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  1. 3 Innovative Outdoor Libraries in Russia
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    3 Innovative Outdoor Libraries in Russia

    Three ‘book-objects’ created by Alexander and Daria Kudmova Butahinoy of the Moscow-based Ruetemple Architectural Studio offer ways to store books and save space. Furnishing the outdoor, public...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    01.28.14

  2. A Striking Slovakian Apartment Building
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    A Striking Slovakian Apartment Building

    North Star Rising—the four story brick housing project designed by the Slovak architectural firm Nice Architects—is stylish down to its reinforced concrete floor slabs.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.20.14

  3. A Renovated Art Nouveau Barcelona Apartment
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    A Renovated Art Nouveau Barcelona Apartment

    It was love at first sight for Elina Vila D’Acosta-Calheiros and her husband, Ginés Gorriz: When they stepped into the century-old apartment that would become their home, they were so smitten they...

    written by: Kerstin Rose
    02.19.14

  4. Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse
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    Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse

    Cerebral architect Matali Crasset turns a stone farmhouse into a flexible, open environment for a Parisian jewelry designer and her many houseguests.

    photos by: Jonas Ingerstedt
    02.19.14

  5. Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Shelter Island Vacation Home
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    Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Shelter Island Vacation Home

    For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity to create an intimate and relaxing hideaway.

    written by: Dan Rubinstein
    photos by: Floto + Warner
    02.26.14

  6. 8 Backyards We Love
    Outdoor

    8 Backyards We Love

    Offering places to garden, play, recline, and contemplate the view, backyards have the power to redefine the homes with which they share a site.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.28.14

  7. A Cor-Ten Steel-Clad Farmhouse Renovation in Scotland
    Green

    A Cor-Ten Steel-Clad Farmhouse Renovation in Scotland

    From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with what was already there.

    written by: Caroline Ednie
    photos by: Andrew Meredith
    04.18.14

  8. An El Salvador Beach House with an Interior Courtyard
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    An El Salvador Beach House with an Interior Courtyard

    By eliminating walls and incorporating a series of interior gardens, architect José Roberto Paredes creates an eclectic and inspired El Salvador beach house.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Jason Bax
    04.18.14

  9. A Pine Box Vacation Home in Sweden
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    A Pine Box Vacation Home in Sweden

    Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast of Sweden.

    written by: Alyn Griffiths
    photos by: James Silverman
    04.23.14

  10. 7 Eco-Friendly Tile Designs for Spring
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    7 Eco-Friendly Tile Designs for Spring

    With spring just around the corner, fresh green and eco-friendly tiles welcome the season, offering energy to any kitchen or bathroom space.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.26.14

  11. 10 Modern Baking Essentials
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    10 Modern Baking Essentials

    Ancient wisdom has it that the hearth is the heart of the home, and these modern products are a baker's delight.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.26.14

  12. Vera & Kyte
    Profiles

    Vera & Kyte

    Vera Kleppe and Åshild Kyte are the talents behind the up-and-coming Norwegian design studio Vera & Kyte. The Bergen-based duo credit their mixed aesthetic influences and curiosity about...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    04.03.14

  13. Japanese-Inspired Landscape Design in Berkeley
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    Japanese-Inspired Landscape Design in Berkeley

    For her largest commission to date, a young San Francisco architect channels Tadao Ando to create an outdoor room for a couple in the Berkeley Hills.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    03.05.14

  14. Modern Landscape Designer Breaks New Ground
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    Modern Landscape Designer Breaks New Ground

    With a wild approach, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick pushes the boundaries of landscaping.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Cait Oppermann
    03.05.14

  15. How to Design with Gray
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    How to Design with Gray

    Modernists love to play with color, and the absence of it. Gray, the color of steel and concrete, has participated quietly in countless facades. But inside these homes, the cool hue moves into the...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.09.14

  16. Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin
    Renovation

    Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin

    With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects to reunite their kitchen with an open-plan living space.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: Whit Preston
    03.26.14

  17. Nature-Influenced Bathroom Fixtures
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    Nature-Influenced Bathroom Fixtures

    Sinewy lines and subtle contours abound in organic bathroom fixtures—plus, three engineered materials that are increasingly indistinguishable from their natural counterparts.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.01.14

  18. Flat Design for Kitchen Appliances
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    Flat Design for Kitchen Appliances

    We've noticed a curious trend of disappearing appliances, planar sinks, and subdued surfaces. Just like the flat design that is becoming popular in technology interfaces, this kitchen is excess...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.31.14

  19. 10 Modern Black Lamps
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    10 Modern Black Lamps

    The lesson of the little black dress is that the surest way to go chic is to go black. Here are ten options for when you want your lighting to go noir.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.07.14

  20. A Renovated Brick Schoolhouse in the Netherlands
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    A Renovated Brick Schoolhouse in the Netherlands

    With a palette of earthy colors and materials, and some thoughtful architectural interventions, a soaring schoolhouse in the Netherlands is reborn.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Kasia Gatkowska
    04.23.14

  21. Sustainable Retirement Home in Tune with California Landscape
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    Sustainable Retirement Home in Tune with California Landscape

    A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest lightly on the land.

    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    03.05.14

  22. 12 Outdoor Furnishings for Spring
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    12 Outdoor Furnishings for Spring

    Cozy up to nature with an all-encompassing look at terrestrial life from Dwell's April 2014 issue. Deck out a backyard with durable furniture; arrange an alfresco dining spot; or take to the yard...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.17.14

  23. 5 Modern Matte Products We Love
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    5 Modern Matte Products We Love

    By eschewing high gloss for a matte finish, these pieces tout a quiet subtlety. Lest you think them too Plain Jane, consider matte's powdery velvet texture- a tactile bonus for a low-profile look.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.19.14

  24. European Plants Generate Energy—and Pride—from Waste
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    European Plants Generate Energy—and Pride—from Waste

    With Europe leading the way, waste-to-energy plants are turning an unlikely resource—garbage—into electricity.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.04.14

  25. At Home in L.A.
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    At Home in L.A.

    Currently on view in Los Angeles is an unconventional show organized by the artist Fritz Haeg, best known for his Edible Estates project, in which he helps homeowners replace their front lawns with...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.01.13

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