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  1. House of the Week: Striking Wooden Ceiling in New Zealand
    Houses We Love

    House of the Week: Striking Wooden Ceiling in New Zealand

    In a new weekly feature, we're looking to our online community to highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Don't forget to follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.21.14

  2. Bespoke Treehouses Let You Live Above the Tree Line
    Houses We Love

    Bespoke Treehouses Let You Live Above the Tree Line

    The brainchild of a former climate British scientist, Bower House Construction takes a sophisticated, nature-first approach to custom treehouses. While there's a childlike appeal to living among...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.21.14

  3. Modern Homes in Italy that Blend Old and New
    Houses We Love

    Modern Homes in Italy that Blend Old and New

    From renovations of centuries-old structures to new constructions that respond to local vernacular, these houses in Italy combine history with modern sensibility.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.21.14

  4. 7 Homes that Make Great Use of Concrete
    Houses We Love

    7 Homes that Make Great Use of Concrete

    Often considered cold and minimal, concrete pairs well with natural landscapes and can be a surprisingly inviting interior treatment. Click through the slideshow to see some of our favorite examples.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.20.14

  5. Savvy Prefab Pod Concept for South Africans
    Houses We Love

    Savvy Prefab Pod Concept for South Africans

    The attractive POD INDAWO concept offers South Africans a starter home.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.20.14

  6. 9 Tiny Apartments in New York City
    Houses We Love

    9 Tiny Apartments in New York City

    In New York City, minuscule studios and cramped family apartments abound. In these examples, homeowners found clever solutions to less-than-ideal square footage, carving out surprisingly luxurious...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.19.14

  7. SANAA's Design for Grace Farms Blends Architecture with Nature
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    SANAA's Design for Grace Farms Blends Architecture with Nature

    On Grace Farms's pastoral plot of land in New Canaan, Connecticut, the River by Pritzker Prize–winning architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA takes shape.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.19.14

  8. 1930s Barcelona Apartment Gets a Minimal Makeover
    Renovation

    1930s Barcelona Apartment Gets a Minimal Makeover

    A restored 1930s apartment in Barcelona is a minimal masterpiece.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.18.14

  9. A 40-Story Skyscraper Built of Wood May Not Be Far from Reality
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    A 40-Story Skyscraper Built of Wood May Not Be Far from Reality

    A new generation of buildings are proving that tall wood construction is a rising trend.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.17.14

  10. 6 Impressive Urban Renovations
    Houses We Love

    6 Impressive Urban Renovations

    Renovating in dense urban zones comes with its challenges: little space to work with, strict building codes, and neighbors with strong opinions, to name a few. These renovations in cities were able...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.14.14

  11. BIG Presents New Vision for Smithsonian Campus in Washington D.C.
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    BIG Presents New Vision for Smithsonian Campus in Washington D.C.

    The Bjarke Ingels Group proposes a new vision for the esteemed D.C. institution.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.13.14

  12. Inexpensive, Easy-Assembly Shipping Container Home
    A Great Idea

    Inexpensive, Easy-Assembly Shipping Container Home

    An attractive shipping container house shows the benefits of prefab living.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.13.14

  13. How Much Could You Do with 270 Square Feet?
    A Great Idea

    How Much Could You Do with 270 Square Feet?

    Taking its lead from a Swedish building code, a new book proposes ingenious concepts that can fit in 270 square feet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.13.14

  14. Quirky Midcentury Modern Gem in Napa Gets Stunning Transformation
    Renovation

    Quirky Midcentury Modern Gem in Napa Gets Stunning Transformation

    Two designers restore a low-slung midcentury gem in Napa, California, by an unsung Bay Area modernist.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    photos by: Joe Pugliese
    11.12.14

  15. An Enclave of Modern Cottages in New York's Hudson Valley
    House Tours

    An Enclave of Modern Cottages in New York's Hudson Valley

    At Hudson Woods, architect Drew Lang creates a modern community with a strong local flavor.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.12.14

  16. 8 Eco-Friendly Homes in Los Angeles
    Green

    8 Eco-Friendly Homes in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles isn't all mansions and superhighways. As these eight homes demonstrate, sustainability is within reach in America's second largest city.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.12.14

  17. How to Buy a Shipping Container
    How To

    How to Buy a Shipping Container

    You have decided to join the shipping container revolution. Your plans are drawn up, your site is prepared, and your welding torch is ready to transform a discarded steel box into the durable,...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    11.12.14

  18. Facade Focus: Cor-Ten Steel
    Houses We Love

    Facade Focus: Cor-Ten Steel

    Whereas other exterior metals grow unsightly marks of wear with exposure to the elements, Cor-Ten thrives on oxidation. Culled from our archives, here are a few steel facades that grow more...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.12.14

  19. Highly Flexible House Designed for a Musician on a Budget
    House Tours

    Highly Flexible House Designed for a Musician on a Budget

    In Kansas City, an architecture studio designs an adaptable house for a musician on a budget.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Narayan Mahon
    11.12.14

  20. New Kids on the Bloc: American Architects in the Post-Soviet World
    Context

    New Kids on the Bloc: American Architects in the Post-Soviet World

    Three New York-based architects discuss the challenges—and opportunities—of designing in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.07.14

  21. Clever Concept Tackles Movement Toward Smaller Kitchens
    In The Modern World

    Clever Concept Tackles Movement Toward Smaller Kitchens

    A modular culinary concept addresses the mass movement toward small-space living.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.07.14

  22. Creative Proposals for New Teaching Facility at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
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    Creative Proposals for New Teaching Facility at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

    A design competition drew submissions for a new teaching facility, dubbed the ONE Lab, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard's renovated Building 128. The building is among a series of structures dedicated to...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.07.14

  23. 8 Modern Odes to Wood
    Houses We Love

    8 Modern Odes to Wood

    Wood is a common flooring or furniture choice, but these modern projects express a deep appreciation for the material, putting it to use on walls, ceilings, and beyond.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.06.14

  24. You Won't Believe This Historic Penthouse Transformation in Rome
    Renovation

    You Won't Believe This Historic Penthouse Transformation in Rome

    SCAPE employed computer-aided modeling and custom millwork to reinvigorate an apartment in an Art Deco building in Rome, Italy.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.05.14

  25. 5 Modern Row House Renovations in New York
    Renovation

    5 Modern Row House Renovations in New York

    Renovating a row house without disrupting the continuity between it and its neighbors is no easy feat. Here, we examine five row houses across New York City that were successfully modernized, while...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.05.14

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