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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. A Clever Window Treatment: Bus Graphics
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    A Clever Window Treatment: Bus Graphics

    From an unlikely source comes a clever privacy solution for a pair of prefabbed town houses in Los Angeles.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Sharon Risedorph
    01.07.13

  4. Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat
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    Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat

    Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Floto + Warner
    12.24.12

  5. 10 Sun-Filled Small Spaces
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    10 Sun-Filled Small Spaces

    Constrained by minimal square footage, small houses run the risk of feeling cramped and claustrophobic. The best solutions often involve copious amounts of natural light.

    07.08.14

  6. 8 Light-Filled Renovations
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    8 Light-Filled Renovations

    A major renovation is the perfect opportunity to bring more light into a space. These remodeled homes incorporate vast swathes of windows to help bring the outside in.

    08.06.14

  7. 10 Stunning Skylights
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    10 Stunning Skylights

    Skylights come in all shapes and sizes, but their practicality is universal. These rooms feature a variety of overhead cut-outs that admit an abundance of natural light.

    08.12.14

  8. 6 Homes Blending Indoor and Outdoor Living Space
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    6 Homes Blending Indoor and Outdoor Living Space

    When you live in a climate that's right for it, there is nothing like having architectural elements that allow your indoor living to expand and blend with the outdoor space. Here, we feature six...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.29.13

  9. Soak up the Sun: 4 Amazing Atriums
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    Soak up the Sun: 4 Amazing Atriums

    Here we take a look at four homes in which the true star is the atrium. A perfect architectural detail for letting the outside in, an atrium can be great way to open up a home and soak up a little...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.25.13

  10. Renovating to Maximize Light
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    Renovating to Maximize Light

    Who doesn't want a little more light in their lives? In these eight projects we explore the power of illumination, from a modernist skylight in Harlem to concrete-clad funnels that mitigate the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.25.13

  11. How-To: Giant Windows
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    How-To: Giant Windows

    Eyes are the windows to the soul. And windows? Well, they broadcast a home's soul and create a connection between private, interior and public, exterior life. Here are a few ways to make maximum...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.23.14

  12. 6 Famous Brutalist Buildings
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    6 Famous Brutalist Buildings

    Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.07.13

  13. A Customized Prefab in California's Mayacamas Mountains
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    A Customized Prefab in California's Mayacamas Mountains

    Petite spaces are given a sense of functionality with smart lighting.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Noah Webb
    11.01.13

  14. A Hybrid Prefab Home in Upstate New York
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    A Hybrid Prefab Home in Upstate New York

    For a vintage design dealer seeking a respite from the city, architect William Massie conceptualized a mostly prefab home around a carefully curated furniture collection in upstate New York.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Karina Tengberg
    02.27.13

  15. 8 Light-Filled Rooms We Love
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    8 Light-Filled Rooms We Love

    From a remote prefab located in Bend, Oregon to an apartment building in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, there is no denying that these eight residences get a healthy dose vitamin D. Here are a few of...

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.27.14

  16. A Simple Geometric Bayfront Home in Chile
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    A Simple Geometric Bayfront Home in Chile

    Mathias Klotz’s first project, a deceptively simple bayfront house in Chile was commissioned by his mom on a shoestring budget.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Roland Halbe
    10.16.13

  17. Best in Glass
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    Best in Glass

    From a tiny transparent retreat on San Juan Island in Puget Sound to a cozy cottage nestled north of Drag Lake, these five residences demonstrate the myriad ways in which glass can enhance the...

    written by: Jami Smith
    03.25.13

  18. A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago
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    A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago

    Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage.

    written by: Chris Bentley
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    01.06.14

  19. Mjölk Boutique Owners Renovate Their Toronto Abode
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    Mjölk Boutique Owners Renovate Their Toronto Abode

    A pair of Toronto boutique owners and their architects surpass expectations for above-the-shop living with a renovation that celebrates clean design and serene space.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Derek Shapton
    01.28.14

  20. A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
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    A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin

    A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    01.13.14

  21. A Renovated Ray Kappe Abode in Manhattan Beach
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    A Renovated Ray Kappe Abode in Manhattan Beach

    Up-sizing from a small bungalow, Kristopher Dukes and Matt Jacobson take a minimalist approach to renovating and furnishing a soaring ’80s-era Ray Kappe–designed house.

    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    01.31.14

  22. A Midcentury Modern Renovation in Hudson Valley
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    A Midcentury Modern Renovation in Hudson Valley

    Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: Jon Snyder
    12.20.13

  23. An Arctic White Kitchen Renovation in Connecticut
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    An Arctic White Kitchen Renovation in Connecticut

    For an architect’s family getaway in Connecticut, the kitchen is no shrinking violet.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Daniel Shea
    01.28.14

  24. A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
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    A Modern Concrete Home in Peru

    Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.

    written by: Sarah Amelar
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    04.19.13

  25. Bright Idea: 5 Homes with Statement Skylights
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    Bright Idea: 5 Homes with Statement Skylights

    In these five homes, a well-placed skylight makes all the difference, flooding the interiors with light from above.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.07.13

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