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An Airy Renovation in Sydney

In the Sydney, Australia, neighborhood of Rozelle, architect Christopher Polly has renovated a house with green design in mind. By opening up the plan, adding floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls to the rear of the house, deftly organizing windows, and repurposing elements of the original structure, Polly has created a residence that's attuned to its environment. Here, we call out the project's key design moves, architectural elements, and furnishings.
February 7, 2013
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20 Modern Living Rooms

Space, light, and twists on color use define this collection of some of our favorite modern living rooms from issues past. View the collection all the way through to discover a surprising application of coral paint.
January 25, 2013
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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.
January 23, 2013
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A Look at Playrooms

Don't kid yourself—playing is serious business. Here are six playrooms from our archives that we wouldn't mind pitching a fort in.
January 18, 2013
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A Wheelchair-Accessible Adaptive Reuse Project in London

Brod Hart’s home in London’s Finsbury Park neighborhood is hidden away on a quiet street filled with the typical Victorian houses that populate the area. But behind the large steel doors that shield it from view stands what once began as stables, later served as a piano factory, and finally was converted to a wheelchair-accessible private residence. Hart managed the renovation himself and lived on-site during the process, which was challenging. His clever DIY skills and design tricks paid off: The end result is an industrial-chic modern house, fully accessible to wheelchair users.
January 17, 2013
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Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston

By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers team up to create nine affordable row houses in the Houston Heights.
January 11, 2013
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Touring the Breezehouse by Blu Homes

Dwell's popular Home Tours included a Breezehouse by Blu Homes in Healdsburg as a bonus tour during this spring's Marin Home Tours. With our annual Prefab issue now out on newsstands, we paid a visit so that online readers could get a closer look and learn more about the prefab home's innovative design from its owner, designer Jo Cooper, as well as Blu Homes West Coast project manager, Jeff Morter. Enjoy our slideshow, and be sure to sign up for upcoming Dwell Home Tours near you!
December 7, 2012
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10 Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture

If you caught our recent round up of shipping container homes, you know there's no shortage of innovative adaptations to the boxy cargo pieces. We can't get enough of them, either, and here we share 10 more great repurposed shipping containers.
November 30, 2012
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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 to withstand an alpine avalance to an upstate New York renovation with an all-glass wall.
November 29, 2012
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