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  1. Philadelphia Design Hub: American Street Showroom
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    Philadelphia Design Hub: American Street Showroom

    Four Philadelphia residents entrenched in the local design scene repurpose an old electric substation as a hub for American innovation and craft.

    04.02.14

  2. Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
    House Tours

    Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California

    Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of space for an extended family to relax.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: John Linden
    04.02.14

  3. Sculpture Lets the Public Paint the Sky
    Travel Reports

    Sculpture Lets the Public Paint the Sky

    An art installation in Vancouver, suspended 24 stories above the harbor, lets the public create light patterns with the swipe of a cell phone screen.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.02.14

  4. Exhibit Spotlights the Work of Spanish Architect Luis Vidal
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    Exhibit Spotlights the Work of Spanish Architect Luis Vidal

    The work of the Madrid-based firm Luis Vidal + Architects, best known for its ambitious airport and train station designs, with be the subject of an exhibition coming to Washington, D.C., and New...

    written by: William Lamb
    04.01.14

  5. 'Grant Mudford: Building' at Woodbury University
    Event Spotlight

    'Grant Mudford: Building' at Woodbury University

    Grant Mudford is the 2014 winner of the Julius Shulman Award for Excellence in Photography. To celebrate the Australian photographer's prolific body of work—which ranges from architectural to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.01.14

  6. Design Icon: Renzo Piano
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    Design Icon: Renzo Piano

    We highlight Italian architect Renzo Piano, winner of the Pritzker Prize and one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.01.14

  7. Inexpensive Gabled Garden Shed in Belgium
    Finishing Touch

    Inexpensive Gabled Garden Shed in Belgium

    Using workaday materials, architect Indra Janda creatively constructs a backyard retreat that looks opaque during the day and glows at night.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    04.01.14

  8. British Designers Craft for the Crown
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    British Designers Craft for the Crown

    Two radically different design installations will celebrate London’s craft heritage.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.01.14

  9. Nature-Influenced Bathroom Fixtures
    Product Reviews

    Nature-Influenced Bathroom Fixtures

    Sinewy lines and subtle contours abound in organic bathroom fixtures—plus, three engineered materials that are increasingly indistinguishable from their natural counterparts.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.01.14

  10. Furniture by Color: Purple
    Product Reviews

    Furniture by Color: Purple

    Because of its vibrancy, purple can be a difficult color to work into an everyday space. But whether, woven into a throw or set upon a side table, it can be a regal accent, adding richness and...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.31.14

  11. Photos of the Day: Isolated Building Studies
    Travel Reports

    Photos of the Day: Isolated Building Studies

    David Schalliol’s photo project showcases the eerie beauty in Chicago's abandoned lots and standalone buildings.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.31.14

  12. Flat Design for Kitchen Appliances
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    Flat Design for Kitchen Appliances

    We've noticed a curious trend of disappearing appliances, planar sinks, and subdued surfaces. Just like the flat design that is becoming popular in technology interfaces, this kitchen is excess...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.31.14

  13. Secretly Modern: Low-Profile Houses
    Houses We Love

    Secretly Modern: Low-Profile Houses

    It can be tough fitting in, but these clever, unobtrusive homes manage to fit a dose of modernism into the nooks and crannies left over from piecemeal urban expansion, or by gently settling into...

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    03.31.14

  14. World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow
    Superstructure

    World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow

    Matthew Silva’s documentary on New York's World's Fair Pavilion is focused on getting a forgotten modernist structure restored.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.31.14

  15. A Sustainable Home in Silicon Valley
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    A Sustainable Home in Silicon Valley

    Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    photos by: Bruce Damonte
    03.29.14

  16. Passivhaus Institut Announces 2014 Finalists
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    Passivhaus Institut Announces 2014 Finalists

    The Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany, on Friday announced 20 finalists for its 2014 Passive House Awards, singling out houses, office buildings, and other structures designed and built to...

    written by: William Lamb
    03.28.14

  17. High on a Hill: San Francisco Homes
    Houses We Love

    High on a Hill: San Francisco Homes

    San Francisco is Dwell’s birthplace, so it’s no surprise that we have featured many fantastic modern homes from the city by the bay. See some from our archives!

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.28.14

  18. How-To: Patterned Rugs
    A Great Idea

    How-To: Patterned Rugs

    Decorating with statement rugs is often challenging, so here are some tips and tricks to help guide the process.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    03.28.14

  19. Richard Meier on Designing With Marble
    Interviews

    Richard Meier on Designing With Marble

    Notable for his commanding buildings clad in bright white aluminum, architect Richard Meier, who recently celebrated 50 years in the industry has become increasingly comfortable working with stone....

    written by: Erika Heet
    03.28.14

  20. Behind The Scenes: Chicago Furniture Brand Stars in Divergent
    We Recommend

    Behind The Scenes: Chicago Furniture Brand Stars in Divergent

    Furniture from the sleek Chicago studio gets a closeup in the hit movie Divergent.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.28.14

  21. Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
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    Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California

    Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    03.28.14

  22. Lite-Brite Grows Up: Flatpack Paper Lamp
    A Great Idea

    Lite-Brite Grows Up: Flatpack Paper Lamp

    This flat-packed, laser-stitched lamp shade invites endless customizations.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.27.14

  23. Sprout Space Green Classroom
    Superstructure

    Sprout Space Green Classroom

    Perkins+Will creates a sustainable, modular classroom for the 21st century.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    03.27.14

  24. A Scandinavian-Inspired Modern Kitchen
    Rooms We Love

    A Scandinavian-Inspired Modern Kitchen

    To celebrate the launch of American Standard's DXV line, designer Susan Serra creates a modern kitchen inspired by Nordic crafts and contemporary furniture. “Scandinavian design is my personal...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.27.14

  25. Eye on Design: Charlotte Perriand
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    Eye on Design: Charlotte Perriand

    A limited-edition chaise longue and a photography exhibit signal a renewed interest in the French designer and Le Corbusier collaborator.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.27.14

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