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A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England

In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from its original foundations.
February 12, 2014
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Architecture Tour: Brandeis Modern

Architecture critic Alexandra Lange invites Dwell along as she observes a little-known trove of midcentury architecture at Brandeis University near Boston.
February 10, 2014

MoMa Director on Folk Art Museum: "We Made Our Decision"

At a forum on MoMa's controversial expansion plan, its director, Glenn D. Lowry, and the architect Elizabeth Diller make a case for why the distinctive, 13-year-old former American Folk Art Museum building cannot be part of it.
January 29, 2014
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Exhibit Celebrates Pioneers of St. Louis Suburban Modernism

A retrospective puts the work of Ralph and Mary Jane Fournier at the fore of modern suburban design in post-war St. Louis.
January 22, 2014
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Reading List: Demolished Paul Rudolph Homes

Photographer Chris Mottalini pays homage to Paul Rudolph's architectural legacy by documenting his almost-demolished homes—and reminding us what we can't get back.
December 11, 2013
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6 Famous Brutalist Buildings

Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s and mostly fell out of favor in the last few decades with the exception of sporadic resurgences in South America and the Middle East. Here are six famous Brutalist buildings featured in Dwell.
December 7, 2013
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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 tangible evidence that modernism can flourish among the cornfields.
November 20, 2013
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Historic Housing Complex Transformation in England

In Sheffield, England, a historic housing complex is transformed from a city nuisance into a budding neighborhood.
September 6, 2013
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5 Modern Brick Interiors

Whether industrial, romantic, or classic, brick interiors are always modern.
August 20, 2013