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  1. Flat Design for Kitchen Appliances
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    Flat Design for Kitchen Appliances

    We've noticed a curious trend of disappearing appliances, planar sinks, and subdued surfaces. Just like the flat design that is becoming popular in technology interfaces, this kitchen is excess...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.31.14

  2. Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
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    Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California

    Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of space for an extended family to relax.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: John Linden
    04.02.14

  3. A More Natural Life
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    A More Natural Life

    In the same fashion that we are turning to locally sourced, farm to table, slow food, our aesthetics, like our stomachs, are drawn to a simpler, cleaner, and more natural way of life. Rustic woods,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    04.25.13

  4. A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England
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    A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England

    In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from its original foundations.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Joakim Boren
    02.12.14

  5. Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin
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    Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin

    With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects to reunite their kitchen with an open-plan living space.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.26.14

  6. The Broad Museum in Los Angeles Reveals Plaza Plans
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    The Broad Museum in Los Angeles Reveals Plaza Plans

    The Broad, the new contemporary art museum being built in downtown Los Angeles, unveils plans for a 24,000-square-foot outdoor plaza.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.10.14

  7. Exhibit Celebrates Pioneers of St. Louis Suburban Modernism
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    Exhibit Celebrates Pioneers of St. Louis Suburban Modernism

    A retrospective puts the work of Ralph and Mary Jane Fournier at the fore of modern suburban design in post-war St. Louis.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.22.14

  8. Four Houses and a Future
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    Four Houses and a Future

    When we first visited Beat Schenk and Chaewon Kim two years ago, they were in the process of building the second house on what has turned into a Cambridge compound. Four houses later, we find that...

    written by: Hillary Geronemus
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.16.09

  9. Romancing the Stone
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    Romancing the Stone

    From the warm tone of travertine to the pitch black of Indian granite to the industrial edge of gabions, natural stone products lend a lot to the tactility and mood of a structure.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.19.12

  10. 7 Architectural Preservation Projects in San Francisco
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    7 Architectural Preservation Projects in San Francisco

    Rounding up a few remarkable renovation and preservation architecture projects in the Bay Area, courtesy of SPUR and San Francisco Architectural Heritage.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.15.13

  11. Clever Kitchen Storage Trick
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    Clever Kitchen Storage Trick

    What to do if you want a small, minimalist kitchen—but, like any normal person, you have lots of stuff you need to stash away? In this farmhouse in Outgaarden, Belgian architects 51n4e devised a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.03.13

  12. Solid Table from Normann Copenhagen
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    Solid Table from Normann Copenhagen

    Back in 2012, we reported on a marble-and-elm table by Norwegian designer Lars Beller Fjetland. At the time, he was just finishing up school at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts and exhibited...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.15.13

  13. At the Elm
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    At the Elm

    When a couple in Amsterdam decided to upgrade their residence from a small houseboat to a larger one, they sought a design that would elevate the kitchen—literally. Set on the top floor and...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Rene Mesman
    01.02.09

  14. An Idyllic Vacation Home in Greece
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    An Idyllic Vacation Home in Greece

    A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern design fan go Greek.

    written by: Dominic Lutyens
    photos by: Andrea Wyner
    04.24.13

  15. Accessories from Schoolhouse Electric
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    Accessories from Schoolhouse Electric

    I have always associated the Portland-based company Schoolhouse Electric solely with classic, vintage-inspired lighting, and only recently discovered that they sell much more than that in their...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.10.12

  16. Fall Design Trend: Neutrals and Organics
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    Fall Design Trend: Neutrals and Organics

    This fall, we are loving neutral and organic tones. Take a look at some of these Dwell homes that really capture the concept of this trend and then check out some of our recommendations for...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.17.13

  17. 7 Marble Statement Pieces for the Modern Home
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    7 Marble Statement Pieces for the Modern Home

    Whether it’s the real deal or merely a facsimile, marble is both cutting-edge and classic. Here are seven pieces straight from the quarry, from small tabletop pieces to statement-making furniture.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.18.14

  18. Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse
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    Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse

    Cerebral architect Matali Crasset turns a stone farmhouse into a flexible, open environment for a Parisian jewelry designer and her many houseguests.

    photos by: Jonas Ingerstedt
    02.19.14

  19. The Full Montara
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    The Full Montara

    In Montara, California, architect Michael Maltzan designed a home for, his sister and brother-in-law. From certain vantage points, the home’s unique angles result in M.C. Escher–like optical...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Noah Webb
    01.20.09

  20. Gable-Roofed Rural Weekend Home in Connecticut
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    Gable-Roofed Rural Weekend Home in Connecticut

    To create their rural Connecticut getaway, Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi layered their modern design sensibility atop an early 20th-century stone foundation.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Andrea Chu
    10.03.12

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