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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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Rodrigo Nino Wants to Crowdfund Your Next Hotel

Getting in on the ground floor of a Manhattan real estate development can be a prohibitive investment for many. The ambitious 17 John project, an extended stay hotel being proposed by Rodrigo Nino’s Prodigy Network, may change all that, while showcasing how an alternative funding and crowdsourcing can give the community more say in future developments.
February 13, 2014
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AIANY Releases Winning Designs for Queens Greenway Project

The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the winners of a design competition for a vertical gateway to a 3.5-mile stretch of abandoned railway in central Queens. The ultimate goal for the QueensWay, as it is called, is to transform this stretch of Rockaway Rail Line tracks into an elevated pedestrian and bicycle greenway connecting the neighborhoods of Rego Park, Richmond Hill, and Ozone Park. The effort is being led by the Trust for Public Land in cooperation with the Friends of the QueensWay and the City of New York. Click through the slideshow to view the winning designs, which will be the subject of an exhibition opening at the Center for Architecture in Manhattan on July 17, 2014.
February 12, 2014
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