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Outside the Box: Unusual Home Layouts

Don’t be a square; whether out of necessity or aesthetics, these layouts come in all shapes and sizes.
December 4, 2013
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Stealthy Modern Cabin in Ontario

Toronto architecture firm superkül applies creative green thinking and a Canadian love of timber to an affordable modern cabin in the woods.
December 4, 2013
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A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos

Calling upon midcentury modern archetypes, Curt Cline of Modern House Architects designed a residence in Los Altos, California, built with Passive House principles in mind.
November 21, 2013
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10 Modern Brick Homes

Brick is most often associated with traditional building styles, from Gothic to Georgian. Brickwork and mortar can be applied to a fresh, modern house, however—just look to these ten examples for proof.
November 20, 2013
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A Picturesque Desert Prefab

Jim Murren’s prefab house in Sin City, designed by Marmol Radziner, is as artful as it is art-filled, thanks to an asymmetrical arrangement of solids and voids.
November 18, 2013
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A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach

A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California.
November 18, 2013
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Toronto's 10 Top Homes

Toronto: largest city in Canada, capital of Ontario, and seat of multiculturalism in our neighbor to the north. (It's also currently host to the most active construction cranes in North America!) Here's a primer on ten great Toronto homes from the Dwell archive.
November 15, 2013
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A Renovated Loft in SoHo

Confronted with an historic loft in New York's SoHo district in need of an update, architects Bronwyn Breitner and Luigi Ciaccia executed a gut renovation to introduce more natural light throughout the interior while honoring the original character of the former industrial space. Though the loft was close to 2,300 square feet, the long and narrow footprint—23 feet by 100 feet—was a challenge. "By punching holes in walls and aligning site lines with the windows, we were able to create privacy to meet the clients' needs while also providing a sense of light and expansion from the common areas," says Breitner, co-founder of the firm 590BC. We detail the design moves in the following slideshow.
November 13, 2013
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7 Homes Sporting Gorgeous Glass

Floor-to-ceiling windows? Yes, please. Flip through our gallery of gorgeous glass houses in which windows become walls.
November 11, 2013