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  1. Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment

    Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment

    Pritzker Prize-winner Kevin Roche is acclaimed for his skillful integration of man-made and natural environments. Drawing on material originally presented at the Yale School of Architecture, the...

    12.29.11

  2. Citizen Architect

    Citizen Architect

    Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio is a documentary film on the late architect Samuel Mockbee and the educational design/build program known as the Rural Studio...

    12.29.11

  3. This Way, Gentlemen

    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

  4. 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

  5. A John Lautner-Designed Hotel
    Hotels

    A John Lautner-Designed Hotel

    A major perk of reporting the story "John Lautner's Desert Rose" for our June 2012 issue? Actually spending a night at the Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs, California, which has been...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Jaime Gillin
    05.31.12

  6. Jay Pridmore

    Jay Pridmore is the author of Chicago Architecture and Design.

    03.16.10

  7. Louis Kahn

    Louis Kahn

    Louis Kahn (1901-1974) may not have as many built works as his contemporaries Le Corbusier or Mies van der Rohe but the legacy he left stands just as tall and reaches just as far. Born in Estonia...

    03.09.10

  8. Pedro E. Guerrero

    Pedro E. Guerrero

    Pedro E. Guerrero was the photographer for three of America's most famous artists: architect Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Louise Nevelson and Alexander Calder. Guerrero's six-decade career...

    02.11.10

  9. John Lautner

    John Lautner

    John Lautner is one of the best known among modernist architects who worked in southern California in the mid-20th century. Born in 1911, Lautner spent six years studying at Frank Lloyd Wright's...

    01.29.10

  10. "Sympathetic Seeing" at MAK

    "Sympathetic Seeing" at MAK

    Beginning September 28th, catch "Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design" at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture. This exhibition...

    09.14.11

  11. Kandinsky at the Bauhaus, 1922–1933

    Kandinsky at the Bauhaus, 1922–1933

    In 1922 Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) accepted a teaching position at the Bauhaus, the state-sponsored Weimar school of art and applied design founded in...

    08.21.11

  12. John Cronin

    John Cronin

    For 35 years, John Cronin has safeguarded New York’s waterways, investigating dozens of pollution cases and authoring three laws to protect the Hudson River and its communities. So when...

    09.28.09

  13. Anti-Demolition Petition in Goshen
    House Tours

    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

  14. Ralph Walker Renaissance
    Event Spotlight

    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

  15. Restoring Mies's Villa Tugendhat
    House Tours

    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

  16. Illuminated Texts
    Rewind

    Illuminated Texts

    Personally wired by Thomas Edison, J. Pierpont Morgan’s home was the first electrified residence in New York. A recent LED retrofit delivers the library into a new age.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    03.10.12

  17. And the Winner of Rethinking Preservation Is...
    Post

    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

  18. Living in Marina del Rey
    Renovation

    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

  19. Preserving New England Houses
    House Tours

    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

  20. Self Preservation
    House Tours

    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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