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  1. Green Dorm Design
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    Green Dorm Design

    When I was in college I lived in a cinder-block walled dorm room.  I'm not complaining, I went to a small art school and had a pretty large room that I only shared with one other person. I...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.07.08

  2. 6 Interiors from Dwell's May Issue
    House Tours

    6 Interiors from Dwell's May Issue

    For Dwell's May 2014 issue, we turned our editorial eye to progressive homes around the globe, from a smart home office in Athens to a eucalyptus-lined enclave in Australia. Take a peek at our...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.23.14

  3. Building the Maxon House: Week 4
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 4

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.23.11

  4. Prefab Jazz
    Superstructure

    Prefab Jazz

    Jazz has a history of being recorded in intimate spaces. And I don't mean the small after-hours clubs or closet-cum-studios plenty of the greats suffered through. Take legendary Blue Note...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.23.11

  5. Eye on Buenos Aires
    City Guide

    Eye on Buenos Aires

    In this new feature, we present an architectural insider’s guide to a great design destination. This issue: Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    07.21.09

  6. Dwell Party Highlights: Celebrating Prefab Design at SXSW Eco
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Party Highlights: Celebrating Prefab Design at SXSW Eco

    What better place for Dwell to host our SXSW Eco party than a prefab pop up at the design complex of the woman who founded the Austin Modern Home Tour? Go behind the scenes in our story and...

    written by: Addie Broyles
    10.10.12

  7. How To Remodel with Douglas Fir
    How To

    How To Remodel with Douglas Fir

    Warm up a new addition or highlight existing architecture with the right choice of wood—we recommend Douglas fir, an evergreen conifer native to the western coast of North America.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.14

  8. Carbon-Neutral Brick Tower Coming to MoMA's PS1 This Summer
    Green

    Carbon-Neutral Brick Tower Coming to MoMA's PS1 This Summer

    MoMA/PS1 announces its 2014 Young Architects Program winner, The Living, who will build a zero-carbon brick shelter in the museum's courtyard this summer.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.08.14

  9. Scotland: Day 5
    Travel Reports

    Scotland: Day 5

    On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes into my now very rumpled suitcase and was out the door like a shot. Not only was...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.19.10

  10. Tumblr We Love: Architecture of Doom
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    Tumblr We Love: Architecture of Doom

    An unexpected source of inspiration, Architecture of Doom, is not your average eye candy Tumblr blog. Instead of browsing fancy photos of fancy buildings, this extensive and informative archive...

    written by: Cortney Cassidy
    03.25.13

  11. 5 Modern Houses in Portland
    House Tours

    5 Modern Houses in Portland

    Building on our Modern in the City of Roses slideshow, we share five more residential projects from Portland, Oregon, ranging from a multi-family development to renovations.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.21.13

  12. Alvar Aalto in Lights
    Travel Reports

    Alvar Aalto in Lights

    International Style architect Alvar Aalto is undoubtedly Finland's best-known design export, and is often cited for his mastery of natural light. Less often discussed is his role as a designer of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.09.09

  13. Modern Hallway Designs We Love Part One
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    Modern Hallway Designs We Love Part One

    In this four-part series, we explore modern hallway designs from Asia to North America sourced from the Dwell archives.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.06.13

  14. 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

  15. Sustainable Living: Chicago's First Certified Passive House
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    Sustainable Living: Chicago's First Certified Passive House

    Take a tour through Chicago's first Passive House built by Brandon Weiss of Weiss Building and Development LLC, with the help of architect Tom Bassett-Dilley. Part of Chicago's inaugural GreenBuilt...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.28.13

  16. Best of Belgium: Three Days in Antwerp
    Travel Reports

    Best of Belgium: Three Days in Antwerp

    It's hard to narrow down the highlights of a recent trip Dwell took to Belgium—a whirlwind week covering Antwerp, Ghent, and Brussels, spent meeting architects and designers, exploring...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.18.12

  17. The Eco-Design Movement
    Design 101

    The Eco-Design Movement

    Manifesto: Bruce Sterling, “Viridian Design Speech” (1998)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  18. Renovating the Swan House: Part 3
    Renovation

    Renovating the Swan House: Part 3

    In this three-part series, expanding on our July/August 2012 "Designers at Home" theme, Los Angeles–based architect Barbara Bestor tracks her hands-on, ten-month renovation of the...

    written by: Barbara Bestor
    07.24.12

  19. Scandinavian Design at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Scandinavian Design at Dwell on Design

    The Scandinavian programming at Dwell on Design, happening June 20-22 in Los Angeles, celebrates the modern design heritage of Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden. Click through the slideshow for...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.09.14

  20. 6 Clever Room Dividers that Double as Storage Space
    A Great Idea

    6 Clever Room Dividers that Double as Storage Space

    Partitioning small spaces may seem counterintuitive, but when combined with storage solutions, room dividers can make compact homes feel bigger and more multifunctional.

    06.10.14

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