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Spotlight on Faucets: Six Modern Fixtures We Love

Though a comparatively small design detail, a modern faucet is crucial to helping continue a design scheme that's been established in a kitchen or bathroom. Click through the slideshow to see a few of our favorite examples.
November 12, 2014
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Six Striking Ceilings

Surfaces overhead get the royal treatment in these six residences spanning a renovated factory in upstate New York to a serene wood home in Japan.
November 12, 2014
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How to Buy a Shipping Container

You have decided to join the shipping container revolution. Your plans are drawn up, your site is prepared, and your welding torch is ready to transform a discarded steel box into the durable, stylish, and sustainable home of your dreams. Now what? To help you get started, we asked architects, DIY home builders, and shipping container experts from around the world for their inside tips on bringing home the best possible container for your building needs.
November 12, 2014
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Facade Focus: Cor-Ten Steel

Whereas other exterior metals grow unsightly marks of wear with exposure to the elements, Cor-Ten thrives on oxidation. Culled from our archives, here are a few steel facades that become more distinguished with each new coat of rust.
November 12, 2014
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Highly Flexible House Designed for a Musician on a Budget

In Kansas City, an architecture studio designs an adaptable house for a musician on a budget.
November 12, 2014
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Dwell Discussion: How the Design Industry Can Transform the World

With a focus on the rug trade, a Dwell-hosted panel in Los Angeles examines ways to increase ethical design practices.
November 11, 2014
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Institute for Public Architecture's 2nd Annual Fall Fête

The Institute for Public Architecture hosts an evening honoring two thought leaders at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
November 11, 2014
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The Future is Here: Self-Assembling Furniture Powered by Mini Robots

Arranging and rearranging furniture isn’t uncommon, but what if your chairs and tables could anticipate your needs and reconfigure themselves? Roombots, a project from Ecole Polytechnique Federerale de Lausanne (EPFL) that was funded by the Swiss NCCR in Robotics, explores simple modular robots that create moving, self-assembling furniture.
November 11, 2014
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How Technology Can Improve the Lives of Older Adults

Joseph Coughlin, the founder and director of MIT’s AgeLab, shares his insights on aging in place.
November 11, 2014
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