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  1. Touring the Vitra Campus
    Travel Reports

    Touring the Vitra Campus

    In addition to my tour of the Freitag factory in Zurich, a huge high point of my recent trip to Switzerland involved hopping over the border from Basel to 1 Charles-Eames-Strasse in Weil am Rhein,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.18.09

  2. Prefab for Humanity
    A Great Idea

    Prefab for Humanity

    In inner-city Baltimore, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake paves a path to affordable prefab.

    written by: Caroline Tiger
    12.24.12

  3. Building the Maxon House: Week 18
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 18

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    07.06.11

  4. Why Is Joe Frowning?
    Design 101

    Why Is Joe Frowning?

    So you’ve brought home a bumbling new contractor who’ll turn your Ritz into a wreck. How to avoid it? Read on.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  5. A Modern Lakeside Home in Wisconsin
    House Tours

    A Modern Lakeside Home in Wisconsin

    After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.

    written by: Tate Gunnerson
    photos by: Narayan Mahon
    06.24.14

  6. 12 Modern Homes from the Midwest
    Houses We Love

    12 Modern Homes from the Midwest

    Wide-open spaces, welcoming attitudes, and a healthy respect for modernism: the American Midwest has much to offer. Here are 12 modern houses from the Heartland.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.12.13

  7. Spazio Marni in Salone del Mobile
    Post

    Spazio Marni in Salone del Mobile

    Dwell looks inside Spazio Marni, Marni's new multipurpose venue in Milan.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.16.13

  8. The Jonathan
    House Tours

    The Jonathan

    Tired of waiting for innovative architecture to come to San Diego, this proactive architect added developer to his job description, and brought it there himself.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Randi Berez
    03.17.09

  9. Tracking Sustainability in Architecture
    Post

    Tracking Sustainability in Architecture

    A chat with William McDonough, Ray Kappe, Glen Small, and others on the history of sustainable architecture.

    written by: Luanne Bradley
    02.04.13

  10. Friday Finds 06.01.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 06.01.12

    Wrap up the week with our collection of design, architecture, music, and literature finds.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.01.12

  11. Reading List: Demolished Paul Rudolph Homes
    Books

    Reading List: Demolished Paul Rudolph Homes

    Photographer Chris Mottalini pays homage to Paul Rudolph's architectural legacy by documenting his almost-demolished homes—and reminding us what we can't get back.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Chris Mottalini
    12.11.13

  12. 6 Tiny Texas Spaces
    Houses We Love

    6 Tiny Texas Spaces

    Texas is famous for supersized everything, but these six buildings are daringly diminutive.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.27.14

  13. Country Bunker
    House Tours

    Country Bunker

    On Austin’s outskirts, where urban, industrial, and rural collide, lawyer and science-fiction author Chris Brown’s bunker-style home redefines modern city living.

    photos by: Dave Mead
    03.29.13

  14. A Modern Beachside Trailer Home in Malibu
    House Tours

    A Modern Beachside Trailer Home in Malibu

    Having spent many years pining for her own space at the beach, Sofie Howard—photographer agent and owner of Los Angeles–based Commune Images—finally found it at Paradise Cove Mobile Home Park in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    05.31.13

  15. Off the Beaten Path
    House Tours

    Off the Beaten Path

    A dramatic departure from your typical cabin on the lake, this unique retreat adds shades of black to a tiny island awash with local color.

    written by: Eric Lawlor
    photos by: Chad Holder
    04.30.09

  16. Restoration Station
    In The Modern World

    Restoration Station

    A Burnham and Root–designed train depot in small-town Iowa scores a $10,000 preservation grant.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    09.28.12

  17. Rill Architects' Retreat in the Woods
    House Tours

    Rill Architects' Retreat in the Woods

    "Simple forms and natural materials were key to the design of this home," says Jim Rill, principal of Rill Architects who, along with project manager James Murray, designed a home that draws...

    photos by: James Ray Spahn
    03.14.13

  18. 7 Small Spaces for the Adventurous Traveler
    Travel Reports

    7 Small Spaces for the Adventurous Traveler

    On a budget? Want to travel? Looking for adventure? Look no further than these small spaces. From Iceland to Mexico, these destinations are modern, chic, and amazingly affordable.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.16.13

  19. Porches Across America
    House Tours

    Porches Across America

    A spot to foster conviviality with passersby, a place to perch a chair and enjoy the outdoors, a threshold between inside and out, and an informal living room for neighborhoods—the porch is...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.23.12

  20. Our 10 Favorite Headlines
    We Recommend

    Our 10 Favorite Headlines

    Here at Dwell, we love a good pun. In fact, we save some of the best for headlines that run in our print issues. Check newsstands to see the latest and see 10 of our favorites from the archives...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.02.13

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