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  1. Solar Inspiration
    House Tours

    Solar Inspiration

    A husband-and-wife architect team proves a house can be good for the environment—and look great too.

    written by: Sydney LeBlanc
    photos by: Marvin Rand
    01.19.09

  2. 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

  3. Transforming TIjuana
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    Transforming TIjuana

    In August of 2004, a weekend-long party took place at a new house in the Hacienda Agua Caliente neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico. The house was raw and unfinished, with bare concrete floors and...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    03.16.09

  4. Alaska: The Final (Architectural) Frontier
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    Alaska: The Final (Architectural) Frontier

    “I always wanted to live in a glass house,” explains Valerie Phelps, as she stands surrounded by the 40 feet of floor-to-ceiling windows that are the only walls of her living room. Laid...

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    03.16.09

  5. Community of Vision
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    Community of Vision

    A mere eight miles from Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Georgian neoclassical plantation home, and just nine miles south of Old Town Alexandria, the colonial bastion that provides much...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Eric Laignel
    03.16.09

  6. Industrial Evolution
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    Industrial Evolution

    A Norman Foster master plan has transformed a decaying German industrial port into a vibrant neighborhood. It’s not about a single dramatic image, but what Foster calls “incremental...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    04.21.09

  7. Off the Beaten Path
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    Off the Beaten Path

    A dramatic departure from your typical cabin on the lake, this unique retreat adds shades of black to a tiny island awash with local color.

    written by: Eric Lawlor
    photos by: Chad Holder
    04.30.09

  8. Love's Labors Found
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    Love's Labors Found

    Though the obstacles they faced were formidable, this couple’s perserverance brought them closer together and made their dream home a reality.

    written by: David Proffitt
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    04.30.09

  9. Washington, DC
    City Guide

    Washington, DC

    Washington, DC, is not all political wonks and Masonic conspiracies: It's also a highly walkable city, its diagonal avenues wide open to modern design.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Matthew Monteith
    02.26.09

  10. Worth the Wait
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    Worth the Wait

    Tucked into the side of a scenic San Francisco hill, one of the city’s more diminutive houses battles everything from dry rot to obstructionist neighbors in order to grow up.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Zubin Shroff
    04.30.09

  11. Pursuing Perfection
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    Pursuing Perfection

    Resuscitating a classic can be time-consuming and pricey, but when it comes to the rehabilitation of neglected masterpieces, one Connecticut couple finds it’s worth every minute and cent.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    04.27.09

  12. The Pace of Portland
    My House

    The Pace of Portland

    When creative director Ben Watson and his partner, painter Claudio Tschopp, relocated from Basel, Switzerland, to Portland, Oregon, three years ago, they had been told about Portland’s Pearl...

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: John Clark
    01.01.09

  13. Santiago, Chile
    City Guide

    Santiago, Chile

    Santiago may be a tamer city than its South American brethren, but as architect Sebastián Irarrázaval tells us, there's change afoot where colonial legacy meets modern urban design.

    written by: Jeanine Barone
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    02.26.09

  14. 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

  15. Retail Therapy
    Green

    Retail Therapy

    In the great American quest for more stuff, big-box stores are nirvana, laden with cheaply priced items by the ton, from diamond earrings to toilet paper. So isn’t it a good thing that many...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    01.21.09

  16. Zurich, Switzerland
    City Guide

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Industrial designer Alfredo Häberli shows us how to pass the hours in Zurich, Switzerland, a city with no shortage of timekeepers.

    written by: Andy Isaacson
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    01.21.09

  17. Los Angeles, California
    City Guide

    Los Angeles, California

    Though Los Angeles offers Lindsay Lohan sightings at Pinkberry and addresses on L.Ron Hubbard Way, Dwell explores a different side of the city with land use interpreter Matthew Coolidge.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    photos by: Noah Webb
    01.21.09

  18. Lima, Peru
    City Guide

    Lima, Peru

    In Lima,Peru–a visually striking but geologically shaky locale–designer Jodi Puig points out ways in which the city's culturally rich past provides a solid foundation for its design...

    written by: Cristyane Marusiak
    photos by: João Canziani
    02.26.09

  19. Copenhagen, Denmark
    City Guide

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    According to Solveig Nielsen of the Danish Architecture Center, there's nothing rotten in perennially fresh Copenhagen.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Thomas Ibsen
    02.26.09

  20. Boston Translation
    Green

    Boston Translation

    Boston's rich history is potently infused into its dense, bustling neighborhoods, where the same brick walls that once contained cobbler shops now house Internet startups. The adaptive reuse of...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Jason Lee
    03.16.09

  21. Boston Pops
    City Guide

    Boston Pops

    The heart of the American Revolution, Boston became home to midnight rides and at least one wild tea party. Yet this spirit of rebellion is tempered by a deep conservatism that has shaped the urban...

    written by: Jessie Scanlon
    photos by: Erik Johnson
    01.21.09

  22. Phoenix Envy
    City Guide

    Phoenix Envy

    Skip Sedona and forget the Grand Canyon? Architect Will Bruder leads us on a journey through slow food and rapid development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: João Canziani
    02.26.09

  23. Hecho in Mexico City
    City Guide

    Hecho in Mexico City

    Gallery owner Hilario Galguera escorts us through Mexico City, walking the line of life and death, problem and promise.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    photos by: Livia Corona
    02.26.09

  24. Parsing Paris
    City Guide

    Parsing Paris

    Critics call Paris a "living museum." If so, designer Erwan Bouroullec curates a must-see list from a compelling collection.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.26.09

  25. High Design in Denver
    City Guide

    High Design in Denver

    Denver, Colorado, is on a Rocky Mountain high of art and architecture with new museums by Daniel Libeskind and David Adjaye.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Cameron Wittig
    01.22.09

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