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  1. Back To School Special

    Back To School Special

    There's nothing like a little design therapy to relieve the sting of summer's end and first-day-of-school butterflies. Here Marc Kristal presents an online-exclusive about dormitory design that...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    07.16.09

  2. 5 Extraordinary Homes Under 2,000 Square Feet
    Houses We Love

    5 Extraordinary Homes Under 2,000 Square Feet

    Here at Dwell HQ in San Francisco, most of us reside in apartments and small ones at that, so we have a special place in our hearts for small space inspiration. Living small means getting creative...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.15.13

  3. Expandable Kiosk
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    Expandable Kiosk

    Paris firm h2o Architectes recently completed the renovation of an art house cinema, which includes an ingenious puzzle-like furniture feature in its 430-square-foot lobby.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.20.12

  4. "Architecture of Density": A Study of Megacity Living in Hong Kong
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    "Architecture of Density": A Study of Megacity Living in Hong Kong

    A photographer's studies of Hong Kong's dense apartment blocks come to a London gallery.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.13.14

  5. Dwell on Design 2010, Day One
    Travel Reports

    Dwell on Design 2010, Day One

    We're off to the races at the fifth-annual Dwell on Design conference, currently underway at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Friday was open to the trade only, while Saturday's doors open to any...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.26.10

  6. 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

  7. 10 Tiny Homes
    Houses We Love

    10 Tiny Homes

    You love tiny houses. We love tiny houses. We filled our November issue with them, from New Zealand to Chile to Japan and beyond. Here’s a look at 10, hot off the press!

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.04.13

  8. A Look at Space Saving Furniture
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    A Look at Space Saving Furniture

    Five ways to open up a space to give yourself some breathing room.

    written by: Janet Majors
    06.03.13

  9. By Poplar Demand
    Outdoor

    By Poplar Demand

    “I kept pushing the idea of doing a new kind of tree house further and further, trying to find the best structure, the best materials,” explains Dustin Feider, a 23-year-old freelance...

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  10. Peter Fehrentz’s 7 Tips for Transforming A Small Space
    Design 101

    Peter Fehrentz’s 7 Tips for Transforming A Small Space

    Previously featured in our November issue, Small Spaces Big Ideas, Dwell toured the inside of Peter Fehrentz's recently renovated 646-square-foot apartment in Berlin. With many clever space-saving...

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.27.13

  11. 7 Dramatic Small Spaces
    Houses We Love

    7 Dramatic Small Spaces

    Disregard advice for using clean lines and minimal furnishing with limited square footage, these small spaces go bold and big, despite their diminutive sizes.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.04.14

  12. Skinny Dip
    Outdoor

    Skinny Dip

    An elegant new pool house keeps competitive swimmer Sydne Didier in top form, and out of the Connecticut River.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.24.09

  13. 6 Space Saving Solutions from Japan
    Houses We Love

    6 Space Saving Solutions from Japan

    Architects constantly refer to Japanese design when crafting small spaces; Dwell goes straight to the source for inspiration on how to make the most out of every square foot.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.24.14

  14. Suspended Habitation
    Outdoor

    Suspended Habitation

    “This was really a parameter-driven project,” explains Lukasz Kos, a Toronto-based designer and cofounder of the architecture firm Testroom. “That is, I had to let the trees...

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  15. Small Spaces in Rural Places
    Houses We Love

    Small Spaces in Rural Places

    Living in a small space isn't restricted to city dwelling. Here are seven pint-size homes situated in far-reaching places.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.14.13

  16. Universal Appeal
    My House

    Universal Appeal

    When David Carmel decided to propose to Kirsten Axelsen, he was at home in Manhattan and she was in Ethiopia, working to eliminate trachoma (the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness). No...

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.15.09

  17. Preview: Reclaimed Space
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Reclaimed Space

    Among the highlights at last year's Dwell on Design was a cozy modular home created by Reclaimed Space, who hauled their one-of-a-kind structure made from reclaimed and repurposed materials all...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.08.10

  18. The Dwell Guide to Smart Design in Tiny Spaces
    Design 101

    The Dwell Guide to Smart Design in Tiny Spaces

    Tight quarters prove especially challenging. If you're at a loss on how to squeeze the most out of your small space, consider the expert advice and furniture picks that will help your bantam-sized...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.18.14

  19. Making Room
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    Making Room

    Making Room, an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, celebrates our growing citywide fascination with living small.

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    01.23.13

  20. Murphy's Law
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    Murphy's Law

    Flashback to the early 1900s: After trying to woo an opera singer, but having to abide by the strict moral code of a woman entering a man's bedroom, William Lawrence Murphy invented the Murphy...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.13.13

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