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  1. Totally Tubular
    Green

    Totally Tubular

    On the roof, amidst an array of native wild grasses and shrubs, six banks holding 180 small thermal solar 
collection tubes provide hot water year-round. This new technology, made by Apricus Solar...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: John Clark
    01.02.09

  2. Green

    Blame It On the Rain

    The home’s water collection system makes capturing and storing fresh water so simple that you wonder why cities need a municipal supply at all.

    01.01.09

  3. Instagram Find: Guess the Project
    Latest

    Instagram Find: Guess the Project

    Follow the right folks on Instagram and you'll get a daily glimpse of buildings all over the world. Follow Melbourne-based architect Kevin Hui of 4site Architecture, and you'll get an education....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.01.12

  4. Must-See Modern Beach Houses on Fire Island Tour
    House Tours

    Must-See Modern Beach Houses on Fire Island Tour

    A sneak preview of the modern house tours coming to Fire Island this summer, including the work of architects Horace Gifford, Harry Bates, and Andrew Geller.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.12.13

  5. 5 Midwestern Renovations We Love
    Renovation

    5 Midwestern Renovations We Love

    From a 19th-century stable in Chicago to a former one-room schoolhouse in Wisconsin, these renovations in the Midwest marry charming histories with modern sensibilities.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.30.14

  6. The Year in Review: Dwell's Top 12 Homes of 2012
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    The Year in Review: Dwell's Top 12 Homes of 2012

    2012 is coming to a close, and to celebrate a year in modern architecture, we've collected our 12 favorite stories, one for each month. Click through for a dose of design inspiration.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.20.12

  7. Preserved Modernist Gems in the U.S.
    Renovation

    Preserved Modernist Gems in the U.S.

    From Richard Neutra's drive-in church in Orange County to Louis Kahn's New Jersey bathing pavilion, the winners of Docomomo's Modernism in America Awards—which celebrate the documentation,...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.13.14

  8. By Poplar Demand
    Outdoor

    By Poplar Demand

    “I kept pushing the idea of doing a new kind of tree house further and further, trying to find the best structure, the best materials,” explains Dustin Feider, a 23-year-old freelance...

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  9. County Government Votes to Save Rudolph's Modernist Hallmark
    Post

    County Government Votes to Save Rudolph's Modernist Hallmark

    Good news for fans of Brutalism, poured-concrete construction, Paul Rudolph, and/or rabble-rousing against local bureaucracies. After more than a year of debate, the powers that be in Goshen, New...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Chris Mottalini
    02.12.13

  10. Passive Houses in Stockholm
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    Passive Houses in Stockholm

    Back in early 2008, we wrote about a new suburban development by Swedish architecture firm Smedshammar + Holmberg, which was meant to set a new precedent in Sweden for housing innovation. Now...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.24.09

  11. 6 Striking Modern Home Facades
    House Tours

    6 Striking Modern Home Facades

    While the saying, "It's what's inside that counts" certainly rings true, the exterior matters just as much with these six homes garbed with striking facades.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.13.13

  12. Alaska's Best Modern Homes
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    Alaska's Best Modern Homes

    It may be the last bastion of the American Way in the frigid north, but Alaska is also home to some stunning modern homes. We visited one amazing Alaskan house in our July/August 2013 issue. Here...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.15.13

  13. Mid-Century Makeup: The Fontenell in Palm Springs
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    Mid-Century Makeup: The Fontenell in Palm Springs

    A mid-century oasis in the desert, The Fontenell, was built in the late '50s for the family of makeup and cosmetics icon Max Factor. Seeking a place his family could relax together, seven fully...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    02.28.13

  14. Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week
    Houses We Love

    Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week

    As the weekend slowly draws to a near, we've gathered up ten of our most clicked on homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.21.13

  15. The Dwell Guide to Kitchen Design
    Design 101

    The Dwell Guide to Kitchen Design

    Is your kitchen too drab? Feeling the pinch of cramped cooking quarters? Appliances dating from the stone age? We've got you covered. To coincide with our Rooms We Love special issue now on...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.14.13

  16. 7 Dreamy Outdoor Spaces
    Outdoor

    7 Dreamy Outdoor Spaces

    A polar vortex is a lot more tolerable when you have beautiful, breezy pictures of sun-drenched outdoor spaces to stare at and day dream. Here are some of our current favorite places we'd like to...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    01.07.14

  17. Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week
    Houses We Love

    Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week

    Happy Thursday! With the weekend in sight, we've gathered ten of our most popular homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.09.14

  18. Peter Fehrentz’s 7 Tips for Transforming A Small Space
    Design 101

    Peter Fehrentz’s 7 Tips for Transforming A Small Space

    Previously featured in our November issue, Small Spaces Big Ideas, Dwell toured the inside of Peter Fehrentz's recently renovated 646-square-foot apartment in Berlin. With many clever space-saving...

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.27.13

  19. 7 Ways to Incorporate Trees into Homes
    A Great Idea

    7 Ways to Incorporate Trees into Homes

    In the following slideshow, spy seven ways that architects and designers crafted their structures around trees.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.12.13

  20. Top 5 Houses on Dwell This Week
    House Tours

    Top 5 Houses on Dwell This Week

    As the weekend slowly draws to a near, we've gathered up five of our most clicked on homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.15.13

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