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10 Ways to Use Fiber-Cement Panels

The versatile, hardy fiber-cement panel is a go-to finish for architects looking for durable, reliable, and flexible cladding—it's the ultimate modern material.
March 9, 2015
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6 Home Libraries that Take Book Storage to the Next Level

Some people prefer to read books on their tablets or e-readers. This slideshow isn't for them. In the following images, see how clever architects and designers have found ways to incorporate books into the homes of people who love the printed word.
March 5, 2015
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Family-Friendly Neighborhood Takes Shape in Slovenia

Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti creates a modern brick neighborhood in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
March 4, 2015
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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