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2011

Smaller & Smarter

Cover of November, 2011 issue of Dwell
Great Designs that Do More with Less
November 2011,
Vol. 12
Issue 01.

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From Torrent to Current

In her book Du Torrent au Courant, des Barrages et des Hommes en Savoie (From Torrent to Current: Dam and Man in Savoy), photographer Céline Clanet documents the infrastructure of hydropower…
modern wall shelf storage solutions

4 Striking Wall Shelves

Bar the bookcase and forswear the end table; a striking wall shelf may be all you need to refresh a sagging interior.
modern wooden storage box unit

Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville

Persistence paid off for this Cali­fornia couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.
residential urban wooden box harpoon house

Small Wooden Box Home in Portland

This pair of handy Portlanders doesn’t crave any more of Oregon’s territory than what’s taken up by their 704-square-foot home, hard-working garden, and smartly designed outdoor…
modern floating home with cedar cladding in seattle washington

A Renovated Boathouse on Seattle's Portage Bay

A once-plain floating home on Seattle’s Portage Bay receives a much-needed renovation ten years in the making.
custom floating shelves in kitchen

Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco

To convert a musty mid-century house with a nonsensical floor plan into a modern and space-efficient family home, three intrepid designers played a bit of architectural Tetris.
modern River House façade in Virginia

Row House

With a modernist palette of concrete, glass, and steel, Ziger/Snead Architects constructed an ode to rowing in rural Virginia.
L-shaped courtyard Erich Sattler Winery in Tadten, Austria

Reign of Terroir

Nestled in the small village of Tadten, Austria, the Erich Sattler Winery takes advantage of the soil’s temperature and sun’s trajectory to create the ideal environment for producing…
painted tunnel kitchen dining room

Tunnel Vision

To maximize every square inch in this Manhattan apartment, LOT-EK knocked down walls, added dozens of recycled doors, and built in a bevy of secret compartments.
compact wood-burning stove in a small studio

Social Heat

What’s the best way to warm a small studio? Ekaterina Voronova opted for a compact wood-burning stove to keep her space cozy.
Ganzenhoef1 path in Geldershoofd, Amsterdam

Walk This Way

No path? No problem. The desire lines in this Dutch photo essay prove that people are quite comfortable going their own way.
renting 101 an introduction to renting illustration

101 Renting

The American Dream, some say, is all about owning a home. Here's how you can live the dream without the picket fence or the mortgage.
Fabian Debora illustration by Riccardo Vecchio

Street Smart

Pursuing his passion for painting gave Fabian Debora a means to transcend his troubled past.
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