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  1. Concrete Proof: 9 Ways to Design with Cement
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    Concrete Proof: 9 Ways to Design with Cement

    Concrete may seem brutalist to some, but consider its many applications: buff, polished, waxed, and turned into panels for a facade. Here are nine Dwell homes that make incredible use of the material.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.19.13

  2. Two Houses Are Better Than One
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    Two Houses Are Better Than One

    Or is one house better than two? For Santa Monica–based architect Jesse Bornstein and his family, both are true.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.31.09

  3. Cut it Out: The Work of Lisa Iwamoto
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    Cut it Out: The Work of Lisa Iwamoto

    It’s not hyperbole to say that Lisa Iwamoto has written the book on digital fabrication. Published by Princeton Architectural Press, Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material...

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.16.12

  4. Mountaintop Modern
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    Mountaintop Modern

    A couple's investment of sweat equity pays dividends in a mountainside house in southwestern Colorado

    written by: William Lamb
    03.12.14

  5. Marina Plus Rem, in Upstate New York
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    Marina Plus Rem, in Upstate New York

    Hudson, New York, is a small community nestled into its namesake river valley about 100 miles north of Manhattan. Known mostly for the antique shops that line scenic Warren Street, the hamlet is...

    written by: Ian Volner
    05.11.12

  6. A Mid-Century Renovation in Washington
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    A Mid-Century Renovation in Washington

    This classic mid-century modern home in Lakewood, Washington, had great "bones" that had been compromised by subsequent remodels. The bathrooms were dated, the hallway was gloomy, and the kitchen...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.09.13

  7. At the Elm
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    At the Elm

    When a couple in Amsterdam decided to upgrade their residence from a small houseboat to a larger one, they sought a design that would elevate the kitchen—literally. Set on the top floor and...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Rene Mesman
    01.02.09

  8. Casa H, Brussels
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    Casa H, Brussels

    When it came time for Hernan Rios to renovate his apartment inside a 1968 Louis Herman De Koninck building, he reached out to Matteo Colombo and Andrea Serboli's Barcelona-based firm CaSA...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.03.12

  9. A Geometric Desert Home in Phoenix
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    A Geometric Desert Home in Phoenix

    At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape.

    written by: Margot Dougherty
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    04.03.13

  10. A Colorful, Custom-Built Guesthouse in London
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    A Colorful, Custom-Built Guesthouse in London

    Thanks to designers Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama, an aging workshop in London’s once-gritty Bethnal Green is reborn as a colorful, custom-built guesthouse.

    written by: Iain Aitch
    photos by: Ben Anders
    11.05.12

  11. Winter Wonderlands
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    Winter Wonderlands

    The chill of winter is soon to set in. Thinking toward blustery days ahead, we've corralled a series of modern homes set amid snowy surroundings and with cozy interiors, ranging from a cabin built...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.29.12

  12. Vacation Home to Concert Hall
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    Vacation Home to Concert Hall

    An hour's travel from downtown Seattle, Washington, lies what some call "Maine West": Whidbey Island. Forming the norther border of Puget Sound, the island is an enclave of "artists,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.08.10

  13. Modern Homes in Tennessee
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    Modern Homes in Tennessee

    Though a modern aesthetic is not quite the norm for homes in the Volunteer State, some plucky architects and designers have built their own contemporary oases.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.16.13

  14. An Idyllic Vacation Home in Greece
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    An Idyllic Vacation Home in Greece

    A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern design fan go Greek.

    written by: Dominic Lutyens
    photos by: Andrea Wyner
    04.24.13

  15. A Renovated House in Australia
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    A Renovated House in Australia

    For a renovation located in Glebe—an inner-city suburb of Sydney, Australia—Carterwilliamson Architects took an environmentally friendly tack. "We believe that 'fit' buildings, buildings that are...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Brett Boardman
    08.26.13

  16. Dror-Designed Soho Synagogue
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    Dror-Designed Soho Synagogue

    Designed by Studio Dror, the new SoHo Synagogue in New York aims to translate the inspiration of Judaism to a new generation. Founders Rabbi Dovi Scheiner and his wife Esty Scheiner invited Dror to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.01.11

  17. Music Holl: A Copper Clad Pavilion in Seoul
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    Music Holl: A Copper Clad Pavilion in Seoul

    Inspired by a never-performed symphony he discovered in a book by avant-garde composer John Cage, architect Steven Holl has designed a masterful home and gallery in Seoul that fuses architecture...

    written by: Philip Kennicott
    photos by: Iwan Baan
    04.08.13

  18. Modernist L-Shaped Charred Cedar Cabin in Alaska
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    Modernist L-Shaped Charred Cedar Cabin in Alaska

    In the shadow of Mount McKinley, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner built a modernist cabin as expansive as the Last Frontier.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Kamil Bialous
    06.17.13

  19. Live/Work: Modern Art Gallery and Home in Antwerp
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    Live/Work: Modern Art Gallery and Home in Antwerp

    Both a gallery and a residence, an Antwerp home redefines the boundaries between public and private, art and interior design.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    01.23.13

  20. A Sustainable Rammed Earth Home in New Mexico
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    A Sustainable Rammed Earth Home in New Mexico

    Studio eM Design’s rammed-earth home in Corrales, New Mexico, updates the regional adobe archetype into a hallmark of sustainable design.

    written by: Charles C. Poling
    06.16.13

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