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  1. Parsons Students Transform an Aging Rec Center
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    Parsons Students Transform an Aging Rec Center

    A team of architecture students overhauls a recreation center in Manhattan, creating a year-round facility with ample space for visitors.

    written by: Rob Colvin
    05.06.14

  2. Rising Above It All
    House Tours

    Rising Above It All

    Set atop a 1908 warehouse in the Courtenay Precinct of Wellington, New Zealand, the three apartments by Architecture Workshop glow like lanterns at dusk, signaling a new day for this once-seedy...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Richard Powers
    01.17.09

  3. A Clever Belgian Couple Renovate Their Aging Brick Home
    Houses We Love

    A Clever Belgian Couple Renovate Their Aging Brick Home

    By introducing chic new elements, a Belgian couple takes a gentle approach to transforming a tired house into a vibrant workshop.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    11.06.13

  4. 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

  5. A Transformative Apartment Renovation in Brooklyn
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    A Transformative Apartment Renovation in Brooklyn

    A cramped apartment in a prewar apartment building becomes an inviting space for a young family.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.20.14

  6. Home Sweat Home
    Essay

    Home Sweat Home

    The land we purchased—a little less than 40 acres in the Floyd County foothills of southwestern Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains—is the hilly, unfarmable center of several large...

    written by: Cy Merkezas
    03.29.10

  7. Inside a Renovated Cottage in Marin
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    Inside a Renovated Cottage in Marin

    Take a peek inside a cottage renovated by Feldman Architecture for an artist and landscape architect.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.29.13

  8. 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

  9. Interiors by Kathryn Tyler, Linea Studio
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    Interiors by Kathryn Tyler, Linea Studio

    Judging by all the great feedback we've received on Kathryn Tyler's lovely Falmouth, England, home (Collector's Choice, June 2012), you all loved her style—and awesome collections of vintage...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.12.12

  10. Modern Renovation of a Classic London Home
    Houses We Love

    Modern Renovation of a Classic London Home

    A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.18.14

  11. Fine Dine-ing
    My House

    Fine Dine-ing

    Interior and furniture designer Nick Dine—son of pop artist Jim Dine—has a love-hate relationship with his 2,000-square-foot Hudson Square condo loft. A long rectangle, it was born a...

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Jeremy Liebman
    08.03.10

  12. Five Boroughs in 48 Hours
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    Five Boroughs in 48 Hours

    When Dwell proposed that I undertake a design writing variant of Supermarket Sweep—visiting five projects in five boroughs in two days—I had a single thought: Why me?

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.15.11

  13. 5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses
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    5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses

    It's always fascinating to see how designers deal with tiny lots and small spaces. But when a house is also unusually narrow, that brings additional spatial challenges—often provoking out-of-the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.21.13

  14. Baroque Meets Modern in San Francisco
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    Baroque Meets Modern in San Francisco

    Thanks to a contemporary interior that she’s been updating for a decade, modern architect Abigail Turin has learned to love her traditional 1925 San Francisco home.

    written by: Andy Isaacson
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    02.20.13

  15. 4 Modern Homes in Germany
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    4 Modern Homes in Germany

    Innovative green design meets historical renovation in the world of contemporary German architecture.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.02.13

  16. 7 Open-Plan Renovations
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    7 Open-Plan Renovations

    When existing homes contain awkward and cramped room arrangements, knocking down walls to create more open floor plans can work wonders.

    06.19.14

  17. 6 Revamped Beach Houses
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    6 Revamped Beach Houses

    Escaping to a seaside retreat doesn’t mean you have to rough it; these renovated beach houses incorporate all the comforts of home within a stone’s throw of the shore.

    06.12.14

  18. Hollywood Renovation: Week 7
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    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

  19. 5 Midwestern Renovations We Love
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    5 Midwestern Renovations We Love

    From a 19th-century stable in Chicago to a former one-room schoolhouse in Wisconsin, these renovations in the Midwest marry charming histories with modern sensibilities.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.30.14

  20. The Dwell Guide to Kitchen Design
    Design 101

    The Dwell Guide to Kitchen Design

    Is your kitchen too drab? Feeling the pinch of cramped cooking quarters? Appliances dating from the stone age? We've got you covered. To coincide with our Rooms We Love special issue now on...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.14.13

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