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  1. Sands Castle
    Finishing Touch

    Sands Castle

    Jeff and Larissa Sand cut their commute down to a few flights of stairs when they moved their industrial design studio, architecture office, and metalwork shop into the first two floors of their...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    10.18.10

  2. Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas
    House Tours

    Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas

    An architectural designer and an artist harnessed the collective power of their design firm to remake a dilapidated mid-century gem into a hillside perch for their family.

    written by: Addie Broyles
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    09.24.12

  3. Werner Sobek
    Profiles

    Werner Sobek

    Werner Sobek has seen the future, and it’s high-tech, green, and efficient. The architect, engineer, and teacher’s wandering intellect and belief in the power of design have left their...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    04.14.09

  4. Appetite for Construction
    House Tours

    Appetite for Construction

    Six years ago, architect Jorge Gracia came to Dwell’s attention with a house he built for his family that was radically different from any other in his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico, where the...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    03.29.11

  5. Taking His Own Advice
    Green

    Taking His Own Advice

    When Greg Reitz was ten years old, he was already so worried about the state of the planet that, without prompting from his parents, he spent his allowance to join Greenpeace.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Robert Gregory
    02.01.09

  6. The Stealth Winery
    Travel Reports

    The Stealth Winery

    Thousands of oenophiles trek to California’s Napa Valley each year to indulge in its scenic vistas and celebrated wineries. While the Chandons and Mondavis of the Valley are open to the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.16.10

  7. Tokujin Yoshioka
    Interviews

    Tokujin Yoshioka

    Two million plastic drinking straws fill an exhibition space like haystacks of spun silk; a chair is “grown” from crystals in a transparent tank—Tokujin Yoshioka’s work is...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.13.11

  8. Sydney's Surprising Opera House
    Travel Reports

    Sydney's Surprising Opera House

    The Sydney Opera House is more amazing—and surprising—in person than any photo could convey. Earlier this month, I headed to the Southern Hemisphere for a vacation in Sydney and Cairns,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.14.11

  9. Top Dror
    House Tours

    Top Dror

    Industrial designer Dror Benshetrit’s new building system, QuaDror, can be applied to make just about anything from architecture to table bases.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    11.29.11

  10. Steel Framed Split-Level Home in Germany
    Finishing Touch

    Steel Framed Split-Level Home in Germany

    What do architects build when they can be their own clients?

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.30.13

  11. Building Modern Pavilions
    Houses We Love

    Building Modern Pavilions

    A free-standing pavilion can accent a building, provide temporary shelter and function as a pleasurable home away from home. Here are four very different examples of the modern pavilion,...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.21.13

  12. 8 Modern Carports
    A Great Idea

    8 Modern Carports

    Though it's sometimes looked down upon as a dowdy counterpart to its enclosed cousin, the garage, the carport is a functional and—as these examples from Dwell's archives suggest—often elegant touch...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.02.14

  13. Socks Rolled Down Tableware by Marimekko
    Product

    Socks Rolled Down Tableware by Marimekko

    Marimekko's new product line for the year includes the Socks Rolled Down series of glassware and serving pieces. The tumblers, pitchers, dishes, and bowls designed by Anu Penttinen feature a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.07.12

  14. 7 Modern Farmhouses
    Houses We Love

    7 Modern Farmhouses

    Today we venture out to the American, Canadian and English countryside to view inventive, modern takes on a venerable architectural archetype: the farmhouse. These elegant, gabled structures offer...

    written by: William Lamb
    11.20.13

  15. A Green Approach
    Green

    A Green Approach

    Architect Robert Swatt, designer of the GreenCity Lofts condo complex on the border of Oakland and Emeryville, California, makes no claim to longstanding environmental expertise.

    written by: Reyhan Harmanci
    photos by: Cesar Rubio
    02.01.09

  16. Method Lab
    House Tours

    Method Lab

    Designer Jennifer Siegal’s own house is a modest 1920s Spanish bungalow on the leeward side of busy Lincoln Boulevard in Venice, California, that looks nothing like what she makes at her day job. A...

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.15.09

  17. Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island
    Outdoor

    Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island

    In New York’s Nassau County, a 125-square-foot garden retreat offers a haven from bustling contemporary life.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Dustin Cohen
    03.24.14

  18. A Gut Renovation Transforms a Tiny Manhattan Apartment
    Renovation

    A Gut Renovation Transforms a Tiny Manhattan Apartment

    A 400-square-foot Upper East Side apartment gets a new look.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.30.14

  19. Let the Sun Shine In
    Green

    Let the Sun Shine In

    Although the University of Colorado Buffaloes football team fell short during bowl season, another dynasty is afoot at the idyllic Boulder campus.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.09

  20. Inclined to Relax
    House Tours

    Inclined to Relax

    Hidden on a hill overlooking Australia’s Pittwater Bay, Rob Brown’s design for the James-Robertson house happily opens itself (and its occupants) to all that Mother Nature can dish out.

    written by: Davina Jackson
    photos by: Richard Powers
    04.28.09

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