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Photo of the Week: Modern Backyard Tree House

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
June 12, 2015
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Landscape Architect Kevin Shanley Wants to Reconnect Cities with Their Waterways

More than a half-century ago, Houston's flood-prone Buffalo Bayou was unceremoniously turned into a straight sluice to carry excess water to the Gulf of Mexico. In 2012, the city embarked on a $58 million plan to restore the river’s natural bends and build new wetlands and parks, transforming this onetime eyesore into an urban amenity. Much of the credit for its success goes to Kevin Shanley, a landscape architect and principal at SWA Group, based in the firm’s Houston office. We asked Shanley, who specializes in urban river projects, about the rebirth of the Buffalo Bayou and the benefits of restoring natural habitats to urban waterways.
June 12, 2015
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5 Unexpected Additions in London

These modern additions feel right at home beside their old world hosts.
June 12, 2015
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8 Airy Kitchen Additions

These home additions focus on adding space for the hardest working room in the house.
June 12, 2015
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A Nordic-Inspired Woodland Cabin in Quebec

Functional, wooden, and warm, this cabin by APPAREIL Architecture explores the continuity between Canadian and Scandinavian vernaculars.
June 12, 2015
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House of the Week: Dining Room Features a Lush Indoor Garden

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.
June 12, 2015
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10 Ways to Design with Ikea Furniture

The Swedish retailer celebrates 30 years in the U.S. today. We've gathered 10 examples of Ikea beds, cabinets, and tables in modern interiors.
June 12, 2015
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7 Ways to Design with Warren Platner Chairs

The prolific midcentury architect and designer brought us many treasures, the most iconic among them his wire chairs and tables for Knoll, designed in 1966. To follow are 7 modern rooms that incorporate the look in high style.
June 12, 2015
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A Modern Addition Gives a London Chef a Dream Kitchen

Fraher Architects expanded a flat in northwest London to include a kitchen.
June 12, 2015
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