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  1. Circular Affordable Housing Prototype
    A Great Idea

    Circular Affordable Housing Prototype

    Inside the shell of the Oyster House prototype lies a new shape for affordable housing.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.27.14

  2. Family Home Renovation in Brooklyn
    House Tours

    Family Home Renovation in Brooklyn

    For most homeowners, the goal of renovating is to transform an existing space into an idealized domicile. Few couples, however, include both the architect whose training can precipitate a vision...

    written by: Alan Rapp
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    01.28.11

  3. Superior Logic
    Houses We Love

    Superior Logic

    Prefab construction simplified the building process of this northern Wisconsin summer home, where all materials required ferrying across Lake Superior.

    written by: Mason Riddle
    photos by: George Heinrich
    11.28.11

  4. Playful Family Home in Belgium
    House Tours

    Playful Family Home in Belgium

    A pair of interior architects with a years-in-the-making furniture collection recast an old Belgian factory as a playful family home.

    written by: Jane Szita
    08.10.13

  5. 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

  6. Loud & Clear: The 2013 Emerging Voices
    Post

    Loud & Clear: The 2013 Emerging Voices

    Last week the Architectural League of New York announced the winners of its annual Emerging Voices program. Each year the League awards talent that displays a unique design voice with strong...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    02.12.13

  7. 7 Dream Trips on 7 Continents
    Travel Reports

    7 Dream Trips on 7 Continents

    We can't all be Charles Veley, “the world’s most traveled man,” but for travelers planning their next journey, G Adventures is ready to help. Based on the core values of “Love, lead, embrace,...

    written by: Morgan deBoer
    07.06.13

  8. The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California
    Post

    The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California

    From the first LEED Gold-certified home in San Diego to a light-reflecting Berkeley prefab, we highlight five of our favorite abodes from the west coast.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.07.13

  9. 10 Pins for a Modern Halloween
    We Recommend

    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

  10. A Very Dwell Holiday: Part 1
    Product Reviews

    A Very Dwell Holiday: Part 1

    It may seem early given that we haven't even been trick-or-treating yet but believe it or not the time has come to start thinking about the holidays. The season can really sneak up on you! We know...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.16.13

  11. The Lawn Goodbye
    Outdoor

    The Lawn Goodbye

    We sunbathe, picnic, and play sports on them. Our bare feet seem inexorably drawn to them. And for many of us, they’re the first thing we see when we step out the front door: lawns. It&rsquo...

    written by: Arnie Cooper
    photos by: Fritz Haeg
    02.26.09

  12. A Platform for Living
    House Tours

    A Platform for Living

    Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is “an arresting concept,” photographer Dean Kaufman says, who documented the singular...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    04.06.11

  13. 5 Cool Kitchen Islands
    Houses We Love

    5 Cool Kitchen Islands

    A delicious slab of white Carrara marble, a couple of planks of plywood, and 20,000 Legos: These are among the inventive materials used for some of our favorite kitchen islands from the pages of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.26.13

  14. Tallinn, Estonia
    City Guide

    Tallinn, Estonia

    Since the fall of the USSR, Tallinn has managed to look unblinkingly to the future while still retaining vital elements of its past. A hotbed of northern art and design encircling a UNESCO World...

    written by: Jeanine Barone
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    11.09.09

  15. NHR Apartment by Gut Gut
    House Tours

    NHR Apartment by Gut Gut

    In our March 2012 issue we toured this small Bratislava, Slovak Republic, apartment in the story True Value. Now we're having a look at another hip flat by the same firm, Gut Gut. This time the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.30.12

  16. 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

  17. 'West Coast Modern' by Zahid Sardar
    Books

    'West Coast Modern' by Zahid Sardar

    Frequent Dwell contributor Zahid Sardar has two new books out that would be welcome additions to any architecture or industrial-design library: West Coast Modern published by Gibbs Smith and 100...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.29.13

  18. Web Shop We Love: Herriott Grace
    Post

    Web Shop We Love: Herriott Grace

    Herriot Grace, a father-daughter company, features an array of salvaged, chemical-free, hand carved, and hand turned wooden kitchen objects accompanied by a truly dreamlike food blog.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.18.13

  19. Houston, We've Solved a Problem
    Green

    Houston, We've Solved a Problem

    A bird flying over Houston, Texas, sees only a sprawling canopy of trees. It seems the perfect nesting place for creatures both avian and human alike; unfortunately, the green ends at the tree line...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    01.25.09

  20. 5 Bathroom Storage Inspirations
    Post

    5 Bathroom Storage Inspirations

    The bathroom may be one of the tiniest rooms in your home, but it is often packed with products. These five bathrooms show how to stow it all away.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.25.13

  21. 5 Modern Beach Accessories
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    5 Modern Beach Accessories

    It's too darn hot and half of us in Dwell's San Francisco office almost took the N-Judah straight to the beach on our lunch break. With beach-going on the brain, we thought we'd put together some...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    05.03.13

  22. Modern Lilong House Renovation in Shanghai
    House Tours

    Modern Lilong House Renovation in Shanghai

    Seeking a stronger connection with his adopted city, Edoardo Allegranti revamps a lilong house in China’s bustling municipality.

    written by: Kerstin Rose
    10.01.13

  23. Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco
    House Tours

    Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco

    To convert a musty mid-century house with a nonsensical floor plan into a modern and space-efficient family home, three intrepid designers played a bit of architectural Tetris.

    written by: Rachel Levin
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    10.20.11

  24. Rios Clementi Hale's Nowita Residence
    Post

    Rios Clementi Hale's Nowita Residence

    After living in what was once a poky little Venice, California, bungalow for nearly 20 years, married architects Frank Clementi and Julie Smith-Clementi of the Los Angeles-firm Rios Clementi Hale...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Undine Pröhl
    04.09.13

  25. A Five-Act History of Urbanism in Barcelona
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    A Five-Act History of Urbanism in Barcelona

    Labyrinthine alleys, majestic avenues, meandering parks, and pristine beaches—this is the urban fabric of modern Barcelona, a city 2,500 years in the making. We've traipsed the Catalonian capital's...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.09.13

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