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  1. 10 Tiny Houses We Love
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    10 Tiny Houses We Love

    We've dedicated the pages in our November 2012 issue to living large in small spaces, whether they're 235, 900, or 2,000 square feet. But there's more! The Dwell archive features scores of small...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.05.12

  2. Spiral Staircase Shapes Tokyo Home
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    Spiral Staircase Shapes Tokyo Home

    How is a 921-square-foot, 44-level house possible? Witness Tokyo architect Akihisa Hirata’s mind-bending, shape-shifting solution to small-space living.

    written by: Naomi Pollock
    photos by: Koichi Torimura
    11.12.12

  3. Hide and Eat
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    Hide and Eat

    In Manhattan, where space is the ultimate luxury, a clever design workaround makes a dining table disappear after supper.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.28.12

  4. The Potential of Van Bo's 'One Square Meter House'
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    The Potential of Van Bo's 'One Square Meter House'

    Designer Van Bo Le-Mentzel takes a philosophical approach to the small housing movement, devising plans for a portable living space that occupies just one square meter.

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    10.15.12

  5. Garden Pavilion, Seattle
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    Garden Pavilion, Seattle

    When the Zimmerman family settled in Seattle, Washington, in the late 1990s they bought a 1,100-square-foot Craftsman built in the 1920s. Fast-forward to today. Not wanting to leave their beloved...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.15.12

  6. Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding
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    Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding

    Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as it did in 1965.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Norman McGrath
    09.18.12

  7. Tiny Studio Cabin by Hinterland Design
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    Tiny Studio Cabin by Hinterland Design

    It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of children's books who lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia needed a quiet workspace that was nearby, but separate from,...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.13.12

  8. True Value
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    True Value

    The budget was nearly as tight as the space in this cheerful renovation of a 516-square-foot flat in Bratislava.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.27.12

  9. University Place Apartment
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    University Place Apartment

    After a young couple purchased an apartment in New York City's Greenwich Village, they turned to Matthew Miller of local firm StudioLAB to rescue its dark, closed-off interiors. The 800-square-foot...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.07.12

  10. Malibu Canyon House with a View
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    Malibu Canyon House with a View

    Working with a limited footprint, a daunting slope, and killer views, architect Bruce Bolander went vertical with a secluded canyon house in Malibu.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: J Bennett Fitts
    10.29.12

  11. Space-Saving Wood-Paneled Apartment in Manhattan
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    Space-Saving Wood-Paneled Apartment in Manhattan

    Faced with the challenge of a diminutive New York apartment in desperate need of a refresh, architect Tim Seggerman went straight to his toolbox to craft a Nakashima-inspired interior.

    written by: Mark Lamster
    photos by: David Engelhardt
    10.08.12

  12. Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture
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    Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture

    To maximize their small Warsaw loft, transatlantic designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted a fleet of double-duty furnishings.

    written by: Sally McGrane
    11.20.12

  13. A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
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    A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario

    For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Derek Shapton
    10.08.12

  14. Sustainable Glass House in Sonoma
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    Sustainable Glass House in Sonoma

    Two linked 1,000-square-foot pavilions are greater than a sum of their parts.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    11.19.12

  15. Salone 2012: Charlotte Perriand's Mountain Prefab
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    Salone 2012: Charlotte Perriand's Mountain Prefab

    For the first time ever, Cassina has constructed a prefab mountain dwelling conceived by Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret from the drawings the pair created in 1938.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    04.16.12

  16. Top Drawer
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    Top Drawer

    Residents of this contemporary home in Koriyama, Japan, squeeze out every cubic inch of storage, courtesy of a centuries-old design concept.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    11.26.12

  17. NHR Apartment by Gut Gut
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    NHR Apartment by Gut Gut

    In our March 2012 issue we toured this small Bratislava, Slovak Republic, apartment in the story True Value. Now we're having a look at another hip flat by the same firm, Gut Gut. This time the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.30.12

  18. 7 Clever Loft Spaces for Small Places
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    7 Clever Loft Spaces for Small Places

    Crunched for space, the residents of these homes—mostly under 1,000 square feet—have the same ideas: look upward and compartmentalize. Lofted sleeping areas, closets, and reading nooks...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.15.12

  19. Split the Difference
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    Split the Difference

    When the plan to add a second story to a century-old Montreal house crumbled due to a weak foundation, architect Marc-André Plasse eked out another 500 square feet with a clever...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Alexi Hobbs
    02.22.12

  20. Office Shed in Miniature
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    Office Shed in Miniature

    In preparation for our upcoming outdoor issue, we've been examining all manners of outbuildings: prefab sheds, tree houses, architectural follies, even chicken coops. The recently introduced Tetra...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.06.12

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