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Houses We Love

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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Machester Modernist Map Crop
House Tours

Manchester Modernist Society

I was out walking with some friends this weekend and trying very hard to think of the name of a certain mid-century Manchester, England, architect and utterly failing.

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House Tours

Cutting It Up

Los Angeles–based architecture firm Tag Front faces the future of downtown living with an apartment that melds the compactness of a studio with the spaciousness of a loft and finds that,…

LA home with drought-resistant native plants
Green

The Future of Gardening: Drought-Resistant Plants

Out of necessity, water-wise native plantings are an integral part of landscape design. We consult experts on how to acclimatize on a local and a global scale.

Narrow gallery-style kitchen with wood details
My House

Tiny House Fits a Family in 196 Square Feet

A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration to a growing community of tiny-house enthusiasts.

venice biennale finnish pavilion restoration
House Tours

Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion

Alvar Aalto’s Finnish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale, originally designed as a temporary demountable structure, was built in 1956 and stayed solidly in a place for nearly 56 years until last…

MON8
House Tours

Hoagies' Heroes

Best friends since middle school, Casey Patten and David Mazza have a passion for their up-and-coming slice of Washington, DC, matched only by their commitment to making you the best damn sandwich in…

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Renovation

Building the Maxon House: Week 4

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of Olson…

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House Tours

The Giving Tree

A bright idea blossomed close to home for Modal Design principal Daniel Monti.

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Japan reconstruction

Ideas for Japan's Reconstruction

A new word has been added to the vocabulary of Japanese architects: 3/11.

Videos

Building Green in Harlem: A Kitchen Comes to Life

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