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8 Dazzling Double-Height Spaces

A double-height space can really open a house up, as seen in these examples from Dwell's archives.
March 3, 2015
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7 Instantly Appealing Awnings

Sometimes a little sliver of shade at midday is all the vacation you need.
March 3, 2015
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6 Teensy Tiny Dwellings

By "tiny," we don't mean cramped cottages or starter apartments. We mean houses the size of parking spots. These six dwellings are on the cutting-edge of the micro-housing movement.
March 3, 2015
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7 Stunning Waterfront Structures

The best architecture takes full advantage of a setting without upstaging it. Here are seven buildings that make the most of their waterfront perch.
March 2, 2015
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5 Relaxing Rooftops and Roof Decks

These five rooftops and roof decks are so immaculately designed, you'll almost forget to take in the view.
February 26, 2015
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With Input from Alessi, Students Put a Modern Spin on the Standing Desk

Design students from the University of Pennsylvania traveled to Italy in January to present their winning prototype, Kabu, to Alessi President Alberto Alessi.
February 26, 2015
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1830 Schoolhouse Salvaged as a Cozy Cabin

Joining Shobac—a historic farm in Nova Scotia now filled with cabins available for rent—is a 1830 schoolhouse converted into a two-bedroom cottage. Rehabilitated by Brian MacKay-Lyons of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, the one-room schoolhouse hails from the town of Chebogue. MacKay-Lyons purchased the decrepit structure—it had closed in 1950 and fallen into misuse—to save it from demolition, and restored and transported it to the Shobac site.
February 23, 2015
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Bathing Beauties: 5 Sleek Outdoor Showers

These spaces aren't for the bashful.
February 20, 2015
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Sling Shots: 7 Ways to Design With the Versatile Sling Chair

Think of a sling chair as having the comfort of a hammock with a dressed up sensibility. From Brazilian classics to contemporary interpretations, the following are seven hot seats.
February 20, 2015
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