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  1. 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

  2. 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    Meat houses, McMansions on wheels, and cars that kiss and hug might sound like ideas for an unpublished Dr.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

  3. 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

  4. Preview "The Modern Family" Video
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    Preview "The Modern Family" Video

    If you've enjoyed our previous videos—including behind-the-scenes looks at unconventional residences in New York City and San Francisco and our recent spotlight on the preservation of a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.07.12

  5. The Bilbao Effect
    Design 101

    The Bilbao Effect

    In the last 15 years, many a postindustrial city has redefined itself as a design center. Glasgow after its year as European City ...

    written by: Jane Szita
    05.26.09

  6. Transforming TIjuana
    House Tours

    Transforming TIjuana

    In August of 2004, a weekend-long party took place at a new house in the Hacienda Agua Caliente neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico. The house was raw and unfinished, with bare concrete floors and...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    03.16.09

  7. Curating with a Conscience
    Travel Reports

    Curating with a Conscience

    Upon entering Small Scale Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement‚ the latest exhibition from MoMA's Architecture and Design department‚ the tone of the exhibition is...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.08.10

  8. Elements by William Kaven
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    Elements by William Kaven

    So often the architectural press gets caught up in the look of a place without considering how it might also feel. The team at William Kaven Architecture seeks to rectify that with a new video of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.24.12

  9. 5 Modern and Affordable Houses
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    5 Modern and Affordable Houses

    Flip though our gallery of five high-design modern houses built with low budgets.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.05.13

  10. Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week
    Houses We Love

    Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week

    As the weekend slowly draws to a near, we've gathered up ten of our most clicked on homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.31.13

  11. Virtue Street Before and After
    Renovation

    Virtue Street Before and After

    Reigo & Bauer's facade makeover for a house in Toronto's West End updated a run-of-the-mill and rundown family home at the end of a cul-de-sac into a modern beacon.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.02.13

  12. World’s Most Turkey-Shaped Building
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    World’s Most Turkey-Shaped Building

    The University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library contains 4.8 million books, 4.1 million microforms, and 740,000 “other” items (probably every episode of Degrassi, among other surprises...

    written by: Jason Wire
    04.27.13

  13. 5 Modern Courtyards Part Two
    Outdoor

    5 Modern Courtyards Part Two

    As Previously looked at in 5 Cool Modern Courtyards, Dwell takes another glance at 5 modern homes with outstanding elevated terraces.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.08.13

  14. The Secret Lives of Urban Space
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    The Secret Lives of Urban Space

    Earlier this week, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival presented a collection of six experimental short films, grouped as The Secret Lives of Urban Space, which explored...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.21.09

  15. Emerging Voices Lecture Series: dlandstudio & MASS Design Group
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    Emerging Voices Lecture Series: dlandstudio & MASS Design Group

    Last Thursday, the Architectural League hosted the second in a series of lectures from the recipients of the 2013 Emerging Voices program. Selected for the promise they have shown in forging unique...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.18.13

  16. Heretic Architects Onstage at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Heretic Architects Onstage at Dwell on Design

    This summer, two bastions of Los Angeles architecture, The Getty Center and SCI-Arc, have joined together for an initiative celebrating the architects of Southern California. Now Dwell on Design is...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.20.13

  17. Up in the Woods: 8 Forest Homes
    House Tours

    Up in the Woods: 8 Forest Homes

    Eight riffs on the cozy cabin typology that make the most of a forest setting with modern architecture that connects to the outdoors.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.20.13

  18. Five Questions for Bjarke Ingels
    Interviews

    Five Questions for Bjarke Ingels

    Architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of the world-beating firm BIG, was in San Francisco this week to show off the design for his latest project, an addition to the Kimball Art Center in Park City,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.02.12

  19. Modern Houses in America's Rust Belt
    House Tours

    Modern Houses in America's Rust Belt

    With stops in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Cincinnati, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; Columbus, Indiana; and more, we take a closer look at gleaming modern homes in the country's rust belt. For more...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.24.13

  20. Modern in the Country
    Post

    Modern in the Country

    Eric and Melinda purchased a 10-acre plot of land in rural Yelm, Washington, with visions of a new home on the range. There would be vineyards, gardens, an orchard, bees and chickens—typical...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Lara Swimmer
    03.15.13

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