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  1. 8 Dazzling Double-Height Spaces
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    8 Dazzling Double-Height Spaces

    A double-height space can really open a house up, as seen in these examples from Dwell's archives.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.03.15

  2. 7 Instantly Appealing Awnings
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    7 Instantly Appealing Awnings

    Sometimes a little sliver of shade at midday is all the vacation you need.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.03.15

  3. 6 Teensy Tiny Dwellings
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    6 Teensy Tiny Dwellings

    By "tiny," we don't mean cramped cottages or starter apartments. We mean houses the size of parking spots. These six dwellings are on the cutting-edge of the micro-housing movement.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.03.15

  4. 7 Stunning Waterfront Structures
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    7 Stunning Waterfront Structures

    The best architecture takes full advantage of a setting without upstaging it. Here are seven buildings that make the most of their waterfront perch.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.02.15

  5. 5 Relaxing Rooftops and Roof Decks
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    5 Relaxing Rooftops and Roof Decks

    These five rooftops and roof decks are so immaculately designed, you'll almost forget to take in the view.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.26.15

  6. With Input from Alessi, Students Put a Modern Spin on the Standing Desk
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    With Input from Alessi, Students Put a Modern Spin on the Standing Desk

    Design students from the University of Pennsylvania traveled to Italy in January to present their winning prototype, Kabu, to Alessi President Alberto Alessi.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.26.15

  7. 1830 Schoolhouse Salvaged as a Cozy Cabin
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    1830 Schoolhouse Salvaged as a Cozy Cabin

    Joining Shobac—a historic farm in Nova Scotia now filled with cabins available for rent—is a 1830 schoolhouse converted into a two-bedroom cottage. Rehabilitated by Brian MacKay-Lyons of MacKay...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.23.15

  8. Bathing Beauties: 5 Sleek Outdoor Showers
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    Bathing Beauties: 5 Sleek Outdoor Showers

    These spaces aren't for the bashful.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.20.15

  9. Sling Shots: 7 Ways to Design With the Versatile Sling Chair
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    Sling Shots: 7 Ways to Design With the Versatile Sling Chair

    Think of a sling chair as having the comfort of a hammock with a dressed up sensibility. From Brazilian classics to contemporary interpretations, the following are seven hot seats.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.20.15

  10. 5 Brass Accents to Brighten Any Home
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    5 Brass Accents to Brighten Any Home

    Brass is back. See how its warm glow can brighten practically any room or object.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.19.15

  11. 7 Ideas for Landscaping with Gravel
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    7 Ideas for Landscaping with Gravel

    Great for adding texture to a yard or driveway, gravel is a low-maintenance, eco-friendly landscaping choice.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.17.15

  12. 8 Clever Uses of Curtains
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    8 Clever Uses of Curtains

    The right window dressing can turn virtually any room into a beautiful space. Here are some examples of deftly deployed drapes and curtains.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.03.15

  13. Upcycling Cubicles into Modern Temporary Housing
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    Upcycling Cubicles into Modern Temporary Housing

    Carole Nicholson of Allsteel will join us at Dwell on Design Los Angeles to discuss her innovative ReFRAME recycling initiative.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.02.15

  14. These Amazing Vintage Signs Are a Blast from America's Past
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    These Amazing Vintage Signs Are a Blast from America's Past

    Photographer Bill Rose walks us through Recapturist, a website dedicated to preserving the history of head-turning American signage.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.30.15

  15. A Modern Solution for Temporary Classrooms
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    A Modern Solution for Temporary Classrooms

    Los Angeles architect Christof Jantzen has conceptualized a healthy kit-of-parts design for mobile educational buildings.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.28.15

  16. 8 Innovative Ceilings That Break the Mold
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    8 Innovative Ceilings That Break the Mold

    In the past few months, Dwell has published a bevy of buildings sporting show-stopping and technically complicated ceilings, proving that innovative design doesn't just happen at eye level.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.22.15

  17. A Modern Trailer is an Experiment in Small-Space Living
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    A Modern Trailer is an Experiment in Small-Space Living

    In Canada's Yukon Territory, a college instructor builds a lightweight, efficient 97-square-foot mobile dwelling.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.22.15

  18. A Space-Saving, Flexible Retail Design in Japan
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    A Space-Saving, Flexible Retail Design in Japan

    In Tokyo, the Japanese interdisciplinary design firm Nosigner has created a space-saving retail concept for the children's shop Aeru. "The space was made to be like a living room where people could...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.16.15

  19. Multi-Family Development Suggests Possibilities for Urban Senior Housing
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    Multi-Family Development Suggests Possibilities for Urban Senior Housing

    Barbara Bestor's small lot subdivision housing development in Los Angeles may present an appealing solution for the urban-dwelling aging population.

    01.15.15

  20. 7 Creative Uses of Mosaic Tile
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    7 Creative Uses of Mosaic Tile

    Whether in the shower, on a kitchen wall, or simply on the backsplash above the cooktop, mosaic tile can lend both a dash of color and a light personal touch to a space with relatively little fuss....

    written by: William Lamb
    01.13.15

  21. Live Where You Work and Work Where You Live in Boundary-Blurring Vegas Tower
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    Live Where You Work and Work Where You Live in Boundary-Blurring Vegas Tower

    An innovative design by M-Rad Studio for Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project aims to rethink the live/work concept in Las Vegas.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.12.15

  22. Your Road Trip's New Best Friend: 44-Square-Foot Prefab Trailer
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    Your Road Trip's New Best Friend: 44-Square-Foot Prefab Trailer

    A hybrid prefab trailer harnesses principles of mobility and modernist industrial design.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.02.15

  23. It Took Less Than a Month to Assemble this Entirely Modular Apartment Building in NYC
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    It Took Less Than a Month to Assemble this Entirely Modular Apartment Building in NYC

    Winning the race to build the tallest prefab building in New York City, Gluck+ assembles 28 affordable housing units in less than a month.

    12.26.14

  24. Need a Break? Unwind for an Hour in a Modern, Private Space
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    Need a Break? Unwind for an Hour in a Modern, Private Space

    Breather is a concept that gives users access to well-designed private spaces in cities when they're in a pinch. Envisioned as spots to unwind or have a meeting, these compact spaces can be...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.23.14

  25. IKEA Tackles Refugee Housing With Durable Prefab Shelters
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    IKEA Tackles Refugee Housing With Durable Prefab Shelters

    The IKEA Foundation teams up with Refugee Housing Unit to create modular houses for displaced families.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.22.14

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