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  1. Modern Concrete Getaway in Paradise
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    Modern Concrete Getaway in Paradise

    You might think a Brutalist-style concrete structure would be out of place in a lush, beach-resort island like Vieques. However, to preserve the natural enclave off the coast of Puerto Rico,...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Michael Grimm
    01.21.14

  2. 10 Diagrams that Changed City Planning
    Event Spotlight

    10 Diagrams that Changed City Planning

    From now until February 15, SPUR in San Francisco is holding a rather interesting exhibition on the charts, diagrams, and visualizations that have changed the face of urban planning. From Ebenezer...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.12

  3. Bay Wash
    My House

    Bay Wash

    With a presence in three centuries, Christi Azevedo’s Victorian survived the quake of 1906 and served as a laundry before its rebirth as a well-lit hybrid of old and new.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.14.09

  4. Shelter Island Retreat
    House Tours

    Shelter Island Retreat

    Architect Cary Tamarkin designed his family's summer house for snoozing. “It lends itself to massive relaxing,” he says of the 2,800-square-foot cottage on Shelter Island overlooking...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    photos by: Bart Michiels
    06.30.10

  5. Echo Logical
    House Tours

    Echo Logical

    Los Angeles is not all mini-malls and highways. As Eric Garcetti, president of the City Council, shows, it is eminently possible to live green in the City of Angels. By putting solar power and...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    02.26.09

  6. Highway Hideaway
    House Tours

    Highway Hideaway

    Most beachfront houses treat the ocean as part of the visual landscape with panoramic views and wraparound balconies. Tom Lloyd-Butler’s beach house by Ernest Born, however, is deeply interior, and...

    written by: Katrina Heron
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    01.16.09

  7. How Designers Live at Home
    House Tours

    How Designers Live at Home

    From architects to industrial designers working for Apple, Dwell has featured a wealth of designers' own houses. See how they carve out their own space in these eight great examples.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.28.13

  8. São Paulo, Brazil
    House Tours

    São Paulo, Brazil

    For photographer Reinaldo Cóser and his family of four, the best way to deal with the sometimes-draining throb of massive São Paulo was to simply rise above.

    written by: Robert Landon
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    05.14.10

  9. Open Kitchen Shelving Ideas That Work
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    Open Kitchen Shelving Ideas That Work

    When done right, open kitchen shelving is a storage approach that's both visually attractive and highly functional—favorite pieces and tools are elevated to display status, and everything is within...

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.05.13

  10. Hillside Family Home in Australia
    House Tours

    Hillside Family Home in Australia

    An unvisited ocean-facing plot of land, a couple of architect neighbors, and one giant leap of faith have netted a pair of erstwhile Londoners a dream home of their own in northeast Australia.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Richard Powers
    02.28.09

  11. 10 Pins for a Modern Halloween
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    10 Pins for a Modern Halloween

    Halloween doesn't have to be all kitschy witches on brooms and fake cobwebs—it can be a modern and tasteful affair. Here, we've gathered ten inspirational pins showing ways to celebrate the holiday...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.01.13

  12. Modern Meets Traditional in a Swedish Summer House
    Renovation

    Modern Meets Traditional in a Swedish Summer House

    On an 18th-century farmstead in rural Sweden, two Copenhagen designers handcraft a summerhouse that seamlessly melds the modern and the traditional.

    written by: Lindsay J. Westley
    01.25.13

  13. 8 Contraptions that Transform a Small Space
    House Tours

    8 Contraptions that Transform a Small Space

    Sometimes you need a room to do double or even triple duty. These transformative furniture units take versatility to a whole new level.

    06.30.14

  14. 7 New Homes with Old Bones
    Renovation

    7 New Homes with Old Bones

    If a building appears to be on its last leg, think twice before tearing it down. Preserving old fragments in a modern home can result in an eclectic mix of old and new.

    07.01.14

  15. A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago
    Houses We Love

    A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago

    Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage.

    written by: Chris Bentley
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    01.06.14

  16. In the Loop
    Green

    In the Loop

    Adrian Jones lived in his top-floor loft in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood for nine years before renovating. For a bachelor set designer, the 2,500-square-foot space was perfect: plenty...

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Kevin Cooley
    02.10.11

  17. Mjölk Boutique Owners Renovate Their Toronto Abode
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    Mjölk Boutique Owners Renovate Their Toronto Abode

    A pair of Toronto boutique owners and their architects surpass expectations for above-the-shop living with a renovation that celebrates clean design and serene space.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Derek Shapton
    01.28.14

  18. Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week
    Houses We Love

    Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week

    As the weekend approaches, we've gathered ten of our most popular homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.20.14

  19. New McDonald
    House Tours

    New McDonald

    For Katie and Scott McDonald, moving into a Rhode Island family home meant recasting the previously renovated house as a sanctuary of peaceful, Japanese-inspired design.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: John Horner
    01.08.12

  20. 10 Perfect Pieces for Small Space Living
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    10 Perfect Pieces for Small Space Living

    In this second installment of our small space series, we've put together 10 perfect pieces to enhance your limited living space. From multifunctional furniture to clever storage and even a wee...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.07.13

  21. Mid-Century Mash-Up
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    Mid-Century Mash-Up

    Although postwar California modernism is generally associated with Southern California, the Bay Area’s own tradition has begun in recent years to be more widely acknowledged, and its surviving...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    01.16.09

  22. Restaurant Design by Roman and Williams
    Food

    Restaurant Design by Roman and Williams

    Established in 2009, Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman and Williams has been churning out tenacious restaurant designs in The Big Apple and beyond. Strong believers that architecture and...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.24.13

  23. 6 Sublimely Serene Outdoor Spaces
    Outdoor

    6 Sublimely Serene Outdoor Spaces

    The call of the wild is impossible to resist in these six patios, backyards, and gardens that offer a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.26.14

  24. Inside Job
    House Tours

    Inside Job

    Designing an innovative house is a rite of passage 
for many young architects. But building in a city doesn’t always make experimentation easy; after all, neighbors have their own ideas about...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Juliana Sohn
    03.04.09

  25. Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition
    House Tours

    Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition

     “I can show you what it was…and what it is,” 
Joe Dolce says, delineating the slight, 250-square-foot addition to his Long Island summer home.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    03.04.09

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