modern Retreat in Rhode Island

    On a secluded plot of land in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, Brooklyn's Lubrano Ciavarra Architects crafts a modern weekend house designed to frame its landscape. Residents Paul and Sophie wanted to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.10.13

  19. 5 Unique Houses in Austin, Texas
    Houses We Love

    5 Unique Houses in Austin, Texas

    These five Austin homes from the Dwell archive combine sustainable design with contemporary ingenuity.

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.06.13

  20. 7 Beautiful Balconies
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    7 Beautiful Balconies

    A place to catch morning rays or a bit of fresh air, balconies often become favorite spaces in modern homes. Click through the slideshow for a look at seven designs from the Dwell archive.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.05.13

  21. Best Midcentury Homes in America
    Books

    Best Midcentury Homes in America

    Looking back at one our favorite architecture books from Assouline, Living Architecture: Greatest American Houses of the 20th Century, which shows a different perspective on some of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.14.14

  22. Brooklyn Museum's reOrder
    Event Spotlight

    Brooklyn Museum's reOrder

    When invited to submit a proposal for Brooklyn Museum’s newly renovated Great Hall, part of a larger redesign of the New York City–based museum’s main floor, Situ Studio looked to...

    written by: Eva Meszaros
    photos by: Eva Meszaros
    03.03.11

  23. Playgrounds Worth A Trip
    Outdoor

    Playgrounds Worth A Trip

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Paige Johnson
    07.18.11

  24. Building the Maxon House: Week 26
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 26

    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...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    09.07.11

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