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Buyer Beware: A Prefab Shopper's Guide

Bay Area–based architect Michelle Kaufmann is a prefab pioneer. She started in the industry in 2003, a year and a half after Dwell’s inaugural prefab issue, just when consumer interest in sustainable, high-design, factory-built homes was finally burgeoning. She’s since built 54 prefab homes and has learned—sometimes the hard way—the challenges and risks inherent in the industry. Especially in an age of savvy marketing and slick Photoshop renderings, it is critical for clients to gather the hard facts when interviewing their potential architect or company. Here, Kaufmann presents the essential questions every consumer should ask when considering prefab.
January 14, 2014
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8 Space-Saving Sliding Doors

In many homes, there’s not even an inch to spare, much less a few feet for an awkward swinging door. We present 8 easy ways to close off spaces when you need to, then slide your room dividers right out of the way.
January 13, 2014
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"Architecture of Density": A Study of Megacity Living in Hong Kong

A photographer's studies of Hong Kong's dense apartment blocks come to a London gallery.
January 13, 2014
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A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin

A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.
January 13, 2014
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8 Ways to Design with Plywood

Architecture gets expensive, so these homebuilders put their creativity to work by designing with plywood. Here's how they saved a buck on materials without looking, well, cheap.
January 11, 2014
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7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

As Friday comes to an end and we ready ourselves for the weekend, we take a look back. From a sleek kitchen remodel in San Francisco to a collection of color saturated homes, we bring you the top stories on Dwell.com this week.
January 10, 2014
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Architecture Across Iceland, Scotland, and Ireland

It is far too easy to stick with England in terms of exciting modern architecture, but you would be remiss to skip the fantastic buildings to be found farther north.
January 10, 2014
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A Modern Home on Scotland's Isle of Skye

A modern house steeped in heritage, history, and spirituality emerges on the fringes of Scotland’s Isle of Skye.
January 10, 2014
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Links We Love

Dwell editors spend hours on the internet to bring you the best homes and projects, from frozen lighthouses to Bauhaus-esque jewelry, here are some of our favorite links this week.
January 9, 2014
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