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  1. Living in a Cocoon
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    Living in a Cocoon

    Last month we detailed Le Van Bo's One Square Meter House—a project that explores basic living requirements. Here's another experiment in small-space habitation, the modular Cocoon from Micasa.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.09.12

  2. Dwell Conversations in DC Tonight!
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    Dwell Conversations in DC Tonight!

    Tonight I’ll be hosting the next Dwell Conversation, Designing Diplomacy, a panel discussion on the intersection of design and diplomacy at the Finnish Embassy in Washington DC. As easily one...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.06.09

  3. Passivhaus Institut Announces 2014 Finalists
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    Passivhaus Institut Announces 2014 Finalists

    The Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany, on Friday announced 20 finalists for its 2014 Passive House Awards, singling out houses, office buildings, and other structures designed and built to...

    written by: William Lamb
    03.28.14

  4. Small-Scale Architecture Around the World
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    Small-Scale Architecture Around the World

    Philip Jodidio's new book visits innovative projects across the globe, investigating the ingenuity of small-scale design.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.25.14

  5. Venice Biennale 2012: Common Ground
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    Venice Biennale 2012: Common Ground

    The theme for the 13th Venice Biennale as defined by David Chipperfield is Common Ground. Common ground has a wide range of interpretations from the very process of architecture and its language of...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    photos by: Linda Taalman
    09.03.12

  6. Wang Shu Wins 2012 Pritzker Prize
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    Wang Shu Wins 2012 Pritzker Prize

    Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio became the first Chinese architect to win the Pritzker Prize for Architecture today. Unlike the majority of previous Pritzker winners, whose names often come...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.27.12

  7. Tumblr of the Week: Remash
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    Tumblr of the Week: Remash

    Featuring "architecture and other stuff for the visually inclined," Remash puts forth a selection of photographs culled from blogs like ArchDaily, Designboom, Dezeen, and ArchitectureAU. If your...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.12.13

  8. Facade Focus: Brick
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    Facade Focus: Brick

    Yves Borghs and Katleen van Ammel wanted their new house to offer maximum privacy but also maximum light. The solution proposed by Tom Verschueren, of Mechelen, Belgium-based DMVA Architects, was...

    written by: Jane Szita
    05.01.12

  9. Taalman/Koch Renovation Recap
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    Taalman/Koch Renovation Recap

    For the past six months, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture has been blogging for Dwell.com about her hands-on renovation of her family's live-work rental apartment in Los Angeles. The...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.24.11

  10. Editor’s Guide: Design in Helsinki
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    Editor’s Guide: Design in Helsinki

    Adding to our design itinerary in the Finnish capital with a whirlwind tour of the city’s vibrant furniture, industrial, and ceramics design scene.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.17.14

  11. Urban Land Institute 2010 Awards
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    Urban Land Institute 2010 Awards

    From over 170 entries, 17 finalists—from Thin Flats, an eight-unit green residential infil project in Philadelphia, to the Vancouver Convention Centre West, which opened for the 2010 Olympics...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.10.10

  12. 2011 IIDA NC Honor Awards
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    2011 IIDA NC Honor Awards

    The International Interior Design Association Northern California Chapter threw their party of the year on March 2 to toast the 2011 IIDA NC Honor Award winners. At the historic Fox Theater in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.08.11

  13. Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art, and Collaborative Design
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    Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art, and Collaborative Design

    "Architecture, Art, and Collaborative Design" is a traveling exhibition celebrating the 19th anniversary of leading 20th century Australian architect Harry Seidler's birth. The exhibition traces...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.30.13

  14. Maker Faire 2011
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    Maker Faire 2011

    This weekend, Maker Faire—dubbed "the world's largest DIY festival"—took over the San Mateo County Event Center for its two-day do-it-yourself, show-and-tell extravaganza....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.23.11

  15. Renovating a Modern House in a Historic District
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    Renovating a Modern House in a Historic District

    What constitutes good modern design in a historic district? Kansas City architecture firm Kem Studio proposes a solution that respects the past and is firmly rooted in the present.

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.18.13

  16. 10 Modern Brick Homes
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    10 Modern Brick Homes

    Brick is most often associated with traditional building styles, from Gothic to Georgian. Brickwork and mortar can be applied to a fresh, modern house, however—just look to these ten examples for...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.20.13

  17. Links We Love
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    Links We Love

    From this week’s Internet adventures: gas stations, the Kentucky Derby, and renovating Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.02.14

  18. Design Detail: More Modern Bridges
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    Design Detail: More Modern Bridges

    Footbridges can join an older structures to a new additions, or close a gulf between a house and the street. And when good design is part of the mix, they can add a decorative touch. Following this...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.03.14

  19. The 2010 California Design Biennial
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    The 2010 California Design Biennial

    Currently on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art is the 2010 California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction, an exhibition that highlights some the most significant and innovative designs...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.09.10

  20. In Madrid: Julius Shulman's LA
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    In Madrid: Julius Shulman's LA

    Last weekend, the Getty Research Institute's show Julius Shulman's Los Angeles opened in its third location, a cathedral-like neo-Mudéjar style water tower named Canal de Isabel II in Madrid...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    02.24.10

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