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  1. Q&A: IDEO Looks Into the Future of Design
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    Q&A: IDEO Looks Into the Future of Design

    A multimedia brainstorm from the acclaimed design firm explores how tech’s next steps will shape tomorrow.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.18.14

  2. Designs for patients with dementia
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    Designs for patients with dementia

    Stanford’s Center on Longevity recognizes a colorful table set designed to aid Alzheimer's patients.

    04.14.14

  3. Designer Spotlight Ettore Sottsass
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    Designer Spotlight Ettore Sottsass

    Italian designer and founder of the Memphis movement, Ettore Sottsass is widely known for his expressive furniture and futuristic, sometimes goofy visions of everyday objects. On paper, Sottsass’s...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.06.14

  4. Designer Spotlight: Alvaro Catalán de Ocón
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    Designer Spotlight: Alvaro Catalán de Ocón

    An emerging Spanish designer redefines his role by pursuing philanthropic projects with indigenous peoples in Colombia.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    01.26.14

  5. Buyer Beware: A Prefab Shopper's Guide
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    Buyer Beware: A Prefab Shopper's Guide

    Bay Area–based architect Michelle Kaufmann is a prefab pioneer. She started in the industry in 2003, a year and a half after Dwell’s inaugural prefab issue, just when consumer interest in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.14.14

  6. An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles
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    An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles

    A net-zero prefab home design is set to reinvigorate a down-at-the-heels Los Angeles neighborhood.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.29.13

  7. Claesson Koivisto Rune's Scandinavian Prefab Prototype
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    Claesson Koivisto Rune's Scandinavian Prefab Prototype

    Claesson Koivisto Rune introduces its second iteration of the prefab home, combining time-honored Scandinavian touches with the studio’s signature polished aesthetic.

    written by: Madeline A. Potter
    12.26.13

  8. 9 Designs From New Orleans
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    9 Designs From New Orleans

    In honor of noted New Orleans architect Allen Eskew, who died Tuesday, we meander through the great design and architecture we love from the Big Easy.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.13.13

  9. Q&A with Prefab Builder Bill Haney
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    Q&A with Prefab Builder Bill Haney

    Prefab builder Blu Homes, helmed by CEO Bill Haney, aims to disrupt the construction industry supply chain by interacting directly with clients.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.18.13

  10. Geometric Housing Complex in Jerusalem
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    Geometric Housing Complex in Jerusalem

    Architect Zvi Hecker explores geometric forms in three-dimensional structures, or “polyhedric architecture.”

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.17.13

  11. 8 Design Instagrammers We Love
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    8 Design Instagrammers We Love

    First, if you're not following @dwellmagazine on Instagram, what are you waiting for? And if you're like us, you can never see enough design—so here, we've rounded up eight other must-follow...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.04.13

  12. Micro-Dwellings Across America
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    Micro-Dwellings Across America

    From crowded cities to a trailer park of tiny houses planned for Sonoma County, California, multiunit micro-housing complexes are popping up all across America.

    written by: Tafline Laylin
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    10.23.13

  13. A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco
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    A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco

    In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has made a pair of unique outdoor living spaces—one low and one high.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Ike Edeani
    10.15.13

  14. Design Tips for Privacy: Helpful Products Part Two
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    Design Tips for Privacy: Helpful Products Part Two

    From a lightweight synthetic curtain to a recycled modular nomad system, here are five more pieces of furniture that will guarantee privacy.

    10.11.13

  15. Design Tips for Privacy: Helpful Products Part One
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    Design Tips for Privacy: Helpful Products Part One

    From sound absorbing acoustic wall tiles to geometric white oak screens, here is a set of five products to increase privacy at home and in the office.

    10.09.13

  16. Design Tips for Privacy: Solutions to Common Issues
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    Design Tips for Privacy: Solutions to Common Issues

    To further explore privacy in the modern world, we present three common problems—from noise to peeping neighbors—and a fleet of products to solve your woes.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.08.13

  17. Design Tips for Privacy
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    Design Tips for Privacy

    As the lines between our public and personal lives become increasingly blurry, designers are helping redefine privacy for the 21st century. Here we explore the new frontiers­—in residential...

    photos by: Iwan Baan
    10.08.13

  18. Q&A with Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz
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    Q&A with Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz

    Nelson Byrd Woltz carves out a vertical garden for a New York City residence and, in the process, creates a nest for its human and avian inhabitants.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Eric Piasecki
    10.07.13

  19. The City of Chandigarh by Le Corbusier
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    The City of Chandigarh by Le Corbusier

    Los Angeles architect Linda Taalman made a rare visit to Le Corbusier’s fraught masterpiece, the capitol complex of the city of Chandigarh. Here she offers her take on Corbu’s vision for a modern...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    09.07.13

  20. Designing with George Nelson Pieces
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    Designing with George Nelson Pieces

    From the Marshmallow sofa to those glowing Bubble lamps, George Nelson’s designs are a must in many a modern interior. Here are 6 that stand out from the pages of Dwell.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.04.13

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