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  1. Soak up the Sun: 4 Amazing Atriums
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    Soak up the Sun: 4 Amazing Atriums

    Here we take a look at four homes in which the true star is the atrium. A perfect architectural detail for letting the outside in, an atrium can be great way to open up a home and soak up a little...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.25.13

  2. 5 Cool Modern Courtyards
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    5 Cool Modern Courtyards

    What's better than a backyard? In these modern homes, a courtyard offers its residents the same benefits—outdoor space for hanging out and entertaining—plus the coziness that comes from enveloping...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.01.13

  3. Amazing Futuristic Homes from Austria to Spain
    Houses We Love

    Amazing Futuristic Homes from Austria to Spain

    As the writer Victor Hugo once said, "There is nothing like a dream to create the future." These three unconventional homes from Llers, Spain to The Big Apple transcend from the norm with their...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.19.13

  4. Making Order From Chaos: 8 Beautifully Busy Homes
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    Making Order From Chaos: 8 Beautifully Busy Homes

    These eight homes turn clutter into decoration through the careful arrangement of eclectic belongings.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.10.13

  5. 6 Striking Modern Home Facades Part Two
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    6 Striking Modern Home Facades Part Two

    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. See Part One here.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.18.13

  6. Women to Know in Design Part Three
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    Women to Know in Design Part Three

    We continue our collection of women to know in design with Pakistan’s first female architect and other amazing designers. Check out Part One and Part Two here.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.03.13

  7. Emerald City: 5 Modern Homes in Seattle
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    Emerald City: 5 Modern Homes in Seattle

    Surrounded by lush evergreen forests and famously known for its cup of Joe, this cool quintet of our favorite homes also resides in the Emerald City known as Seattle.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    09.14.13

  8. Sign up for Dwell's Trade Newsletter
    A Great Idea

    Sign up for Dwell's Trade Newsletter

    Want to stay up to date on the latest architecture and design-related events? Register here for our 'To the Trade' newsletter, and you'll never miss industry happenings in your corner of the globe!...

    01.27.11

  9. A Modern Home in a South Carolina Marsh
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    A Modern Home in a South Carolina Marsh

    In our July/August issue we profile a stunning modern home designed by architect James Choate of the Atlanta firm Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein. Located in a 5,000-acre nature preserve in South...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Phillip Spears
    06.12.13

  10. Pooling Around
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    Pooling Around

    We take a look at 10 of our favorite swimming pools and pool houses from over the years. Whether for recreation, exercise, or simply to beat the heat, these pools (and in some cases their...

    02.01.13

  11. The Coolest Scandinavian Summer Houses
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    The Coolest Scandinavian Summer Houses

    Summer days are long in Scandinavia, and we can't think of any better place to spend the sunny hours than in—and around—these chic and stylish summer houses. As the summer winds down stateside, we...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.03.13

  12. A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic
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    A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic

    A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the next generation.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Caren Alpert
    12.30.12

  13. Links We Love
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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.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.09.14

  14. 6 Inviting Modern Interiors
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    6 Inviting Modern Interiors

    Modern homes have a reputation for being more showy than comfortable, but these six interiors deftly combine cozy and contemporary.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.07.13

  15. Not to Be Missed: A. Quincy Jones Exhibition
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    Not to Be Missed: A. Quincy Jones Exhibition

    If you’re in the Los Angeles area for the holiday weekend, catch the tail end of the A. Quincy Jones exhibition, Building for Better Living, at the Hammer Museum in Westwood, which only runs...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.31.13

  16. Friday Finds 08.16.13
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 08.16.13

    Art is where the heart is. This week: meditative ink line drawings, temporary tattoos for adults, a continuously reconfigured staircase installation, and so much more. Click through to see the...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.16.13

  17. Tipis & Geodesic Domes: Alternative Homes
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    Tipis & Geodesic Domes: Alternative Homes

    After writer Abbie Mood saw this slideshow on the New York Times’ website of Brett’s tipi and Jake’s geodesic dome, she decided to track these two alternative home residents down.

    written by: Abbie Mood
    02.23.13

  18. Let's Get Small
    Design 101

    Let's Get Small

    A five-step program for those suffering from too much stuff and not enough space.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    11.17.12

  19. Honolulu, Hawaii
    City Guide

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    Today, if you tallied the world’s design capitals, you’d be forgiven for overlooking Honolulu. But when it came to modern architecture in the 1950s and ’60s, all eyes were on...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.26.09

  20. Concrete Proof: 9 Ways to Design with Cement
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    Concrete Proof: 9 Ways to Design with Cement

    Concrete may seem brutalist to some, but consider its many applications: buff, polished, waxed, and turned into panels for a facade. Here are nine Dwell homes that make incredible use of the material.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.19.13

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