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  1. Design Travel Guide: Cape Town, South Africa
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    Design Travel Guide: Cape Town, South Africa

    Taking the reigns as 2014’s Design Capital of The Year, Cape Town is happening. Between Design Indaba and a host of local designers, artisans, and architects, we've put together a list of a few of...

    written by: Laura Feinstein
    02.24.14

  2. Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer
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    Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer

    A look back at the iconic modernist buildings designed by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.24.14

  3. Dwell Media and Volvo Cars Bring The Future of Mobility to Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014
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    Dwell Media and Volvo Cars Bring The Future of Mobility to Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014

    On Sunday, February 16, Dwell Media and Swedish luxury automobile manufacturer Volvo activated a day of innovation to explore the Future of Mobility at Modernism Week in Palm Springs.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.24.14

  4. Solid Conference: Hardware and the Networked Home
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    Solid Conference: Hardware and the Networked Home

    Networking technology and internet-powered apps mean interior design and architecture are about to become more personal. But with this technological shift, it’s the homes and devices that will be...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.24.14

  5. Coffee Break: Peet’s Chestnut Street, San Francisco
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    Coffee Break: Peet’s Chestnut Street, San Francisco

    Bay Area coffee company Peet’s recently unveiled a new design for its San Francisco, California, flagship store. Located in an 80-year-old art deco building, the cafe is kitted out materials,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.21.14

  6. 8 Modern Architects at Home
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    8 Modern Architects at Home

    Salone del Mobile previews its 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal living spaces of Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Shigeru Ban, and more.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.21.14

  7. X-Large Console

    X-Large Console

    Under-sink clearance offers greater flexibility for wheelchair users and can also accommodate step stools for young children. Shown with Duravit’s Vero washbasin ($415–$690).

    $664.00

  8. Raindance Select E Handshower

    Raindance Select E Handshower

    This handheld shower features a five-inch-wide spray face and three different water-flow settings. A special limescale-resistant surface makes maintenance easy.

    $128.00

  9. Omnia Wall-Hung Toilet

    Omnia Wall-Hung Toilet

    Wall-mounted toilets can be hung at a height that’s accessible to wheelchair users. The vitreous china dual- flush bowl uses 1.6 or 0.8 low-flow gallons per flush.

    $485.00

  10. 90 Degree Shower and Grab Bar

    90 Degree Shower and Grab Bar

    The 90 Degree collection offers a lever shower handle, six-inch water-efficient shower head, faucet, and stylish grab bar. Available in warm-toned brushed nickel or classic chrome.

    $114.00

  11. A Primer on Universal and Multigenerational Design
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    A Primer on Universal and Multigenerational Design

    One of architecture’s greatest functions is to increase the mobility and comfort of the people who use it. Here, learn how universal and multigenerational design can help those with special needs...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.20.14

  12. 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

  13. A Concrete Home in Rural Belgium
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    A Concrete Home in Rural Belgium

    Smitten from the start with a 1970s concrete villa in rural Belgium, a resident and her designer embark on a sensitive renovation that excises the bad (carpeted walls, dark rooms) and highlights...

    written by: Jane Szita
    02.20.14

  14. Forces of Nature Exhibit at 19 Greek Street
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    Forces of Nature Exhibit at 19 Greek Street

    Sustainable design shines at 19 greek street’s Forces of Nature exhibit.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.20.14

  15. Clark Institute to Unveil Ando-Designed Visitor Center
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    Clark Institute to Unveil Ando-Designed Visitor Center

    This summer will see the completion of the final stages of the Clark Art Institute's campus expansion program. Located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.20.14

  16. A Striking Slovakian Apartment Building
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    A Striking Slovakian Apartment Building

    North Star Rising—the four story brick housing project designed by the Slovak architectural firm Nice Architects—is stylish down to its reinforced concrete floor slabs.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.20.14

  17. New Exhibition: The Brits Who Built the Modern World
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    New Exhibition: The Brits Who Built the Modern World

    On February 13, 2014, the Royal Institute of British Architects inaugurated a new gallery in its central London headquarters with “The Brits Who Built the Modern World.” Drawing on a deep inventory...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.19.14

  18. Art Brut: Revisiting Brutalist Architecture
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    Art Brut: Revisiting Brutalist Architecture

    Derived from a descriptive term used by Le Corbusier, béton brut (raw concrete), Brutalist architecture is an offshoot of modernism that trades the spatial poetry of steel and glass for grounded,...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.19.14

  19. Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse
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    Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse

    Cerebral architect Matali Crasset turns a stone farmhouse into a flexible, open environment for a Parisian jewelry designer and her many houseguests.

    photos by: Jonas Ingerstedt
    02.19.14

  20. A Renovated Art Nouveau Barcelona Apartment
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    A Renovated Art Nouveau Barcelona Apartment

    It was love at first sight for Elina Vila D’Acosta-Calheiros and her husband, Ginés Gorriz: When they stepped into the century-old apartment that would become their home, they were so smitten they...

    written by: Kerstin Rose
    02.19.14

  21. Marble Wallpaper

    Marble Wallpaper

    For the look without the weight or price tag of real stone, consider using the Danish retailer’s WallSmart non-woven wallpaper version.

    $104.00

  22. Origami Living Table

    Origami Living Table

    The colorblock marble and onyx slabs that Urquiola stitched together for Budri’s 5.9 collection are all fragments from pieces broken in Italy’s 2012 earthquake.

    $8775.00

  23. Codex Chair

    Codex Chair

    The fully upholstered side chair is an exercise in cantilevered forms. The designer wanted a seat that is as comfortable and stable as a recliner but trim enough for small spaces. 

    $2250.00

  24. Eco Bookends

    Eco Bookends

    A roster of illustrious designers created pieces in solid black Nero Marquina marble for Avenue Road. Form meets function especially well in Lovegrove’s sculptural bookends.

    $5510.00

  25. Apollo Lamp

    Apollo Lamp

    The lunar-esque floor lamp features an LED bulb that highlights the material interplay between dark marble and light glass.

    $3250.00

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