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  1. K.C. Cool: 7 Striking Designs in Kansas City, Missouri
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    K.C. Cool: 7 Striking Designs in Kansas City, Missouri

    It's easy to overlook Kansas City, Missouri. Located squarely in the nation's center, it is better known for its barbecue and bebop than as an incubator for creative design and architecture. But...

    written by: William Lamb
    11.21.13

  2. Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses
    Houses We Love

    Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses

    Where does Upstate New York begin? Ask a New York City dweller and they are likely to tell you that "Upstate" means anything north of the Cross-Westchester Expressway. Wherever its southern...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.11.13

  3. Aidlin Darling Design Takes Over the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
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    Aidlin Darling Design Takes Over the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

    Through an exhibition at a California museum, an award-winning San Francisco architecture firm offers a glimpse into its design process.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.20.13

  4. A Design Boutique Opens in Poland
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    A Design Boutique Opens in Poland

    A new boutique in the Silesia region promotes local design.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.16.14

  5. 7 Uses of Perforated Metal
    A Great Idea

    7 Uses of Perforated Metal

    A laser cutter or water-jet cutter can add a whimsical, decorative flourish to virtually any space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven creative uses of perforated metal.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.27.14

  6. Design Detail: More Modern Bridges
    A Great Idea

    Design Detail: More Modern Bridges

    Footbridges can join an older structures to a new additions, or close a gulf between a house and the street. And when good design is part of the mix, they can add a decorative touch. Following this...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.03.14

  7. Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts
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    Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts

    An exhibition coming to coastal Massachusetts in March explores California's evolution as an incubator of progressive midcentury design.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.05.14

  8. New Exhibition: The Brits Who Built the Modern World
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    New Exhibition: The Brits Who Built the Modern World

    On February 13, 2014, the Royal Institute of British Architects inaugurated a new gallery in its central London headquarters with “The Brits Who Built the Modern World.” Drawing on a deep inventory...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.19.14

  9. 7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms

    The great room—a combined living, dining, and cooking space—is one of architecture's great equalizers. People often want to be together without being sequestered into separate rooms for socializing...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.16.13

  10. Exhibition Presents Design as a Force for Social Change
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    Exhibition Presents Design as a Force for Social Change

    The Museum of Design Atlanta showcases innovative solutions to common 21st-century problems.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.04.14

  11. The Parking Garage: The Next Frontier in Adaptive Reuse?
    A Great Idea

    The Parking Garage: The Next Frontier in Adaptive Reuse?

    With tiny housing units, students at the Savannah College of Art and Design stake out a new future for the urban parking garage.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.11.14

  12. A Polish Factory is Reborn as a Stylish Tailoring Studio
    Shops

    A Polish Factory is Reborn as a Stylish Tailoring Studio

    Something interesting appears to be happening in Katowice, Poland. Last week, we profiled a design boutique that recently opened there. Now comes word that Poszetka, which trades in hand-sewn ties...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.22.14

  13. Eye on Design: Charlotte Perriand
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    Eye on Design: Charlotte Perriand

    A limited-edition chaise longue and a photography exhibit signal a renewed interest in the French designer and Le Corbusier collaborator.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.27.14

  14. A Modern Park Pavilion Rises in Dallas
    Outdoor

    A Modern Park Pavilion Rises in Dallas

    In a modest park on the western edge of Dallas, a modern picnic pavilion is a gathering point.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.10.13

  15. 7 Modern Mezzanines
    A Great Idea

    7 Modern Mezzanines

    Mezzanines are, by definition, in-between spaces—neither here, nor there; neither upstairs nor down. But mezzanines needn't be wasted space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven examples of...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.17.13

  16. NYAIA Recognizes 6 Creative New York Architecture and Design Studios
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    NYAIA Recognizes 6 Creative New York Architecture and Design Studios

    The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the six winners of its biennial New Practices New York competition, which singles out promising and pioneering city-based...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.04.14

  17. San Diego Green Building Council’s 2013 Green Homes Tour

    San Diego Green Building Council’s 2013 Green Homes Tour

    From LEED Platinum luxury homes, to strawbale construction, to EUC energy retrofits that fit any budget, this year's San Diego Green Building Council’s Green Homes Tour offers a wide variety of...

    10.18.13

  18. 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

  19. To Live and Build in Palm Springs
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    To Live and Build in Palm Springs

    We were recently in Palm Springs soaking up the sun and the majesty of the town's mid-century design. But we also made a point of ferreting out some of the best contemporary architecture in a city...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.24.12

  20. Inside Nespresso's New San Francisco Flagship Store
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    Inside Nespresso's New San Francisco Flagship Store

    Nespresso has unveiled a sleek new flagship - its first boutique on the West Coast - in San Francisco. Dwell was on the scene at the launch party to take a peek inside the gleaming two-story...

    written by: Sara Ost
    01.31.13

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