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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. Indianapolis Museum Unveils New Contemporary Design Galleries
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    Indianapolis Museum Unveils New Contemporary Design Galleries

    Fans of contemporary design in the Midwest—as well as those planning a visit, or merely passing through—have much to celebrate with the opening in late November of the refurbished and expanded...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.02.13

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 7 Modern Stereo Setups
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    7 Modern Stereo Setups

    Is there such a thing as "home" without music? Whether it's classical or hip-hop, country-and-western shuffle or white-blazer soft-rock, it would sound fantastic coming out of one of these stylish...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.19.13

  10. 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

  11. 8 Modern Fences
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    8 Modern Fences

    They say that good fences make good neighbors, but it's equally true that good fences make for good design. Here, from Dwell's archives, are eight examples of fences that enhance the aesthetic...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.06.14

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Nendo and BoConcept Collaborate on a New Line of Furniture
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    Nendo and BoConcept Collaborate on a New Line of Furniture

    A new line of furniture by BoConcept and Nendo marries Danish functionality with Japanese whimsy.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.07.14

  15. A Sustainable "Case Study" House in California
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    A Sustainable "Case Study" House in California

    A Southern California architect approaches his family home as an experiment in sustainable design.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.07.14

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Jan Vingerhoets of Flos on the Future of Lighting Design
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    Jan Vingerhoets of Flos on the Future of Lighting Design

    The CEO of Flos USA addresses the versatility of LED and what's next for lighting design.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.01.14

  20. Young Designers Make an impression at Design Indaba
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    Young Designers Make an impression at Design Indaba

    Thomas Heatherwick stole the show at the first day of the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday when he unveiled his plans to recast a century-old silo on the city’s...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.26.14

  21. Mikal Hallstrup on the Design of Everyday Things
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    Mikal Hallstrup on the Design of Everyday Things

    Fresh from his appearance at Design Indaba in Cape Town, Mikal Hallstrup of Designit talks about the importance of design in everyday life.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.05.14

  22. 8 Homes Furnished With B&B Italia
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    8 Homes Furnished With B&B Italia

    In honor of Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, the B&B Italia founder who died on January 25, 2014, at age 87, here are eight homes from Dwell's archives where the influential Italian furniture company's...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.31.14

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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