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  1. Lavaflow Exhibit at Mollusk Surf Shop
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    Lavaflow Exhibit at Mollusk Surf Shop

    With photos now pouring in of newly snow-covered cities across America—or perhaps exactly because of it—we have Hawaii on our minds.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.17.08

  2. Music By Design
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    Music By Design

    Last night the Red Bull Music Academy opened the doors of their new home in New York to a diverse crowd ranging from skateboard toting music lovers to architect Steven Holl. As if the allure of 38...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    05.14.13

  3. Acoustics in Architecture
    The Argument

    Acoustics in Architecture

    We share our favorite essays, homes, and products devoted to exploring and celebrating music in the modern world.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.05.13

  4. "I Live in a Steven Holl"
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    "I Live in a Steven Holl"

    How many people can say that they've lived a chunk of their lives inside the walls of a starchitect-designed building? In light of September's Back To School spirit, this is the first in a short...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.15.09

  5. Dwell Los Angeles Home Tours Day #1 Preview: West Side
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell Los Angeles Home Tours Day #1 Preview: West Side

    Representing the architectural eclecticism of L.A.’s west side, the five homes selected for day one of the Dwell Los Angeles Home Tours, to be held on Saturday, June 15, include both midcentury and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.22.13

  6. Spirit of Space's Architectural Films
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    Spirit of Space's Architectural Films

    Not long ago we posted Chicago-based architectural film company Spirit of Space's great pair video's on architect Steven Holl's Daeyang Gallery and Home in Seoul. We were so taken with their work,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.03.13

  7. 5 Unique Houses in Venice, California
    Houses We Love

    5 Unique Houses in Venice, California

    Sometimes sleepy, vibrantly edgy, and always arty, Venice, California, remains a bastion of architectural freedom, where decades ago Frank Gehry famously plunked down an enormous pair of binoculars...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.07.13

  8. It's Musical in the Modern World
    House Tours

    It's Musical in the Modern World

    Dwell has been exploring how acoustics factor into architecture, most recently in contributor William Hamilton's essay "The World of Sound" and in the forthcoming May issue on Steven Holl's Daeyang...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.29.13

  9. Philip Kennicott Wins Pulitzer Prize
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    Philip Kennicott Wins Pulitzer Prize

    In mid-April, 2013, Washington Post columnist Philip Kennicott won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. Naturally we're thrilled that Kennicott, who frequently writes about architecture for the Post,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.07.13

  10. Beaux Meets New
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    Beaux Meets New

    The St. Louis Art Museum has announced the June 29th opening of its recently completed expansion, the East Building. The walls are up, the lights are on, and all that remains to be done is the...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    02.28.13

  11. Emerging Voices Lecture Series: cao | perrot Studios & PRODUCTORA
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    Emerging Voices Lecture Series: cao | perrot Studios & PRODUCTORA

    Last Thursday, the Architectural League hosted the final lecture in a series featuring the recipients of the 2013 Emerging Voices program. Selected for the promise they have shown in forging unique...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    04.05.13

  12. Small Footprint in Fayetteville
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    Small Footprint in Fayetteville

    Fayetteville, Arkansas, doesn't have a reputation for "going green." Rather, the town has historically garnered recognition for its local beacon, the University of Arkansas. Yet...

    written by: Kelly Cooper
    photos by: Albert Skiles
    09.12.11

  13. A Modern Mortuary in Munich
    Travel Reports

    A Modern Mortuary in Munich

    In the tenth-century district of Riem, on the far eastern edge of the city of Munich, sits the Mortuary at Munich–Riem (Friedhof-Riem). Designed by architects Andreas Meck and Stephan Koppel,...

    written by: Bret Robins
    photos by: Bret Robins
    10.30.10

  14. Run by the Sun
    Green

    Run by the Sun

    In Holland, being green is not a choice, it's a governmentally enforced obligation. Architects Han van Zweiten and Gregory Kiss's project makes a case for obeying the law.  

    written by: Amara Holstein
    11.09.09

  15. 5 More Dining Rooms We Love
    Houses We Love

    5 More Dining Rooms We Love

    We take a dive into our archives for five more of the best modern dining rooms (see Part One here) from a colorful British reboot to a Le Corbusier-inspired Parisian setting. Bon appétit!

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    09.04.13

  16. Pendleton's Park Blankets
    Product of the Day

    Pendleton's Park Blankets

    National parks blankets made in Oregon by Pendleton Woolen Mills. Taken as a group, all the Pendleton products have a rather rustic effect, but individually we could see them fitting well into a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.03.11

  17. 2014 Salone del Mobile Furniture Preview
    Travel Reports

    2014 Salone del Mobile Furniture Preview

    Part one of our guide to what to see in Milan at the 2014 Salone Internazionale del Mobile fair—first up, onsite at the Rho fairground.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

  18. Imaginary Artist Houses (And Their Dwell Counterparts)
    We Recommend

    Imaginary Artist Houses (And Their Dwell Counterparts)

    Federico Babina's Archist City imagines what artist's own houses might look like—and while the resulting architecture is only imaginary, we've rounded up a few Dwell homes that fit the bill.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.21.14

  19. 7 Dreamy Outdoor Spaces
    Outdoor

    7 Dreamy Outdoor Spaces

    A polar vortex is a lot more tolerable when you have beautiful, breezy pictures of sun-drenched outdoor spaces to stare at and day dream. Here are some of our current favorite places we'd like to...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    01.07.14

  20. Friday Finds 05.17.13
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 05.17.13

    Amidst Ship Week (where our editors, designers, and production team hurriedly sent and shipped out our upcoming July/August issue), see what they had stumbled upon this time around. Happy Friday!

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.17.13

  21. Branching Out
    Outdoor

    Branching Out

    Arborsculpturist Richard Reames has spent the past 16 years making more than 100 sculptures, chairs, pieces of furniture, tool handles, mailboxes, and fences out of living trees.

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: John Clark
    02.26.09

  22. 5 Modern Fireplaces That Make the Room
    We Recommend

    5 Modern Fireplaces That Make the Room

    A high-impact, modern fireplace can be the heart and hearth of the home, providing a visual anchor in any room, indoors or out. Click through the slideshow to check out five of our favorites.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.20.13

  23. Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week
    Houses We Love

    Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week

    Happy Thursday! With the weekend in sight, we've gathered ten of our most popular homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.09.14

  24. Peter Fehrentz’s 7 Tips for Transforming A Small Space
    Design 101

    Peter Fehrentz’s 7 Tips for Transforming A Small Space

    Previously featured in our November issue, Small Spaces Big Ideas, Dwell toured the inside of Peter Fehrentz's recently renovated 646-square-foot apartment in Berlin. With many clever space-saving...

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.27.13

  25. 7 Ways to Incorporate Trees into Homes
    A Great Idea

    7 Ways to Incorporate Trees into Homes

    In the following slideshow, spy seven ways that architects and designers crafted their structures around trees.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.12.13

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