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  1. Compact, Light-Filled Prefab
    Houses We Love

    Compact, Light-Filled Prefab

    Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.19.14

  2. Living in a 1912 Schoolhouse
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    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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Storage Solutions: 7 Hidden Closets
    A Great Idea

    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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment
    A Great Idea

    Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment

    Architect Michael Chen of New York firm Normal Projects masterminds the ultimate bar for a compact Chelsea apartment.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Alan Tansey
    07.15.14

  10. Stunning Modern Cabins and Hideouts in a New Book
    Books

    Stunning Modern Cabins and Hideouts in a New Book

    There's no denying the appeal of a cozy retreat tucked into the wilderness. Cabins, a new tome from Taschen due out in November, surveys structures spanning a riverfront boathouse to a bungalow in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.15.14

  11. Dutch Military Bunker Becomes Tiny Vacation Home
    Finishing Touch

    Dutch Military Bunker Becomes Tiny Vacation Home

    A Belgian architecture firm transforms a 140-square-foot Dutch military structure into a modern-day vacation retreat.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    09.10.14

  12. Guesthouse in Præstø, Denmark
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    Guesthouse in Præstø, Denmark

    In Præstø, on the Danish island of Zealand, a guesthouse infuses the regional vernacular with Japanese influence.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.13.11

  13. Living in a Cocoon
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    Living in a Cocoon

    Last month we detailed Le Van Bo's One Square Meter House—a project that explores basic living requirements. Here's another experiment in small-space habitation, the modular Cocoon from Micasa.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.09.12

  14. 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

  15. Expandable Kiosk
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    Expandable Kiosk

    Paris firm h2o Architectes recently completed the renovation of an art house cinema, which includes an ingenious puzzle-like furniture feature in its 430-square-foot lobby.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.20.12

  16. Small in Seattle
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    Small in Seattle

    For architect Michelle Linden, living and working in 600 square feet poses its challenges, but one of the biggest was completing a gut-renovation on the tightest of budgets—just $25,000....

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.21.11

  17. A Renovated Boathouse on Seattle's Portage Bay
    Houses We Love

    A Renovated Boathouse on Seattle's Portage Bay

    A once-plain floating home on Seattle’s Portage Bay receives a much-needed renovation ten years in the making.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.19.11

  18. Casa H, Brussels
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    Casa H, Brussels

    When it came time for Hernan Rios to renovate his apartment inside a 1968 Louis Herman De Koninck building, he reached out to Matteo Colombo and Andrea Serboli's Barcelona-based firm CaSA...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.03.12

  19. More Modern on the Inside: Slab Apartment, Athens
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    More Modern on the Inside: Slab Apartment, Athens

    Athens, Greece, the cradle of classical architecture, is home to this modern renovation of an 810-square-foot apartment. The pied-à-terre's location in Plaka, the historic neighborhood at...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.05.12

  20. 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

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