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7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

Each week Dwell.com delivers many great original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
February 14, 2014
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Olympic City: Gary Hustwit on Sochi and the Afterlife of the Games

While Sochi’s true legacy is yet to be written, the questions raised by inflated budgets and shaky construction are already being debated. It’s nothing new. Generations of host cities have had to live in the shadows of the games and a find a second life for billion-dollar stadiums and sports complexes. With their ongoing Olympic City project and book, filmmaker Gary Hustwit (Urbanized, Objectified and Helvetica) and photographer Jon Pack are documenting the aftermath, to show how these massive infrastructure spending sprees leave a mark on the landscape long after the torch moves on. Hustwit sees Sochi as just the same old games.
February 14, 2014
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“If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education

Designer/activist duo Matthew Miller and Emily Pilloton are no strangers to hitting the road for the greater good. In 2010, they left San Francisco in an Airstream trailer to embark on the Design Revolution Road Show, hitting 35 cities in 75 days. Miller and Pilloton’s next project, Studio H -- documented in director Patrick Creadon’s film “If You Build It,” now screening across the country -- saw the pair take roots in Bertie County, North Carolina, part of an ambitious plan to not just promote design thinking but to inspire designers and doers through an innovative class.
February 14, 2014
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Projectile Motion: Hat-Trick Design’s Stockwell Project Bring Local Art to Wayfinding

The Stockwell Park Estate in Lambeth, South London, boasts a colorful cultural history. Once part of a Roman trade route out of the city, the eclectic community has been reinvigorated over the years with immigrants from the Caribbean and Portugal.
February 14, 2014
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7 Small Beach Houses We Love

These seven properties show that when it comes to vacations homes, less can certainly be more.
February 14, 2014
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Video: Insights from Award-Winning Architect Thom Mayne

Receiving recognition for countless design achievements, including the Rome Prize Fellowship, the Neutra Medal for Professional Excellence, the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and the 2013 AIA Gold Medal, Thom Mayne is a force in creating today's built environment. Dwell is proud to feature this exclusive interview with the respected thinker and creative force, as he reveals his insights regarding his personal influences, his aesthetic perspective, and his opinions about the intersection between architecture and educational systems today. To see extended footage click here.
February 14, 2014
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Coffee Break: Cape Town’s Field Offices

In South Africa, Pedersen Lennard has crafted two cafes that showcase the design studio’s modern furniture and love of coffee.
February 13, 2014
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7 Modern Sofas We Love

If you’re on the hunt for a great modern sofa, consider the following from our pages—some iconic, some off the beaten path.
February 13, 2014
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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.
February 13, 2014
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