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  1. BIG to Design Tallinn City Hall
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    BIG to Design Tallinn City Hall

    In a unanimous decision by the jury for the international competition to design Tallinn's new City Hall, the entry from Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group was awarded first place. The civic design is...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.24.09

  2. Converting a Commercial Storefront to a Home (and Studio!)
    My House

    Converting a Commercial Storefront to a Home (and Studio!)

    Seeking more space and a connection with the city, an artist and a designer turn an old Toronto storefront in Dundas West into a home and studio.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Naomi Finlay
    03.27.13

  3. Appetite for Construction
    House Tours

    Appetite for Construction

    Six years ago, architect Jorge Gracia came to Dwell’s attention with a house he built for his family that was radically different from any other in his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico, where the...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    03.29.11

  4. Fine Dine-ing
    My House

    Fine Dine-ing

    Interior and furniture designer Nick Dine—son of pop artist Jim Dine—has a love-hate relationship with his 2,000-square-foot Hudson Square condo loft. A long rectangle, it was born a...

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Jeremy Liebman
    08.03.10

  5. Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids
    Outdoor

    Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids

    At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.24.14

  6. 7 Quilts for Modern Bedrooms
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    7 Quilts for Modern Bedrooms

    From simple geometrics to a riot of patterns, this folkcraft is easily adapted to a modern aesthetic.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.17.14

  7. Designer Profile: Kate Koeppel
    Profiles

    Designer Profile: Kate Koeppel

    San Francisco–based designer Kate Koeppel makes record dividers for the hyper-organized audiophile.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.21.14

  8. Super Sydney: 5 Modern Houses Down Under
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    Super Sydney: 5 Modern Houses Down Under

    Skip the Sydney Opera House and click through these five amazing abodes in Australia's biggest city.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.20.13

  9. RIBA Winners
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    RIBA Winners

    I was down in the mailroom today when I spied a copy of Architecture 09: RIBA Buildings of the Year, edited by Tony Chapman, which came out at the end of last year. Whenever I'm hard...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.24.10

  10. A Green Wall in Silicon Valley
    Outdoor

    A Green Wall in Silicon Valley

    Bay Meadows, billed as a "progressive new urban village," is starting to take shape in San Mateo, south of San Francisco.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.06.13

  11. How to Design with Hexagon Patterns
    A Great Idea

    How to Design with Hexagon Patterns

    The hexagon has been long favored in design, most often implemented in tile. Here are examples from our design archives, plus our favorite products that celebrate the motif.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.03.13

  12. The Windows Have It
    House Tours

    The Windows Have It

    From classic, cool glass swaths to a glowing semi-opaque wall to a crowning oculus of light, we've rounded up a selection of some of the most distinctive and diverse windows from homes featured in...

    written by: Sara Ost
    10.24.12

  13. Bach to the Beach
    House Tours

    Bach to the Beach

    With authenticity and simplicity as their rallying cry, a Kiwi architect and his wife have built a modern beach house that puts a fresh spin on the local vernacular.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    05.16.11

  14. Blues Clues
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    Blues Clues

    Embracing the blues—these homes do!

    written by: Jami Smith
    03.04.13

  15. Trailer Flash
    Superstructure

    Trailer Flash

    Most folks who kit out a vintage Airstream intend to take it on the road, but Burton Baldridge’s design—a hip new green room for one of the most respected music venues in Austin, Texas...

    written by: Addie Broyles
    08.20.12

  16. Kex Hostel, Reykjavik
    Hotels

    Kex Hostel, Reykjavik

    Any traveler who’s been drawn to the magical desolation and unique energy of Iceland and its people knows that finding interesting places to stay has been quite a challenge. Last May this all...

    written by: Jeff Wardell
    01.31.12

  17. 5 Modern Glass Houses
    Houses We Love

    5 Modern Glass Houses

    Those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, the old adage goes. That said, the careful are rewarded with stunning views and a strong connection to the outdoors. Flip through our collection of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.30.13

  18. David Carlson
    Interviews

    David Carlson

    “I’m not particularly interested in ‘design,’” says David Carlson, a man who has spent much of his career focused on the subject. “I see it as more of a cultural...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.07.10

  19. Friday Finds 3.26.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 3.26.2010

    We humbly offer our favorite links from the week, and we've got a little something for everyone: videos, archival photographs, DIY projects, sneak-attack drawings, and more.

    03.26.10

  20. Kansas City Bus Shelters
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    Kansas City Bus Shelters

    One of our favorite writers here at Dwell is architect Dan Maginn. And he does some pretty stellar buildings as well with his Kansas City, Missouri, firm El Dorado Inc. You can keep an eye out for...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.15.11

  21. 14 Modern Pendant Lights
    Product Reviews

    14 Modern Pendant Lights

    Flying high in the air with the greatest of ease or low over a table to accent your meal, a pendant illuminates the room like no other kind of fixture.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.10.10

  22. Scotland: Day 4
    Travel Reports

    Scotland: Day 4

    Today was my second full day in Glasgow and now that I've become an ace navigating the City Center and Merchant City neighborhoods, it was small beans making a beeline for my first appointment of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.14.10

  23. Five Boroughs in 48 Hours
    House Tours

    Five Boroughs in 48 Hours

    When Dwell proposed that I undertake a design writing variant of Supermarket Sweep—visiting five projects in five boroughs in two days—I had a single thought: Why me?

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.15.11

  24. 8 Tips for the Modern Thanksgiving Table
    --Make It Yours

    8 Tips for the Modern Thanksgiving Table

    As Thanksgiving approaches at the end of the month, we've got table settings on the brain. Here we've picked four stellar dining rooms from the Dwell archives and supplemented with product picks on...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.12.13

  25. 7 Examples of Beautiful Bamboo
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    7 Examples of Beautiful Bamboo

    Bamboo: It's beautiful, it's sustainable, and it's versatile. What's not to love? Here we take a look at seven examples of architects, homeowners, and landscape architects that have used this...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.22.13

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