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  1. 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

  2. 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

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

    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

  5. 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

  6. The Eco-Design Movement
    Design 101

    The Eco-Design Movement

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

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Australia's Black Granite Box at Venice Architecture Biennale
    Travel Reports

    Australia's Black Granite Box at Venice Architecture Biennale

    An uncannily simple white cube gallery space wrapped in black granite comes to the Australian pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale.

    written by: Robert Landon
    06.10.14

  11. Made in L.A.
    In The Modern World

    Made in L.A.

    With its diverse architectural landscape and community that thrives on robust design discourse, Los Angeles is an ideal home for the annual Dwell on Design show. In June, the city will, once again,...

    04.16.13

  12. A Design Boutique Opens in Poland
    Shops

    A Design Boutique Opens in Poland

    A new boutique in the Silesia region promotes local design.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.16.14

  13. Climate-Controlled Skyscrapers in Seoul
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    Climate-Controlled Skyscrapers in Seoul

    Our friends at PSFK fill us in on Dutch architecture firm UNStudio's plans for climate-responsive towers in Seoul, South Korea.

    written by: PSFK
    05.27.14

  14. SFMOMA: How Wine Became Modern
    Event Spotlight

    SFMOMA: How Wine Became Modern

    Earlier this week I attended the press preview for "How Wine Became Modern," opening at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Saturday, November 20. The hard-to-define exhibition...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.19.10

  15. Resnick Pavilion at LACMA
    Travel Reports

    Resnick Pavilion at LACMA

    I was down in Los Angeles at the end of last week and between visiting clients, attending the Divine Design benefit, and generally sitting in traffic, it was a miracle I got a minute to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.08.10

  16. Zurich, Switzerland
    City Guide

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Industrial designer Alfredo Häberli shows us how to pass the hours in Zurich, Switzerland, a city with no shortage of timekeepers.

    written by: Andy Isaacson
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    01.21.09

  17. 10 Innovative Urban Homes
    Houses We Love

    10 Innovative Urban Homes

    These 10 urban homes run the gamut from renovated commercial spaces to new constructions on small, irregular plots.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.17.14

  18. 7 Small Homes in Japan
    Houses We Love

    7 Small Homes in Japan

    In many cities, space is limited. These seven Japanese homes feature innovative storage options, tiny gardens and modern design.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.22.13

  19. Modern Design in Japan: 5 Intuitive Interiors
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    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. Home Design How To
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    Home Design How To

    Dwell shares some of our favorite guides to keeping your modern home up-to-date and well-designed.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.01.13

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