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  1. 8 Issues Dedicated to Small Spaces
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    8 Issues Dedicated to Small Spaces

    At Dwell, we've loved small spaces from the get-go. Cruise through these eight issues from our archive to see all the ways that small is smart.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.22.13

  2. Circular Affordable Housing Prototype
    A Great Idea

    Circular Affordable Housing Prototype

    Inside the shell of the Oyster House prototype lies a new shape for affordable housing.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.27.14

  3. Living in a 1912 Schoolhouse
    House Tours

    Living in a 1912 Schoolhouse

    In rural Wisconsin, a family transforms a one-room schoolhouse dating from 1912 into a cozy weekend getaway.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.24.13

  4. 7 Petite Places People Call Home
    Houses We Love

    7 Petite Places People Call Home

    Our annual small spaces issue is on newsstands now. To celebrate the theme—one of our most-popular—we've gathered seven petite residences from the Small Spaces, Big Ideas edition, which range from...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.19.13

  5. The Dwell Guide to Smart Design in Tiny Spaces
    Design 101

    The Dwell Guide to Smart Design in Tiny Spaces

    Tight quarters prove especially challenging. If you're at a loss on how to squeeze the most out of your small space, consider the expert advice and furniture picks that will help your bantam-sized...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.18.14

  6. Storage Solutions: 7 Hidden Closets
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    Storage Solutions: 7 Hidden Closets

    Hidden underneath a staircase or behind paneled walls, disappearing storage offers a way to keep your interiors clutter free.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.13.13

  7. An Eco-Friendly Compact Cabin in Washington
    Houses We Love

    An Eco-Friendly Compact Cabin in Washington

    On Puget Sound, activist and filmmaker Anna Hoover collaborated with Les Eerkes, a principal at Olson Kundig Architects, on a 693-square-foot studio in the woods. Using freecycled materials and a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.16.14

  8. A Mondrian-Inspired NYC Apartment
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    A Mondrian-Inspired NYC Apartment

    Taking cues from Piet Mondrian's iconic Broadway Boogie Woogie painting, architect and critic Joseph Giovannini recasts a New York City studio apartment.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Eduard Hueber
    03.28.13

  9. A Compact Minimalist Apartment in Slovenia
    Renovation

    A Compact Minimalist Apartment in Slovenia

    Though diminutive in size, a Slovenia apartment renovation represents a dramatic results. "Our aim was to adapt this interior to the versatile, ever-changing needs of the modern customer," says...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.04.14

  10. Smart Solutions for Small Vacation Homes
    A Great Idea

    Smart Solutions for Small Vacation Homes

    It can be a challenge to achieve a feeling of coziness without making a space seem cluttered. But spatial restrictions sometimes produce the most creative solutions.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.23.14

  11. Clever Ideas for Loft Beds
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    Clever Ideas for Loft Beds

    In apartments where every square foot counts, lofted beds can act as both a stylish and space-saving element.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.02.14

  12. How To Use Color in Small Spaces
    How To

    How To Use Color in Small Spaces

    While many shy away from using bold color in small spaces, there is no reason spatial restrictions should restrict the imagination.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.02.14

  13. 7 Tiny Cabins We Love
    Houses We Love

    7 Tiny Cabins We Love

    These off-the-grid retreats are bright, cozy and minimal, perfect for summer or winter getaways.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.09.14

  14. Home Bar Essentials for Any Sized Space
    Product Reviews

    Home Bar Essentials for Any Sized Space

    For those who wish to entertain but have limited space, these versatile products can help—without taking up too much room or breaking the bank.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.24.14

  15. Nice Box
    House Tours

    Nice Box

    In October, the light in Norway is cold and diffused by rain. It's "our worst month," says John Roger Holte, a Norwegian artist and builder. The weather may be dismal here, but the...

    written by: Clare Dudman
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    02.26.09

  16. One Room Fits All
    House Tours

    One Room Fits All

    New Yorkers often work, eat, sleep, and entertain in a single room. But for Milan Hughston, a renovation turned that predicament into a pleasure.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Grant Delin
    05.04.09

  17. Thibault’s Follies
    Outdoor

    Thibault’s Follies

    Quebec City architect Pierre Thibault has designed three Habitats Légers, or Light Habitats­—small structures installed in the landscape and meant as creative retreats. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.04.09

  18. Luminhaus Lantern Shed
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    Luminhaus Lantern Shed

    How do you create a tool shed to match the modern lines of a Rocio Romero LV prefab house? If you’re Barry Bless and Jennifer Watson, you cross a standard storage shed design with that of a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.15.09

  19. Little Feet
    Green

    Little Feet

    For his initial Aero House prototype, architect Tadashi Murai wanted something as sustainable as possible.

    01.01.09

  20. Castles Made of Sand
    Profiles

    Castles Made of Sand

    Iranian architect Nader Kahlili fashions affordable, easily assembled housing out of sandbags and concrete for a surprsingly striking result.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    04.30.09

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