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Structured Fun: Modern Playhouses We Love

From a prefab tree house to a converted dairy, these six structures serve one purpose and one purpose only: as places to play.
August 5, 2014
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Tree House Retreat Made of Repurposed Materials

An artist crafts a sustainable tree house in the Puerto Rican tropics as an inventive take on the exhibition space.
July 30, 2014
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Thriving Micro-Living Model

A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for micro-living in San Diego.
July 22, 2014
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7 Smart Ways to Hide Storage

These tips for camouflaging storage space will keep your compact home feeling clean and uncluttered.
July 21, 2014
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7 Space-Saving Products

In our September issue, Dwell editors round up the best multifunctional, compact furniture for small spaces. Here's a look at eight more products that will give you more room and more peace of mind.
July 17, 2014
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Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment

Architect Michael Chen of New York firm Normal Projects masterminds the ultimate bar for a compact Chelsea apartment.
July 15, 2014
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11 Inspiring Small Space Projects Around the World

When it comes to the World Architecture Festival—the largest, live global architecture festival and awards—the slight gestures and creative solutions found in these small-space projects can provide the most lasting impressions. See other impressive buildings up for awards here.
July 14, 2014
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Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand

A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.
July 14, 2014
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Low-Cost, Balloon-Formed Housing Concept for Developing Countries

Not many architects can say that their father invented a new way of building. Nicoló Bini, however, is adapting his dad’s 1960s air-formed Binishell concept for a new generation.
July 14, 2014