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  1. Traditional on the Outside, Modern in the Inside: 6 Homes We Love
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    Traditional on the Outside, Modern in the Inside: 6 Homes We Love

    These six homes are contemporary gems in disguise: traditional on the outside, but strikingly modern within.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.09.13

  2. Steel Framed Split-Level Home in Germany
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    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

  3. 7 Rusted Metal Facades
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    7 Rusted Metal Facades

    The metal exteriors of these buildings range from lightly oxidized to coated in rich red layers of rust.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.28.13

  4. Striking Slatted Wood and Glass Home in San Francisco
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    Striking Slatted Wood and Glass Home in San Francisco

    Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a striking home on a San Francisco hill.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Ian Allen
    07.24.13

  5. Glowing Box Home in Japan
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    Glowing Box Home in Japan

    A luminescent house brightens a block in Hiroshima, Japan.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Toshiyuki Yano
    07.24.13

  6. 5 Modern Sun Screens
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    5 Modern Sun Screens

    Brise soleil—architectural devices that shade structures from sunlight—offer sculptural flourishes and passively cool buildings. We examine five examples from the Dwell archive.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.09.13

  7. Modernist L-Shaped Charred Cedar Cabin in Alaska
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    Modernist L-Shaped Charred Cedar Cabin in Alaska

    In the shadow of Mount McKinley, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner built a modernist cabin as expansive as the Last Frontier.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Kamil Bialous
    06.17.13

  8. Modern Steel House in Seattle
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    Modern Steel House in Seattle

    On the sandy shores of Fauntleroy Cove in Seattle, renowned firm Olson Kundig Architects crafts a subtle home with striking steel accents.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.15.13

  9. A 1950s Mid-Century Home Joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places
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    A 1950s Mid-Century Home Joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places

    A pedigreed mid-century home tailor-made for its inhabitants and environs joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.23.13

  10. Facade Focus: Charred Cedar
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    Facade Focus: Charred Cedar

    Siding is a pretty dull subject—unless you're talking about charred cedar cladding, which makes our hearts go pitter-patter. It's beautiful to look at and practical, too—the ancient Japanese...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.22.13

  11. A Green Wall in Silicon Valley
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    A Green Wall in Silicon Valley

    Bay Meadows, billed as a "progressive new urban village," is starting to take shape in San Mateo, south of San Francisco.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.06.13

  12. Modern Australian Bungalow with a Victorian Ash Facade
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    Modern Australian Bungalow with a Victorian Ash Facade

    To shield an addition and new courtyard for a bungalow in greater Melbourne, architect Anthony Clarke fitted its facade with strips of rough-sawn Victorian ash.

    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    04.10.13

  13. Striking Green House with a View in El Salvador
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    Striking Green House with a View in El Salvador

    A green house near the coast of El Salvador captures the best of its naturally striking setting—filled with sunlight, invigorating breezes, and sweeping views of lush woodlands.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Jason Bax
    04.09.13

  14. A Weekend Retreat in the Forest
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    A Weekend Retreat in the Forest

    Built on a challenging hillside site and tucked behind a thicket of trees, the Bridgman, Michigan, house designed by Scott Rappe provides a modern weekend retreat for a Chicago couple.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.21.13

  15. Heavy Metal
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    Heavy Metal

    From X to Y, from Z to A, these homes got the metal treatment without missing a beat.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    03.15.13

  16. California Love
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    California Love

    With the first day of spring quickly approaching and the weather getting warmer, we've decided to pay homage to the Golden State by compiling seven of our favorite sun-kissed California homes.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    03.01.13

  17. Earth Work
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    Earth Work

    A French architecture firm carves out an earthen shroud for the modern extension of a home located in the foothills of the Pyrénées.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.26.13

  18. New Additions
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    New Additions

    Sometimes, you just need more space. But what are you to do when moving isn’t an option? These five homeowners found solutions in creative home additions.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    02.25.13

  19. Live/Work It Up!
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    Live/Work It Up!

    Hour-long commutes. Flaky public transportation. The congestion of crowds. It's no wonder many folk choose to work from home these days. These six creatures of comfort prove that their respective...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.22.13

  20. Toronto Houses by Kevin Morris
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    Toronto Houses by Kevin Morris

    It all started by accident in the fall of 2012. Photographer Kevin Morris was exploring Deer Park, a neighborhood in Toronto famous for its Tudor and Colonial revival houses. Years spent as a...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Kevin Morris
    02.21.13

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