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K.C. Cool: 7 Striking Designs in Kansas City, Missouri

It's easy to overlook Kansas City, Missouri. Located squarely in the nation's center, it is better known for its barbecue and bebop than as an incubator for creative design and architecture. But the city's image is evolving. The opening in 2011 of the visually striking Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, desiged by Moshe Safdie, helped the city stake out a new reputation as a culturally vibrant metropolis, and a cohort of daringly inventive local architects are designing and renovating homes in visually striking ways. Today, we take a look at seven noteworthy Kansas City projects from Dwell's archives.
November 21, 2013
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Small Space Holiday Cocktail Party

We love a challenge and we're here to prove that hosting a holiday cocktail party in a small space is not only doable but can be totally chic as well. Here, we take a look at a variety of space-saving and moveable bar set-ups as well as the stylish bar accessories you'll need to mix all those holiday cocktails for your friends and loved ones.
November 20, 2013
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Tightly Squeezed Modern Architecture

When space is an issue building up is a solution few designers dare to do. Here are 7 homes that successfully solve spatial challenges of city living by expanding upwards.
November 20, 2013
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8 Modern Paneled Rooms

In our long history of construction, paneling has run the gamut from ornate boiserie to simple sheets of plywood. To follow are 8 very different rooms that implement paneling in a modern way.
November 20, 2013
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Big Moves for Small Spaces

One grand gesture is all it takes for a small space to make maximum impact, whether its high-powered wallpaper, a splurge-worthy piece of furniture, or a gutsy paint job, we share our favorite bold spaces.
November 20, 2013
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6 Modern Car Garages We Love

The ability to mass produce automobiles made garages a staple in mid-century design. From the Chicago suburbs to rural Montana, here are seven modernizations on this home necessity.
November 20, 2013
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10 Modern Brick Homes

Brick is most often associated with traditional building styles, from Gothic to Georgian. Brickwork and mortar can be applied to a fresh, modern house, however—just look to these ten examples for proof.
November 20, 2013
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Innovative German Designs We Love

From Bauhaus to the latest automobile designs, a great amount of industrial design and modernism originated in Germany and continues to inspire on a global scale. Here are seven of the latest innovative pieces from modern German designers.
November 20, 2013
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7 Modern Farmhouses

Today we venture out to the American, Canadian and English countryside to view inventive, modern takes on a venerable architectural archetype: the farmhouse. These elegant, gabled structures offer tangible evidence that modernism can flourish among the cornfields.
November 20, 2013
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