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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 7 Facades Full of Color
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    7 Facades Full of Color

    No shrinking violets, these polychromatic facades are awash with bright hues.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.05.13

  4. 5 Daring Hillside Homes
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    5 Daring Hillside Homes

    Clinging to their precarious sloping lots, these houses rise to challenging building sites.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.11.13

  5. 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

  6. 6 Rainscreens We Love
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    6 Rainscreens We Love

    Rainscreens are the modern architect's best friend. In addition to protecting structures from moisture, these application let designers experiment with an array of facade treatments. Six Dwell...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.01.13

  7. 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

  8. Modern Phoenix: 5 Houses We Love in Arizona
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    Modern Phoenix: 5 Houses We Love in Arizona

    “The uniqueness of the horizon and the desert light encouraged everybody to try something different,” says architect Will Bruder of Phoenix, Arizona, his adopted hometown. With that in mind, we...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.19.13

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 6 Striking Modern Home Facades
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    6 Striking Modern Home Facades

    While the saying, "It's what's inside that counts" certainly rings true, the exterior matters just as much with these six homes garbed with striking facades.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.13.13

  13. Angular Multi-Generational Home in Washington
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    Angular Multi-Generational Home in Washington

    For many baby boomers, "retirement" is just a long way to spell "the end." This wasn't the case for Mike and Fiona Goodchild, a pair of retiring Scottish UCSB professors who wanted a home that...

    written by: Julia Ingalls
    09.04.13

  14. 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

  15. Modern High-Rise Town House in Tel Aviv
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    Modern High-Rise Town House in Tel Aviv

    Six stories high, crowned with a pool, and with a direct lineage back to the Bauhaus, a new town house in Tel Aviv manages to both embrace and provide refuge from the teeming Israeli city.

    written by: Iain Aitch
    photos by: Amit Geron
    09.27.13

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 6 Striking Modern Home Facades Part Two
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    6 Striking Modern Home Facades Part Two

    While the saying, "It's what's inside that counts" certainly rings true, the exterior matters just as much with these six homes garbed with striking facades. See Part One here.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.18.13

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