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2012

American Modern

Dwell magazine cover october 2012 made in the usa
Brilliant Design Across the USA
October 2012,
Vol. 12
Issue 10.

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Modern dining room with white Bellini chairs and wood dining table

Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC

One family’s effort to “smuggle a modern house into a historic district” in Washington, DC, results in a brightly transformed space made for family life.
Building a Urban Electric Company lighting fixture

Homeland Ingenuity

How do American companies maintain handcrafted detail while producing fast enough—and in large enough quantities—to satisfy profit margins and consumers accustomed to instant…
Modern green home clad in straw-bale with photovoltaic panels

Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz

How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a state-of-the-art heat pump system, and six very happy residents.
Modern wood-frame home clad in vertical cedar siding

Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding

Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as it did in 1965.
Modern cabin with corrugated metal clad facade

Little Cabins on the Prairie

With these modern-day lodges for Kansas City campers heading to the country, a Missouri architecture firm puts a fresh face on a 100-year-old Girl Scout tradition.
Modern living room with 620 Chair Programme by Dieter Rams

Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas

An architectural designer and an artist harnessed the collective power of their design firm to remake a dilapidated mid-century gem into a hillside perch for their family.
Modern house with ipe pool terrace and Douglas fir trellis

Abstract Trellis Cools Down Tennessee Home

A dramatic trellis adds bravado and a passive cooling element to a recently renovated mid-century ranch house.
Modern railroad depot with wooden cathedral ceilings

Restoration Station

A Burnham and Root–designed train depot in small-town Iowa scores a $10,000 preservation grant.
Aerial view of the Parrish Art Museum in Long Island

Parrish Art Museum by Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron design a new home for the Parrish Art Museum, providing an excuse to visit the Hamptons in the off-season.
Modern historic house back renovation with multiple windows

An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home

An airy addition on the back of a historic house in Boise is a model of sensitive renovation, seamlessly melding new and old.
Sandy Koufax pitching at Dodger Stadium in 1964

The Artful Dodger

In 50 years, more than 176 million fans have entered the turnstiles at Dodger Stadium, the mid-century modern ballpark nestled in Los Angeles’s Chavez Ravine.
Architect Tom Kundig in his studio

Man of Steel

The Seattle prince of architectural gizmos is branching out into a new line of hardware fashioned from bars and pipes.
Modern vacation home with gable-roofed structure

Gable-Roofed Rural Weekend Home in Connecticut

To create their rural Connecticut getaway, Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi layered their modern design sensibility atop an early 20th-century stone foundation.
Young couple sitting on their wooden front porch with steps

Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri

Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in southwestern Missouri that’s a fresh, unconventional take on the…
Green Ant Store in Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Bound

At his shop in Salt Lake City, collector Ron Green supplies locals with a welcome, and well-priced, dose of modern design.
Wooden bookshelf in the form of the USA map

An American Bookshelf in London

When Russian-born architect Andrei Saltykov designed his home in the UK, he put his love of the USA on the shelf.
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