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  1. 10 Modern Cat Shelters
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    10 Modern Cat Shelters

    In Los Angeles, a fundraiser celebrates modern architecture for felines.

    written by: William Lamb
    09.19.14

  2. Inventive Garden Home in India
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    Inventive Garden Home in India

    Behind a house in crowded Bangalore, India, two architects carve out a midcity oasis.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    09.19.14

  3. NYC Subway Graphics Manual Gets Reissued
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    NYC Subway Graphics Manual Gets Reissued

    For much of the twentieth century, the New York City subway system was seen as a terrifying place—often compared to a lurking, underground monster where crime was rampant and rats roamed. It didn't...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.10.14

  4. Can the Los Angeles River Start a New Chapter?
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    Can the Los Angeles River Start a New Chapter?

    An ambitious, year-long civic engagement project wants Angelenos to play along their waterway.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.05.14

  5. 8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks
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    8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks

    Cement blocks, commonly used to strengthen and insulate a building, are usually covered up. Left bare, they can also offer a minimalist variation on the traditional red brick theme.

    08.26.14

  6. LEGO Blocks Made from Chocolate
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    LEGO Blocks Made from Chocolate

    File under fantasy materials: LEGO-like blocks made from chocolate. In a Willy Wonka-esque move, designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has created a comestible that can be used to construct edible models....

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.15.14

  7. Reimagined Mobile Dwellings
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    Reimagined Mobile Dwellings

    Ever thought about packing your home on truck trailer? Four architects reimagined the mobile dwelling for an exhibition at Omaha's Kaneko museum. The results, all prefab and all totally...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.13.14

  8. Cool Public Benches in Vancouver
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    Cool Public Benches in Vancouver

    The Urban Reef, a sculptural series of benches and pavilions, will be open to the public throughout the summer.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.06.14

  9. Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment
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    Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment

    Architect Michael Chen of New York firm Normal Projects masterminds the ultimate bar for a compact Chelsea apartment.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Alan Tansey
    07.15.14

  10. 9 Modern Mobile Dwellings
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    9 Modern Mobile Dwellings

    From renovated Airstreams to futuristic cars, these roaming residences represent the past, present, and future of mobile living.

    07.10.14

  11. Floating Prefab Concept Rethinks the Houseboat
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    Floating Prefab Concept Rethinks the Houseboat

    Czech architects unveil a floating, modular living concept.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.08.14

  12. Circular Affordable Housing Prototype
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    Circular Affordable Housing Prototype

    Inside the shell of the Oyster House prototype lies a new shape for affordable housing.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.27.14

  13. 10 Examples of Shipping Container Architecture
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    10 Examples of Shipping Container Architecture

    They’re not just for global shipping anymore: These creative adaptations think inside the box.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.10.14

  14. 6 Clever Room Dividers that Double as Storage Space
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    6 Clever Room Dividers that Double as Storage Space

    Partitioning small spaces may seem counterintuitive, but when combined with storage solutions, room dividers can make compact homes feel bigger and more multifunctional.

    06.10.14

  15. Clever Ideas for Loft Beds
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    Clever Ideas for Loft Beds

    In apartments where every square foot counts, lofted beds can act as both a stylish and space-saving element.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.02.14

  16. Lighting Up Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House
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    Lighting Up Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House

    Two Chicago multimedia artists want to flip the switch on a Mies masterpiece to create an immersive experience.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.27.14

  17. Incredible Modernist Architecture From Latvia
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    Incredible Modernist Architecture From Latvia

    An exhibition at the Venice Biennale showcases the Baltic state’s unique post-war styles and structures.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.21.14

  18. A Prefab Prototype for Disaster-Relief Housing
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    A Prefab Prototype for Disaster-Relief Housing

    How Superstorm Sandy helped inspire a Brooklyn prototype for more efficient temporary housing after a natural disaster.

    written by: Tim Hanrahan
    05.13.14

  19.  Shape: Doodles for Design Learning
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    Shape: Doodles for Design Learning

    A cartoon created by the Dublin City Council aims to get kids to question and shape their environment.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.30.14

  20. Smart Solutions for Small Vacation Homes
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    Smart Solutions for Small Vacation Homes

    It can be a challenge to achieve a feeling of coziness without making a space seem cluttered. But spatial restrictions sometimes produce the most creative solutions.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.23.14

  21. Glass Sculptures Use Magazines as Art
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    Glass Sculptures Use Magazines as Art

    Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Dustin Yellin places the pages of Dwell at the core of his transparent works.

    written by: Rob Colvin
    04.15.14

  22. The Parking Garage: The Next Frontier in Adaptive Reuse?
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    The Parking Garage: The Next Frontier in Adaptive Reuse?

    With tiny housing units, students at the Savannah College of Art and Design stake out a new future for the urban parking garage.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.11.14

  23. The Bicycle Rack Reimagined
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    The Bicycle Rack Reimagined

    In Philadelphia, a competition challenges designers to rethink the bicycle rack.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.08.14

  24. 10 clever storage ideas for the bathroom
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    10 clever storage ideas for the bathroom

    Flummoxed by the ever-present need for storage in the bathroom? Here are 10 ways to stash all your bath supplies in a modern way.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.07.14

  25. Playful Designs for a Creative Home
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    Playful Designs for a Creative Home

    Finding a balance between functionality and playfulness can be a challenge, but these innovative ideas can help create a home that is inspiring for children and adults alike.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.07.14

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