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As they open, they fold and stack flush. There was no room for a pocket door since the oven is directly next to the partitioned-off space.

6 Novel Space-Saving Designs

When we talk to architects who specialize in small space, they frequently list built-ins as an excellent way to save space. These 7 projects take that strategy to heart and add a big dash on ingenuity.
October 8, 2015
modern courtyard low-e glass wall insulation bench

6 Glorious Glass-Enclosed Courtyards

Glass walls grant these residents an immediate connection to their interior courtyards.
October 7, 2015
The floors, walls, and ceilings are coated in FSC-Certified laminated bleached bamboo.

6 Ways to Use Bamboo in the Modern Home

Long used in Asian architecture—skyscraper scaffolding in Hong Kong are still built with it—bamboo became popular in North American during the 1990s with the introduction of laminated bamboo flooring. As with any responsibly cultivated and harvested wood, especially one that grows this quickly, bamboo can have a positive environmental impact by acting as a carbon sink.
October 6, 2015
compact cabin exterior deck

9 Designs Inspired by Japanese Architecture and Craft

Dwell and it readers value simplicity and quality, so it's no surprise that Japan—with its emphasis on craft and thoughtful living—is a frequent wellspring of inspiration.
October 5, 2015
Javits Center NYC green roof

What Will It Take to Make NYC a More Sustainable Place?

On Sunday, October 4, join us at Dwell on Design NY to discuss greening the city of New York.
October 2, 2015
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6 Public and Private Urban Gardens We Love

From community-changing farms carved out of vacant lots to private nature getaways, these gardens prove that the concrete jungle doesn't always have to be relentless.
October 1, 2015
Beyond the kitchen is a secondary room that is a pantry, prep area, utility room, and entrance hall all in one. The standard beech-top counters from Howdens Joinery Co. are doubled up to achieve a three-inch thickness, with the rounded edges cut off.

5 Ways to Use Beech Wood at Home

Similar in appearance to maple and relatively inexpensive, beech brings a rustic look to these modern homes.
October 1, 2015
Above Within Beyond bronze sculpture by Wendell Castle

Iconic Artist Wendell Castle Talks Contemporary Furniture Design at Dwell on Design NY

The established artist and designer joins us for a discussion about what's next in furniture.
September 30, 2015