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  1. First-Class Cabins
    Houses We Love

    First-Class Cabins

    From the familiar log model to Swiss chalets and Swedish friggebods, cabins are the simplest of structures, made from local materials in forms that respond to climatic and cultural needs. However,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.02.09

  2. Houses of the Holy
    My House

    Houses of the Holy

    For men of the cloth, architecture has always been one earthly delight they've been encouraged to indulge. In Arizona, DeBartolo Architects continues the tradition in a rather unorthodox manner.

    written by: David Proffitt
    photos by: Bill Timmerman
    09.11.09

  3. Venice Biennale: Giardini
    Travel Reports

    Venice Biennale: Giardini

    Although the Venice Architecture Biennale invades all nooks and crannies of the four-square-mile island, most of the festival's big-hitters reside under the roof of only one building, the Italian...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.28.10

  4. Coffee Break: Toby's Estate
    Food

    Coffee Break: Toby's Estate

    Under-caffeinated Brooklynites have a new destination in Toby's Estate coffee, an Australian cafe import that opened in January. The company has been around since 1998 but for their first U.S....

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.12

  5. A Fine Vintage
    Green

    A Fine Vintage

    At age 34, Philip M. Isaacson commissioned architect F. Frederick Bruck to design a home for him and his wife. That was 1959. Five decades later, he still lives 
in his ideal home—and very...

    photos by: Eric Roth
    09.15.10

  6. Best Midcentury Homes in America
    Books

    Best Midcentury Homes in America

    Looking back at one our favorite architecture books from Assouline, Living Architecture: Greatest American Houses of the 20th Century, which shows a different perspective on some of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.14.14

  7. A Renovated Boathouse on Seattle's Portage Bay
    Houses We Love

    A Renovated Boathouse on Seattle's Portage Bay

    A once-plain floating home on Seattle’s Portage Bay receives a much-needed renovation ten years in the making.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.19.11

  8. Small Wooden Box Home in Portland
    House Tours

    Small Wooden Box Home in Portland

    This pair of handy Portlanders doesn’t crave any more of Oregon’s territory than what’s taken up by their 704-square-foot home, hard-working garden, and smartly designed outdoor...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: John Clark
    10.17.11

  9. Design Miami: Droog + Atelier Bow Wow
    Travel Reports

    Design Miami: Droog + Atelier Bow Wow

    Last night was the Design Miami vernissage party, and my first look at the tent by architects Aranda\Lasch, and the dozens of gallerists and the high glitz of the Miami art and society set. Though...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.02.09

  10. Red, Wood, and Blue
    House Tours

    Red, Wood, and Blue

    An entreprenurial pair of Belgian brothers land in one of Texas's few bohemian oases, become property owners, and find that sharing a house in adulthood isn't half bad.

    written by: Sam Martin
    10.23.09

  11. Hay Is for Horses, Straw Is for Houses
    Green

    Hay Is for Horses, Straw Is for Houses

    In the Napa Valley, one sustainable residence elegantly demonstrates straw bale technology.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: JD Peterson
    09.10.09

  12. Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 2
    Renovation

    Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 2

    This seven-part blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios". Built in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.10.12

  13. The Architecture of High Point
    Travel Reports

    The Architecture of High Point

    I'm hard pressed to think of another city in the United States that's as oriented toward the furniture industry as High Point, North Carolina. From manufacturing to selling, furniture is the heart...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.10.11

  14. Modern Views: Consultation

    Modern Views: Consultation

    When Dwell president Michela O'Connor Abrams and her husband, Alan, embarked upon a renovation of their home-begining with a southern-facing wall-they partnered with Marvin Windows and Doors to...

    04.08.13

  15. 5 Great Lakeside Homes Around the World
    Post

    5 Great Lakeside Homes Around the World

    A cool breeze coming off the water is the best escape from a mid-summer heatwave. These five lakeside homes combine modern design with fresh locations to serve as the perfect summer retreats.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.11.13

  16. 4 Modern American Brick Houses
    Post

    4 Modern American Brick Houses

    Brick is a versatile material that’s made the transition from traditional building block to modern accent almost seamlessly. Sourced from the Dwell archives, click on through to see a few of our...

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.11.13

  17. Architecture: Then and Now
    Post

    Architecture: Then and Now

    These four pairs of modern dwellings and their past counterparts explore the evolution of architectural styles through the ages.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.12.13

  18. 5 Modern Rural Homes Across America
    Post

    5 Modern Rural Homes Across America

    Away from the tightly packed buildings and light pollution of the city, these rural homes become lanterns at night.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.16.13

  19. Modern Design in Japan: 5 Intuitive Interiors
    Post

    Modern Design in Japan: 5 Intuitive Interiors

    The clean-cut lines and proximity to nature that have defined Japanese design for centuries combine with modernist minimalism in these five homes.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.21.13

  20. 7 Cozy Modern Box Homes
    Post

    7 Cozy Modern Box Homes

    With shapes ranging from perfect cubes to rectangular prisms, these seven box homes teach their inhabitants to be happy with less.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.22.13

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