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Most Popular Homes of 2014: Family-Friendly

To celebrate the year, we're rounding up the homes that were most popular on Dwell.com in 2014. Here, we've gathered readers' five favorite family-friendly residences, from a bright Palo Alto home to a compound with a modernist past in the Hamptons.
December 25, 2014
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Commute in Style with a Modern Bicycle

Never mind that it's close to freezing outside, you still need to get where you’re going with speed and style. Take one of these dashing bikes out for a spin.
December 24, 2014
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Rustic Cabins Comprise This Impossibly Idyllic Hotel in Norway

Set in a beautiful stretch of fjord country about 250 miles northwest of Oslo, the Juvet Landscape Hotel is the kind of place you could not even dream up.
December 18, 2014
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You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues

Following the advent of modernism, sacred architecture continues to reinvent religious expression.
December 16, 2014
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Starbucks Unveils Giant Roastery for Small-Batch Coffee in Seattle

Blocks away from its original store, Starbucks unveils a 15,000-square-foot facility dedicated to roasting and tasting small-batch beans.
December 12, 2014
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Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas

Responding to the displacement caused by Typhoon Haiyan, architect Shigeru Ban designed a series of easy-to-build prefab shelters for the Philippines.
December 12, 2014
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Jaime Hayon Reimagines a Room in an Iconic Copenhagen Hotel

In 1958, Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen—an emblem of midcentury Scandinavia. Every detail from the structure (which was Denmark's first skyscraper) to the cutlery, furniture, and lighting was of Jacobsen's design. Over the years, the hotel changed ownership and most of the original interiors have been lost. To celebrate the 2014 reissue of the Drop chair, which was one piece Jacobsen specifically created for the hotel, furniture maker Fritz Hansen invited Spanish designer Jaime Hayon to renovate Room 506 in the manner of the iconic designer.
December 11, 2014
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Small, Green, and Mighty: Hurricane-Proof Prefab

A new prefab company represents the future of low-impact affordable housing.
December 10, 2014
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An Exhibit Tells the Story of Legendary Design Brand Vitra

"Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: a European Project with American Roots" is on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through April 26.
December 5, 2014
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