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  1. Gimme Shelter
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    Gimme Shelter

    Earlier this month, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education opened their Gimme Shelter exhibition, featuring six temporary woodland shelters that offer places of rest and respite to the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.29.09

  2. Modern in the Country
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    Modern in the Country

    Eric and Melinda purchased a 10-acre plot of land in rural Yelm, Washington, with visions of a new home on the range. There would be vineyards, gardens, an orchard, bees and chickens—typical...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Lara Swimmer
    03.15.13

  3. 101 Bathrooms: Metal
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    101 Bathrooms: Metal

    An easy conduit for hot and cold water alike, metal assumes a multiplicity of contemporary shapes, from globular showerheads to rectilinear radiators.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  4. Slat Happy: 8 Louvered Homes
    Houses We Love

    Slat Happy: 8 Louvered Homes

    Dwell's aesthetic has been summed up by a few aesthetic traits: flat roofs, glass walls, and wood slats. While that isn't always the case, we do appreciate louvered facades for how they help...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.11.13

  5. Industrial Revolution
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    Industrial Revolution

    Maria Cook and Lance Compa were only looking to kill a sleepy Sunday afternoon when they drove 20 minutes south of their home in Ithaca, New York, to see a house that a real estate circular had...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.15.09

  6. A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland
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    A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland

    Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for 
much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: John Clark
    03.04.09

  7. 6 Steps: How to Make Charred Cedar Cladding
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    6 Steps: How to Make Charred Cedar Cladding

    Master Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori is an original thinker, and a pro at melding ancient traditions with modern design. So who better to offer a quick primer on how to char your own cedar...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    05.28.13

  8. A Slender Geothermal Cottage in London
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    A Slender Geothermal Cottage in London

    On an eight-foot-wide site in London, architect Luke Tozer cleverly squeezed in a four-story home equipped with rain-water-harvesting and geothermal systems.  

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Charlie Crane
    06.01.10

  9. Growing Home New Orleans
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    Growing Home New Orleans

    Five years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans still houses to up to 70,000 vacant lots. Two years ago, however, the city put a plan into place to help residents revive their neighborhoods. The...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.19.10

  10. Hollywood Renovation: Week 9
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    Hollywood Renovation: Week 9

    This week the plan was to transform the back garden into a lush California native garden inspired in part by Maui, where we just returned from vacation. However, it has been raining almost every...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    03.25.11

  11. Exterior Focus
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    Exterior Focus

    Our June 2012 issue (on newsstands now!) emphazises stunningly designed and thoughtfully crafted interiors, but we think exteriors deserve equal acclaim. Each of the faces of the featured...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.30.12

  12. Black Sheep
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    Black Sheep

    From red brick in a shingled mix to cedar cladding that stands out, these modern homes were designed to turn heads. Take a look at how these dynamic homes are bringing unique flavor to their...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.15.13

  13. Top 5 Houses on Dwell This Week
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    Top 5 Houses on Dwell This Week

    As the weekend slowly draws to a near, we've gathered up five of our most clicked on homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    09.05.13

  14. That Wood is on Fire: 5 Examples of Shou-Sugi-Ban
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    That Wood is on Fire: 5 Examples of Shou-Sugi-Ban

    Shou-sugi-ban, a Japanese wood-charring technique, is emerging as one of builders' and woodworkers' favorite trends this year.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.24.13

  15. Affordable Hillside Home in New Zealand
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    Affordable Hillside Home in New Zealand

    Three designers jump-start their practice with an affordably built abode in New Zealand.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.26.13

  16. Modern Off-the-Grid Retreat in Oregon
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    Modern Off-the-Grid Retreat in Oregon

    The Watershed is an off-the-grid writer’s retreat that architect Erin Moore designed for her mother, nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gary Tarleton
    02.26.09

  17. Mission Statement
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    Mission Statement

    A house that survived the Great Quake and the intervening decades is reborn after a serious intervention by a modernist architect. David Baker’s carefully crafted rehabilitation kept the...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.26.09

  18. Modern Concrete Getaway in Paradise
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    Modern Concrete Getaway in Paradise

    You might think a Brutalist-style concrete structure would be out of place in a lush, beach-resort island like Vieques. However, to preserve the natural enclave off the coast of Puerto Rico,...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Michael Grimm
    01.21.14

  19. Grateful Shed
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    Grateful Shed

    A family discovers the joys of DIY design—and muddy feet—in their home made up of distinct pods that blends harmoniously with its surroundings in the rainy mountains of Kauai.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Linny Morris
    03.12.12

  20. Hollywood Renovation: Week 5
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    Hollywood Renovation: Week 5

    In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on, tight-budgeted renovation of her and her partner's live-work rental in Los Angeles. Week 5...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    01.07.11

  21. Designs of the Year 2013 at London’s Design Museum
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    Designs of the Year 2013 at London’s Design Museum

    The Design Museum London’s annual "Designs of the Year" exhibition acts as a wonderful filter for a year’s worth of production and creativity. The result is in an orderly display of the very best...

    written by: Ali Morris
    03.21.13

  22. Lava Flow 4, The Big Island
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    Lava Flow 4, The Big Island

    Set into the dense tropical foliage of Hawaii’s wildest coast is a house that goes with the flow by welcoming the breeze.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Linny Morris
    01.20.09

  23. Venezuela's Eco Cabanas
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    Venezuela's Eco Cabanas

    An architectural idealist, Kristofer Nonn answered an online job posting for an ecological builder in Venezuela. The result of his short tenure in the country is two elegantly simple housing shelters.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    08.18.09

  24. Nice Box
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    Nice Box

    In October, the light in Norway is cold and diffused by rain. It's "our worst month," says John Roger Holte, a Norwegian artist and builder. The weather may be dismal here, but the...

    written by: Clare Dudman
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    02.26.09

  25. Coastal Commissions
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    Coastal Commissions

    Taking cues from the flora, fauna, and rocky cliffs of Big Sur, California, Mickey Muennig's brand of organic architecture doesn't stop with the terrain.

    written by: Keshni Kashyap
    02.26.09

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