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Ray sits at the central hearth on the north end of the comfortable sunken living area. From this perspective, you can see how the interior spaces flow into one another, passing one half-level up into the breakfast nook and kitchen and out from there onto

Modern, Open-Plan California Houses by Architect Ray Kappe

SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe is among the O.G. architects of the open-plan home. We've pulled a few favorites from our pages worth a second look.
July 10, 2015
A square hole in the ground and a concrete slab are all that demarcate Byoung Cho’s Earth House from the surrounding countryside.

7 Ingenious Concrete Buildings

These beauties are a great reminder why architects love the hard stuff. Employed in everything from towering skyscrapers to underground lairs, concrete is the material of choice for eccentric modernists—click through for a few highlights.
July 9, 2015
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How to Take a Dwell Photo

Ever wondered how we produce the photos that appear in our magazine? Here, watch a video for simple instructions detailing how to capture Dwell-worthy snapshots of your space.
July 6, 2015
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14 Awesome Vintage and Contemporary Speakers That Tell the Story of Modern Audio

Check out iconic audio designs through the years, from phonographs to wireless speakers.
July 4, 2015
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Best of #ModernMonday: Kid-Friendy Homes

Every Monday,
June 29, 2015
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A New Photography Book Provides Rare Glimpses of Los Angeles

Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles uncovers the city’s inherent dualities, in images captured by master photographers and contemporary artists. Los Angeles Times book critic and recent Dwell on Design speaker David L. Ulin, who wrote the book’s introduction, will host a panel discussion for the launch at MOCA this Saturday.
June 25, 2015
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7 Summer Getaways Amid the Trees

A forest abode doesn't necessarily mean a dark, damp retreat with no light. Seasonal woodland homes can be bursting with bright, modern cheer, and we guarantee the following will make you want to head for the backwoods.
June 23, 2015
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Best of #ModernMonday: Balancing Indoor-Outdoor Design

Every Monday, @dwell and @designmilk invite fans and experts to weigh in on trending topics in design on Twitter. Architects Bercy Chen, D'Arcy Jones, and Tom Davis joined #ModernMonday this week to share their thoughts on indoor-outdoor design. Check out a few of our favorite responses, and use the hashtag #ModernMonday to join the conversation next week at 1pm EST / 10am PST.
June 22, 2015