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  1. Prefab Killers?
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    Prefab Killers?

    As Hurricane Gustav approaches the Gulf Coast, this may be an opportune time to recall  that Lowe's is selling Katrina Cottages. Well, they're not selling the cottages themselves, but rather...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.06.08

  2. Prefab Parlance
    Design 101

    Prefab Parlance

    From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting. We asked a handful of architects and designers to help us build a prefab glossary of the top...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    03.01.10

  3. Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands
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    Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands

    When two retired teachers decided to build a new home, they knew they wanted an energy-efficient, no-stress Passive House design that would support aging in place. The resulting 1,800-square-foot...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    08.14.14

  4. Prefab Perfection: 5 Great Homes from California to Finland
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    Prefab Perfection: 5 Great Homes from California to Finland

    From weekend abodes to the “homes of tomorrow,” these five great residences truly capture the prefab element at it’s finest.

    written by: Izzie Panasci
    07.17.13

  5. Prefab Slapstick in One Week
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    Prefab Slapstick in One Week

    I was in the process of researching a big prefab round-up story this week when I came across what might be the only prefab slapstick comedy in existence. A good three decade's before Jacque...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.25.11

  6. Prefab Treehouses
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    Prefab Treehouses

    Who didn't want a tree house growing up?  Well now you can either live vicariously through your kids or indulge in the greatest mid life crisis ever.  Or, in a few cases, downsize to a...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.07.08

  7. Prefab, Proven
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    Prefab, Proven

    In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000. Here’s the story of the house that resulted from that challenge—and what we learned...

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Roger Davies
    10.19.09

  8. Prepare to be Floored
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    Prepare to be Floored

    From decorative tile to rustic brick to futuristic glass, these five homes feature myriad creative uses of textures and materials.

    written by: Jami Smith
    03.19.13

  9. Preservation Recommended
    --The Future of

    Preservation Recommended

    With the preservation of mid-century buildings already a touchy subject—–many people are still unwilling to see the value in preserving “modern” architecture—–we...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.14.09

  10. Preserved Modernist Gems in the U.S.
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    Preserved Modernist Gems in the U.S.

    From Richard Neutra's drive-in church in Orange County to Louis Kahn's New Jersey bathing pavilion, the winners of Docomomo's Modernism in America Awards—which celebrate the documentation,...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.13.14

  11. Preserving New England Houses
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    Preserving New England Houses

    In the past few decades, overdevelopment throughout New England has erased some of the region's most inspired Modernist homes. Towns like New Canaan, Connecticut, and Lincoln, Massachusetts, are...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.12.12

  12. Preserving the Miami Marine Stadium
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    Preserving the Miami Marine Stadium

    In 1963, Jack Meyer figured out how to make concrete fly. Meyer was head engineer on construction of Miami’s Commodore Munroe Stadium (now known as Miami Marine Stadium), a grandstand for...

    written by: Rob Jordan
    04.21.11

  13. Pretty Fabulous
    --Done Right

    Pretty Fabulous

    In order to fairly evaluate the pros and cons of today’s prefab design, we broke it down according to various criteria. Here are just a few examples of the benefits prefab has to offer.

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.28.09

  14. Pretty Super
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    Pretty Super

    The super's unit was anything but in this Upper West side co-op, however architect Brad Zizmor saw potential in the apartment nobody could love. A re-imagined interior and gracious new outdoor...

    written by: Michael Cannell
    photos by: Roland Bello
    01.15.09

  15. Preview 'Another Side of Ibiza'
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    Preview 'Another Side of Ibiza'

    Spanish rug designer Nani Marquina's island retreat is a feature story in our July/August "Designers at Home" issue (available on newsstands now). The structure has humble origins&mdash...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.30.12

  16. Preview "The Modern Family" Video
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    Preview "The Modern Family" Video

    If you've enjoyed our previous videos—including behind-the-scenes looks at unconventional residences in New York City and San Francisco and our recent spotlight on the preservation of a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.07.12

  17. Preview Fab x South Africa
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    Preview Fab x South Africa

    The online retailer's collaboration with 25 South African designers and artists goes on sale today in advance of Cape Town's status as World Design Capital 2014. Here are Dwell's top picks, from...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.21.13

  18. Preview the '131-Day House'
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    Preview the '131-Day House'

    Our July/August issue (on newsstands now) focuses on the work of talented female architects who found creative ways to solve design problems. One such story is told by Jayna Cooper, an emerging L.A...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.09.12

  19. Preview the February 'Modern for Less' Issue
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    Preview the February 'Modern for Less' Issue

    Our “Modern for Less” issue is packed with ideas for wallets big and small. From trimming expenses without sacrificing quality during a renovation to a roundup of products that will give you the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.04.13

  20. Preview: Architizer Design Clinic
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Architizer Design Clinic

    "People know that they need experts in an emergency: doctors for surgery, plumbers for floods, therapists for nervous breakdowns," says Marc Kushner, co-founder of the online community...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    05.27.10

  21. Preview: Arthur Rubinfeld
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Arthur Rubinfeld

    As president of global development at Starbucks, architect Arthur Rubinfeld and his team are responsible for everything you love about your local Starbucks, minus the coffee: That's the design,...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.24.09

  22. Preview: Asia Now
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Asia Now

    Each year at Dwell on Design we trust the animal-like instincts of designboom to seek out and deliver the best contemporary design from around the planet. This year is no different: designboom will...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    05.21.10

  23. 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

  24. Preview: Design and the Media
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Design and the Media

    Want to see your work in print—or pixels? It's all in the pitch. The Design and the Media panel at Dwell on Design, taking place on Friday June 26, will look at what it takes to craft an idea...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.17.09

  25. Preview: Eastside Home Tour
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Eastside Home Tour

    On a corner lot atop Melrose Hill, the slight rise in elevation just east of the Larchmont Village neighborhood in Los Angeles, the Ridgewood Residence glows like a lantern. Its boxes of glossy...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.17.10

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