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  1. Great Speeches in Architectural History: The Floo Floo Bird
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    Great Speeches in Architectural History: The Floo Floo Bird

    President Obama's inaugural address yesterday sent me running for William Safire's splendid compendium of great speeches (he used to write speeches for President Nixon), Lend Me Your Ears. I set...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.22.09

  2. High Design in Denver
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    High Design in Denver

    Denver, Colorado, is on a Rocky Mountain high of art and architecture with new museums by Daniel Libeskind and David Adjaye.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Cameron Wittig
    01.22.09

  3. Art Folks at Home
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    Art Folks at Home

    I don't know about you, but I check theselby.com, photographer Todd Selby's website, weekly to see if anyone I know, admire, despise, and/or am insanely jealous of shows up. Selby's stylish color...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.22.09

  4. A Bolder Key Holder
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    A Bolder Key Holder

    We recently received a letter from Dwell reader Paula Pollachek asking for suggestions for a container in which to “collect all of your belongings, like keys, phone, and wallet, in one place...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.22.09

  5. The Bangkok Beat
    City Guide

    The Bangkok Beat

    Mason Florence, ex-rodeo rider, photo gallery director, and publisher of Bangkok 101, steers us through Thailand’s “Venice of the East.”

    written by: Ron Gluckman
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.21.09

  6. Boston Pops
    City Guide

    Boston Pops

    The heart of the American Revolution, Boston became home to midnight rides and at least one wild tea party. Yet this spirit of rebellion is tempered by a deep conservatism that has shaped the urban...

    written by: Jessie Scanlon
    photos by: Erik Johnson
    01.21.09

  7. The 2009 International Builders' Show
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    The 2009 International Builders' Show

    Green themes and cost-effective credentials might not be new to the spotlight, but they are certainly ubiquitous at the 2009 International Builders’ Show, held this year in Las Vegas. While...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.21.09

  8. Los Angeles, California
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    Los Angeles, California

    Though Los Angeles offers Lindsay Lohan sightings at Pinkberry and addresses on L.Ron Hubbard Way, Dwell explores a different side of the city with land use interpreter Matthew Coolidge.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    photos by: Noah Webb
    01.21.09

  9. Expert Even Byron reviews 6 commuter bicycles
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    Expert Even Byron reviews 6 commuter bicycles

    As the bike industry begins to meet the growing demand for practical, sensible bicycles tailored to commuting and urban outings, the time has never been better to get back that freewheelin’...

    photos by: Andy Reynolds
    01.21.09

  10. A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home
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    A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home

    Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by solar panels and a geothermal heat pump that draws energy from the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Andrea Lhotakova
    01.21.09

  11. Aluminum Clad Residential Units in San Francisco
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    Aluminum Clad Residential Units in San Francisco

    It may not be to Queen Anne's tastes, but 1234 Howard is true to its context.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    01.21.09

  12. Hong Kong, China
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    Hong Kong, China

    Hong Kong’s architectural development can be traced through time by viewing it panoramically from the city’s stratospheric escalators. We survey the layers with local architect Rocco Yim.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Andrew Rowat
    01.21.09

  13. The Green Lagoon
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    The Green Lagoon

    From the deck of this waterfront house, the scenery is abuzz with Northern California wildlife–but there's not a utility bill in sight.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    01.21.09

  14. Zurich, Switzerland
    City Guide

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Industrial designer Alfredo Häberli shows us how to pass the hours in Zurich, Switzerland, a city with no shortage of timekeepers.

    written by: Andy Isaacson
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    01.21.09

  15. Ray Kappe-Designed Multilevel House in Los Angeles
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    Ray Kappe-Designed Multilevel House in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe built a multilevel house for his family back in 1967, and the results still resonate today.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: João Canziani
    01.21.09

  16. Vespa Revamped
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    Vespa Revamped

    While probably not ideal for rainy climes, Portuguese carpenter/designer Carlos Alberto built a Vespa that could be reason enough for some people to move to a desert (one without sandstorms,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.21.09

  17. Retail Therapy
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    Retail Therapy

    In the great American quest for more stuff, big-box stores are nirvana, laden with cheaply priced items by the ton, from diamond earrings to toilet paper. So isn’t it a good thing that many...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    01.21.09

  18. Auctioneer Richard Wright reviews 7 dining chairs
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    Auctioneer Richard Wright reviews 7 dining chairs

    This dinner guest is always invited, but doesn’t eat or drink, and never joins the conversation. But long after the party’s over, it will still be at the table. Our favorite dining...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: RJ Muna
    01.21.09

  19. Obama as an Experiment in Urban Form
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    Obama as an Experiment in Urban Form

    President Obama is an urban president. During his time in the White House, he and his wife will maintain their home in south Chicago—in Hyde Park, specifically, just blocks from where I once...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.21.09

  20. Double the Pleasure
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    Double the Pleasure

    These twin sun-drenched San Diego abodes prove that two decks are better than one.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Bryce Duffy
    01.21.09

  21. Lava Flow 4, The Big Island
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    Lava Flow 4, The Big Island

    Set into the dense tropical foliage of Hawaii’s wildest coast is a house that goes with the flow by welcoming the breeze.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Linny Morris
    01.20.09

  22. Sustainability in Stages
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    Sustainability in Stages

    "Personally, I’d rather be living outside,” says architect David Hertz. As a young man surfing in Bali, he was impressed by tropical village compounds where indoors and out flow into each other. ...

    written by: Sydney LeBlanc
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    01.20.09

  23. The Full Montara
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    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

  24. A Lot for a Little
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    A Lot for a Little

    Regina and Andy Rihn weren’t exactly modernists when they first began their frustrating, unproductive slog through the pricey Austin, Texas, real estate market. “We just liked things...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    01.20.09

  25. Cover to Cover Design
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    Cover to Cover Design

    The Book Cover Archive is exactly that; an online compendium of the best book cover art and design of the last few decades, as curated by Eric Jacobsen and Ben Pieratt of General Projects, the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.20.09

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