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  1. Preserving the Keokuk Union Depot

    Preserving the Keokuk Union Depot

    Dwell visits Keokuk, Iowa, to check out the winner of our Sub-Zero-sponsored Rethinking Preservation contest—and to learn more about the town, the railroads, and the once modern and bustling depot.

    08.10.12

  2. Living in Marina del Rey
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    Living in Marina del Rey

    When Joe Borst saw an affordable bungalow in a Marina del Ray neighborhood filled with either condos or mansions, he knew he found a perfect place for him and his girlfriend Maria Torres to live in...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.08.12

  3. Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding
    Houses We Love

    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

  4. Anti-Demolition Petition in Goshen
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    Anti-Demolition Petition in Goshen

    It's been well-documented that architect Paul Rudolph's brutalist yet expressive aesthetic hasn't held up well to the whims of fashion. Popular in the 1960s, Rudolph completed a spate of...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.30.12

  5. This Way, Gentlemen
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    This Way, Gentlemen

    A killer bachelor pad in Hollywood, the manliest chair of the 20th century, and expert advice from a king of interiors: This is our guide to the best in masculine design. Men, you now have no...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    06.30.12

  6. Back Storied
    Houses We Love

    Back Storied

    Without altering its turn-of-the-20th-century facade, architect Christopher Polly transformed the rear of this Newtown, Australia, home from bleak to bright.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.18.12

  7. Restoring Mies's Villa Tugendhat
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    Restoring Mies's Villa Tugendhat

    Most home renovations don’t require trips to New York’s MoMA to look at original construction plans. But when you are working on one of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s best...

    written by: Jacy Meyer
    photos by: David Židlický
    03.26.12

  8. And the Winner of Rethinking Preservation Is...
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    And the Winner of Rethinking Preservation Is...

    We received 132 total entries that featured 118 individual landmarks deserving of preserving. We posted the entries for popular vote and watched the votes roll in. With 71,000 total votes it was a...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    03.08.12

  9. Design Destination: Columbus, Indiana
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    Design Destination: Columbus, Indiana

    Dwell readers and fans of NPR, unite. Public radio stations have been airing a summer travel series from NPR's Arts Desk called "Destination Art" that explores "off the beaten track...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.20.12

  10. Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion
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    Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion

    Alvar Aalto’s Finnish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale, originally designed as a temporary demountable structure, was built in 1956 and stayed solidly in a place for nearly 56 years until...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    09.12.12

  11. Dan Flavin: Drawing

    Dan Flavin: Drawing

    Best known for his fluorescent light installations, Dan Flavin was also an avid draftsman. This first retrospective of his drawings will include over one hundred sheets representing every phase...

    01.01.12

  12. Palm Springs Modernism Week 2013

    Palm Springs Modernism Week 2013

    Palm Springs Modernism Week is an 11-day celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, and culture in Palm Springs, California. This design aesthetic originated in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s...

    01.04.12

  13. The Architecture of Public Housing: Preserving a Post-War Legacy

    The Architecture of Public Housing: Preserving a Post-War Legacy

    Following World War II, the United States and Europe sought to address the dire need for public and affordable housing through new construction. The post-war decades saw the development of many...

    03.05.12

  14. Ron Tanner: From Animal House to Our House

    Ron Tanner: From Animal House to Our House

    The San Jose Women’s Club and the San Jose Preservation Action Council of San Jose’s new event "Ron Tanner: From Animal House to Our House" explains the importance of...

    06.29.12

  15. Conversations in Context at The Glass House

    Conversations in Context at The Glass House

    The Conversations in Context program series offers visitors the opportunity to join a leader in architecture, art, landscape, history or design for an evening tour of The Glass House campus...

    09.14.12

  16. Preserving New England Houses
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    Preserving New England Houses

    In the past few decades, overdevelopment throughout New England has erased some of the region's most inspired Modernist homes. Towns like New Canaan, Connecticut, and Lincoln, Massachusetts, are...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.12.12

  17. Ralph Walker Renaissance
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    Ralph Walker Renaissance

    To Frank Lloyd Wright, Ralph Walker was “the only other honest architect in America,” and to The New York Times, he was the “architect of the century.”* Throughout his...

    written by: Alicia Chiu
    03.27.12

  18. Featured Panel: Historic Restorations
    Dwell on Design

    Featured Panel: Historic Restorations

    On Saturday, June 23, join our conversation at Dwell on Design about what goes into refreshing icons of mid-century design. Architects Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena of Los Angeles firm ...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.20.12

  19. The Artful Dodger
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    The Artful Dodger

    In 50 years, more than 176 million fans have entered the turnstiles at Dodger Stadium, the mid-century modern ballpark nestled in Los Angeles’s Chavez Ravine. Taking a page from stat-happy...

    written by: Kevin Roderick
    10.01.12

  20. Self Preservation
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    Self Preservation

    With the help of DSH Architects, a pair of intrepid Angelenos restored (and gently updated) Rudolph Schindler’s iconic Bubeshko Apartments.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    01.23.12

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