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  1. The Full Montara
    My House

    The Full Montara

    In Montara, California, architect Michael Maltzan designed a home for, his sister and brother-in-law. From certain vantage points, the home’s unique angles result in M.C. Escher–like optical...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Noah Webb
    01.20.09

  2. Salaam Mumbai
    House Tours

    Salaam Mumbai

    Seeking to harmoniously integrate a modern aesthetic into the varied architectural vernaculars of Mumbai, India, the Brooklyn-based firm Khanna Schultz (made up of the wife-and-husband team of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Edmund Sumner
    07.28.10

  3. Playgrounds Worth A Trip
    Outdoor

    Playgrounds Worth A Trip

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Paige Johnson
    07.18.11

  4. Seattle vs. Denver Mashup
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    Seattle vs. Denver Mashup

    See how two green cities match up in a head to head on our "green bowl" on architecture, design, and sustainable projects.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.31.14

  5. Art Brut: Revisiting Brutalist Architecture
    Design 101

    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

  6. A Family-Friendly Landscape Design in Virginia
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    A Family-Friendly Landscape Design in Virginia

    Thanks to an earth-moving renovation, a hillside Virginia home located on a notch between two ridges becomes a place for play and repose.

    written by: Sarah F. Cox
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    02.27.14

  7. Blue in the Facade
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    Blue in the Facade

    Canada's Magdalen Islands offer a seaside retreat to landlocked Quebecers, two of whom have turned the local vernacular on its oreille with a winsome vacation home.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Matthew Monteith
    01.15.09

  8. Outback Staked House
    My House

    Outback Staked House

    A few years ago, while working with the indigenous communities of remote Arnhem Land, in Australia’s Northern Territory, architect Sue Harper became passionate about prefab.

    written by: Catherine Franklin
    03.01.09

  9. Hope Floats
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    Hope Floats

    A self-taught designer embarks upon a solo mission to resuscitate a 19th-century homestead.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    04.25.12

  10. 9 Tips for Loft Living
    --Make It Yours

    9 Tips for Loft Living

    Wide open living space is hugely appealing, at least until you have to figure where to store your stuff, and how to separate the bedroom from the kitchen. Here are nine tricks gleaned from the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.18.13

  11. Latest from Maison&Objet 2014
    Latest

    Latest from Maison&Objet 2014

    Dwell editors arrived at Maison&Objet in Paris on Friday to survey the scene. We met with British designer Bethan Gray, said hello to Inga Sempé and Ronan Bourellec at the Ligne Roset showroom in...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.25.14

  12. Community of Vision
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    Community of Vision

    A mere eight miles from Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Georgian neoclassical plantation home, and just nine miles south of Old Town Alexandria, the colonial bastion that provides much...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Eric Laignel
    03.16.09

  13. On the Waterfront
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    On the Waterfront

    After purchasing a revered archetypal lake house designed by American architect Richard Meier, a retired couple launches into the home’s second renovation in 35 years.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    08.22.11

  14. Eastern Promise
    Rewind

    Eastern Promise

    A 400-year-old icon of Japanese design inspires generations of modern architects.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.25.11

  15. Friday Finds 06.15.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 06.15.12

    Scroll down for a look at some of our favorite design and architecture finds from the past week.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.15.12

  16. An Affordable High-Design Vacation Home in Mexico
    Houses We Love

    An Affordable High-Design Vacation Home in Mexico

    By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a high-design vacation home for just $70 per square foot.

    written by: Robert Landon
    photos by: Mauricio Alejo
    01.29.13

  17. Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park
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    Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park

    High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as some of the major wrongdoings of modernism, but Detroit's Lafayette Park&mdash...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.14.09

  18. It Takes a Villa
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    It Takes a Villa

    Enric Ruiz-Geli’s firm Cloud9 designed the suburban house of the future—it also happens to be sustainable.

    written by: Karim Massoteau
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    01.19.09

  19. A Look at Waterfront Homes
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    A Look at Waterfront Homes

    Whether it is floating on a river in Ontario or a short walk to the beach in California, these five homes embrace the life aquatic.

    written by: Jami Smith
    06.04.13

  20. 10 Ways to Deck Out a Wooden Beach House
    House Tours

    10 Ways to Deck Out a Wooden Beach House

    Vacation homes shouldn't be a pain—they should be low-maintenance places for respite. Here's how ten lakeside and beachfront retreats use the most low-maintenance of materials: wood.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.12.13

  21. 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

  22. Long Division
    Green

    Long Division

    The dark, primeval mountains and jagged ravines of New Zealand are free of rampaging Orcs, but Middle-earth, 2007, has another nuisance on the loose. It is the load-bearing truck, carrying a quaint...

    written by: Karen Pakula
    01.25.09

  23. 101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power

    If necessity is the mother of invention, then the coupled concerns of population growth and resource depletion might be considered the parents of energy innovation.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  24. A New Slant
    House Tours

    A New Slant

    In Seattle, where others saw only a severe slope and lack of municipal hookups, one couple spotted their ticket to their dream home.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Philip Newton
    03.07.11

  25. Westward, Ho! With Airstream 2 Go
    Travel Reports

    Westward, Ho! With Airstream 2 Go

    A new travel venture called Airstream 2 Go pairs the iconic American RV with customized trip itineraries for an unforgettable, mobile vacation rental.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.15.13

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