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The Modernist Icon with Over 1,000 Pieces of Furniture to His Name

Josef Frank: Against Design, which runs through April 2016 at Vienna’s Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, is a comprehensive study of the prolific architect, designer, and author.
February 6, 2016
Acoustically-Engineered U.S. Courthouse for District of Utah in Salt Lake City

Designing for the Five Senses: Toolkit for Modern Acoustics

From an alarm to a symphony, audio frequencies hold the power to elicit an emotional call-and-response.
February 6, 2016
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Designing for the Five Senses: Pieces You Can't Help But Touch

The haptic impact can’t be underplayed. The tactility of a material—its temperature, its texture­—can make the difference between pleasure and discontent.
February 6, 2016
Italian Apline home with double-height walls on one facade.

House of the Week: A Meticulously-Crafted Alpine Dwelling

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.
February 5, 2016
A built-in sofa with Design Tex upholstery marks the boundary between the two-level addition and the bungalow. Leading up to the master bedroom, a perforated metal staircase, lit from above, casts a Sigmar Polke–like shadow grid on the concrete floor.

6 Modern Stairs We Love

From a minimalist Walter Gropius design to a curving sculptural stair, these six stairways run the gamut.
February 5, 2016
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Modern Homes in Far-Flung Locales

Dwell has traveled all over the world, from Tasmania to Indonesia, to report on modern houses.
February 5, 2016
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5 Comfy Sleeping Nooks

Get ready for a weekend of rest with these sleepy, little cocoons.
February 5, 2016
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These Lamps Blur the Line Between Art and Object

At Brooklyn's 99¢ Plus gallery, 30 artists and designers re-imagine the lamp in an illuminating light show.
February 4, 2016
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5 Ways to Maximize Storage Space

Having ample space to stow items is a daily struggle—peep these modern homes for some ideas on maximizing your square footage.
February 4, 2016
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