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  1. A Complex Story
    Essay

    A Complex Story

    My father’s prefabricated housing project, Habitat ’67, broke ground in April of 1965. The building, which grew out of his bachelor’s thesis, came to be regarded as one of the...

    written by: Oren Safdie
    03.23.10

  2. 5 Midcentury Renovations We Love
    Renovation

    5 Midcentury Renovations We Love

    While some midcentury gems merely need a spruce up, others require a complete overhaul. Here are 5 that have gained new life, inside and out.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.14.13

  3. Finding My Latent Energy Use
    A Great Idea

    Finding My Latent Energy Use

    If you're anything like me, it drives you nuts when a light is left on in a room you—nor anyone in your household—is in. How sinful is it though? I ran through my apartment with a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.25.11

  4. Paul Goldberger at AIA SF
    Travel Reports

    Paul Goldberger at AIA SF

    Last week I had lunch at the AIA San Francisco to hear New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger discuss his new book Why Architecture Matters. I've read a bit of the book and liked it very...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.21.10

  5. Friday Finds 10.07.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.07.11

    In our weekely round up of design finds, we present to you modern buildings recently named on the World Monuments Fund Watch List, the work of photographer Andrew Myers, a behind-the-scenes time...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.07.11

  6. Building on a Shoestring in Singapore
    Houses We Love

    Building on a Shoestring in Singapore

    Building on a shoestring is no mean feat in Singapore, especially when your home calls for a multilayered facade. Chang Architects, however, were more than up to the challenge.

    photos by: Albert Lim KS
    01.10.13

  7. Promo Daily: Dwight Eschliman
    Post

    Promo Daily: Dwight Eschliman

    Today's Photographer Promotional Piece We Love and Why: Dwight Eschliman

    written by: Julia Sabot
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    07.25.13

  8. An Unlikely Marriage
    Post

    An Unlikely Marriage

    We can’t get enough of new design brand House of Rym, an improbable artistic combination of Tunisian craftsmanship and Swedish aesthetics. In October 2011, Tunisian entrepreneurs Rym Tounsi and...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.28.13

  9. Sushi chef Susumu Ueda Reviews 6 Energy-Efficient Refrigerators
    Product Reviews

    Sushi chef Susumu Ueda Reviews 6 Energy-Efficient Refrigerators

    The refrigerator in your kitchen may be humming a pricey song—to the tune of hundreds of dollars and thousands of kilowatts a year. Even a ten-year-old model uses twice the energy of a new...

    photos by: Brad Hines
    02.03.09

  10. Near St. Louis, A Midcentury-Modern Public Library Faces Demolition
    Post

    Near St. Louis, A Midcentury-Modern Public Library Faces Demolition

    Preservationists mount a last-ditch effort to save the Lewis and Clark branch, designed by Frederick Dunn.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.17.14

  11. At Ground Zero Bedrock, the 9/11 Museum Prepares for Visitors
    Post

    At Ground Zero Bedrock, the 9/11 Museum Prepares for Visitors

    The architects and exhibition designers behind the National September 11 Memorial Museum offer a behind-the-scenes look before it opens next week.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.14.14

  12. 7 Minimalist Living Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    7 Minimalist Living Rooms

    Uncluttered and pared back to the fewest of items, these seven living rooms make minimalism shine.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.18.13

  13. America's Top Design Destinations
    Travel Reports

    America's Top Design Destinations

    We're hitting the road and touring the best architecture and design in the U S of A. With stops as varied as Honolulu and Portland, Maine, this trek through best design our fair cities has to offer...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.01.13

  14. San Juan, PR
    House Tours

    San Juan, PR

    After three rainless weeks a welcome tropical shower blew into San Juan, Puerto Rico, one afternoon last May, awakening Casa Delpin with the sound of trickling water.

    written by: Michael Cannell
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    02.26.09

  15. 7 Snug Fireplaces for Winter
    A Great Idea

    7 Snug Fireplaces for Winter

    Cozy up with modern fireplaces for all kinds of spaces.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.03.13

  16. 7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen
    Design 101

    7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen

    Danish designer Poul Henningsen had us at the Artichoke lamp, its 72 leaves bursting forth from it like fireworks. Henningsen's other lamps hang in many modern interiors around the world—we thought...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.29.13

  17. Wendell Castle's Volumes
    Post

    Wendell Castle's Volumes

    Published to coincide with designer, artist, and visionary Wendell Castle's 80th birthday at the end of 2012, writer Alastair Gordon's biographical monograph of Castle's work is a juicy read, full...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.06.13

  18. The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California Part Two
    Post

    The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California Part Two

    From a sleek Eichler-inspired prefab in Emeryville to a barnhouse-turned family home in Oakland, we highlight five more of our favorite abodes from the west coast. Click here to view our previous...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.15.13

  19. Well Pruned
    --Done Right

    Well Pruned

    There is such a variety of well-executed residential landscape designs, it is difficult (and arbitrary) to cite one as being superlative. However, each of the following projects deals well with a...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  20. Travel Guide: Barcelona, Spain
    Travel Reports

    Travel Guide: Barcelona, Spain

    Bubbling with an electrical energy and warmed by the Mediterranean sun, Barcelona is unsurprisingly one of Europe’s liveliest destinations. It has a world-famous soccer team and some tremendous...

    written by: Utrip
    04.26.13

  21. Frank Gehry-Designed Hong Kong Maggie’s Centre Opens
    Travel Reports

    Frank Gehry-Designed Hong Kong Maggie’s Centre Opens

    Maggie’s Centre, an organization dedicated to helping people with cancer and their families, opened their Hong Kong center designed by Frank Gehry on March 7th.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Pako Ko
    03.08.13

  22. 8 Ways to Decorate with Herman Miller Furniture
    House Tours

    8 Ways to Decorate with Herman Miller Furniture

    Herman Miller is the Michigan-based manufacturer of all things modern—along with Knoll, and a handful of other companies, one of the grandparents of American modernism.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.02.13

  23. Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 2
    Renovation

    Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 2

    This seven-part blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios". Built in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.10.12

  24. Shine On
    Post

    Shine On

    From a witty golden keychain to a sleek, reimagined classic steel coffee pot, prepare to get distracted by these eight seriously shiny products.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.07.13

  25. Friday Finds 10.8.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.8.2010

    Spend your Friday afternoon meandering through a perfectly curated list of web picks from our beloved editors.

    written by: Fida Sleiman
    10.08.10

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