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  1. Reimagining the Headlands Center
    Event Spotlight

    Reimagining the Headlands Center

    The Headlands Center for the Arts, located due north of San Francisco in Fort Barry (part of the Golden Gate National Recreation area), is in the midsts of reimagining one of their historic...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.03.11

  2. Touring Vitra Campus, Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Touring Vitra Campus, Part 2

    Vitra's Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, campus boasts not only the production facilities of the famous furniture manufacturer but also numerous iconic buildings by world-renowned architects. In Touring...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.04.11

  3. Neutra For Sale
    House Tours

    Neutra For Sale

    Following a close call for another Los Angeles showstopper designed by Richard Neutra, the 1955 Kronish House, a Bel Air home by one of the West Coast's most revered mid-century architects hits the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.23.11

  4. The Director's House: Cranbrook
    House Tours

    The Director's House: Cranbrook

    After fifteen years of disuse, a Saarinen-designed house on the Cranbrook campus has been renovated and updated by the school's Director, Reed Kroloff, and interior designer Lynda Charfoos.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.18.11

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. The Artful Dodger
    Rewind

    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

  9. Celebrating 100 Years of Grand Central Station
    Post

    Celebrating 100 Years of Grand Central Station

    In celebration of Grand Central's one-hundredth anniversary this month, W. W. Norton has reissued the incredible photographic tribute Grand Central: Gateway to a Million Lives, by John Belle and...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.01.13

  10. Get This Room: Romantic Modern Design
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    Get This Room: Romantic Modern Design

    We rounded up the essentials in this moody San Francisco living room so you can recreate the look in your home.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    05.16.13

  11. Holy House: Churches in Modern Design
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    Holy House: Churches in Modern Design

    Churches are among some of the most breathtaking works of architecture, but they need not be reserved for congregations only.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.26.13

  12. 6 Striking Modern Houses in Toronto
    House Tours

    6 Striking Modern Houses in Toronto

    The city of Toronto has many facets—and as Canada's largest metropolitan area, it's got a concentration of modern residences that does the local architecture scene proud.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.19.13

  13. 8 Victorians with Modern Additions
    Houses We Love

    8 Victorians with Modern Additions

    Affectionate homeowners and architects have beckoned these classic homes into the modern era with sleek, midcentury modern additions that distinguish them from their contemporaries. Consider this...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.09.14

  14. Mid-Century Finds by Sam Kaufman
    Product

    Mid-Century Finds by Sam Kaufman

    Too much time has passed since we last checked in with mid-century furniture aficianado Sam Kaufman, whose diminutive gallery on Beverly Boulevard is always stocked with the most wonderful...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.06.10

  15. Corbusier-Approved Paint Deck
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    Corbusier-Approved Paint Deck

    I was excited to learn, from this recent New York Times story, that the Swiss company KT Color manufactures a line of paints created by Le Corbusier.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.28.10

  16. Protect and Conserve
    In The Modern World

    Protect and Conserve

    In construction-mad Beijing, “development happens at a crazy speed, like a tsunami,” says Matthew Xinyu Hu, the former managing director of the nonprofit Beijing Cultural Heritage...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.10.10

  17. Blair Kamin, on Criticism
    Interviews

    Blair Kamin, on Criticism

    Blair Kamin is a Pulitzer Prize–winning architecture critic from a town blessed with some of the best buildings in the world. He writes for The Chicago Tribune, passing unflinching near-daily...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.18.10

  18. Somewhere Under the Tuscan Sun
    House Tours

    Somewhere Under the Tuscan Sun

    A complex of farm buildings from a less than glorious period in Italy’s history is magically transformed. The result? A sophis­ticated yet kid-friendly retreat that seamlessly fuses...

    written by: Paul Bennett
    photos by: Jacob Langvad
    07.02.09

  19. Auction Preview: LAMA
    Event Spotlight

    Auction Preview: LAMA

    Specializing in modern art, design and furniture with an emphasis on works by important 20th-century artists, designers, and architects, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) was established in 1992...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.18.10

  20. Witness Half a Decade of Urban Change in Google Street View
    Superstructure

    Witness Half a Decade of Urban Change in Google Street View

    Last week, Google Maps released a new feature to Street View, making it possible to cycle through archived versions of the 360 panoramas. In addition to hours of amusement, this new form of virtual...

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    05.02.14

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