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  1. Preserving the Keokuk Union Depot

    Preserving the Keokuk Union Depot

    Dwell visits Keokuk, Iowa, to check out the winner of our Sub-Zero-sponsored Rethinking Preservation contest—and to learn more about the town, the railroads, and the once modern and bustling depot.

    08.10.12

  2. 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

  3. 10 Innovative Urban Homes
    Houses We Love

    10 Innovative Urban Homes

    These 10 urban homes run the gamut from renovated commercial spaces to new constructions on small, irregular plots.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.17.14

  4. Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer
    Design 101

    Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer

    The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.14.14

  5. Carreau du Temple: Parisian Poetry in Glass and Steel
    Superstructure

    Carreau du Temple: Parisian Poetry in Glass and Steel

    Studio Milou’s restoration of a public pavilion showcases the beauty of the Marais.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.10.14

  6. 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

  7. 8 Endangered Modern Structures
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    8 Endangered Modern Structures

    These modern gems are slated for demolition, in need of repair, or the subject of fundraising campaigns.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.08.14

  8. World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow
    Superstructure

    World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow

    Matthew Silva’s documentary on New York's World's Fair Pavilion is focused on getting a forgotten modernist structure restored.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.31.14

  9. Richard Meier Model Museum Opens in New Jersey
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    Richard Meier Model Museum Opens in New Jersey

    Richard Meier puts 400 of his handmade architectural models on public display in a converted industrial space in Jersey City.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.18.14

  10. 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

  11. A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England
    Houses We Love

    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.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Joakim Boren
    02.12.14

  12. Architecture Tour: Brandeis Modern
    Travel Reports

    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.

    written by: Alexandra Lange
    02.10.14

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

    written by: William Lamb
    01.29.14

  14. Exhibit Celebrates Pioneers of St. Louis Suburban Modernism
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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.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.22.14

  15. 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

  16. 6 Famous Brutalist Buildings
    Design 101

    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...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.07.13

  17. 7 Modern Farmhouses
    Houses We Love

    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...

    written by: William Lamb
    11.20.13

  18. Mark Williams

    imagenation is a communication and storytelling firm that is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and advises clients nationally. With a belief in maintaining the best creative staff to support...

    06.17.13

  19. Eames Office

    Eames Office

    The Eames Office is dedicated to communicating, preserving and extending the work of Charles and Ray Eames. They feel that all three of those dimensions are important to keeping the office useful...

    10.19.13

  20. The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation

    The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation

    Josef and Anni Albers were artistic adventurers who were both pioneers of twentieth-century modernism. Josef Albers (1888-1976) was an influential teacher, writer, painter, and color theorist—now...

    10.19.13

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