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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. 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

  3. 8 Modern Apartment Buildings
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    8 Modern Apartment Buildings

    From northeastern Italy to downtown Pittsburgh, a trendy neighborhood in Melbourne, Australia, to Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, here are eight inventive, modern apartment buildings that fit in...

    written by: William Lamb
    11.25.13

  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. 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

  7. Massachusetts Modern: 8 Striking Spaces in the Bay State
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    Massachusetts Modern: 8 Striking Spaces in the Bay State

    Massachusetts has a long and storied history of progressivism, one that is reflected in these groundbreaking designs from Dwell's archives.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.09.13

  8. 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

  9. Let It Shine: 7 Elegant Clerestory Windows
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    Let It Shine: 7 Elegant Clerestory Windows

    Clerestory windows have been around since the time of the ancient Egyptians, and there's a reason for their staying power. By drawing sunlight from high spaces, clerestory windows help bathe a room...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.01.14

  10. 7 Modern Hamptons Homes
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    7 Modern Hamptons Homes

    The Hamptons, at the eastern edge of Long Island, is known as a stylish outpost, so it's not surprising that it has its share notable houses. Here is a selection from Dwell's archives of midcentury...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.22.13

  11. 7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest
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    7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest

    A strong creative streak runs through the Pacific Northwest and is on vibrant display in these spaces, featured in the pages of Dwell and on Dwell.com. Here, we venture beyond the region's major...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.13.13

  12. An Australian Architect's Simple Brick House With Impressive Green Roof
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    An Australian Architect's Simple Brick House With Impressive Green Roof

    With a simple brick house on a tiny lot, an Australian architect shows that style needn't be fussy or expensive.

    written by: Jane Rawson
    02.16.14

  13. An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador
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    An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador

    Seeking a way to blend architecture into the natural environment, a pair of Ecuador-based designers invents a new modular building system.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: João Canziani
    12.31.12

  14. A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic
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    A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic

    A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the next generation.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Caren Alpert
    12.30.12

  15. An Affordable Duplex Transformation in Texas
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    An Affordable Duplex Transformation in Texas

    Affordable gestures abound in this transformation of a dilapidated former duplex in the Texas Hill Country.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.11.13

  16. Building on a Shoestring in Singapore
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    Building on a Shoestring in Singapore

    Building on a shoestring is no mean feat in Singapore, especially when your home calls for a multilayered facade. Chang Architects, however, were more than up to the challenge.

    photos by: Albert Lim KS
    01.10.13

  17. A Concrete Double Villa in Switzerland
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    A Concrete Double Villa in Switzerland

    A glass-and-concrete mountainside lair is fit for a Bond villain with a penchant for stunning Alpine views.

    written by: Robert Landon
    photos by: Hélène Binet
    01.20.13

  18. Second Floor Living
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    Second Floor Living

    Whether it’s a first apartment or a penthouse in the sky, these notoriously small spaces can house big style. Click through the slideshow to see some of our favorite fancy flats.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.06.13

  19. City Living: Five Affordable Family Apartments
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    City Living: Five Affordable Family Apartments

    An affordable city-living situation need not come to an end once children are in the picture; these five family apartments show how to make it work.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.21.13

  20. Oh Canada! Modern Homes in the Great White North
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    Oh Canada! Modern Homes in the Great White North

    Cunning Canucks have created new ways to achieve modern, affordable living.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.30.13

  21. On the Edge: Modern Homes Designed for Extreme Sports
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    On the Edge: Modern Homes Designed for Extreme Sports

    Concrete, usability, and open layouts incline extreme sport enthusiasts toward modern architecture. From snow to the surf, these homes demonstrate a healthy, happy relationship between living and...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.19.13

  22. Colorado Cool: 7 Mile-High Modern Spaces
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    Colorado Cool: 7 Mile-High Modern Spaces

    Amidst the epic national parks and famous ski-resorts, modern architecture abounds in the Centennial state.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.22.13

  23. Live-Play Spaces at Home
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    Live-Play Spaces at Home

    In the digital era, we love innovative live-work areas, but we will always champion playing at home, whether it’s a perfectly placed pool, oversized chalkboard wall, or the ultimate pair of bunk beds.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.02.13

  24. True Blue
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    True Blue

    A 450-square-foot apartment in the Upper West Side needed to accommodate the resident’s working, entertaining, and resting needs, without eating up precious inches. This groovy blue home office...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    03.26.13

  25. High on a Hill: San Francisco Homes
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    High on a Hill: San Francisco Homes

    San Francisco is Dwell’s birthplace, so it’s no surprise that we have featured many fantastic modern homes from the city by the bay. See some from our archives!

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.28.14

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