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  1. Converted Loft Fit for a Modern Family in Copenhagen
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    Converted Loft Fit for a Modern Family in Copenhagen

    In an up-and-coming area of Copenhagen, a pair of designers and their twin girls inhabit a converted loft, filling it with serious design savvy and a hefty dose of creativity.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Anders Hviid
    07.31.13

  2. Who Knew a Relaxed Tropical Retreat Could Be Made of Shipping Containers
    Houses We Love

    Who Knew a Relaxed Tropical Retreat Could Be Made of Shipping Containers

    This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream home.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.23.15

  3. A Lot to Love
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    A Lot to Love

    In a leafy residential area a few miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, an enterprising architect saw opportunity where others saw trouble. He took a sloping, triangular lot and designed a new...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Mike Sinclair
    02.12.10

  4. Operation Desert Shed
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    Operation Desert Shed

    Architect Lloyd Russell’s design for this desert getaway passively mitigates the elements with a utilitarian solution, turning a modest modern retreat into a hardy, region-appropriate home.

    written by: Nate Berg
    06.17.09

  5. Hometown Hero
    Profiles

    Hometown Hero

    Dow Chemical put Midland on the map, but architect and local scion Alden B. Dow made it the most modern town in Michigan.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.29.11

  6. Highly Accessible
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    Highly Accessible

    Having lived in, and loved, a modern house built in 1954 in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood since buying it in 1996, architect Karen Braitmayer and her husband, marine mechanic David Erskine,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Kathryn Barnard
    09.14.10

  7. A Simple Plan
    House Tours

    A Simple Plan

    A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the construction process.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    11.23.11

  8. Return to Render
    Profiles

    Return to Render

    Carlos Diniz’s astounding hand-done renderings, illustrations, and screen-prints helped to push more than just a handful of buildings—they sold the very idea of modernism itself.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    11.17.11

  9. Visiting Borrego Springs
    Travel Reports

    Visiting Borrego Springs

    Last week I was in Borrego Springs, California, a tiny town in the middle of the Anza Borrego desert in San Diego County. A good two hours northeast of San Diego, the town was, and is, a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    04.15.11

  10. An Idyllic Swedish Summerhouse
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    An Idyllic Swedish Summerhouse

    It's been a while since I've seen a project as desirable and jealousy-making as this one (and working at Dwell, that means a lot...!). This summer house, renovated by Jonas Labbé and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.21.11

  11. L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home
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    L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home

    At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring friends, family, and a fleet of urban gardeners together for the classic indoor-outdoor party.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.25.12

  12. Dream Hatcher
    Outdoor

    Dream Hatcher

    Our latest special issue, Dwell Outdoor, is on newsstands now and available to order here. A guidebook of sorts for making super-livable indoor/outdoor space, Dwell Outdoor pulls out some...

    written by: Carren Jao
    04.15.12

  13. An Epic Plot
    My House

    An Epic Plot

    Architect Steve Bull designed a high-impact, low-maintenance home for a pair of intrepid clients in Alaska, but that was only the beginning of the adventure.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Erik Johnson
    09.25.11

  14. San Diego Cadres
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    San Diego Cadres

    In 2006, architect Nathan Lee Colkitt, whose firm has designed affordable, modern housing, a challenged athletes foundation and a conceptual Cuban immigrant museum, was in search of a live/work...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.22.10

  15. Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture
    In The Modern World

    Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture

    Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are finally waking up to the glories of modernist landscape architecture.

    written by: Charles Birnbaum
    03.15.13

  16. 5 New Designs We Love from Commune
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    5 New Designs We Love from Commune

    Dwell always keeps an eye on the latest goods from Commune, an L.A. based design collective that manages to excel at everything from posters to penthouses. Here are five just released products we...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.01.13

  17. A Suspended Home Extension in Australia
    Houses We Love

    A Suspended Home Extension in Australia

    Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and Lennox Head in New South Wales, Chris Knapp, a working architect at Built-Environment Practice, designed a suspended slab-concrete addition to a private...

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.15.13

  18. Indianapolis Museum Unveils New Contemporary Design Galleries
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    Indianapolis Museum Unveils New Contemporary Design Galleries

    Fans of contemporary design in the Midwest—as well as those planning a visit, or merely passing through—have much to celebrate with the opening in late November of the refurbished and expanded...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.02.13

  19. Cozy Swedish Living Room We Love
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    Cozy Swedish Living Room We Love

    Swedish architect Per Bornstein’s house, from our Small Spaces issue, sits on a hill between a large forested park and Gothenburg’s former industrial area, a welcome addition to a previously...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    03.21.13

  20. Danish Army’s Next Mission: Sustainable Building
    Green

    Danish Army’s Next Mission: Sustainable Building

    The armed forces go mod and green with a cleverly designed set of barracks.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.13.14

  21. Best Houses in New England
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    Best Houses in New England

    As the Northeast braces for one of the worst storms in memory, we can't help but remember (and hope for the best for) all the fantastic houses we've featured in New England. Designed for hard...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.08.13

  22. 10 Exterior Stairs
    Renovation

    10 Exterior Stairs

    Sagging stairs and sad stoops will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the following inspirational ideas from clever architects and homeowners.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.09.14

  23. Desk Typography: A Font Based on the Open Office Plan
    In The Modern World

    Desk Typography: A Font Based on the Open Office Plan

    French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that dares you to rearrange the office.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.23.14

  24. Modern Undercover
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    Modern Undercover

    Just three weeks before their wedding, Jason Greenman and Jeanne Williams purchased their home in September of 2000. Having set their hopes on a mid-century modern home nestled in the Hollywood...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Michael Wells
    02.20.13

  25. 10 Cozy Pillows and Throws
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    10 Cozy Pillows and Throws

    'Tis the season for curling up by the fireplace with comfy pillows and throws. Here are ten of our favorites to help you weather winter in style.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.02.13

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