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  1. Rehousing the American Dream at MoMA
    Event Spotlight

    Rehousing the American Dream at MoMA

    By current estimates, close to 11 million American homeowners are in serious distress, owing more on their homes than the homes themselves are worth. Foreclosure rates have been elevated since the...

    written by: Ian Volner
    03.01.12

  2. Architecture in Baghdad
    Event Spotlight

    Architecture in Baghdad

    There are many famous structures we associate with Le Corbusier (Chandigarh in India, Villa Savoye in France, the United Nations headquarters in New York), the Saddam Hussein Sports Complex in...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    02.29.12

  3. Seinfood Posters
    A Great Idea

    Seinfood Posters

    No Soup for You, the marble rye, Junior Mints in the operating theater, Kenny Roger's chicken, Mackinaw peaches, the big salad. Seinfeld never skimped on the food jokes, and a new show of 20 prints...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.28.12

  4. Hide and Eat
    Finishing Touch

    Hide and Eat

    In Manhattan, where space is the ultimate luxury, a clever design workaround makes a dining table disappear after supper.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.28.12

  5. Wang Shu Wins 2012 Pritzker Prize
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    Wang Shu Wins 2012 Pritzker Prize

    Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio became the first Chinese architect to win the Pritzker Prize for Architecture today. Unlike the majority of previous Pritzker winners, whose names often come...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.27.12

  6. Hasso's iPad and Laptop Sleeves
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    Hasso's iPad and Laptop Sleeves

    As soon as a new gizmo hits—I'm looking at you, iPad—the design world races to kit it out with sleek accessories. Yes, I'm all for protecting my precious laptop or tablet or swanky...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.27.12

  7. Donna Wilson Chocolates
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    Donna Wilson Chocolates

    We Dwellers are huge fans of Donna Wilson's charming and crafty designs, and have highlighted many of her products online and in the magazine, including her egg cups, pouffes, house blanket, make...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.27.12

  8. Near Westside Story
    House Tours

    Near Westside Story

    Three houses in Syracuse win a sustainable design competition and reshape an urban neighborhood for $200,000 apiece.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Richard Barnes
    02.25.12

  9. Project: R-House
    House Tours

    Project: R-House

    Passive solar design, which promotes passive means of generating and retaining warmth over active—and expensive—systems, is central to R-House’s success. Solar gain—chiefly...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Richard Barnes
    02.24.12

  10. Project: Live Work Home
    House Tours

    Project: Live Work Home

    Richard Cook, a principal at Cook + Fox Architects, surveyed the Near Westside’s inventory of vacant structures and arrived at a conclusion that would guide the design of the Live Work Home. ...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.24.12

  11. Project: TED
    House Tours

    Project: TED

    Unlike its next-door neighbor, R-House, TED wasn’t originally planned to meet the exacting Passive House standard. Onion Flats initially won on the basis of its relatively straightforward...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.24.12

  12. Friday Finds 02.24.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 02.24.12

    On this Friday, we take you on a food tour of San Francisco, share a clip from the new Ralph Fiennes film, and introduce you to our new favorite interactive website, which tests one's ability to...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.24.12

  13. Art from Architecture
    We Recommend

    Art from Architecture

    Highlight Gallery's new project, 3020 Laguna Street In Exitum, is open to the public for just one more day–tomorrow, Saturday, February 25, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. So if you're in San Francisco...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.24.12

  14. Chroma at the San Francisco Ballet
    Interviews

    Chroma at the San Francisco Ballet

    Last week I caught the stunning dance Chroma at the San Francisco Ballet. Choreographed by Wayne McGregor with a set designed by the famed British minimalist architect John Pawson, Chroma is...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.23.12

  15. Spirit of the South
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    Spirit of the South

    With neighboring duplexes supplying rental income, two Knoxville architects patiently—and affordably—craft their dream home.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Hollis Bennett
    02.22.12

  16. Split the Difference
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    Split the Difference

    When the plan to add a second story to a century-old Montreal house crumbled due to a weak foundation, architect Marc-André Plasse eked out another 500 square feet with a clever...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Alexi Hobbs
    02.22.12

  17. San Francisco's "Forgotten Modernism"
    A Great Idea

    San Francisco's "Forgotten Modernism"

    While I was on a scouting trip for a future Dwell Reports story, I came across the work of local artist and architect Michael Murphy, his "Forgotten Modernism" series specifically. Three...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.21.12

  18. Monobloc Blues
    The Argument

    Monobloc Blues

    The secret history of a plastic classic that doesn’t sit quite right.

    written by: William Bostwick
    02.21.12

  19. Blair Niche Project
    Houses We Love

    Blair Niche Project

    At just $167 per square foot, this high-design, low-cost barn in rural Wisconsin is an American idyll.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.20.12

  20. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 10
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 10

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 10:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    02.19.12

  21. Region of Honor
    Houses We Love

    Region of Honor

    Tuned into its sylvan setting, this affordable green home in Hillsborough, North Carolina, is a modern take on the surrounding centuries-old structures.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.18.12

  22. 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

  23. Dwell's Cameo on The Office
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    Dwell's Cameo on The Office

    For those who missed it, Dwell's December/January prefab-themed issue had a short but sweet cameo on the television show The Office last night. Our great cover image of the Burton Residence in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.17.12

  24. Friday Finds 02.17.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 02.17.12

    Well, folks, it's time for yet another installment of Friday Finds. Scroll down for a look at Kate Bush, one of our favorite pieces from Stockholm Design Week, a stop motion vid, and much more. And...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.17.12

  25. Rineke Dijkstra at SFMOMA
    Event Spotlight

    Rineke Dijkstra at SFMOMA

    Yesterday I was utterly knocked out at the press preview for SFMOMA's new show "Rineke Dijkstra: Retrospective." I'd seen the Dutch photographer's work before in dribs and drabs, but...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.17.12

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