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  1. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5
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    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 5:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    11.16.11

  2. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 3
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    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 3

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 3: A...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    10.13.11

  3. 10 Exterior Stairs
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    10 Exterior Stairs

    Sagging stairs and sad stoops will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the following inspirational ideas from clever architects and homeowners.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.09.14

  4. Virtue Street Before and After
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    Virtue Street Before and After

    Reigo & Bauer's facade makeover for a house in Toronto's West End updated a run-of-the-mill and rundown family home at the end of a cul-de-sac into a modern beacon.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.02.13

  5. Kitchen Design: 5 Backsplashes We Love
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    Kitchen Design: 5 Backsplashes We Love

    Time for that tired old backsplash to go? Here are five ideas for new looks, ranging from top-of-the-line modern tile to the ultimate DIY version for an Airstream trailer.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.04.13

  6. 5 Top-to-Bottom Brownstone Renovations
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    5 Top-to-Bottom Brownstone Renovations

    A classic New York or Brooklyn brownstone may not be the obvious Dwell-style dwelling—at least not until an enterprising architect has opened it up for a modern renovation. Here are six great...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.26.13

  7. Eichler Remodel in Burlingame, California
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    Eichler Remodel in Burlingame, California

    After commissioning Klopf Architecture to design an addition to their ranch-style property more than 10 years ago, a Burlingame, California, couple with three children started looking for a modern...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    05.12.14

  8. Near Boston, a Red House Designed to be Green
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    Near Boston, a Red House Designed to be Green

    A teardown renovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, comes with a mandate for maximum efficiency.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.21.14

  9. A Renovated Tribeca Loft with a Modern Aesthetic
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    A Renovated Tribeca Loft with a Modern Aesthetic

    To revamp their loft in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood, a family enlisted Matthew Miller of StudioLAB. Their goal: turn the dreary loft into a modern space that offers ample room for their...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    05.28.14

  10. Building the Maxon House: Week 4
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 4

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.23.11

  11. Renovating the Swan House: Part 3
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    Renovating the Swan House: Part 3

    In this three-part series, expanding on our July/August 2012 "Designers at Home" theme, Los Angeles–based architect Barbara Bestor tracks her hands-on, ten-month renovation of the...

    written by: Barbara Bestor
    07.24.12

  12. Modern Brooklyn Row House Renovation
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    Modern Brooklyn Row House Renovation

    A Brooklyn couple transforms a 150-year-old house into an elegant home for the future.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    05.15.14

  13. Renovation Opens Up a London Apartment
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    Renovation Opens Up a London Apartment

    In Clerkenwell, an architect re-imagines a space to bring out the "dramatic geometry" of its concrete ceiling.

    written by: William Lamb
    06.12.14

  14. Kitchen Solutions: Smart Storage Design
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    Kitchen Solutions: Smart Storage Design

    For a Toronto couple with a love of minimalist Japanese architecture, a sleek, storage-packed kitchen was the first priority in their home's renovation.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Bob Gundu
    01.18.13

  15. Parsons Students Transform an Aging Rec Center
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    Parsons Students Transform an Aging Rec Center

    A team of architecture students overhauls a recreation center in Manhattan, creating a year-round facility with ample space for visitors.

    written by: Rob Colvin
    05.06.14

  16. A Transformative Apartment Renovation in Brooklyn
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    A Transformative Apartment Renovation in Brooklyn

    A cramped apartment in a prewar apartment building becomes an inviting space for a young family.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.20.14

  17. 7 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood
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    7 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood

    As dedicated modernists, we consider sustainability a baseline need, not an added bonus. One method is reusing existing materials in new way, so we've rounded up a few inspiring projects that...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.18.14

  18. Building the Pentimento House
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    Building the Pentimento House

    David Barragan and Jose Maria Saez call their Pentimento House "an architecture to be naked to connect with its surroundings." Built using a new, Lego-like modular prefab system the two architects...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.16.12

  19. 7 Open-Plan Renovations
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    7 Open-Plan Renovations

    When existing homes contain awkward and cramped room arrangements, knocking down walls to create more open floor plans can work wonders.

    06.19.14

  20. 6 Revamped Beach Houses
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    6 Revamped Beach Houses

    Escaping to a seaside retreat doesn’t mean you have to rough it; these renovated beach houses incorporate all the comforts of home within a stone’s throw of the shore.

    06.12.14

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