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A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California

Faced with the unique challenge of renovating the work of mid-century master, design principal Stephen Shoup of building Lab worked to replace austerity with intimacy. Adding fencing and windows, he softened this San Rafael, California, Eichler home, providing a sense of filtered connection between the home, its landscape, and its history.
March 25, 2014
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Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island

In New York’s Nassau County, a 125-square-foot garden retreat offers a haven from bustling contemporary life.
March 24, 2014
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Imaginary Artist Houses (And Their Dwell Counterparts)

Federico Babina's Archist City imagines what artist's own houses might look like—and while the resulting architecture is only imaginary, we've rounded up a few Dwell homes that fit the bill.
March 21, 2014
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Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings

A quintessential backyard element, the swing adds levity to outdoor spaces. These seven pieces give new perspective to their homes whether hung from a tree, on a porch, and even inside.
March 20, 2014
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Modern Homes Built Around Trees

Wishing to preserve existing sites and the natural beauty of original trees, these seven homes use nature as their centerpiece.
March 19, 2014
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Smiljan Radic's Winning Design for Serpentine Pavilion

Underrated Chilean architect Smiljan Radic gets a commission that will put him on the world stage: the annual temporary pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London. Here are a few other notable projects from the up-and-coming architect.
March 19, 2014
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Richard Meier Model Museum Opens in New Jersey

Richard Meier puts 400 of his handmade architectural models on public display in a converted industrial space in Jersey City.
March 18, 2014
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Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.
March 17, 2014
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Sebastian Mariscal's Wood Architecture

We interviewed architect Sebastian Mariscal on his thoughtful, textured approach to designing with wood, for our 2014 Materials special issue.
March 15, 2014