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  1. Passive Houses Across America
    Green

    Passive Houses Across America

    A new book on passive houses by designer Julie Torres Moskovitz highlights the super-green homes of our sustainable present (and future).

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.19.13

  2. Going Coastal
    Green

    Going Coastal

    It’s impossible to ignore nature in Big Sur.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Robert Canfield
    02.01.09

  3. Dashboard Confessional
    Post

    Dashboard Confessional

    A major obstacle to reducing our energy consumption continues to be our general unawareness of just how much we are using. Most people have no idea exactly how much a shorter shower or a lowered...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.01.08

  4. A Stylish Budget Hostel in Mexico City
    Hotels

    A Stylish Budget Hostel in Mexico City

    Grupo Habita is known for its high-design Mexican hotels, but the firm's new hostel Downtown Beds, near Mexico City's main plaza, offers a radical sense of style for the budget traveler.

    photos by: Undine Pröhl
    01.09.13

  5. Take Two: 7 Adaptive Reuse Projects We Love
    House Tours

    Take Two: 7 Adaptive Reuse Projects We Love

    As the way in which people use cities morphs form generation to generation, we're left with dormant buildings—those that have outlived their original purpose, but are rife for enterprising...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.08.12

  6. Historic Housing Complex Transformation in England
    Houses We Love

    Historic Housing Complex Transformation in England

    In Sheffield, England, a historic housing complex is transformed from a city nuisance into a budding neighborhood.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    09.06.13

  7. City Modern Home Tours: Manhattan
    Event Spotlight

    City Modern Home Tours: Manhattan

    The weeklong City Modern festival concluded with a bang over the weekend with the Manhattan Home Tours. The five destinations on the Saturday afternoon tour spanned from Chelsea to Union...

    written by: Emily Nonko
    10.08.12

  8. Adam Wells on the Future of Travel
    --The Future of

    Adam Wells on the Future of Travel

    “There’s so much potential to improve airline travel in so many ways, and we’ve only just begun. We have the opportunity to make travel entertaining and pleasurable instead of...

    05.12.09

  9. Dwell at Architecture and the City
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell at Architecture and the City

    Indian summer is all well and good, though in San Francisco the real treat of September is the SF AIA's Architecture and the City festival. It runs the gamuts from tours to lectures to talks, and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.15.10

  10. An Elevated Deckhouse in England
    House Tours

    An Elevated Deckhouse in England

    A design-minded pair ensures that their tiny seaside getaway in Hampshire, England, is shipshape.

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Ben Anders
    10.28.13

  11. 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

  12. Modern on the Inside Counts, Too
    Post

    Modern on the Inside Counts, Too

    Calling all residents of Edwardians, ranch houses, and those challenging Victorians: If your heart beats for modern, don't miss these inspiring examples of seamlessly integrated modern updates to...

    01.22.13

  13. Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"
    A Great Idea

    Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"

    When Australian designer Henry Wilson moved to the Netherlands to study for a Masters Degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven, he says he experienced a "philosophical shift away from the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.30.11

  14. Small Space Furniture Focus: Wire Framed
    Product Reviews

    Small Space Furniture Focus: Wire Framed

    Negative space is a positive in our book: Incorporate thinly outlined furniture pieces into your small space and cut the visual clutter.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.01.13

  15. Square Meal: Parson’s Chicken & Fish
    Travel Reports

    Square Meal: Parson’s Chicken & Fish

    How did this hip restaurant become Chicago’s hottest patio? Shipping containers helped.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.20.14

  16. Surrealist Architecture: Synagogue de Delme in France
    Houses We Love

    Surrealist Architecture: Synagogue de Delme in France

    Sculpture meets architecture in the surrealist facade of the Synagogue de Delme visitors center in northeastern France.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.15.13

  17. 7 Cozy Modern Box Homes
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    7 Cozy Modern Box Homes

    With shapes ranging from perfect cubes to rectangular prisms, these seven box homes teach their inhabitants to be happy with less.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.22.13

  18. Pinterest Board of the Day: Hotels and Travel
    Post

    Pinterest Board of the Day: Hotels and Travel

    Over 10,000 fans follow our Pinterest board devoted to modern hotels and travel (you should, too!). Enjoy a few of our favorites places from around the globe at a glance here.

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.26.13

  19. Stilted Living
    House Tours

    Stilted Living

    Our September Japan Style issue celebrates design influenced or inpired by Japanese culture. In conjunction with the issue, guest writer Cathelijne Nuijsink will be covering residential projects by...

    photos by: Go Hasegawa
    08.14.11

  20. Musical Chairs
    Post

    Musical Chairs

    These five modern table settings prove that mixed and matched seating arrangements have more fun.

    written by: Jami Smith
    04.18.13

  21. Design Shop We Love: The Future Perfect in SF
    Post

    Design Shop We Love: The Future Perfect in SF

    We recently had the chance to visit Williamsburg design shop, The Future Perfect's, newest west coast outpost in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco (check out our first report here!)...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Eujin Rhee
    04.26.13

  22. Southern Comforts
    House Tours

    Southern Comforts

    Take an armchair trek to Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, and more through our slideshow of houses that showcase the best of southern living. For more regional architecture guides, click through...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.01.13

  23. A Striking Slovakian Apartment Building
    Post

    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

  24. Striking a Cord
    Finishing Touch

    Striking a Cord

    British artist Maisie Broadhead elevates the nuisance of an unsightly lamp cord to over-the-mantel art with this clever bit of DIY design.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.21.12

  25. Accessibility in the Modern Home
    House Tours

    Accessibility in the Modern Home

    A frequent query sent into Dwell Letters is about accessibility and universal design in modern houses. Here, we've gathered a few stories from past issues that show how architects and designers...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.08.13

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