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Inside This Modern Tower Is an Idyllic One-Man Sauna

Münster-based firm Modulorbeat recently built a one-man sauna on an abandoned steel factory site as part of a year-long festival exploring the economic uncertainty of the region surrounding Bochum, Germany, a former industrial hotbed. The 25-foot-high tower is made from stacked precast concrete units. With three floors and a lounge deck, the compact unit includes a plunge pool, a sauna, and what the firm calls a relaxation room on the top, offering a stunning view of the sky.
October 23, 2014
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Modern Cottage Retreat in Quebec

A Montreal firm creates an escape for a family of four in Quebec's Laurentides.
October 21, 2014
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Modern Wood Pavilion Joins 19th-Century Home

A Swedish guesthouse is built with modern sensibilities and centuries-old techniques.
September 25, 2014
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Reimagining the San Francisco Waterfront

One of five shortlisted design teams, Snøhetta proposed a scheme for 13 acres of new parkland in San Francisco's Presidio district that celebrates the natural beautiful of the waterfront site. Click through the slideshow to see the proposal. Snøhetta director Claire Fellman will join us at Dwell on Design New York to discuss New York City's terra firma and pedestrian-friendly future.
September 8, 2014
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Inspiring Tree Houses of Instagram

We're currently ruminating on small spaces of all configurations. But while small spaces often call to mind tiny urban apartments and compact cabins, how could we forget about another classic type of small space—the tree house? We took to Instagram for a dose of woodsy inspiration.
August 19, 2014
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Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland

A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.
July 14, 2014
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Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand

A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.
July 14, 2014
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Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York

An inventive, freestanding “tree house” built by an architectural designer for her family grows in Garrison, New York.
July 14, 2014
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How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious

We can’t change the size of our backyard, but there are many simple ways to make your outdoor space feel larger than it is. Whether your yard consists of a large grassy area, narrow lot, or small deck, use these tricks to make your space feel welcoming and spacious. This article was originally posted on Porch.com.
July 11, 2014
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