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These Farmhouses Start Fresh as Modern Homes

These excitingly varied homes give an idea of what is possible when vernacular design dovetails with modern reinvention.
November 13, 2015
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5 Innovative Uses for Aluminum in Modern Homes

A prohibitively expensive materials 200 years ago, aluminum is now ubiquitous in contemporary kitchens. However, as these five homes demonstrate, that isn't its only place in modern design.
November 10, 2015
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5 Inventive Aluminum Exteriors

From rain screens to louvers, these innovative metallic homes get creative with aluminum.
July 9, 2015
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Simple Cabin Embraces Its Mountain Setting

Avid outdoors enthusiasts, a couple was looking to build a modest year-round retreat in Washington’s Cascade Mountains in order to make the most of the region’s vast network of hiking and cross-country skiing trails. But extreme weather conditions posed a challenge. Located in the Methow Valley near Winthrop, Washington, the area can reach thirty degrees below zero and experience three to four feet of snow in winter, and up to 110 degrees and dry conditions in summer. Balance Associates worked to create an 850-square-foot cabin with commanding views that's well-adapted to the region.
May 20, 2015
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High-Tech Prefab Outbuilding is a Surprisingly Peaceful Retreat

A prefab structure in the woods supports a client's yoga practice.
March 20, 2015
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New Olson Kundig-Designed Wing Opens at Tacoma Art Museum

The Haub Family Galleries nod to Tacoma's industrial past.
February 4, 2015
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Facade Focus: Aluminum

Capable of being molded into countless forms and appearances, aluminum makes for a surprisingly versatile facade choice. Here are a few exteriors that make bold use of the silvery metal.
November 29, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Student

Help the student in your life navigate the transition to independence and adulthood—or simply get to that 9 a.m. class on time—with one of these Dwell-approved gifts.
November 7, 2014
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Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington

Nestled in a subalpine meadow valley in Washington, the Ranchero House is surrounded by a beautiful but demanding landscape. A Seattle family had frequented the area for years, making the three hour drive into the Okanogan National Forest for cross-country skiing and hiking. They asked Tim Hammer of CAST architecture, also based in Seattle, to design a structure that could survive forest fires, five feet of snow pack, house guests (and their ski gear), all while requiring minimum maintenance and energy usage. The result is a hardy weekend retreat that’s fine-tuned to its residents and its surroundings.
October 28, 2014