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  1. Basic Instincts
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    Basic Instincts

    Matt Jacobson doesn’t just abide by the mantra “less is more,” he wholeheartedly embraces it. His Southern California home is a compact ode to minimal living.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    05.19.11

  2. Bach to the Beach
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    Bach to the Beach

    With authenticity and simplicity as their rallying cry, a Kiwi architect and his wife have built a modern beach house that puts a fresh spin on the local vernacular.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    05.16.11

  3. Emeryville Renovation: Part 1
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    Emeryville Renovation: Part 1

    In our latest Backstory series, we'll be previewing the loft renovation that will be the featured My House in Dwell's November issue—our first-ever online sneak peek. Here, Emeryville,...

    written by: Peter Benoit
    photos by: Peter Benoit
    07.28.11

  4. Big Sur Airstream Renovation
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    Big Sur Airstream Renovation

    "I found the Airstream in the high desert of Anza, California, and thought it was a pure TLC job. Wishful thinking!" says interior designer Caroline Brandes, who also rents renovated...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.08.11

  5. Tunnel Vision
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    Tunnel Vision

    To maximize every square inch in this Manhattan apartment, LOT-EK knocked down walls, added dozens of recycled doors, and built in a bevy of secret compartments.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Nicholas Calcott
    11.05.11

  6. Split the Difference
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    Split the Difference

    When the plan to add a second story to a century-old Montreal house crumbled due to a weak foundation, architect Marc-André Plasse eked out another 500 square feet with a clever...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Alexi Hobbs
    02.22.12

  7. University Place Apartment
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    University Place Apartment

    After a young couple purchased an apartment in New York City's Greenwich Village, they turned to Matthew Miller of local firm StudioLAB to rescue its dark, closed-off interiors. The 800-square-foot...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.07.12

  8. Making Room
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    Making Room

    Making Room, an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, celebrates our growing citywide fascination with living small.

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    01.23.13

  9. 6 Small Kitchens Big on Style
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    6 Small Kitchens Big on Style

    Living large in a small space? We've got loads of inspiration to help you make the most of it. From smart counter storage solutions to great appliances designed for small kitchens, to the inviting...

    written by: Sara Ost
    03.20.13

  10. 5 Outdoor Campers
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    5 Outdoor Campers

    With summer just around the corner, there is no better time and place to plan an outdoor excursion. Take a look at these five functional and sustainable housing units, that embrace nature's charm.

    written by: Jami Smith
    05.07.13

  11. Tiny Architecture: 5 Modern Outbuildings
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    Tiny Architecture: 5 Modern Outbuildings

    Who doesn't fantasize about a small place of one's own—a retreat, an escape, a house built for one? Here, five small modern outbuildings that don't skimp on design—and offer a chance to be alone,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.02.13

  12. Small Spaces in Rural Places
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    Small Spaces in Rural Places

    Living in a small space isn't restricted to city dwelling. Here are seven pint-size homes situated in far-reaching places.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.14.13

  13. Architect Spotlight: Byoung-soo Cho
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    Architect Spotlight: Byoung-soo Cho

    South Korea is known for its innovations in technology. Seoul architect Byoung-soo Cho applies South Korea's technological innovation to architecture by experimenting with straight lines, negative...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.24.13

  14. 8 Ingenious Hallway Solutions
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    8 Ingenious Hallway Solutions

    Whether it's using space smartly for a small home or adding design elements that elevate a hallway to living-room level, here are eight ways to honor the arteries of the home.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.20.14

  15. Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin
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    Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin

    Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.26.14

  16. 7 Small Spaces with Incredible Kitchens
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    7 Small Spaces with Incredible Kitchens

    Small-scale living is all about compromise, but for some homeowners, there will be no compromising when it comes to cooking. These compact homes feature outstanding kitchens.

    08.05.14

  17. Tiny House Fits a Family in 196 Square Feet
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    Tiny House Fits a Family in 196 Square Feet

    A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration to a growing community of tiny-house enthusiasts.

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: Joe Schmelzer
    08.20.14

  18. Smart Designs for Small Kitchens
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    Smart Designs for Small Kitchens

    Get smaller and smarter with your home kitchen—you don't need a ton of square footage to cook a great meal. Take inspiration from these small spaces that sport petite kitchens that aren't at all...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.15.14

  19. Camera-Inspired Artist's Studio Offers Stunning, Wide-Angle Views
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    Camera-Inspired Artist's Studio Offers Stunning, Wide-Angle Views

    Christian Tonko designs a delicate artist's studio that hugs the hilly landscape.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.02.14

  20. Crazy Cool Loft Space Surrounded by Rope Walls
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    Crazy Cool Loft Space Surrounded by Rope Walls

    The Karst region in Slovenia is known for its limestone plateau, filled with picturesque caves and sinkholes. Riffing on the local vernacular—lots of small, stone houses—Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.08.15

  21. A Creative Staircase for a Compact NYC Loft
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    A Creative Staircase for a Compact NYC Loft

    For a renovation in New York's Greenwich Village, Sarah Zames and her team at General Assembly created a custom ship-ladder staircase and gourmet eat-in kitchen.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.12.15

  22. An Efficient Live-Work Space in Montreal
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    An Efficient Live-Work Space in Montreal

    A husband-wife architectural duo transform a former tire shop into a versatile home-office.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Adrien Williams
    01.28.15

  23. Modern Chicken Coop Looks Like a Mini Avian Airstream
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    Modern Chicken Coop Looks Like a Mini Avian Airstream

    Architecture Reseach Office's 60-square-foot chicken coop streamlines a Hamptons backyard.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.13.15

  24. Cozy Home in Portland Is Under 800 Square Feet
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    Cozy Home in Portland Is Under 800 Square Feet

    Designer Shannon Baird conceived of this 796-square-foot dwelling off the back of a larger home in Portland.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.15.15

  25. Serene Artist's Studio Lets In Just Enough Scenery To Not Be Distracting
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    Serene Artist's Studio Lets In Just Enough Scenery To Not Be Distracting

    Peterson Rich Office designed a modern studio for artist Tula Telfair in Lyme, Connecticut. The space is designed to complement the picturesque setting, while not letting it take the artist away...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.29.15

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