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7 Compact Home Tours

From London to Los Angeles, we've gathered seven of our favorite petite residences for a healthy does of small-space inspiration!
January 16, 2014
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Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week

Happy Thursday! As the weekend approaches, we've gathered ten of our most popular homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.
January 16, 2014
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An Eco-Friendly Compact Cabin in Washington

On Puget Sound, activist and filmmaker Anna Hoover collaborated with Les Eerkes, a principal at Olson Kundig Architects, on a 693-square-foot studio in the woods. Using freecycled materials and a six-footed foundation to rein in construction costs, Hoover and Eerkes created a distinctive structure that treads lightly on the land.
January 16, 2014
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7 Incredible Rooflines

Many architects say that the roof is the fifth facade. Here, we prove how true that sentiment is with 7 projects from our archives that allow the roof to be the star attraction.
January 15, 2014
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Tiny Furniture: Diminutive Home Picks

Following suit with our November issue, Small Spaces Big Ideas, take a look at these helpful space-saving pieces.
January 15, 2014
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Buyer Beware: A Prefab Shopper's Guide

Bay Area–based architect Michelle Kaufmann is a prefab pioneer. She started in the industry in 2003, a year and a half after Dwell’s inaugural prefab issue, just when consumer interest in sustainable, high-design, factory-built homes was finally burgeoning. She’s since built 54 prefab homes and has learned—sometimes the hard way—the challenges and risks inherent in the industry. Especially in an age of savvy marketing and slick Photoshop renderings, it is critical for clients to gather the hard facts when interviewing their potential architect or company. Here, Kaufmann presents the essential questions every consumer should ask when considering prefab.
January 14, 2014
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8 Space-Saving Sliding Doors

In many homes, there’s not even an inch to spare, much less a few feet for an awkward swinging door. We present 8 easy ways to close off spaces when you need to, then slide your room dividers right out of the way.
January 13, 2014
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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.
January 13, 2014
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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.
January 13, 2014
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