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  1. Rock the Boat
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    Rock the Boat

    New Zealand architect Davor Popadich invoked nautical sheds in his unconventional design for his family’s home on Auckland’s North Shore.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    02.05.12

  2. Undivided Intentions
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    Undivided Intentions

    The late architect David Boone was always one to take his work home with him—he just kept it in the home’s office. The new residents of his 1972 house embrace a more fluid approach to...

    written by: William Bostwick
    photos by: Noah Webb
    10.18.10

  3. Storage-Smart Renovation in New York City
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    Storage-Smart Renovation in New York City

    Living small is par for the course in New York City, but accommodating a family of four in under 700 square feet rarely looks as effortless as in this storage-smart renovation.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    05.13.09

  4. Sunset District Renovation
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    Sunset District Renovation

    The residents of atelier KS's first renovation like stuff. When the couple, who lives in San Francisco's Sunset District, first invited the husband-wife design team to their home, the garage they...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.23.10

  5. Packed Naturally
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    Packed Naturally

    Mies van der Rohe once said, "We must remember that everything depends on how we use a material." In this Palo Alto, CA, residence constructed from rammed earth, steel, and glass, and finished in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    04.19.11

  6. A Lot to Love
    Green

    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

  7. Counter Space at the MoMA
    Event Spotlight

    Counter Space at the MoMA

    In post-World War I Germany, architect Grete Schütte-Lihotzky's "Frankfurt Kitchen" was manufactured and installed in thousands of public-housing unit across Frankfurt am Main. Sch...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.23.10

  8. 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

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

  10. Clever House Resembles an Entire Village
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    Clever House Resembles an Entire Village

    A playful renovation in Melbourne creates a series of gabled structures.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    04.11.15

  11. Operation Desert Shed
    Green

    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

  12. A Simple Plan
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    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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. An Epic Plot
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    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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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