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  1. Harlem Renaissance
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    Harlem Renaissance

    In her book Parisian Views, critic Shelley Rice hauntingly evokes the dislocating effects that the near-complete reconstruction of Paris in the 19th century had on its population. Thanks to the...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    06.02.09

  2. Changing the Point
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    Changing the Point

    When Byron and Sue Henry began spending more time at their cozy lake cabin, they realized the existing layout no longer suited them or their two sons with growing families. So in late 2008, the...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    06.22.12

  3. Self-Contained
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    Self-Contained

    Having purchased a 3.5-acre plot of land in Topanga, California, with a very rustic, 750-square-foot cabin on it several years ago, architect Christof Jantzen found himself in need of a fairly...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.03.10

  4. Roger Federer's Personal Logo?
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    Roger Federer's Personal Logo?

    If you put any stock at all in national stereotypes--we Americans are a bit pudgy, I confess--then you're no stranger to the notion of Swiss precision. Those watches, that typography, and as his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.24.11

  5. Modular Retreat
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    Modular Retreat

    Architect Jim Garrison of Brooklyn-based Garrison Architects was asked to design a lakeside retreat for visiting families at a boarding school for troubled teens, Star Commonwealth, in Albion,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    03.17.10

  6. About a Boat
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    About a Boat

    The Houdini-like designers behind this boathouse employed giant steel arches to make the structure disappear from view and in its place create the illusion of a gentle slope of land leading out to...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    06.05.11

  7. IdeaGarden Eco-Farmhouse
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    IdeaGarden Eco-Farmhouse

    After Will Rosenzweig and Carla Fracchia bought this 100-year-old farmhouse in Healdsburg, California, they hired Arkin Tilt Architects and Earthtone Construction to make an eco-friendly example...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.13.11

  8. Straight and Narrow
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    Straight and Narrow

    Behind an unassuming 19th-century facade in Singapore's Joo Chiat neighborhood, Ching Ian and Yang Yeo's renovation of a typical shophouse venerates tradition while looking squarely to the future.

    written by: Daisann McLane
    photos by: Richard Powers
    02.26.09

  9. Nature Nurtured
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    Nature Nurtured

    On the shores of New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu, architects Bronwen Kerr and Pete Ritchie designed a relaxed family home that reclines into its spectacular landscape.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Stephen Oxenbury
    03.04.09

  10. Envelopes: Pratt Manhattan Gallery
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    Envelopes: Pratt Manhattan Gallery

    A building envelop is to a structure as our skin is to our bodies. But whereas our protective outer layers are responsive to the environment (both inside and outside ourselves), the walls that wrap...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.29.10

  11. Facade Focus: Metal
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    Facade Focus: Metal

    While still studying architecture at Eindhoven University, Servie Boetzkes and Jeroen Helder landed a commission through “friends of friends” to build a home in a suburb of Arnhem.

    written by: Jane Szita
    05.22.12

  12. Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands
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    Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands

    Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded together, hired an architect, and set about forming the community that...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    11.16.09

  13. QuaDror Unveiled at Design Indaba
    A Great Idea

    QuaDror Unveiled at Design Indaba

    In its simplest version, QuaDror looks like a child's wooden puzzle. Dror Benshetrit aligns four L-shaped blocks, and effortlessly shifts them from a few flat planes into an elegant structure. It...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    02.28.11

  14. Los Angeles Home with Wood-Clad Interior
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    Los Angeles Home with Wood-Clad Interior

    Why the clean, sophisticated interior of this Hollywood bungalow needed nothing so much as a man’s touch.

    written by: Rico Gagliano
    photos by: Zen Sekizawa
    05.27.12

  15. The Siple Life
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    The Siple Life

    A devastating accident could have made Murray Siple a bitter man. Instead, he decided to renovate a house. The result is a masterful achievement of modern design that has allowed the filmmaker to...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    04.27.09

  16. Two Days in Marfa, Texas
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    Two Days in Marfa, Texas

    It requires a long and dusty trek across the desert to reach Marfa,Texas. Situated 200 miles from El Paso, Marfa is a little burg in west Texas with a population of 2,200 and a thriving community...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    09.01.10

  17. Christien Meindertsma: Act Local
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    Christien Meindertsma: Act Local

    Since graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003, Rotterdam-based Christine Meinderstma has carved a niche for herself exploring the stories of ordinary objects. Take her book PIG (2007),...

    written by: Jane Szita
    08.02.12

  18. Lone Star
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    Lone Star

    Rural Texas commonly conjures visions of Stetsons, spurs, and longhorn steer, but the countryside contains more than just cowboys. On a wide stretch of farmland, the Farley Studio brings modern...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    01.22.09

  19. Modern Love
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    Modern Love

    Single mod-loving gal seeks North Jersey split-level for a match made in Hoboken.

    written by: Dave Weinstein
    09.23.09

  20. Frolla Armchair by Skitsch
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    Frolla Armchair by Skitsch

    Beanbag chairs are mainstays in most family rooms, dens, and children's rooms and it's no wonder since they're casual, comfortable, and easy to move. Italian design company Skitsch just launched...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.10.12

  21. Critics Love Critics
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    Critics Love Critics

    The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this week, with the prize for commentary going to Sarah Kaufman, a dance writer, of the Washington Post. I was heartened immediately that a dance writer took...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.15.10

  22. Underground House in Seoul
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    Underground House in Seoul

    Architect Byoung Soo Cho’s Earth House is quite possibly one of the classiest dugouts ever built. Set amid peaceful woods and rice fields an hour east of Seoul, Korea, the subterranean...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Wooseop Hwang
    03.25.10

  23. 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

  24. The Ringmaster
    In The Modern World

    The Ringmaster

    In February, Murray Moss closed his landmark SoHo design emporium to open a smaller headquarters. Now he’s pursuing a new agenda: marrying art and design in a 21st-century Wunderkammer.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.20.12

  25. Creative Re-Use in Oakland
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    Creative Re-Use in Oakland

    Stephen Shoup is the kind of person to see potential in things that others might miss. In 2005, looking for a property that would house himself and his design/build firm, building Lab inc., he...

    02.28.11

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