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  1. Compact Wooden Home in Japan
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    Compact Wooden Home in Japan

    A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    05.14.13

  2. Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials
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    Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials

    The first annual Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge heralds four innovative, sustainable building materials.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.18.13

  3. K.C. Cool: 7 Striking Designs in Kansas City, Missouri
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    K.C. Cool: 7 Striking Designs in Kansas City, Missouri

    It's easy to overlook Kansas City, Missouri. Located squarely in the nation's center, it is better known for its barbecue and bebop than as an incubator for creative design and architecture. But...

    written by: William Lamb
    11.21.13

  4. All in the Family: 7 Spaces Designed by Couples
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    All in the Family: 7 Spaces Designed by Couples

    They say the family that designs together stays together. OK, nobody says that, but there may be something to it. Harmony at home can enhance the creative process if these projects from Dwell's...

    written by: William Lamb
    11.26.13

  5. Michigan Modern: 7 Homes in the Great Lake State
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    Michigan Modern: 7 Homes in the Great Lake State

    Home to Herman Miller, Michigan has a long and storied modernist pedigree. Here are seven inventive or noteworthy Michigan houses from Dwell's archives.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.03.13

  6. Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses
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    Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses

    Where does Upstate New York begin? Ask a New York City dweller and they are likely to tell you that "Upstate" means anything north of the Cross-Westchester Expressway. Wherever its southern...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.11.13

  7. 7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms
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    7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms

    The great room—a combined living, dining, and cooking space—is one of architecture's great equalizers. People often want to be together without being sequestered into separate rooms for socializing...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.16.13

  8. 8 Modern Carports
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    8 Modern Carports

    Though it's sometimes looked down upon as a dowdy counterpart to its enclosed cousin, the garage, the carport is a functional and—as these examples from Dwell's archives suggest—often elegant touch...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.02.14

  9. A Prize-Winning Renovation in Rotterdam
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    A Prize-Winning Renovation in Rotterdam

    Kaan Architecten has been awarded 2013 a Benelux Aluminum Award for sustainable renovation in the non-residential buildings category for its painstaking refurbishment of a building in central...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.25.14

  10. Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts
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    Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts

    An exhibition coming to coastal Massachusetts in March explores California's evolution as an incubator of progressive midcentury design.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.05.14

  11. A Gathering Spot and Emergency Resource for New York's Community Gardens
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    A Gathering Spot and Emergency Resource for New York's Community Gardens

    In a community garden in the Bronx, a structure will serve as a shelter for recreation, and as a sustainable power source in an emergency.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.09.14

  12. 8 Striking Designs in Wisconsin
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    8 Striking Designs in Wisconsin

    Perhaps best known for cheese, beer, and Bart Starr, Wisconsin has emerged in recent years as something of a laboratory for intelligent, modern architecture. Here are eight noteworthy Badger State...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.05.13

  13. Exhibit Spotlights the Work of Spanish Architect Luis Vidal
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    Exhibit Spotlights the Work of Spanish Architect Luis Vidal

    The work of the Madrid-based firm Luis Vidal + Architects, best known for its ambitious airport and train station designs, with be the subject of an exhibition coming to Washington, D.C., and New...

    written by: William Lamb
    04.01.14

  14. 7 Modern Farmhouses
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    7 Modern Farmhouses

    Today we venture out to the American, Canadian and English countryside to view inventive, modern takes on a venerable architectural archetype: the farmhouse. These elegant, gabled structures offer...

    written by: William Lamb
    11.20.13

  15. Passivhaus Institut Announces 2014 Finalists
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    Passivhaus Institut Announces 2014 Finalists

    The Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany, on Friday announced 20 finalists for its 2014 Passive House Awards, singling out houses, office buildings, and other structures designed and built to...

    written by: William Lamb
    03.28.14

  16. Design Detail: More Modern Bridges
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    Design Detail: More Modern Bridges

    Footbridges can join an older structures to a new additions, or close a gulf between a house and the street. And when good design is part of the mix, they can add a decorative touch. Following this...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.03.14

  17. Near Boston, a Red House Designed to be Green
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    Near Boston, a Red House Designed to be Green

    A teardown renovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, comes with a mandate for maximum efficiency.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.21.14

  18. A Design Boutique Opens in Poland
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    A Design Boutique Opens in Poland

    A new boutique in the Silesia region promotes local design.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.16.14

  19. Renovation Opens Up a London Apartment
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    Renovation Opens Up a London Apartment

    In Clerkenwell, an architect re-imagines a space to bring out the "dramatic geometry" of its concrete ceiling.

    written by: William Lamb
    06.12.14

  20. Modernism Through the Viewfinder: The Photography of Ezra Stoller
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    Modernism Through the Viewfinder: The Photography of Ezra Stoller

    Stoller's images, which introduced modernism to a broader audience, anchor an exhibit of architectural photography at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.16.14

  21. Exhibit Spotlights Influence of Latin American Modern Architecture on Contemporary Artists
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    Exhibit Spotlights Influence of Latin American Modern Architecture on Contemporary Artists

    “Beyond the Supersquare,” a new exhibition at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, explores the influence of Latin American and Caribbean modern architecture on contemporary artists in those regions. The...

    written by: William Lamb
    05.01.14

  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. 7 Modern Mezzanines
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    7 Modern Mezzanines

    Mezzanines are, by definition, in-between spaces—neither here, nor there; neither upstairs nor down. But mezzanines needn't be wasted space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven examples of...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.17.13

  24. "Architecture of Density": A Study of Megacity Living in Hong Kong
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    "Architecture of Density": A Study of Megacity Living in Hong Kong

    A photographer's studies of Hong Kong's dense apartment blocks come to a London gallery.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.13.14

  25. Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright House in Illinois Is Reborn as a Museum
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    Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright House in Illinois Is Reborn as a Museum

    Tours of the Ken and Phyllis Laurent House in Rockford, Wright's only accessible building, start June 7.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.24.14

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