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  1. Blu's Unfolding Prefab
    How To

    Blu's Unfolding Prefab

    In our December/January issue, Prefab Perfected, we offer a shopper's guide to the best of American prefabricated architecture. We take you through over a dozen firms that matter right now, one of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.11

  2. 9 Designs From New Orleans
    In The Modern World

    9 Designs From New Orleans

    In honor of noted New Orleans architect Allen Eskew, who died Tuesday, we meander through the great design and architecture we love from the Big Easy.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.13.13

  3. Material Focus: Glass
    A Great Idea

    Material Focus: Glass

    As previously looked at in 5 Bold and Modern Glass Facades, Dwell takes another look at 8 contemporary structures that are recognized for their creative and daring use of combined materials and glass.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.30.13

  4. Follow Us, Friend Us!
    A Great Idea

    Follow Us, Friend Us!

    Dear Dwell Reader: Many thanks to all of you—we've hit a couple milestones recently, and we wanted to share them with you. Last week, we unveiled our ten-year anniversary issue (on the...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.20.10

  5. Mermeladaestudio
    In The Modern World

    Mermeladaestudio

    Behind each of Mermeladaestudio’s many projects is a story: “We love to have products with meaning, products with a rich language and smart details to discover once you watch and use them,” the...

    04.18.13

  6. The Power of Paint
    Profiles

    The Power of Paint

    Students are redesigning their environment under the guidance of Publicolor, a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.26.09

  7. The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner
    Interviews

    The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner

    To open our September 2009 apartment-themed issued, we dreamed up Dwell’s ideal apartment. Not content to play mere decorator, we tried on the role of developer and enlisted architect Craig...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.09

  8. From the Show Floor: Sasaki
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Sasaki

    Bass beats suddenly stream from Dwell on Design’s speakers. It’s not an African drum, but a public broadcast of someone’s heartbeat. Alongside the beat, Sasaki, the silver space...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.26.11

  9. Design 101

    Energy Retrofit: The Now House Project

    It may be simpler to build a zero-energy home from scratch than to retrofit an existing structure, but buildings constructed in the 20th century are generally the most in need of upgrades for...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  10. A Chat with Remodelista: Market Highlights for 2012
    Dwell on Design

    A Chat with Remodelista: Market Highlights for 2012

    DIY workshops aplenty and modern, hand-crafted goods such as lighting, hardware, and garden accessories are planned for Remodelista's third year at Dwell on Design. We speak with Editor-at...

    written by: Sara Ost
    06.15.12

  11. For All Mankind
    Design 101

    For All Mankind

    The future of universal design is what’s in store for us collectively. Here’s the heads-up.

    02.09.10

  12. Ed Mazria
    Interviews

    Ed Mazria

    "This isn’t a question of cost: It’s a question of design. Design is how you solve the climate-change problem."  

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    11.24.09

  13. Design Icon: 8 Buildings by Hans Hollein
    Design 101

    Design Icon: 8 Buildings by Hans Hollein

    The late, Pritzker-winning Viennese architect was a key proponent of postmodernism.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.24.14

  14. Skypephone
    How To

    Skypephone

    Last year saw the European launch of the world’s first mobile phone with integrated Skype, the Voice over IP software traditionally used via computer. This year, the phone arrives in the United...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.25.09

  15. Prefab Goes Big, Onstage Preview
    Dwell on Design

    Prefab Goes Big, Onstage Preview

    Prefab is one of our favorite subjects at Dwell on Design, and this year we're picking up the discussion with a variety of prefab panel discussions. One of them, Prefab Goes Big will feature...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.23.13

  16. Never Built: Los Angeles at A+D Architecture & Design Museum
    Dwell on Design

    Never Built: Los Angeles at A+D Architecture & Design Museum

    Never Built: Los Angeles, an upcoming exhibition at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum Los Angeles (on view from July 28 through September 29) will highlight radical projects that would have...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.17.13

  17. Dwell on Design 2013: Brook&Lyn Woven Textile Art
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design 2013: Brook&Lyn Woven Textile Art

    Among the kitchens, prefab units, demonstrations, and presentation stages at Dwell on Design 2013, first-time exhibitor Brook&Lyn shows off impressively detailed handwoven textile art.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.22.13

  18. Q&A: Gijs Bakker
    Interviews

    Q&A: Gijs Bakker

    As cofounder of the iconic Dutch collective Droog, industrial designer Gijs Bakker further defined the design identity of his homeland, the Netherlands, as simple and playful, conceptual but...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.25.10

  19. Suggested Itinerary: Shop the Show Floor
    Dwell on Design

    Suggested Itinerary: Shop the Show Floor

    See something on the show floor you like? Chances are you'll be able to take it home with you. Here we outline a few favorites from the exhibitors participating in Dwell on Design's Cash and Carry...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.22.13

  20. An Introduction to Restaurant Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Restaurant Design

    Eating has always been a sociable event, from primitive campfire cooking to reclining on lectuli at lavish Greek and Roman banquets. However, although taverns and inns had always existed, the...

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

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