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  1. A Custom Walnut Stair and Slide Hybrid in Chicago
    Finishing Touch

    A Custom Walnut Stair and Slide Hybrid in Chicago

    In the Windy City, a custom walnut slide offers a playful way for a small family of four to glide down to the basement.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Katrina Wittkamp
    01.29.14

  2. 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

  3. Mjölk Boutique Owners Renovate Their Toronto Abode
    House Tours

    Mjölk Boutique Owners Renovate Their Toronto Abode

    A pair of Toronto boutique owners and their architects surpass expectations for above-the-shop living with a renovation that celebrates clean design and serene space.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Derek Shapton
    01.28.14

  4. A Prize-Winning Renovation in Rotterdam
    Renovation

    A Prize-Winning Renovation in Rotterdam

    Kaan Architecten has been awarded 2013 a Benelux Aluminum Award for sustainable renovation in the non-residential buildings category for its painstaking refurbishment of a building in central...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.25.14

  5. 9 Renovations in Brooklyn
    Houses We Love

    9 Renovations in Brooklyn

    What’s not to love about Brooklyn? Here we present 9 funky, space-saving renovation projects from Dwell’s pages that will make you fall even harder for the borough.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.22.14

  6. A Polish Factory is Reborn as a Stylish Tailoring Studio
    Shops

    A Polish Factory is Reborn as a Stylish Tailoring Studio

    Something interesting appears to be happening in Katowice, Poland. Last week, we profiled a design boutique that recently opened there. Now comes word that Poszetka, which trades in hand-sewn ties...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.22.14

  7. 7 Stylish Kitchen Renovations
    Renovation

    7 Stylish Kitchen Renovations

    From a lakeside retreat in northwestern Michigan to a sustainably built home in northern California, here are 7 sleek and smart kitchen renovations.

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.21.14

  8. A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
    Renovation

    A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin

    A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    01.13.14

  9. Young Novice Architect Completes Solo Studio Renovation
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    Young Novice Architect Completes Solo Studio Renovation

    Matthew Preston Kimmel has quite a knack for architecture and design. At the mere age of fifteen, Kimmel decided to redesign and transform the third floor of his family’s Chicago home. Here, Dwell...

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.03.14

  10. A Midcentury Modern Renovation in Hudson Valley
    Houses We Love

    A Midcentury Modern Renovation in Hudson Valley

    Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: Jon Snyder
    12.20.13

  11. 7 Modern Mezzanines
    A Great Idea

    7 Modern Mezzanines

    Mezzanines are, by definition, in-between spaces—neither here, nor there; neither upstairs nor down. But mezzanines needn't be wasted space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven examples of...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.17.13

  12. 7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms

    The great room—a combined living, dining, and cooking space—is one of architecture's great equalizers. People often want to be together without being sequestered into separate rooms for socializing...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.16.13

  13. 7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest
    Houses We Love

    7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest

    A strong creative streak runs through the Pacific Northwest and is on vibrant display in these spaces, featured in the pages of Dwell and on Dwell.com. Here, we venture beyond the region's major...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.13.13

  14. Massachusetts Modern: 8 Striking Spaces in the Bay State
    Houses We Love

    Massachusetts Modern: 8 Striking Spaces in the Bay State

    Massachusetts has a long and storied history of progressivism, one that is reflected in these groundbreaking designs from Dwell's archives.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.09.13

  15. 7 Affordable Home Transformations
    Houses We Love

    7 Affordable Home Transformations

    Remodeling your home can come with a lengthy list of expenses and countless price tags. Here are seven transformations that cut costs and stick to their desired budget without compromising their...

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.04.13

  16. From Abandoned Factories to Modern Homes
    Renovation

    From Abandoned Factories to Modern Homes

    Open space, high ceilings and sizable square footage make the bones of an abandoned building the perfect template for transforming into a modern home. Environmentally-friendly and easy on the...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.01.13

  17. 5 NYC Home Renovations
    Renovation

    5 NYC Home Renovations

    New York city is the largest metropolitan in the US and home to more than 8 million people. Despite this, living in the City doesn't mean sacrificing space or luxury. These five renovations were...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.23.13

  18. 10 Modern Brick Homes
    House Tours

    10 Modern Brick Homes

    Brick is most often associated with traditional building styles, from Gothic to Georgian. Brickwork and mortar can be applied to a fresh, modern house, however—just look to these ten examples for...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.20.13

  19. Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow
    Renovation

    Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow

    Austin architect J.C. Schmeil converted his family's 1935 bungalow into a spacious modern family home on a modest budget and with tons of ingenuity.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.18.13

  20. Dwell Home Venice: Part 21
    How they make it

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 21

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 21, May...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.17.13

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