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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
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7 Great Atriums

Create outdoor-like spaces—functional all year round and even in chilly climates—with the help of the mighty atrium, a transparent extension of the home.
January 4, 2014
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7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

We know you've been busy this week keeping up with New Year's resolutions and might have missed some great stories. Here, we've gathered up the top stories of the week in one convenient place. Get off the treadmill and take a design break.
January 3, 2014
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8 Great Modern Hotels

With the winter weather comes dreams of an escape, which inspires us to consider the following modern hotels by forward-thinking architects and designers Dwell loves.
January 3, 2014