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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Jay Pridmore

    Jay Pridmore is the author of Chicago Architecture and Design.

    03.16.10

  4. Inside the Herman Miller Headquarters
    Travel Reports

    Inside the Herman Miller Headquarters

    As part of our ongoing feature The Full Spectrum, a video series that focuses on color theory, we were invited to get a personal tour of the famed Herman Miller headquarters in Holland, Michigan....

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    08.18.10

  5. Incredible Modernist Architecture From Latvia
    A Great Idea

    Incredible Modernist Architecture From Latvia

    An exhibition at the Venice Biennale showcases the Baltic state’s unique post-war styles and structures.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.21.14

  6. In Memoriam: Lawrence Halprin
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    In Memoriam: Lawrence Halprin

    I was very sad to learn that the design world lost a giant in the field yesterday when landscape architect Lawrence Halprin passed away at age 93. He worked all over the country, but it could be...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.26.09

  7. IMAGE.ARCHITECTURE.NOW

    IMAGE.ARCHITECTURE.NOW

    In celebration of Julius Shulman’s 100th birthday, the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University presents: 10-10-10 IMAGE.ARCHITECTURE.NOW, a symposium and exhibition exploring...

    09.28.10

  8. IM Pei: Building China Modern
    Travel Reports

    IM Pei: Building China Modern

    For those of you, like me, who missed out on Wednesday's broadcast premiere of the wonderful IM Pei: Building China Modern, you'll be pleased to learn that you can watch the hour-long...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.02.10

  9. 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

  10. House Keeper
    We Recommend

    House Keeper

    Today the Iconic Houses website, a new resource for travelers and fans of 20th-century houses, goes live. With its handy map interface, the site identifies dozens of iconic Modernist houses around...

    written by: Jane Szita
    11.05.12

  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. Hollywood Renovation: Week 7
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 7

    In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on renovation of her and her partner's live-work space in Hollywood, California. Week 7:...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    02.23.11

  13. Historic Housing Complex Transformation in England
    Houses We Love

    Historic Housing Complex Transformation in England

    In Sheffield, England, a historic housing complex is transformed from a city nuisance into a budding neighborhood.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    09.06.13

  14. Harboe's Marks
    Interviews

    Harboe's Marks

    Chicago preservation architect Thomas “Gunny” Harboe prefers not to dismantle architectural monuments. But at Mies van der Rohe’s 860–880 Lake Shore Drive apartments, built...

    written by: Jay Pridmore
    03.16.10

  15. Gregg Stobs, Retail Design Director
    Interviews

    Gregg Stobs, Retail Design Director

    Last week warranted a design detour to Portland for a panel discussion on contemporary Chinese design hosted by OFFICE PDX, an online design shop and pop-up retailer, in conjunction with the China...

    written by: Charlotte West
    11.12.09

  16. Grass-Seated Chairs

    Grass-Seated Chairs

    A set of eight circa-1941 dining chairs by George Nakashima, constructed of one of his favorite materials, black walnut; each is complemented by a seagrass-covered seat.

    $7000.00

  17. Glazed Old Fashioned
    House Tours

    Glazed Old Fashioned

    On a shady street just off the main drag of Melbourne, Australia’s hippest inner suburb, a pair of creative types and their two kids have made a bright, cheery home by renovating an 1860s...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Stephen Oxenbury
    07.22.10

  18. Glass House Conversations
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    Glass House Conversations

    Philip Johnson and David Whitney used to invite great minds from the architecture, design, and art worlds to the Johnson-designed Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, for evenings of discussion...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.20.10

  19. 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

  20. George Smart
    Profiles

    George Smart

    George Smart, executive director of Triangle Modernist Archive, is a modern-day Lorax for modern-designed houses. In early 2007, a quick Internet search for “Raleigh modernist architecture...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    09.02.09

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