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  1. Vitra
    Design 101

    Vitra

    The conventional version of the
open-plan office is now regarded as a failure.

    written by: Jürgen Dürrbaum
    01.28.09

  2. The Right Track
    House Tours

    The Right Track

    With nearly a half century of architectural experience, Peter Cohen designed this ingenious spine-and-module home for him and his wife Sally in the coastal forests just outside Ellsworth, Maine.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    08.31.09

  3. Hidden in Plain View
    Finishing Touch

    Hidden in Plain View

    A digitally fabricated design in London boasts secret compartments for coralling the trappings of a modern workspace.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: James Day
    06.28.12

  4. Pup Tent!
    A Great Idea

    Pup Tent!

    Last year, the AIA Small Project Award went to what is most likely the smallest house ever to win the award: the Pup Tent by the New York-based firm Slade Architecture. Made from a single four-by...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.03.11

  5. Stephan Jaklitsch
    Books

    Stephan Jaklitsch

    Oro Editions's Stephan Jaklitsch: Habits, Patterns, Algorithms 1998-2008 is a massive tome chronicling the last ten years' work of architect and interior designer Stephan Jaklitsch. Jaklitsch has...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.05.10

  6. Transit Maps We Love
    Post

    Transit Maps We Love

    Certainly you could opt for a postcard of your favorite city’s key landmarks, but that doesn’t tell you all that much about the city’s culture does it? For a graphical element...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    06.15.12

  7. 101 Landscape
    Design 101

    101 Landscape

    Garden design is only a fraction of the landscaping tradition. Residential or commercial it's a balance fo aesthetics and function that makes for sucess, and we take a look into (and upon) the field.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  8. Why Design Now?
    Event Spotlight

    Why Design Now?

    Earlier this month, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum unveiled its fourth exhibition in its National Design Triennial series: Why Design Now?. The exhibit features more than 125 projects-...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.24.10

  9. A Look Inside V&A Pattern
    Books

    A Look Inside V&A Pattern

    London's Victoria and Albert Museum has opened up its extensive archives and published the fantastic V&A Pattern volumes. The first four hardcover editions in the series are William Morris,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.30.10

  10. 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

  11. Stumptown Rock
    Green

    Stumptown Rock

    Even before construction was complete, the Stump House was turning heads. When its green-minded future owners learned of its shining environmental résumé, they knew they’d found...

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: John Clark
    03.04.09

  12. Measure Your Life
    Design 101

    Measure Your Life

    With less stuff, you’ll need fewer square feet to jam it into. But how small is too small?

    written by: Dan Maginn
    11.17.12

  13. Green & Affordable Prefab Home Debuts in Palm Springs
    House Tours

    Green & Affordable Prefab Home Debuts in Palm Springs

    Tours of John Lautner’s Elrod House or the Annenberg’s newly re-opened Sunnylands may leave us wondering if we could ever afford a modernist luxury for ourselves, but thankfully...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Izumi Tanaka
    02.17.12

  14. A Complex Story
    Essay

    A Complex Story

    My father’s prefabricated housing project, Habitat ’67, broke ground in April of 1965. The building, which grew out of his bachelor’s thesis, came to be regarded as one of the...

    written by: Oren Safdie
    03.23.10

  15. Hollywood Renovation: Week 9
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 9

    This week the plan was to transform the back garden into a lush California native garden inspired in part by Maui, where we just returned from vacation. However, it has been raining almost every...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    03.25.11

  16. The Return of Ulysses
    Post

    The Return of Ulysses

    San Franciscans will not want to miss Claudio Monteverdi’s opera The Return of Ulysses, staged and directed by artist William Kentridge, running at the Project Artaud Theater running through...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.25.09

  17. Finding My Latent Energy Use
    A Great Idea

    Finding My Latent Energy Use

    If you're anything like me, it drives you nuts when a light is left on in a room you—nor anyone in your household—is in. How sinful is it though? I ran through my apartment with a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.25.11

  18. Abstract Trellis Cools Down Tennessee Home
    Houses We Love

    Abstract Trellis Cools Down Tennessee Home

    A dramatic trellis adds bravado and a passive cooling element to a recently renovated mid-century ranch house.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Anthony Matula
    09.26.12

  19. Paul Goldberger at AIA SF
    Travel Reports

    Paul Goldberger at AIA SF

    Last week I had lunch at the AIA San Francisco to hear New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger discuss his new book Why Architecture Matters. I've read a bit of the book and liked it very...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.21.10

  20. Coffee Break: Toby's Estate
    Food

    Coffee Break: Toby's Estate

    Under-caffeinated Brooklynites have a new destination in Toby's Estate coffee, an Australian cafe import that opened in January. The company has been around since 1998 but for their first U.S....

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.12

  21. Friday Finds 10.07.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.07.11

    In our weekely round up of design finds, we present to you modern buildings recently named on the World Monuments Fund Watch List, the work of photographer Andrew Myers, a behind-the-scenes time...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.07.11

  22. Sushi chef Susumu Ueda Reviews 6 Energy-Efficient Refrigerators
    Product Reviews

    Sushi chef Susumu Ueda Reviews 6 Energy-Efficient Refrigerators

    The refrigerator in your kitchen may be humming a pricey song—to the tune of hundreds of dollars and thousands of kilowatts a year. Even a ten-year-old model uses twice the energy of a new...

    photos by: Brad Hines
    02.03.09

  23. Before You Renovate
    Design 101

    Before You Renovate

    Finding the perfect home sometimes means creating it. Renovation can require as much effort in the planning as in the execution so you’ll need some patience—and you should arm yourself...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    10.03.09

  24. Taylor Made
    House Tours

    Taylor Made

    Architect Piers Taylor's renovation of an old gameskeeper's cottage, complete with a castellated roof and sweeping meadow below, is an exercise in dramatic modernization, one that takes advantage...

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Ben Anders
    01.22.09

  25. San Juan, PR
    House Tours

    San Juan, PR

    After three rainless weeks a welcome tropical shower blew into San Juan, Puerto Rico, one afternoon last May, awakening Casa Delpin with the sound of trickling water.

    written by: Michael Cannell
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    02.26.09

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