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  1. Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
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    Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks

    Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.15.14

  2. Modern Hawaii House Built on Lava Flow
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    Modern Hawaii House Built on Lava Flow

    Built on a Hawaiian lava flow, an architect’s first substantial house in concrete reflects its craggy surroundings.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Ian Allen
    07.25.14

  3. Thriving Micro-Living Model
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    Thriving Micro-Living Model

    A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for micro-living in San Diego.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    07.22.14

  4. The Future of Gardening: Drought-Resistant Plants
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    The Future of Gardening: Drought-Resistant Plants

    Out of necessity, water-wise native plantings are an integral part of landscape design. We consult experts on how to acclimatize on a local and a global scale.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.18.14

  5. How to Make Your Garden Water-Free
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    How to Make Your Garden Water-Free

    Landscape architect Brennan Cox, principal of San Francisco–based Groundworks, explores the best approaches to drought-tolerant landscaping practices that can be implemented anywhere in the world.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.18.14

  6. Pair Your Modern Home with a No-Fuss Garden
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    Pair Your Modern Home with a No-Fuss Garden

    Architect Cory Buckner has become Los Angeles’ resident A. Quincy Jones expert. Here, she shares tips on how to complement iconic modern architecture with water-saving tricks.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.14.14

  7. Native Plants Can Transform Your Yard—And The Planet
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    Native Plants Can Transform Your Yard—And The Planet

    With her drought-tolerant landscapes and permeable hardscape designs, Cassy Aoyagi of FormLA Landscaping has proven her dedication to saving our most precious natural resource.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.14.14

  8. 7 (Nearly) Net-Zero Homes
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    7 (Nearly) Net-Zero Homes

    Hay insulation, passive solar, drought-tolerant gardens: Behold the following 7 houses from Dwell's pages that give back by striving for net-zero status.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.28.14

  9. 10 Exterior Stairs
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    10 Exterior Stairs

    Sagging stairs and sad stoops will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the following inspirational ideas from clever architects and homeowners.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.09.14

  10. 12 Tips for Tiny Bathrooms
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    12 Tips for Tiny Bathrooms

    If your itty bitty bathroom is ready for a redo, check out these 12 projects that make the most of limited space with clever tricks.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.19.13

  11. A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach
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    A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach

    A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.18.13

  12. 5 Midcentury Renovations We Love
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    5 Midcentury Renovations We Love

    While some midcentury gems merely need a spruce up, others require a complete overhaul. Here are 5 that have gained new life, inside and out.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.14.13

  13. 7 Cool Kitchen Sinks
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    7 Cool Kitchen Sinks

    Looking to update your kitchen sink? Here are 7 from a broad spectrum of Dwell renovations that will have you thinking beyond stainless steel (although we included a couple of those, too, for good...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.07.13

  14. 7 Green Renovations
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    7 Green Renovations

    Building green can be a challenge to really pull off—not to mention afford—but as the following seven houses from our pages show, the payback is huge.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.05.13

  15. 8 Ways to Creatively Insulate Your Home
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    8 Ways to Creatively Insulate Your Home

    Take the sting out of the colder months with smart, green insulation. Think beyond non-sustainable pink-fiberglass rolls and, with the help of the following homes from the pages of Dwell—start...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.14.13

  16. Kitchen Design: 5 Backsplashes We Love
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    Kitchen Design: 5 Backsplashes We Love

    Time for that tired old backsplash to go? Here are five ideas for new looks, ranging from top-of-the-line modern tile to the ultimate DIY version for an Airstream trailer.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.04.13

  17. 5 Modern American Farmhouses
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    5 Modern American Farmhouses

    A pitched roof doesn’t necessarily mean a home is stuck in the dark ages of the American architectural vernacular. In fact, the following modern farmhouses—which either underwent a transformation...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.21.13

  18. Easy Being Green: 5 Incredible Sustainable Homes
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    Easy Being Green: 5 Incredible Sustainable Homes

    One of our perennial favorite departments at Dwell is Off the Grid, our monthly section devoted to sustainable architecture, materials and techniques. Off the Grid has been a part of Dwell since...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.20.13

  19. Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui
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    Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui

    With an angled roof designed to resemble the surrounding cliffs, a house in Maui, Hawaii, is built to meld with the landscape.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    06.24.13

  20. A Modern Beachside Trailer Home in Malibu
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    A Modern Beachside Trailer Home in Malibu

    Having spent many years pining for her own space at the beach, Sofie Howard—photographer agent and owner of Los Angeles–based Commune Images—finally found it at Paradise Cove Mobile Home Park in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    05.31.13

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