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  1. Q&A with Architectural Designer and Artist Maya Lin
    Interviews

    Q&A with Architectural Designer and Artist Maya Lin

    The artist, designer, and architect takes us through her formative years as a maker, her dedication to environmental art, and the joys of furniture design.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Michael Lewis
    03.18.13

  2. Barcelona's La Formiga d'Or
    House Tours

    Barcelona's La Formiga d'Or

    La Formiga d'Or, an offshoot of Happy Books, is a curious little shop uniquely located in the cloister of the Cathedral of Barcelona. The selection of items includes books on religion to touristy...

    written by: Genevieve Gladson
    07.11.11

  3. 3 Cool Rooftop Penthouse Apartments
    Houses We Love

    3 Cool Rooftop Penthouse Apartments

    Want views from your house? Try building it on top of a skyscraper. These three penthouse apartments give their residents the best views in town.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.01.13

  4. May Issue Sneak Preview! Global Style
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    May Issue Sneak Preview! Global Style

    The Dwell editors go global with 14 houses across five continents to share great design from all over the world. We also bring you a special guide to the newest up-and-coming designers and...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.11.13

  5. 6 Amazing Repurposed Designs
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    6 Amazing Repurposed Designs

    From varnished drainage pipes to old sailcloths with a second wind, these six projects utilize rescued, revamped, and reused materials.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    06.30.13

  6. Village Green
    My House

    Village Green

    This place was a filthy dump when we bought it,” says Cathryn Barmon, sipping tea in a knockoff Le Corbusier chair. “I didn’t want to go barefoot until we’d redone the...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.18.09

  7. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 3
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 3

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 3: A...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    10.13.11

  8. 5 Latin American Design Destinations
    Travel Reports

    5 Latin American Design Destinations

    Should your summer travels take you south of the border, we've rounded up all the architecture and design hotspots in this quintet of Latin American city guides. From Mexico City to Lima, here's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.02.13

  9. 10 Exterior Stairs
    Renovation

    10 Exterior Stairs

    Sagging stairs and sad stoops will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the following inspirational ideas from clever architects and homeowners.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.09.14

  10. 6 Hip and Innovative Manhattan Homes
    House Tours

    6 Hip and Innovative Manhattan Homes

    Ah, the Big Apple. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. These 6 residents are not only making it, they're doing it with style, innovation, and that little something extra that only...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.28.13

  11. Massive Book Sale at MoMA
    Event Spotlight

    Massive Book Sale at MoMA

    Put down your Kindles, New Yorkers, and head straight to MoMA to buy some books. A giant half-off sale of some 1200 titles starts today. But you can't get them online (Boo!), you'll have to show up...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.11

  12. Retail Therapy
    Green

    Retail Therapy

    In the great American quest for more stuff, big-box stores are nirvana, laden with cheaply priced items by the ton, from diamond earrings to toilet paper. So isn’t it a good thing that many...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    01.21.09

  13. San Diego Home Tours Radio Preview
    Event Spotlight

    San Diego Home Tours Radio Preview

    We're quite excited for our first-ever San Diego Home Tours, which takes place next weekend, November 10–11. We've got a slew of great modern homes all over San Diego and its environs for you...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.02.12

  14. Panel House
    Design 101

    Panel House

    Taking advantage of Southern California’s sunny skies, architect David Hertz ingrained 
passive solar features in almost every detail 
of the Panel House for client Thomas Ennis.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  15. Offices With A View
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    Offices With A View

    We’ve all dreamed of kicking back in an office with a view; these three residents built their own.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.31.13

  16. 7 Unique Expert Perspectives on Design
    Interviews

    7 Unique Expert Perspectives on Design

    One of our greatest privileges at Dwell is discussing architecture and design with some of the most creative and innovative people in the world, here is a sampling of their thoughts on design.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.21.14

  17. Preview the '131-Day House'
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    Preview the '131-Day House'

    Our July/August issue (on newsstands now) focuses on the work of talented female architects who found creative ways to solve design problems. One such story is told by Jayna Cooper, an emerging L.A...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.09.12

  18. Smart Solutions for Small Vacation Homes
    A Great Idea

    Smart Solutions for Small Vacation Homes

    It can be a challenge to achieve a feeling of coziness without making a space seem cluttered. But spatial restrictions sometimes produce the most creative solutions.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.23.14

  19. Featured Speaker: Mitchell Joachim
    Dwell on Design

    Featured Speaker: Mitchell Joachim

    Meat houses, McMansions on wheels, and cars that kiss and hug might sound like ideas for an unpublished Dr. Seuss novel, but they are all real concepts championed by architect Mitchell Joachim in...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.11.12

  20. Photography Focus: Simon Devitt's Portrait of a House
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    Photography Focus: Simon Devitt's Portrait of a House

    New Zealand photographer Simon Devitt has been capturing homes and homeowners in for close to fifteen years. His new book, Portrait of a House, collaborates with graphic designer Arch MacDonnell of...

    photos by: Simon Devitt
    05.31.13

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