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  1. Dostoyevsky, Meet Mendelsund
    Interviews

    Dostoyevsky, Meet Mendelsund

    I recently picked up a copy of Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's wonderful translation of War and Peace. I liked it so much—not nearly finished with those 1200 pages yet...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.03.11

  2. Yale School of Architecture Exhibits
    Post

    Yale School of Architecture Exhibits

    School's back in session and university galleries are filling up again with works worth studying. This fall, the Yale School of Architecture is outfitting the campus's Paul Rudolph Hall with two...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.14.09

  3. Building Blocks
    House Tours

    Building Blocks

    On a double suburban lot in Tokyo, the Office of Ryue Nishizawa built a neighborhood-scaled, flexible-format minimalist steel prefab compound for Yasuo Moriyama—a very private individual with...

    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    01.17.09

  4. Preview: Cleantech Corridor Competition
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Cleantech Corridor Competition

    Imagine a massive green community running through the heart of Los Angeles where research labs and small businesses exist side-by-side with design-focused companies manufacturing everything from...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.07.10

  5. Bar, Desk, NewYorker
    A Great Idea

    Bar, Desk, NewYorker

    The NewYorker is a savvy bit of furniture by designer Jen Turner that is at once a desk and a bar. We featured it in the November 2011 issue's 101 story on renting and here we present the fine bit...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.06.11

  6. Sound Design
    Essay

    Sound Design

    Years ago, the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas won a design competition for an addition to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) by suggesting the entire museum be torn down and replaced. There...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    03.24.10

  7. Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle
    Food

    Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle

    Heath Ceramics recently opened a factory and retail location in San Francisco and partnered with Blue Bottle Coffee to open a cafe inside of the 60,000-square-foot former industrial laundry. Thanks...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.27.12

  8. 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

  9. Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 3
    Renovation

    Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 3

    This blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios." Built in a California factory in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.24.12

  10. 5 Canister Vacuums
    Product Reviews

    5 Canister Vacuums

    Is kitty leaving too much for you to remember him by? Are your wellies tracking dirt? Whatever the mess, these vacuums will help you suck it up. 

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    05.28.09

  11. Light Up Your Life
    Post

    Light Up Your Life

    Often neglected, yet so essential. Whether they're resting on the dining table or occupying the floor, the world would be a little darker without these beaming lights. Click through the slideshow...

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    02.14.13

  12. Made in America: 7 Products from the West Coast
    Product Reviews

    Made in America: 7 Products from the West Coast

    In the following pages, we toast American ingenuity by highlighting furniture and accessories designed and fabricated across four regions of the continental United States. Check out products from...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.27.13

  13. Made in America: 7 Products from the Northeast
    Product Reviews

    Made in America: 7 Products from the Northeast

    In the following pages, we toast American ingenuity by highlighting furniture and accessories designed and fabricated across four regions of the continental United States.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.26.13

  14. 5 Great Lakeside Homes Around the World
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    5 Great Lakeside Homes Around the World

    A cool breeze coming off the water is the best escape from a mid-summer heatwave. These five lakeside homes combine modern design with fresh locations to serve as the perfect summer retreats.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.11.13

  15. 4 Modern American Brick Houses
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    4 Modern American Brick Houses

    Brick is a versatile material that’s made the transition from traditional building block to modern accent almost seamlessly. Sourced from the Dwell archives, click on through to see a few of our...

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.11.13

  16. Architecture: Then and Now
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    Architecture: Then and Now

    These four pairs of modern dwellings and their past counterparts explore the evolution of architectural styles through the ages.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.12.13

  17. 5 Modern Rural Homes Across America
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    5 Modern Rural Homes Across America

    Away from the tightly packed buildings and light pollution of the city, these rural homes become lanterns at night.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.16.13

  18. 4 Dog-Friendly Designs
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    4 Dog-Friendly Designs

    Designing a house means taking every family member into account—even those with four legs.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.17.13

  19. 7 Cozy Modern Box Homes
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    7 Cozy Modern Box Homes

    With shapes ranging from perfect cubes to rectangular prisms, these seven box homes teach their inhabitants to be happy with less.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.22.13

  20. 5 Spacious San Francisco Homes
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    5 Spacious San Francisco Homes

    Thanks to innovative modern design, these five urban San Francisco homes feel bigger than they look.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.24.13

  21. 5 Modern Historical Home Renovations in Italy
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    5 Modern Historical Home Renovations in Italy

    In compliance with strict regulations on historical renovations, these five Italian homes deftly incorporate original structure into modern remodels.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.23.13

  22. 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

  23. 4 Amazing Homes in Africa
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    4 Amazing Homes in Africa

    The world's second-largest continent boasts a variety of architectural styles, but these four homes indicate the growth of modern design in Africa.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.30.13

  24. Modern Australian Homes Part One
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    Modern Australian Homes Part One

    A few weeks ago we compiled our favorite homes in Sydney, Australia; now, check out some homes from the southern coast of the land down under.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.30.13

  25. Modern Australian Homes Part Two
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    Modern Australian Homes Part Two

    You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's southern coast. Next, take a look at four homes we love on Australia's eastern seaboard.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.31.13

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