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10 Olson Kundig Houses

If there's one material Tom Kundig of Seattle firm Olson Kundig Architects is known for deploying in his projects, it's steel. Whether polished to a spectacular luster or left to weather with the elements, used as a structural support or applied as a refined accent, steel has the flexibility to be used in myriad ways. "Steel is just such a terrific material," Kundig says. "Virtually all of my projects have some sort of steel involved and hopefully, if I'm doing my job, I'm using it appropriately." Spy 10 of Olson Kundig's projects in the following slideshow.
March 13, 2014
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Mountaintop Modern

A couple's investment of sweat equity pays dividends in a mountainside house in southwestern Colorado
March 12, 2014
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Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand

Many innovators helped usher in the Modernist movement, but French architect, furniture maker, and interior designer Charlotte Perriand turned lofty ideals into revolutionary living spaces. Her extended collaboration with Le Corbusier made the sleek, chrome-finished future a reality, but her continued evolution and experimentation with different forms and materials made her a true icon.
February 25, 2014
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7 Uses of Perforated Metal

A laser cutter or water-jet cutter can add a whimsical, decorative flourish to virtually any space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven creative uses of perforated metal.
January 27, 2014
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7 Innovations from the 2014 International CES Part One

Here are seven striking finds from Dwell's first day roaming the sprawling floor (or floors, really) of the 2014 International CES, formerly known as the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for more show highlights this week.
January 9, 2014
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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 that complements a modern house.
January 2, 2014
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7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest

A strong creative streak runs through the Pacific Northwest and is on vibrant display in these spaces, featured in the pages of Dwell and on Here, we venture beyond the region's major cities—Seattle, Portland and Vancouver—to see how design is flourishing in out-of-the-way places.
December 13, 2013
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7 Modern Steel Homes

Whether it's subtle accents or solid exterior facades, we examine seven modern homes that utilize the classic and durable metal, steel.
December 3, 2013
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A Picturesque Desert Prefab

Jim Murren’s prefab house in Sin City, designed by Marmol Radziner, is as artful as it is art-filled, thanks to an asymmetrical arrangement of solids and voids.
November 18, 2013