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5 Homes That Make the Case Gabled-Roofs Are Modern

Are gabled houses perfectly simple or just boring? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.
June 9, 2015
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5 Bold Homes with Cutaway Walls

No, they're not works in progress, these transparent houses were left to look unfinished on purpose.
June 8, 2015
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A Modern Take on the Gabled Cabin in Cape Cod

Hammer Architect's latest vacation house sits in the middle of the Massachusetts woods.
June 8, 2015
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Architects Share the Story Behind Their Modern Staircase Design

The cover of our May 2015 issue featured a stunning staircase on a single stringer. Architecture firm Gray Organschi has integrated similar custom staircases into several residences, and here, principal Lisa Gray gives us an inside look at the design process.
June 8, 2015
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Best of #ModernMonday: Designing for Resiliency

Every Monday, @dwell and @designmilk invite fans and experts to weigh in on trending topics in design on Twitter. Adrian Benepe, a senior vice president for city park development at the Trust for Public Land, joined #ModernMonday this week to share his thoughts on making homes and infrastructure more resilient. Check out a few of our favorite responses, and use the hashtag #ModernMonday to join the conversation next week at 1pm EST / 10am PST.
June 8, 2015
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A Vertical Walkway in Mexico Becomes a Leisurely Public Space

At a housing development in Mexico City, the architecture firm Ludens designed a vibrant outdoor area perfect for idling and absorbing views of the city. For more public space makeovers, check out our
June 8, 2015

Classic Desk Lamp from 1934 Remade with Modern Details

British lighting company Anglepoise has been producing lamps since the early 1930s, including its renowned Original 1227 Desk Lamp. Anglepoise has rereleased the classic design, updating it with brass details, heritage-inspired colors, and woven cables.
June 8, 2015
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Classic Cookware a Staple in American Kitchens for 100 Years

A new exhibition at the Corning Museum of Glass looks at the 100-year history of Pyrex, the maker of iconic American cooking tools from casserole dishes to measuring cups. We spoke to co-curator Regan Brumagen about the brand's influence on modern American life.
June 8, 2015
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This Light-Filled Industrial Renovation Plays Host to Live Music

In Portland, Oregon, a renovated warehouse fuses engineering and artistry, much like its owners.
June 7, 2015