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  1. A Platform for Living
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    A Platform for Living

    Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is “an arresting concept,” photographer Dean Kaufman says, who documented the singular...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    04.06.11

  2. Floating Prefab House Brings Smart Design to the Seattle Waterfront
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    Floating Prefab House Brings Smart Design to the Seattle Waterfront

    A prefabricated floating home drops anchor in the Pacific Northwest.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Steve Keating
    03.08.15

  3. Aloft in the Forest
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    Aloft in the Forest

    Among the many problems of urban living in Portland, Oregon, are raccoons, deer, and falling trees. It’s not just that woods and forests persist inside the city limits but also the fact that a city...

    written by: Mathew Stadler
    photos by: John Clark
    01.16.09

  4. The New Underground: Subway Stations Reimagined
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    The New Underground: Subway Stations Reimagined

    In a campaign pledge last week that resembles a high school candidate’s promise to give out free pop during lunchtime, Paris mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, of the center-right UMP...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.11.14

  5. Scrap House
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    Scrap House

    "Repurpose, refurbish, recycle" was the guiding principle for a metals broker in Ontario who harnessed his passion for–and knowledge of–industrial materials to create a new...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    01.14.09

  6. Nature Nurtured
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    Nature Nurtured

    On the shores of New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu, architects Bronwen Kerr and Pete Ritchie designed a relaxed family home that reclines into its spectacular landscape.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Stephen Oxenbury
    03.04.09

  7. São Paulo, Brazil
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    São Paulo, Brazil

    For photographer Reinaldo Cóser and his family of four, the best way to deal with the sometimes-draining throb of massive São Paulo was to simply rise above.

    written by: Robert Landon
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    05.14.10

  8. Blue in the Facade
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    Blue in the Facade

    Canada's Magdalen Islands offer a seaside retreat to landlocked Quebecers, two of whom have turned the local vernacular on its oreille with a winsome vacation home.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Matthew Monteith
    01.15.09

  9. A Northern Haven
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    A Northern Haven

    North Haven, a rocky island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, is quintessentially New England. As it happens, so is this boat barn–inspired brand of rugged, regional modernism.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    06.17.09

  10. New Grass Roots
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    New Grass Roots

    When they want to escape the mayhem of city life in Chicago, Diane Pascal and Thomas Richie retreat to their low-profile getaway in Hennepin, Illinois, a town where agriculture and ecology are...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.09.09

  11. The Shipping Muse
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    The Shipping Muse

    Shipping containers are ubiquitous in Houston, though unlike the four that make up this new home, they're usually filled with foreign goods rather than flourishing lives.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    08.31.09

  12. On the Level
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    On the Level

    Judged by contemporary design standards, the typical postwar suburban split-level house has little to recommend it. Usually spotted in a tract with dozens of similarly shaped units, the classic...

    written by: Carolann Rule
    photos by: João Canziani
    01.16.09

  13. All Together Now
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    All Together Now

    When Svetlin Krastev and Dessi Nikolova had their second child, they saw two options: Go broke buying a bigger apartment, or renovate their existing 620-square-foot home.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: David Allee
    02.06.11

  14. An Eco-Friendly Compact Cabin in Washington
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    An Eco-Friendly Compact Cabin in Washington

    On Puget Sound, activist and filmmaker Anna Hoover collaborated with Les Eerkes, a principal at Olson Kundig Architects, on a 693-square-foot studio in the woods. Using freecycled materials and a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.16.14

  15. Green Acres
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    Green Acres

    Design pared to the bone is a high-risk strategy, but as this Australian home illustrates, it can also produce a sublime environmental connection.

    written by: Peter Hyatt
    photos by: Peter Hyatt
    01.19.09

  16. Outback Staked House
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    Outback Staked House

    A few years ago, while working with the indigenous communities of remote Arnhem Land, in Australia’s Northern Territory, architect Sue Harper became passionate about prefab.

    written by: Catherine Franklin
    03.01.09

  17. Long Division
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    Long Division

    The dark, primeval mountains and jagged ravines of New Zealand are free of rampaging Orcs, but Middle-earth, 2007, has another nuisance on the loose. It is the load-bearing truck, carrying a quaint...

    written by: Karen Pakula
    01.25.09

  18. Sleek Oven Will Solve Your Cooking Needs
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    Sleek Oven Will Solve Your Cooking Needs

    Miele's new Range Series is a chef's best friend. Click through the slideshow for a tour of our favorite features.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.02.15

  19. Living in a Mini House
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    Living in a Mini House

    When San Francisco–based architect Christi Azevedo and her partner bought an investment property in Oakland, what was billed in real estate listings as a 'detached garage' turned out to be a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.17.10

  20. Small Wonder
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    Small Wonder

    On a quaint, tree-lined street in Berkeley, California, architect Sarah Deeds of Deeds Design and carpenter John McBride placed a 120-square-foot office/art studio near their main house, a...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.05.11

  21. Texas Two-Step
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    Texas Two-Step

    Austin-based architectural photographer Patrick Wong, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture, asked the firm Cottam Hargrave for help in designing and building a live...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Patrick Wong
    10.01.10

  22. Photographer Focus: Rebecca Daniels
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    Photographer Focus: Rebecca Daniels

    Rebecca Daniels is an architectural photographer based in San Francisco, mainly commissioned by local architects to shoot their latest project. She has a beautiful eye for abstract details, shapes,...

    photos by: Rebecca Daniels
    03.12.13

  23. L.A. Art Book Fair 2013
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    L.A. Art Book Fair 2013

    Last weekend, Printed Matter, Inc. presented the first annual L.A. Art Book Fair, the West Coast companion to the NY Art Book Fair held every fall in New York, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in...

    written by: Cortney Cassidy
    photos by: Torrey Jay
    02.05.13

  24. Prefab Spotlight: Turkel Design
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    Prefab Spotlight: Turkel Design

    Turkel Design is a leading manufacturer of prefab homes. The firm has partnered with Dwell to develop the Axiom series, a modern prefab model that's designed to be functional, attractive, and...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.18.15

  25. Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings
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    Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings

    Melding corrugated metal with Douglas Fir wood, a sustainable home in Seattle brings nature inside while preserving a couple’s privacy.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    12.04.14

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