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Peter Fehrentz’s 7 Tips for Transforming A Small Space

Previously featured in our November issue, Small Spaces Big Ideas, Dwell toured the inside of Peter Fehrentz's recently renovated 646-square-foot apartment in Berlin. With many clever space-saving tricks up his sleeve, Fehrentz shares seven basic tips to help transform compact interiors.
November 27, 2013
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7 Solar Powered Homes

These seven beautiful homes are harnessing the power of the sun and doing it with modern elegance. Click through for inspiration on how to incorporate solar panels into your own home design and make going green look good.
November 26, 2013
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New Zealand Goes Modern Part Two

From a remote and sustainable beach house, to a compact prefab vacation home, to an affordable hillside abode, we add three new stunning residences to our previously explored topic, New Zealand Goes Modern.
November 26, 2013
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Jose Dávila's Compilation of Architecture That's 'There But Not'

In a new book, artist Jose Dávila ponders, "How many buildings around the world have such distinctive designs that simply their outline, and nothing else, is enough to identify them?" Focusing on silhouettes, Dávila excises structures from photographs leaving nothing but a void. It's easy to fill in the blanks for some—like the Great Pyramid at Giza—but others—like the Burj al Arab—are a bit more obscure. In the following slideshow, spy 10 of the projects in There But Not by Jose Dávila, published by powerHouse Books. Get your thinking caps on and see how many you can identify.
November 26, 2013
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Material Focus: Custom Walnut Designs

From a warm slab countertop to a modern dining table and chairs, we love homes that customize their interiors with walnut accents.
November 26, 2013
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All in the Family: 7 Spaces Designed by Couples

They say the family that designs together stays together. OK, nobody says that, but there may be something to it. Harmony at home can enhance the creative process if these projects from Dwell's archives, all of which were tackled by couples, are any indication.
November 26, 2013
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8 Modern Apartment Buildings

From northeastern Italy to downtown Pittsburgh, a trendy neighborhood in Melbourne, Australia, to Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, here are eight inventive, modern apartment buildings that fit in quite nicely with their surroundings.
November 25, 2013
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Architect Spotlight: Byoung-soo Cho

South Korea is known for its innovations in technology. Seoul architect Byoung-soo Cho applies South Korea's technological innovation to architecture by experimenting with straight lines, negative space and uniting contrasting materials. Here we spotlight the Earth House, the Four Box House as well as the Concrete Box, all private residences of the minimalist architect.
November 24, 2013
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5 NYC Home Renovations

New York city is the largest metropolitan in the US and home to more than 8 million people. Despite this, living in the City doesn't mean sacrificing space or luxury. These five renovations were determined to take on the challenge by applying a modern approach. For more NYC renovations, check out our 5 Top-to-Bottom Brownstone Renovations.
November 23, 2013
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