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  1. 12 Great Pop-Up Shops
    Shops

    12 Great Pop-Up Shops

    An experiential alternative to staid brick-and-mortar stores, pop-up shops are like the food trucks of retail—nimble, creative, and fleeting. Pioneered by L.A. marketing firm Vacant at the turn of...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.28.14

  2. 4 Award-Winning Small Spaces
    Houses We Love

    4 Award-Winning Small Spaces

    The results of the American Institute of Architects' 11th annual Small Project Awards are in—and Dwell has the scoop on the smartest spaces under 1,000 square feet.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.27.14

  3. A Compact Three-Story Brick Loft in San Francisco
    Houses We Love

    A Compact Three-Story Brick Loft in San Francisco

    Making the most of vertical space unleashes the potential of a petite San Francisco project.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Cesar Rubio
    10.22.13

  4. 10 Perfect Pieces for Small Space Living
    Post

    10 Perfect Pieces for Small Space Living

    In this second installment of our small space series, we've put together 10 perfect pieces to enhance your limited living space. From multifunctional furniture to clever storage and even a wee...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.07.13

  5. Cooler Ranch
    House Tours

    Cooler Ranch

    After searching in vain for an empty lot to build on, architect Brian White settled for a nondescript 1960s ranch that nobody else wanted—and proved that building from the ground up doesn’t always...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: John Clark
    01.18.09

  6. Tiny Furniture: Diminutive Home Picks
    Product Reviews

    Tiny Furniture: Diminutive Home Picks

    Following suit with our November issue, Small Spaces Big Ideas, take a look at these helpful space-saving pieces.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.15.14

  7. Architect Spotlight: Byoung-soo Cho
    Houses We Love

    Architect Spotlight: Byoung-soo Cho

    South Korea is known for its innovations in technology. Seoul architect Byoung-soo Cho applies South Korea's technological innovation to architecture by experimenting with straight lines, negative...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.24.13

  8. 8 Small Space Bath & Wardrobe Solutions
    Post

    8 Small Space Bath & Wardrobe Solutions

    Continuing our small spaces series today, we offer tips for the very smallest rooms of all: The bathroom and the closet. From washroom accessories to a build-your-own closet, we've put together...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.08.13

  9. Furniture Fascination
    House Tours

    Furniture Fascination

    With designs from 14 countries and five decades inside, it may be an understatement to note that in this suburban home, furniture is the focus.  

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Martien Mulder
    07.02.09

  10. Shutter Island
    Houses We Love

    Shutter Island

    Lowering the shutters on this small writer’s retreat completely exposes the interior to the site’s impressive island views.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    photos by: Tim Bies
    07.08.11

  11. Sneak Peek: Jean Prouvé at Design Miami/Basel
    Post

    Sneak Peek: Jean Prouvé at Design Miami/Basel

    In tandem with Design Miami/Basel this June, Paris Galerie Patrick Seguin will present a prototype of Jean Prouvé’s Maison des Jours Meilleurs (Better Days House).

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.29.13

  12. 10 Sun-Filled Small Spaces
    Houses We Love

    10 Sun-Filled Small Spaces

    Constrained by minimal square footage, small houses run the risk of feeling cramped and claustrophobic. The best solutions often involve copious amounts of natural light.

    07.08.14

  13. 9 Modern Mobile Dwellings
    A Great Idea

    9 Modern Mobile Dwellings

    From renovated Airstreams to futuristic cars, these roaming residences represent the past, present, and future of mobile living.

    07.10.14

  14. Home Bar Essentials for Any Sized Space
    Product Reviews

    Home Bar Essentials for Any Sized Space

    For those who wish to entertain but have limited space, these versatile products can help—without taking up too much room or breaking the bank.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.24.14

  15. Low-Cost, Balloon-Formed Housing Concept for Developing Countries
    Superstructure

    Low-Cost, Balloon-Formed Housing Concept for Developing Countries

    Not many architects can say that their father invented a new way of building. Nicoló Bini, however, is adapting his dad’s 1960s air-formed Binishell concept for a new generation.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.14.14

  16. Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand
    Outdoor

    Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand

    A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    07.14.14

  17. 7 Smart Ways to Hide Storage
    Rooms We Love

    7 Smart Ways to Hide Storage

    These tips for camouflaging storage space will keep your compact home feeling clean and uncluttered.

    07.21.14

  18. Tree House Retreat Made of Repurposed Materials
    Green

    Tree House Retreat Made of Repurposed Materials

    An artist crafts a sustainable tree house in the Puerto Rican tropics as an inventive take on the exhibition space.

    written by: Rob Colvin
    07.30.14

  19. 11 Inspiring Small Space Projects Around the World
    In The Modern World

    11 Inspiring Small Space Projects Around the World

    When it comes to the World Architecture Festival—the largest, live global architecture festival and awards—the slight gestures and creative solutions found in these small-space projects can provide...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.14.14

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