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8 Idiosyncratic Bedrooms

When it comes to bedroom design, there is a healthy debate among designers and architects: Some say never go white (too antiseptic); some say never go dark (too gloomy). We hope these highly variable and inspirational designs will lead you to one clear answer: Go with what works for you.
January 7, 2014
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Far East: Architecture in India

With an opulent slant and modern outlook, today’s Indian buildings continue the country’s architectural heritage.
January 6, 2014
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7 Modern Kitchen Hoods

Want to know how to ruin a dinner party really quickly? Fill the house with smoke. A functioning ventilation system in the kitchen is without a doubt a cooking essential and yet is an oft-overlooked design opportunity. Here, we take a look at seven kitchens featured in Dwell that sport modern, chic, and high-performance kitchen hoods.
January 6, 2014
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11 Amazing Prefabs

Prefab houses are getting leaner, more efficient, and, in some cases, bigger. Here, we explore highlights from our December/January prefab issue, juxtaposed with our favorites from the past.
January 6, 2014
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Material Focus: Corrugated Metal

Corrugated metal is a repeat offender in many modern homes. Architects love it for its affordability, availability, and durability. Here are seven creative ways to apply the material in residential designs.
January 6, 2014
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Dwell's Top Homes of 2013 Part Two

We've gathered twelve more innovative and striking homes to complete our second installment of Dwell's most popular homes of 2013. Don't forget to check out Part One if you missed it!
January 6, 2014
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8 Modern Fences

They say that good fences make good neighbors, but it's equally true that good fences make for good design. Here, from Dwell's archives, are eight examples of fences that enhance the aesthetic value of their properties.
January 6, 2014
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A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago

Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage.
January 6, 2014
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Dwell's Top Homes of 2013 Part One

As we welcome the New Year, Dwell rounds up the most popular homes of 2013. Click through our first segment of modern architecture and brilliant design.
January 5, 2014