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Steel Framed Split-Level Home in Germany

What do architects build when they can be their own clients?
July 30, 2013
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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.
July 28, 2013
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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.
July 24, 2013
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Glowing Box Home in Japan

A luminescent house brightens a block in Hiroshima, Japan.
July 24, 2013
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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.
July 9, 2013
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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.
June 17, 2013
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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.
June 15, 2013
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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.
May 23, 2013
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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 technique seals the wood against rain and rot, and makes it fire resistant. Here, a look at some houses that feature this ancient—and yet so modern—material. For additional examples of dark-colored exteriors, check out our slideshow Back in Black.
May 22, 2013
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