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Modern Tower in Michigan

In northwest Michigan, a vacation retreat boasts a prime vantage point from which to soak up the bucolic scenery.
July 1, 2014
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8 Contraptions that Transform a Small Space

Sometimes you need a room to do double or even triple duty. These transformative furniture units take versatility to a whole new level.
June 30, 2014
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Complete Modern Renovation of Midcentury Home in Washington

Plagued by remodeling pitfalls, two tenacious homeowners reinvent a soggy midcentury home outside Seattle as a modern masterpiece.
June 30, 2014
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Micro Kitchen Concept for Small Urban Dwellings

A new prototype by
June 30, 2014
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12 Great Pop-Up Shops

An experiential alternative to staid brick-and-mortar stores, pop-up shops are like the food trucks of retail—nimble, creative, and fleeting. Pioneered by L.A. marketing firm Vacant at the turn of the millennium, the concept has evolved from being a catalyst for limited-edition retail launches to housing everything from book stores and salons to restaurants. The low barrier to entry and high commercial vacancy rate can lead to structures in which the location and goods outshine the design. But many retailers have created limited-time outlets that make an impression that lasts much longer than the lease. Here are some of Dwell’s favorite examples of the trend.
June 28, 2014
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6 Tiny Texas Spaces

Texas is famous for supersized everything, but these six buildings are daringly diminutive.
June 27, 2014
Renovation of Ground Cafe at Yale University's Becton School by Bentel and Bentel Architects incorporates neon color in contrast to concrete and walnut paneling.

4 Award-Winning Small Spaces

The results of the American Institute of Architects' 11th annual Small Project Awards are in—and Dwell has the scoop on the smartest spaces under 1,000 square feet.
June 27, 2014
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Circular Affordable Housing Prototype

Inside the shell of the Oyster House prototype lies a new shape for affordable housing.
June 27, 2014
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Frank Gehry Unveils Master Plan for Philadelphia Museum of Art

Working almost entirely within the landmark museum building's shell, Gehry devises a plan to add 78,000 square feet of new gallery space.
June 26, 2014