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  1. Compact Wooden Home in Japan
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    Compact Wooden Home in Japan

    A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    05.14.13

  2. 7 Modern Farmhouses
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    7 Modern Farmhouses

    Today we venture out to the American, Canadian and English countryside to view inventive, modern takes on a venerable architectural archetype: the farmhouse. These elegant, gabled structures offer...

    written by: William Lamb
    11.20.13

  3. Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses
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    Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses

    Where does Upstate New York begin? Ask a New York City dweller and they are likely to tell you that "Upstate" means anything north of the Cross-Westchester Expressway. Wherever its southern...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.11.13

  4. 7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest
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    7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest

    A strong creative streak runs through the Pacific Northwest and is on vibrant display in these spaces, featured in the pages of Dwell and on Dwell.com. Here, we venture beyond the region's major...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.13.13

  5. An Australian Architect's Simple Brick House With Impressive Green Roof
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    An Australian Architect's Simple Brick House With Impressive Green Roof

    With a simple brick house on a tiny lot, an Australian architect shows that style needn't be fussy or expensive.

    written by: Jane Rawson
    02.16.14

  6. Second Floor Living
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    Second Floor Living

    Whether it’s a first apartment or a penthouse in the sky, these notoriously small spaces can house big style. Click through the slideshow to see some of our favorite fancy flats.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.06.13

  7. City Living: Five Affordable Family Apartments
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    City Living: Five Affordable Family Apartments

    An affordable city-living situation need not come to an end once children are in the picture; these five family apartments show how to make it work.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.21.13

  8. 5 Extraordinary Homes Under 2,000 Square Feet
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    5 Extraordinary Homes Under 2,000 Square Feet

    Here at Dwell HQ in San Francisco, most of us reside in apartments and small ones at that, so we have a special place in our hearts for small space inspiration. Living small means getting creative...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.15.13

  9. 7 Small Homes in Japan
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    7 Small Homes in Japan

    In many cities, space is limited. These seven Japanese homes feature innovative storage options, tiny gardens and modern design.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.22.13

  10. Small Spaces in Rural Places
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    Small Spaces in Rural Places

    Living in a small space isn't restricted to city dwelling. Here are seven pint-size homes situated in far-reaching places.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.14.13

  11. Architect Spotlight: Byoung-soo Cho
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    Architect Spotlight: Byoung-soo Cho

    South Korea is known for its innovations in technology. Seoul architect Byoung-soo Cho applies South Korea's technological innovation to architecture by experimenting with straight lines, negative...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.24.13

  12. 5 Unique Tokyo-Based Architects
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    5 Unique Tokyo-Based Architects

    Tokyo, Japan is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world with a rich cultural history in art and design. Working with small spaces and incorporating traditional and modern aesthetic,...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.08.13

  13. 7 Small Spaces Under 400-Square-Feet
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    7 Small Spaces Under 400-Square-Feet

    Embracing small spaces requires maximizing functionality and minimizing material objects. Here are seven of the tiniest houses featured in Dwell, all under 400-square-feet.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.21.13

  14. Building Modern Pavilions
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    Building Modern Pavilions

    A free-standing pavilion can accent a building, provide temporary shelter and function as a pleasurable home away from home. Here are four very different examples of the modern pavilion,...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.21.13

  15. Space Saving Renovation in Brooklyn
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    Space Saving Renovation in Brooklyn

    A renovation in Brooklyn proves that the secret to living in compact quarters lies in the details.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Gile Ashford
    10.29.13

  16. A Prefab Boathouse in Texas
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    A Prefab Boathouse in Texas

    Designed as a prefabricated monolithic steel grid, the boathouse’s orthogonal frame was delivered from Houston by truck and then transported by barge to the site.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Paul Bardagjy
    11.02.13

  17. Inside 8 Modern Apartments
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    Inside 8 Modern Apartments

    From New York to Paris, we take a look at 8 contemporary apartments nestled in busy cities around the world.

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.07.13

  18. Inside Peter Fehrentz's Renovated Flat in Berlin
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    Inside Peter Fehrentz's Renovated Flat in Berlin

    With a confident color palette and clever space-saving tricks, designer Peter Fehrentz transforms a 646-square-foot apartment in Berlin.

    photos by: Peter Fehrentz
    10.26.13

  19. A Customized Prefab in California's Mayacamas Mountains
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    A Customized Prefab in California's Mayacamas Mountains

    Petite spaces are given a sense of functionality with smart lighting.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Noah Webb
    11.01.13

  20. A Compact Three-Story Brick Loft in San Francisco
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    A Compact Three-Story Brick Loft in San Francisco

    Making the most of vertical space unleashes the potential of a petite San Francisco project.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Cesar Rubio
    10.22.13

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