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  1. Vibrant Affordable Housing Prototypes in Los Angeles
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    Vibrant Affordable Housing Prototypes in Los Angeles

    Lehrer Architects develops a new model for affordable housing in Los Angeles.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.03.15

  2. In Montreal, a Modern Addition Captures Views of the Horizon
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    In Montreal, a Modern Addition Captures Views of the Horizon

    A young firm updates a midcentury house with a contemporary two-story expansion.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.25.15

  3. Near Montreal, a 1950s House Gets a Modern Makeover
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    Near Montreal, a 1950s House Gets a Modern Makeover

    A clever design team recasts a cramped home as an open, contemporary residence.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: JB Valiquette
    02.23.15

  4. Vacation Home in the California Desert is a Modernist Oasis
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    Vacation Home in the California Desert is a Modernist Oasis

    A Canadian family’s getaway in the California desert.

    written by: Margot Dougherty
    photos by: Noah Webb
    02.22.15

  5. A Modern Family Home in Ecuador
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    A Modern Family Home in Ecuador

    After a decade in New York, an architect returns home to design a house for his niece and her family.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.20.15

  6. A Plugged-In Home Rises in Prague
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    A Plugged-In Home Rises in Prague

    A family villa takes advantage of the latest in smart-home technology.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Ales Jungmann
    02.19.15

  7. A Minimal, Metal-Clad Montreal House With A Hidden Courtyard
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    A Minimal, Metal-Clad Montreal House With A Hidden Courtyard

    Architect Thomas Balaban creates a secret outdoor oasis within a Montreal house.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Adrien Williams
    02.10.15

  8. Near Montreal, a House Connects With Its Surroundings
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    Near Montreal, a House Connects With Its Surroundings

    In Boucherville, Quebec, Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement designs a single-family house that opens onto a veranda.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Steve Montpetit
    02.05.15

  9. Copenhagen Expat Crafts Scandinavian-Inspired Apartment (with Sauna!) in Montreal
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    Copenhagen Expat Crafts Scandinavian-Inspired Apartment (with Sauna!) in Montreal

    A clever design team brings a dash of Scandinavian style to a Danish executive’s flat in a renovated Montreal triplex.

    written by: Rose Maura Lorre
    01.29.15

  10. An Efficient Live-Work Space in Montreal
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    An Efficient Live-Work Space in Montreal

    A husband-wife architectural duo transform a former tire shop into a versatile home-office.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Adrien Williams
    01.28.15

  11. This Modern Coastal Escape Sits Within 18th-Century Stone Walls
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    This Modern Coastal Escape Sits Within 18th-Century Stone Walls

    A Portuguese summer home exemplifies adaptive reuse and the romance of an untamed coast.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    01.27.15

  12. Midcentury Renovation in Portland Capitalizes on Nature with Seven Doors to the Outside
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    Midcentury Renovation in Portland Capitalizes on Nature with Seven Doors to the Outside

    An interior designer in Portland updates a 1950s home by a celebrated local architect.

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: Grant Harder
    01.22.15

  13. Perfect High-Low Mix for a Remodeled Modernist Apartment on the Sea
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    Perfect High-Low Mix for a Remodeled Modernist Apartment on the Sea

    French designer Florence Deau coaxes a modernist city planning office into a beachside pied-à-terre.

    written by: Stephen Heyman
    photos by: Simon Upton
    01.19.15

  14. Amazing Garden Oasis in São Paulo Born from a Five-Year Search and Renovation
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    Amazing Garden Oasis in São Paulo Born from a Five-Year Search and Renovation

    A pair of architects help a client carve out an oasis of calm amid São Paulo’s bustle.

    written by: Robert Landon
    photos by: Brian W. Ferry
    01.17.15

  15. Could You Find Your Dream Home in an Old Abandoned Workshop?
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    Could You Find Your Dream Home in an Old Abandoned Workshop?

    Atelier Moderno renovated an old industrial building to create a luminous, modern home.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    01.07.15

  16. Habitat for Humanity Home in Kansas Channels Midcentury California
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    Habitat for Humanity Home in Kansas Channels Midcentury California

    El Dorado's Habitat for Humanity prototype brings Eichler-esque style to the prairie.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    01.04.15

  17. Two Apartments Were Combined into This Inviting Brooklyn Home
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    Two Apartments Were Combined into This Inviting Brooklyn Home

    In an industrial part of Brooklyn, architect Sarah Zames transforms two unremarkable apartments into one modern space full of color and texture.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    01.01.15

  18. L.A. Renovation Respects Midcentury Bones (While Adding Some Flair)
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    L.A. Renovation Respects Midcentury Bones (While Adding Some Flair)

    A couple return their A. Quincy Jones house in Los Angeles to its former glory—and add some soul of their own.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    12.31.14

  19. Japanese Home Among the Trees Uses Bookshelves and Glass for Walls
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    Japanese Home Among the Trees Uses Bookshelves and Glass for Walls

    An established Japanese architecture firm with a yen for porous, indoor-outdoor living spaces crafts a hilltop perch for a young family and the surrounding wildlife.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Ken'ichi Suzuki
    12.30.14

  20. Stocking Stuffer Homes: Small, Mighty, and Under 1,000 Square Feet
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    Stocking Stuffer Homes: Small, Mighty, and Under 1,000 Square Feet

    Good things come in small packages: an important lesson to consider during the holiday season, and all year round, especially when crafting a modern abode.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.22.14

  21. 28 Triangles Make Up This Hyper-Angular Family Home
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    28 Triangles Make Up This Hyper-Angular Family Home

    Fresh geometries inform a modular residence in Portland, Oregon.

    written by: Laura Mauk
    photos by: Cedric Angeles
    12.09.14

  22. Modular Compound is the Ultimate Retreat for Three Generations
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    Modular Compound is the Ultimate Retreat for Three Generations

    On a wedge-shaped lot in the Texas Hill Country, a couple adapt a modular system to create an idyllic gathering spot.

    written by: Dan Oko
    photos by: Collin Hughes
    12.05.14

  23. Did You Say Dogtrot? 8 Modern Variations on Vernacular Style
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    Did You Say Dogtrot? 8 Modern Variations on Vernacular Style

    Present-day interpretations of vernacular architecture can skew more modern than you might think—these examples from the pages of Dwell prove that tying a home to its location is a move that never...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.01.14

  24. Off-the-Grid Prefab Cabin Completely in Tune with Surroundings
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    Off-the-Grid Prefab Cabin Completely in Tune with Surroundings

    A prefabricated off-the-grid vacation home in eastern Washington provides not just a getaway, but lessons in learning to be one with the land.

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: The Morrisons
    11.27.14

  25. 7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home
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    7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home

    To coincide with our gift guide featuring modern gifts for the consummate host, we've rounded up a few crucial tips for entertaining at home from Dwell residents past.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.19.14

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