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15 Modern Summer Rentals

Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design. Warning: You may want to stay indoors during your vacation.

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The Making of Screenplay: Part 5

Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest installation, Screenplay, to be featured at the upcoming Dwell on Design…

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House Tours

A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place

An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate the greenery of its Northwestern site.

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House Tours

Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston

By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers team up to create nine affordable row houses in the Houston Heights.

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House Tours

Modern Recycled House in the Netherlands

In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas.

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House Tours

Cabin Fever

Built-ins abound in this renovation of a 1970s lodge perched high in the French Alps. H2O Architectes devised a plan to increase livable space while leaving the structure intact.

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Glass House with Stunning Pacific Ocean Views

Seeking a respite from the city, a Portland couple create a beachfront getaway on Oregon’s rugged coast.

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San Diego Cadres

In 2006, architect Nathan Lee Colkitt, whose firm has designed affordable, modern housing, a challenged athletes foundation and a conceptual Cuban immigrant museum, was in search of a live/work space…

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Renovation

Modern Renovation of the South African Embassy in D.C.

Davis Brody Bond—a firm responsible for a number of prestigious cultural building projects, including the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the forthcoming Frick Collection expansion in New York—recently…

Slideshows

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Hollywood Renovation: Week 5

In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on, tight-budgeted renovation of her and her partner's live-work rental in Los Angeles.

Videos

Building Green in Harlem: Building The Green Dream Team

In this video series, Dwell follows a New York couple with a passion for building green through the challenges—and triumphs—of renovation, from fin