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  1. Go With the Flow
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    Go With the Flow

    Along the ever-expanding coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, an architect and his family exchange fast-paced city life for a different kind of flow—the geological kind.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Linny Morris
    04.28.09

  2. The Best of Small Spaces
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    The Best of Small Spaces

    Small spaces have been on our mind (check out our June 2009 "Think Smaller" issue), and they’ve also been on the minds of the American Institute of Architects.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.23.09

  3. 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

  4. Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana
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    Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

    A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  5. Echo Chamber
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    Echo Chamber

    After architectural designers Louis Molina and Laurent Turin of Good Idea Studio revamped a tiny, dilapidated 1923 clapboard house in 2004, they moved their Los Angeles office into the ground...

    written by: Emily Young
    photos by: Heather Culp
    04.09.10

  6. The Living Wall
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    The Living Wall

    Western New York is blessed with a gem of an open green space known as the Griffis Sculpture Park, located approximately one hour south of downtown Buffalo. The 400-acre park is filled with more...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.05.10

  7. Building the Maxon House: Week 14
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 14

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    photos by: Thor Radford
    06.01.11

  8. Green Cottage Getaway in Maine
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    Green Cottage Getaway in Maine

    On an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine, a writer, with the help of his daughter, built not only a room but an entire green getaway of his own.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Eirik Johnson
    11.22.10

  9. 5 Smart Modern Homes in Japan
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    5 Smart Modern Homes in Japan

    Time and again, so many modern architects tell us that they are heavily influenced by Japanese design. We go straight to the source with 5 of our favorite homes in Japan from the pages of Dwell.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.24.13

  10. Here's How 3 Different Architects Mastered Tricky Sites
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    Here's How 3 Different Architects Mastered Tricky Sites

    Their backs against the wall, these architects responded with innovative solutions to overcome narrow, remote, and all-around inconvenient sites. Click through the slideshow to see how they did it.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.10.15

  11. One With Nature
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    One With Nature

    Set amongst lush greenery, these houses break from standard suburbia and make friendly neighbors with nature.

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.20.13

  12. 7 Rusted Metal Facades
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    7 Rusted Metal Facades

    The metal exteriors of these buildings range from lightly oxidized to coated in rich red layers of rust.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.28.13

  13. 6 Striking Modern Home Facades
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    6 Striking Modern Home Facades

    While the saying, "It's what's inside that counts" certainly rings true, the exterior matters just as much with these six homes garbed with striking facades.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.13.13

  14. 5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses
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    5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses

    It's always fascinating to see how designers deal with tiny lots and small spaces. But when a house is also unusually narrow, that brings additional spatial challenges—often provoking out-of-the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.21.13

  15. Four Houses and a Future
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    Four Houses and a Future

    When we first visited Beat Schenk and Chaewon Kim two years ago, they were in the process of building the second house on what has turned into a Cambridge compound. Four houses later, we find that...

    written by: Hillary Geronemus
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.16.09

  16. Cooler Ranch
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    Cooler Ranch

    After searching in vain for an empty lot to build on, architect Brian White settled for a nondescript 1960s ranch that nobody else wanted—and proved that building from the ground up doesn’t always...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: John Clark
    01.18.09

  17. Japanese Inspired Summer Retreat
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    Japanese Inspired Summer Retreat

    An architect recasts a 1960s artist’s retreat in southeastern Norway.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ivan Brodey
    10.20.13

  18. How to Build A Modern Beach House
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    How to Build A Modern Beach House

    Eight modern homes that incorporate sustainable building practices into their oceanfront locations.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.15.14

  19. 8 Bright Bathrooms with Skylights
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    8 Bright Bathrooms with Skylights

    Skylights are the sensible way to access natural light in the most private room in the home.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.25.15

  20. Sneak Peek of Neri & Hu's Home Concept for IMM Cologne 2015
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    Sneak Peek of Neri & Hu's Home Concept for IMM Cologne 2015

    Every year at IMM Cologne, the Das Haus installation gives a designer free reign to re-conceptualize the home in a large-scale installation. This year, Shanghai-based architecture firm Neri & Hu,...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.24.14

  21. Plant It Earth
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    Plant It Earth

    Dwell has been getting a little garden crazy over the bright new products and planters cropping up this spring. We’ve shared some beautiful backyards and fantastic furniture, but what is the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.19.13

  22. Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed
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    Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

    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...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    05.31.13

  23. Outdoor Lounging: 9 Patio Furniture Designs We Love
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    Outdoor Lounging: 9 Patio Furniture Designs We Love

    The perfect time for outdoor barbecues and enjoying the heat from the patio is near, so why not surround yourself with the most comfortable and colorful furniture? Here are some of our favorite...

    written by: Claire Andreas
    07.23.13

  24. 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

  25. Marimekko's New Fall Fabrics
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    Marimekko's New Fall Fabrics

    One of our favorite textile makers, Marimekko, has just launched a new line of scrumptious fall fabrics. The patterns are super fun as always and the colors could not be more spot on for fall. Here...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.19.13

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