Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
TINY ARCHITECTURE: 5 MODERN OUTBUILDINGS
Who doesn't fantasize about a small place of one's own—a retreat, an escape, a house built for one? Here, five small modern outbuildings that don't skimp on design—and offer a chance to be alone, even if it's just in your backyard.
Photo by: Arsi Ikäheimonen
6 AMAZING REPURPOSED DESIGNS
From varnished drainage pipes to old sailcloths with a second wind, these six projects utilize rescued, revamped, and reused materials.
5 COOL MODERN COURTYARDS
What's better than a backyard? In these modern homes, a courtyard offers its residents the same benefits—outdoor space for hanging out and entertaining—plus the coziness that comes from enveloping walls and a view back into the living spaces. Here are some of our favorites.
9 GREAT BUNK BEDS
Bunk beds are a double design whammy when it comes to kids' rooms: They encourage imaginative play and save space in one fell swoop.
Photo by: Mark Mahaney
Courtesy of: photograph by Mark Mahaney,all rights reserved
HUMBLE BEAUTY: 4 CREATIVE USES OF PLYWOOD
As these residences prove, you don't need pricey, high-end materials to craft a high-design home. In the right hands, even humble sheets of plywood take on a luxurious new dimension. Click through the slideshow to see more examples of creative, modern uses of plywood.
Photo by: Simon Devitt
Courtesy of: © 2011 Simon Devitt