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  1. Prefab Killers?
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    Prefab Killers?

    As Hurricane Gustav approaches the Gulf Coast, this may be an opportune time to recall  that Lowe's is selling Katrina Cottages. Well, they're not selling the cottages themselves, but rather...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.06.08

  2. Arizona, Accordions, and Architecture: A Discussion with Erin Moore
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    Arizona, Accordions, and Architecture: A Discussion with Erin Moore

    Avid readers of Dwell will already know about Erin Moore of FLOAT Architecture Research and Design (from page 132 of the October 2008 issue). I wrote that story about the Watershed, a completely...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.07.08

  3. Salt 'N' Peppa
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    Salt 'N' Peppa

    They're three words that bizarrely could refer to a hip-hop group, a distinguished hair color style, or delicious dust to shake on food. In the case of Munire Kirmaci, we're referring to the latter...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.08.08

  4. Miele Self-Opening Dishwasher
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    Miele Self-Opening Dishwasher

    Miele's new La Perla series dishwashers (available in late fall 2008) have an automatic door opening and closing system that aids in air-drying your sparkling-clean dishes, saving energy used by...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.08.08

  5. How to Maintain a Minimalist Home
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    How to Maintain a Minimalist Home

    Maintaining a minimalist home definitely has benefits. Among them: less 'stuff' to take care of, less storage needed, less money spent on things and the freedom to use your home the way you really...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.08.08

  6. Sporting Stairway
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    Sporting Stairway

    While surfing around, I found this intriguing use of sports-arena flooring as a residential wall material in a house in progress by Bates-Masi architects on Noyack Creek in Southampton, NY.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.08.08

  7. Lindsey Lights it Up
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    Lindsey Lights it Up

    She's been getting attention lately, and distribution galore, from Future Perfect to Matter to ABC Carpet & Home: and it's for good reason. Lindsey Adelman's fixtures, with their visible...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.09.08

  8. Great Balls of Residential Energy
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    Great Balls of Residential Energy

    When it comes to sustainable energy sources for the home, wind turbines tend to get left out of the discussion.

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.09.08

  9. Living Walls
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    Living Walls

    A tiny bit like the Renzo Piano-designed Pompidou Centre that wears its insides on its outside (pipes, ducts, all the 'ugly' stuff), this office building wears a garden.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.09.08

  10. Battery Park City Community Center
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    Battery Park City Community Center

    Approaching 9/11, New York's unspoken heart is in Battery Park. Relevant, then, is the community center Hanrahan Meyers is developing immediately north of Ground Zero. It's condo central in those...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.09.08

  11. High Profile Utensils
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    High Profile Utensils

    It's no secret that architects and designers stray from their main medium and try their hand at various smaller scale projects. Philipe Starck has made an entire career on rethinking and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.10.08

  12. Shaping-Shifting Desktop Lamp Mimics Natural Light…Artificially.
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    Shaping-Shifting Desktop Lamp Mimics Natural Light…Artificially.

    Chris Natt’s Stimuli 3.0 lamp would fit in equally well on the set of a Bjork video or in a Borg starship, but the premise behind concept is a fairly down-to-earth.

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.10.08

  13. Design Your Dwelling Winner Announced
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    Design Your Dwelling Winner Announced

    This just in: After countless hours of tense deliberation, labored hand-wringing, and heated debate, the Google SketchUp and Dwell.com Design Your Dwelling contest grand prize winner has been...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    09.10.08

  14. Judge a Book's Cover: AIGA 50/50 Exhibition
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    Judge a Book's Cover: AIGA 50/50 Exhibition

    I love books. I will buy one if, after reading the first page, I want to turn it. But before reading the first word, it's generally necessary to pick up the book; and when faced with a bazaar of...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.10.08

  15. No Way Out
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    No Way Out

    The fun-house signage in the parking garage of the Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Australia is the brainchild of German graphic designer Axel Peemöller.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.10.08

  16. September 11th Memorial & Museum
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    September 11th Memorial & Museum

    On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we turn our attention toward building plans for ground zero, where a 24-foot-by-9-foot, 7,770-pound beam National September 11 Memorial & Museum project...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.11.08

  17. 2nd Annual Park[ing] Day LA
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    2nd Annual Park[ing] Day LA

    GreenMeme is getting ready to launch their second ever Park[ing] Day LA.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.11.08

  18. City Bike
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    City Bike

    The Eurobike trade show just ended, and among the offerings at the world's largest bike-geek festival was Cannondale's Hooligan.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.11.08

  19. New TiVo DVR Boasts a Terabyte of Storage
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    New TiVo DVR Boasts a Terabyte of Storage

    So much television, so little time. With fall TV lineups now in full swing—including some of the best shows that have aired in years—your cable company or satellite-issued DVR is likely...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.12.08

  20. Hope for the Jet Set
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    Hope for the Jet Set

    I'm about to hop on a transatlantic flight and am not looking forward to 12 hours in the same tiny seat.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.12.08

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