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  1. Tiny Dwelling Designed for Solitary Reflection
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    Tiny Dwelling Designed for Solitary Reflection

    Czech designer Jiří Příhoda presented this single-occupancy residence, envisioned as a coastal hideaway, in the courtyard of Prague's Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace during the city's Designblok fair.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.30.14

  2. This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think
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    This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think

    A motivated group of young architects is working toward constructing a massive floating pool for the New York City public.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.29.14

  3. Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine
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    Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine

    A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.28.14

  4. Tiny Prefabricated House Can Be Built in Two Days
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    Tiny Prefabricated House Can Be Built in Two Days

    Swedish architect Jonas Wagell has developed a prefabricated cabin concept that takes up a mere 160 square feet.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.28.14

  5. Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System
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    Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System

    The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  6. Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana
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    Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

    A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  7. Painting the Modern World: Color-Saturated Design and Architecture
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    Painting the Modern World: Color-Saturated Design and Architecture

    We dive into the wonderful world of color in Dwell's October 2014 issue, delving into how designers, architects, artists, hotels, companies, and educators saturate their surroundings.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.25.14

  8. Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight
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    Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight

    The striking midcentury homes of Palm Springs are well-documented in photographs, books, and films. But simply by capturing the houses at night, Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford casts...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.24.14

  9. Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces!
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    Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces!

    Great buildings are fodder for Instagrams and sometimes even architectural pilgrimages. But many admirers know little beyond the architect's name—if that. "Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture"...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.23.14

  10. Inside This Modern Tower Is an Idyllic One-Man Sauna
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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,...

    written by: Nadja Sayej
    10.23.14

  11. Design Proposals for a Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki
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    Design Proposals for a Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki

    An anonymous, open design competition organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is envisioning a new branch of the museum on in the South Harbor area of Helsinki. The museum would cover...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.22.14

  12. 3M's Iridescent Dichroic Film
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    3M's Iridescent Dichroic Film

    The blue morpho butterfly’s wings are covered with layers of microscopic scales set at slightly different angles, so that when light hits the insect, its wings appear to change color along a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.20.14

  13. 10 Modern Cat Shelters
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    10 Modern Cat Shelters

    In Los Angeles, a fundraiser celebrates modern architecture for felines.

    written by: William Lamb
    09.19.14

  14. Inventive Garden Home in India
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    Inventive Garden Home in India

    Behind a house in crowded Bangalore, India, two architects carve out a midcity oasis.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    09.19.14

  15. NYC Subway Graphics Manual Gets Reissued
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    NYC Subway Graphics Manual Gets Reissued

    For much of the twentieth century, the New York City subway system was seen as a terrifying place—often compared to a lurking, underground monster where crime was rampant and rats roamed. It didn't...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.10.14

  16. Can the Los Angeles River Start a New Chapter?
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    Can the Los Angeles River Start a New Chapter?

    An ambitious, year-long civic engagement project wants Angelenos to play along their waterway.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.05.14

  17. 8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks
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    8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks

    Cement blocks, commonly used to strengthen and insulate a building, are usually covered up. Left bare, they can also offer a minimalist variation on the traditional red brick theme.

    08.26.14

  18. LEGO Blocks Made from Chocolate
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    LEGO Blocks Made from Chocolate

    File under fantasy materials: LEGO-like blocks made from chocolate. In a Willy Wonka-esque move, designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has created a comestible that can be used to construct edible models....

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.15.14

  19. Reimagined Mobile Dwellings
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    Reimagined Mobile Dwellings

    Ever thought about packing your home on truck trailer? Four architects reimagined the mobile dwelling for an exhibition at Omaha's Kaneko museum. The results, all prefab and all totally...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.13.14

  20. Cool Public Benches in Vancouver
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    Cool Public Benches in Vancouver

    The Urban Reef, a sculptural series of benches and pavilions, will be open to the public throughout the summer.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.06.14

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