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  1. 8 Ways to Modernize a Farmhouse
    Houses We Love

    8 Ways to Modernize a Farmhouse

    Inspired by architect Lucy Marston's edited farmhouse in the English countryside (featured in our March 2014 issue), we've rounded up a few more modern farmhouse renovations.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.18.14

  2. Barcelona, Day Two
    Travel Reports

    Barcelona, Day Two

    On our second day in Barcelona, fueled by café con leche and enough jamon to kill a horse, we excitedly settled into a breakneck tour of modern Catalan design and architecture. From Gaudi...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    01.29.11

  3. Frank Gehry Unveils Master Plan for Philadelphia Museum of Art
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    Frank Gehry Unveils Master Plan for Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Working almost entirely within the landmark museum building's shell, Gehry devises a plan to add 78,000 square feet of new gallery space.

    written by: William Lamb
    06.26.14

  4. The "Unfinished Spaces" of Cuba
    House Tours

    The "Unfinished Spaces" of Cuba

    Following the revolution in 1959, Fidel Castro stood on the sprawling golf course of a country club known to be the stomping grounds of the rich and decreed that in place, a school dedicated to the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.01.11

  5. Reading List: Demolished Paul Rudolph Homes
    Books

    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.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Chris Mottalini
    12.11.13

  6. Restoration Station
    In The Modern World

    Restoration Station

    A Burnham and Root–designed train depot in small-town Iowa scores a $10,000 preservation grant.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    09.28.12

  7. 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

  8. Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles
    House Tours

    Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles

    With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.

    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    05.27.14

  9. A Complex Story
    Essay

    A Complex Story

    My father’s prefabricated housing project, Habitat ’67, broke ground in April of 1965. The building, which grew out of his bachelor’s thesis, came to be regarded as one of the...

    written by: Oren Safdie
    03.23.10

  10. Friday Finds 10.07.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.07.11

    In our weekely round up of design finds, we present to you modern buildings recently named on the World Monuments Fund Watch List, the work of photographer Andrew Myers, a behind-the-scenes time...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.07.11

  11. Near St. Louis, A Midcentury-Modern Public Library Faces Demolition
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    Near St. Louis, A Midcentury-Modern Public Library Faces Demolition

    Preservationists mount a last-ditch effort to save the Lewis and Clark branch, designed by Frederick Dunn.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.17.14

  12. Sound Design
    Essay

    Sound Design

    Years ago, the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas won a design competition for an addition to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) by suggesting the entire museum be torn down and replaced. There...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    03.24.10

  13. 7 Architectural Preservation Projects in San Francisco
    Renovation

    7 Architectural Preservation Projects in San Francisco

    Rounding up a few remarkable renovation and preservation architecture projects in the Bay Area, courtesy of SPUR and San Francisco Architectural Heritage.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.15.13

  14. Time Capsule
    Essay

    Time Capsule

    The impending demolition of Kisho Kurokawa’s Capsule Tower strikes a nostalgic nerve in writer Tom Vanderbilt, who travels to Tokyo for a look at a future that never was.

    written by: Tom Vanderbilt
    03.11.10

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Neutra Territory
    Essay

    Neutra Territory

    Richard Neutra's son Raymond examines the internal architecture of his legendary father through a 1958 Berkeley psychological study.

    02.09.10

  18. 7 Green and Repurposed Sports Stadiums
    Green

    7 Green and Repurposed Sports Stadiums

    Creative reuse projects and green proposals give stadiums a longer life.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.01.14

  19. 5 Modern Brick Interiors
    House Tours

    5 Modern Brick Interiors

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

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.20.13

  20. 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

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