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  1. Double Time
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    Double Time

    The last time Blake Trabulsi and Allison Orr had a party at their house in Austin, Texas, it lasted until 5 a.m. Observes Trabulsi: “People are so comfortable here, they never want to leave.”

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    01.14.09

  2. Slanted and Enchanted
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    Slanted and Enchanted

    Taking inspiration from barns, warehouses, Case Study Houses, and Japanese residential architecture, architect Marcus Lee and his wife, Rachel Hart—–an architectural model maker—...

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Jeremy Murch
    01.14.09

  3. Twice as Nice
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    Twice as Nice

    Within the mix of warehouses, detached brick bungalows, and dusty pubs of the Sydney, Australia, suburb of Alexandria, local architect David Langston-Jones has built an intricate and finely...

    written by: Marcus Trimble
    photos by: Nick Bowers
    01.14.09

  4. Hive Minded
    My House

    Hive Minded

    Openshop|Studio’s design for a hivelike structure in the middle of a Brooklyn loft creates a chrysalis of comfort for a couple and their baby.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    photos by: Jesse Chehak
    01.14.09

  5. Bay Wash
    My House

    Bay Wash

    With a presence in three centuries, Christi Azevedo’s Victorian survived the quake of 1906 and served as a laundry before its rebirth as a well-lit hybrid of old and new.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.14.09

  6. The Bushes' "Modest" Dallas Manse
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    The Bushes' "Modest" Dallas Manse

    A story I heard this morning on Morning Edition on NPR reminded me yet again of Americans' outlandish sense of what makes for a reasonable house, even in Texas, where everything truly is bigger.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.14.09

  7. Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park
    House Tours

    Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park

    High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as some of the major wrongdoings of modernism, but Detroit's Lafayette Park&mdash...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.14.09

  8. Salvage Love
    My House

    Salvage Love

    The first year out of college is a wildcard for most people. Whether spent bumming around Europe with a backpack or slogging through a suffocating desk job, it’s often a year with little...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    01.14.09

  9. Walter Gropius, Hagerty House
    House Tours

    Walter Gropius, Hagerty House

    Walter Gropius wanted the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States, to be as close to the sea as possible. He sited the structure a precarious 20 feet from the shore and let the...

    written by: Jaci Conry
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    01.14.09

  10. Dormitory Climbing Wall
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    Dormitory Climbing Wall

    Here at Dwell, we’re big fans of multi-purpose places: live-work spaces, home-art galleries, and products like Murphy beds that transform office spaces or play areas to instant guest rooms....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.14.09

  11. Scrap House
    Green

    Scrap House

    "Repurpose, refurbish, recycle" was the guiding principle for a metals broker in Ontario who harnessed his passion for–and knowledge of–industrial materials to create a new...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    01.14.09

  12. Abiquiu Debut
    My House

    Abiquiu Debut

    Abiquiu, New Mexico, owes this rugged new house to a plucky pair of residents, two talented architects and one long-sighted and very gracious loan officer.

    photos by: João Canziani
    01.14.09

  13. Sum of Its Parts
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    Sum of Its Parts

    Taking cues from traditional Swedish rooflines but rejecting the precedent of subpar prefab, Claesson Koivisto Rune bring light and style to their "site-generic" design.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.14.09

  14. Massie Produced
    House Tours

    Massie Produced

    Art object or machine for living in Architect William Massie’s personal prefab project takes the mass out of mass customization to create a one-of-a-kind wonder.

    written by: David Hay
    photos by: Henrik Knudsen
    01.14.09

  15. Modern Tractor
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    Modern Tractor

    Over the holidays, Dwell reader Steve Rankin sent us photos from his October 2008 visit to the North Carolina State Fair featuring an Eames-like molded plastic chair on a Farmall Cub tractor.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.14.09

  16. Eric Ryan of Method reviews 5 front-loading washers and dryers
    Product Reviews

    Eric Ryan of Method reviews 5 front-loading washers and dryers

    For all of the grass stain–elimination contests we see on TV among name-brand laundry detergents, it’s the washers and dryers that do the heavy lifting. Now the machines are stealing...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Douglas Adesko
    01.13.09

  17. Hollywood fashion critics review 5 dressers
    Product Reviews

    Hollywood fashion critics review 5 dressers

    Without a decent dresser, can you dress decently? With the help of two outspoken Hollywood fashion critics we determine if a chest of drawers can hold the secret to sartorial success.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.13.09

  18. Take Four: Well Designed Shoes
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    Take Four: Well Designed Shoes

    Take Four will be a semi-regular look at four things that follow a trend. First up: designer shoes. The relationship between fashion and design is nothing new, but being a fashionable brand doesn...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.13.09

  19. Swiss Mix
    House Tours

    Swiss Mix

    Built for a young family of Spartan-minded clients, architect Felix Oesch's spare, concrete prefab outside of Zurich is a marvel of clean living.

    written by: Grant Gibson
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    01.13.09

  20. Landshare: Networked Gardening
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    Landshare: Networked Gardening

    Not since the days of post-WWII victory gardens have so many people been motivated to supplement their grocery purchases with homegrown food. But this back-to-the-land revival is distinct from it...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.13.09

  21. Open Architecture Challenge
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    Open Architecture Challenge

    After its tremendous success helping with the rebuilding of New Orleans after Katrina, Architecture for Humanity has announced another program that has the potential to change the face of a...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.13.09

  22. Modern Correspondence
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    Modern Correspondence

    If one of your New Year's resolutions was to keep in better touch with family and friends, consider doing it in style the old fashioned way (you know—with paper, a pen, and an actual stamp?).

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.12.09

  23. Water Rower Makes a Splash
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    Water Rower Makes a Splash

    Household exercise machines are typically a dismal affair: bulky treadmills and unsightly elliptical machines relegated to back bedrooms or the garage. Which is why the rather handsome Water Rower...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.12.09

  24. Sing for Your Supper, Kid
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    Sing for Your Supper, Kid

    Though it was released in 2006, lately I've been appreciating David Weeks' Sing Sing Dinner Plate. Purportedly a copy of the actual food-trays used at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.12.09

  25. The Linden Hotel
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    The Linden Hotel

    If you find yourself entering East New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, like most other airports an expressway and industrial buildings will be first to greet you. Thoughtful modern...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.12.09

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