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  1. 5 Open-Plan Homes from Sweden to Canada
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    5 Open-Plan Homes from Sweden to Canada

    These five open-plan homes prove it doesn't take interior walls to give space a purpose.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.08.13

  2. Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz
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    Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz

    How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a state-of-the-art heat pump system, and six very happy residents.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gabriela Hasbun
    09.17.12

  3. Design Icon: Walter Gropius
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    Design Icon: Walter Gropius

    Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture design. Best-known as the founder of the German art school...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.19.14

  4. Dwell Green Gift Guide: Part Two
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    Dwell Green Gift Guide: Part Two

    From a geometric container-housed candle to portable planters, take a look at the next accompaniment to yesterday's offering of green design-minded gifts.

    04.24.13

  5. Landscapes of Quarantine
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    Landscapes of Quarantine

    In the fall and winter of 2009/2010, Future Plural (the combined forces for former Dwell senior editor and BLDGBLOG author Geoff Manaugh and Edible Geography author Nicola Twilley) held a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.17.10

  6. Lumen on the Horizon
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    Lumen on the Horizon

    There’s a light at the end of the tunnel; this trio of design luminaries tells us precisely how it will work.

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    08.26.10

  7. Frank Vafaee of Proto Homes
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    Frank Vafaee of Proto Homes

    In 2008, Frank Vafaee, Manish Desai, and Andre Farhang founded Proto Homes. The Los Angeles-based company designs, builds, and sells homes as products. "When you buy a phone or a car, you...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.20.11

  8. Future Classics, Circa 2050?
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    Future Classics, Circa 2050?

    It's something every designer, design writer, and design collector wonders constantly: Will this piece of furniture I made/ hailed in print/ bought still be in vogue in ten (or fifty) years' time?...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.02.12

  9. Kirei Instead of Wood?
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    Kirei Instead of Wood?

    Among the ever-expanding sea of wood alternatives, Kirei -- the Japanese character signifying 'beautiful' or 'clean' -- makes some unique materials that can replace your typical (and potentially ...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.28.09

  10. Mold It, Cast It
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    Mold It, Cast It

    From the first copper frog cast in Mesopotamia, molding and casting has progressed a long way in the realm of architecture and design since 3200 BC. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite recent...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.27.10

  11. A Pilgrimage to Zumthor's Chapel
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    A Pilgrimage to Zumthor's Chapel

    I recently made a Peter Zumthor pilgrimage to Switzerland, where many of his seminal works sit within a 40 mile radius one another in the northeastern part of the country. An architectural journey...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    10.05.10

  12. 5 Modern Vases in Metal, Glass, and Wood
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    5 Modern Vases in Metal, Glass, and Wood

    Sure, flowers can brighten any room, but a well-chosen vase brings a spot of beauty even when it's empty.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.22.13

  13. Passive Acceptance: 7 Energy-Efficient Homes
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    Passive Acceptance: 7 Energy-Efficient Homes

    Passive heating and cooling are both cost-efficient measures that ease a new residence's burden on the earth. From super-green homes to certified Passive Houses, here are six great examples of the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.20.14

  14. A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland
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    A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland

    Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for 
much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: John Clark
    03.04.09

  15. Undivided Intentions
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    Undivided Intentions

    The late architect David Boone was always one to take his work home with him—he just kept it in the home’s office. The new residents of his 1972 house embrace a more fluid approach to...

    written by: William Bostwick
    photos by: Noah Webb
    10.18.10

  16. Vacation Home to Concert Hall
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    Vacation Home to Concert Hall

    An hour's travel from downtown Seattle, Washington, lies what some call "Maine West": Whidbey Island. Forming the norther border of Puget Sound, the island is an enclave of "artists,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.08.10

  17. A Corbusier-Inspired Parisian Home
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    A Corbusier-Inspired Parisian Home

    An American architect in Paris experiments with Corbusian perceptions of interior and exterior space.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    03.04.13

  18. British Designers Craft for the Crown
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    British Designers Craft for the Crown

    Two radically different design installations will celebrate London’s craft heritage.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.01.14

  19. Westernware
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    Westernware

    Fine china dinnerware is not exactly a common medium for photography, and it's less often a bedfellow of all things cowboys and Indians.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.12.08

  20. Design Evenings with Dwell and Apartment Therapy
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    Design Evenings with Dwell and Apartment Therapy

    Last Thursday, Apartment Therapy held its 61st Design Evenings meetup at ABC Carpet & Home to discuss “The Future of Interior Design on the Web.” Hundreds of design enthusiasts turned...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    10.25.12

  21. Dwell Home Venice: Part 15
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 15

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 15, May -...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    04.02.13

  22. Orange Accents For The Modern Home
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    Orange Accents For The Modern Home

    As previously looked at in Color Story: Orange, we take another glance at a selection of modern homes, which incorporate the inviting, warm, and eccentric color.

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.22.14

  23. Best of Studiomama
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    Best of Studiomama

    In our November issue, we got a look inside 2 Voss St., the new London guest house designed by Studiomama's Nina Tolstrup and her husband, Jack Mama. We've long been enchanted with Tolstrup's work...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.12

  24. Sustainable Strides in Today's Architecture
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    Sustainable Strides in Today's Architecture

    Having explored issues of sustainability in the postmodern era, we turn to the measurable strides evident in today's best modern architecture.

    written by: Luanne Bradley
    02.07.13

  25. Garden Apartment
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    Garden Apartment

    Botanist Patrick Blanc has been bringing the wilds of the rainforests to Parisian walls for over 30 years, most recently at the Jean Nouvel–designed Quai Branly museum. One lucky family,...

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.05.09

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