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  1. Building Tomorrow
    Design 101

    Building Tomorrow

    What will the future hold for contractors and builders? We asked three industry leaders for their prognostications.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  2. Words You Should Know
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know

    Bid: How much the contractor will charge to build the house. Different than “estimate.” (“Bid” is to “estimate” as “getting wife flowers” is to ...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  3. Underdone
    Essay

    Underdone

    At least 19 unfinished renovation projects currently reside within the crotchety old puzzle box of a house that I share with my wife, Keri. Together, the 21 of us live in a spirit of communal...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    03.20.10

  4. Your House, Your Sandwich
    Essay

    Your House, Your Sandwich

    An Architectural Drama in Five Parts

    written by: Dan Maginn
    05.03.10

  5. From Brown to Green
    Green

    From Brown to Green

    Toronto designers Peter Fleming and Debbie Adams found a polluted lot and a run-down building­—and saw fertile ground for a unique, eco-minded new home.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    04.12.10

  6. Crocker Art Museum Expansion
    Interviews

    Crocker Art Museum Expansion

    On October 10, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento—the art museum of my boyhood, I should note—will repoen both it's 1871-built gallery space, the old Crocker mansion, and a new...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.15.10

  7. Flemish Farmhouse Kitchen
    Finishing Touch

    Flemish Farmhouse Kitchen

    For this farmhouse in the Flemish town of Outgaarden, the Belgian architects 51N4E were charged with designing a new kitchen and adjacent storage space. They decided to split their allotted budget...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.02.10

  8. It Takes A Village
    Travel Reports

    It Takes A Village

    Oakland, California is infamously known for a Gertrude Stein quote, ongoing issues with crime and poverty, and a decades-long economic decline. However, the city's civic leaders have been...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    08.27.10

  9. Magnetic Walls, and Storage Made Sexy
    Finishing Touch

    Magnetic Walls, and Storage Made Sexy

    When architects Hayes and James Slade of Slade Architecture renovated a three-story brownstone in Brooklyn for Ricky Kenig, the owner of the New York City's ubiquitous Ricky's NYC stores, and his...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.17.10

  10. Pulltab's Mini Vertical Garden
    Finishing Touch

    Pulltab's Mini Vertical Garden

    Enlisted to renovate an apartment in Manhattan's East Village, architects Melissa Baker and Jon Handley, partners at the firm pulltab design, took inspiration from the city's plethora of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.23.10

  11. Bemz's Bright Idea
    A Great Idea

    Bemz's Bright Idea

    Last week I met with Lesley Pennington, a Canadian living in Sweden who in 2004 launched Bemz, one of the cleverest companies I've heard of recently. Bemz makes affordable custom-order slipcovers...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.30.10

  12. Hollywood Renovation: Week 1
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 1

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

    written by: Linda Taalman
    12.03.10

  13. Techbuilt House
    House Tours

    Techbuilt House

    The first residence built in Tuxedo Park, New York, after World War II wasn’t one of the Shingle-style mansions that proliferated there after the tycoon Pierre Lorillard IV developed the...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Carl Bellavia
    12.08.10

  14. Hollywood Renovation: Week 2
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 2

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

    written by: Linda Taalman
    12.10.10

  15. Hollywood Renovation: Week 3
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 3

    In this new, exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture will track the hands-on renovation of her and her partner's live-work space in Los Angeles. Week 3 proje...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    12.20.10

  16. Hollywood Renovation: Week 4
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 4

    In this new, exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture will track the hands-on renovation of her and her partner's live-work space in Los Angeles. Week 4 pr...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    12.25.10

  17. "Beadle Architecture" Documentary

    "Beadle Architecture" Documentary

    Design Within Reach, Scottsdale AZ will host a documentary screening about Case Study House program architect Alfred Newman Beadle. Alfred Newman Beadle #28 in Arizona (later called Case Study...

    10.12.10

  18. Apartment Decorated by Gaultier
    Travel Reports

    Apartment Decorated by Gaultier

    Stepping into the freshly decorated apartment by Jean-Paul Gaultier at Trocadero in Paris, I felt as if I had been transported into a quixotic dream, complete with a choppy journey through a triage...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.11.10

  19. A Carpenter's Tool Box
    Product

    A Carpenter's Tool Box

    I was a carpenter and architectural woodworker in Northern California for 12 years before sidestepping into a related writing, photography, and editing career in 1988. I’ve also been swinging...

    written by: Bruce Greenlaw
    photos by: Bruce Greenlaw
    03.23.10

  20. Why Is Jane Smiling?
    Design 101

    Why Is Jane Smiling?

    So you’ve brought home an ebullient new contractor to turn your wreck into the Ritz. How to do it? Read on.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

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