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  1. The Structure of Construction
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    The Structure of Construction

    This brilliant new table, called A New Perspective, by James Tooze of England's Batch, combines graphic design and carpentry to produce a three-dimensional diagram of itself. That is,...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    03.01.09

  2. Ghost in the Machine
    In The Modern World

    Ghost in the Machine

    Noting how changing technologies affect the way we imagine design, the bloggers behind RNDRD unearth a trove of retro-yet-futuristic computer renderings.

    written by: Josh Conrad
    photos by: Tadao Ando
    02.19.13

  3. '9 + 1 Ways of Being Political' Exhibition at MoMA
    Event Spotlight

    '9 + 1 Ways of Being Political' Exhibition at MoMA

    Spanning utopian works from the 1960s to a performance piece examining present-day domestic spaces, the exhibition 9 + 1 Ways of Being Political: 50 years of Political Stances in Architecture and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.06.13

  4. 10 Design Insiders Sound Off on Knockoffs
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    10 Design Insiders Sound Off on Knockoffs

    In researching the much-discussed essay "The Real Cost of Rip-Offs" for Dwell's June 2012 issue (on newsstands now), many design luminaries shared their perspectives on the subject of knockoffs and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.24.12

  5. Events this Weekend: 10.8-10.11
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 10.8-10.11

    Welcome to the second installment of Out and About, our weekly round-up of art and architecture events and exhibitions around the country and globe.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.08.09

  6. 7 Unique Expert Perspectives on Design
    Interviews

    7 Unique Expert Perspectives on Design

    One of our greatest privileges at Dwell is discussing architecture and design with some of the most creative and innovative people in the world, here is a sampling of their thoughts on design.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.21.14

  7. Project_Rorschach
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    Project_Rorschach

    Project_Rorschach, an exhibit exploring architecture through obscured perspectives, is on view at the Boston Society of Architects space as part of the Boston Design Biennial through May 15.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.23.13

  8. Photographer Q&A: Alexi Hobbs
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    Photographer Q&A: Alexi Hobbs

    Whenever we have a story in Canada, we know we can count on Alexi. The talented Montreal-based photographer Alexi Hobbs has impressed us many times here at Dwell. His honest eye has a way of...

    written by: Julia Sabot
    photos by: Alexi Hobbs
    05.10.13

  9. And the World Views Winners Are...
    A Great Idea

    And the World Views Winners Are...

    In our World Views photography competition, we teamed up with Blurb and challenged Dwellers everywhere to take a shot and share their view of the modern world. You answered our call and now,...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    07.15.11

  10. Best DOD Shots
    Dwell on Design

    Best DOD Shots

    When you spill lakes of digital ink and snap loads of pictures documenting your own event (tired of Dwell on Design yet, gentle readers?) you can easily lose perspective of what the folk you're...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.04.11

  11. PISE Does It
    Green

    PISE Does It

    From an ecological perspective, pneumatically impacted stabilized earth (PISE) is a nearly perfect building material. A new house, halfway between Carmel and Big Sur, near California’s...

    written by: Adam Fisher
    04.14.09

  12. SLO Architecture's Dwell Vision Award–Winning Design
    Outdoor

    SLO Architecture's Dwell Vision Award–Winning Design

    Our inaugural award for design innovation goes to a firm whose architectural orb is lean, green, and buoyant.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.04.14

  13. The Story of De Stijl
    Books

    The Story of De Stijl

    The threads of turn-of-the-20th century radicalism in the arts and design have by now pretty much been woven into one broad yarn: capital-M Modernism. But the new book The Story of De Stijl:...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.22.11

  14. Return to Render
    Profiles

    Return to Render

    Carlos Diniz’s astounding hand-done renderings, illustrations, and screen-prints helped to push more than just a handful of buildings—they sold the very idea of modernism itself.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    11.17.11

  15. Women to Know in Design Part Two
    Interviews

    Women to Know in Design Part Two

    From women who make moves behind the scenes to an architectural theorist who hit the proverbial glass ceiling in the 1940s, here are more women in design worth knowing. Check out part one here.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.02.13

  16. North by Northwest: 5 Sites We Love
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    North by Northwest: 5 Sites We Love

    It’s no surprise that one of our favorite furniture regions also has some of the best blogs, here are five blogs from northern Europe that we can’t stop checking out this week.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.14.13

  17. The Making of Screenplay: Part 7
    Renovation

    The Making of Screenplay: Part 7

    Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest installation, Screenplay, to be featured at the upcoming Dwell on Design 2012....

    written by: Jenny Wu
    05.16.12

  18. Fabian Debora for Homeboy Industries
    Dwell on Design

    Fabian Debora for Homeboy Industries

    Tote bags are today’s essential accessory. Not only is it a more sustainable alternative to using plastic grocery bags, but it also provides a canvas on which a great message can spread.

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.24.11

  19. A Tale of Two Houses
    Design 101

    A Tale of Two Houses

    When Ulrich Fleischmann approached architect Maki Kuwayama, of Unit A Architecture in Stuttgart, Germany, to design a home and office space, he was looking for a deal. Fleischmann wanted two houses...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.01.09

  20. Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings
    Outdoor

    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
    03.20.14

  21. 7 Uses of Perforated Metal
    A Great Idea

    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
    01.27.14

  22. A Picturesque Desert Prefab
    House Tours

    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
    11.18.13

  23. 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

  24. Magda Biernat's Betel Nut Girls
    Event Spotlight

    Magda Biernat's Betel Nut Girls

    I recently chatted over the phone with architectural photographer Magda Biernat, whose work photographing Betel Nut Girls of Taiwan (and the small, contained structures they work in) will be...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.16.11

  25. Modern Masterpieces: 6 Great Homes in France
    Houses We Love

    Modern Masterpieces: 6 Great Homes in France

    A passive home draped with bamboo shades might sound unusual, but it seems almost tame compared to other examples of contemporary French design.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.03.13

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