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  1. On the Fence
    Outdoor

    On the Fence

    This “landscaped outdoor room” near Farrar Pond, Massachusetts, uses simple construction to create complex effects.

    written by: Michael Grozik
    photos by: Charles Mayer
    02.04.09

  2. On the Level
    House Tours

    On the Level

    Judged by contemporary design standards, the typical postwar suburban split-level house has little to recommend it. Usually spotted in a tract with dozens of similarly shaped units, the classic...

    written by: Carolann Rule
    photos by: João Canziani
    01.16.09

  3. On the Rock
    Green

    On the Rock

    Katja and Adam Thom’s cabin, on an exposed postglacial archipelago in Canada’s windswept Georgian Bay, is more than eight miles from the nearest road.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    photos by: Mark Giglio
    01.15.09

  4. On The Rocks
    House Tours

    On The Rocks

    For centuries, Spain’s Canary Islands have been the last outpost of civilization before European mariners sailed headlong into the vast Atlantic. That same sense of horizon-bound, seaside...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    06.11.11

  5. On the Scene at Stockholm Design Week 2013
    Post

    On the Scene at Stockholm Design Week 2013

    In the middle of the cold and dark winter, the Swedes hold their annual Stockholm Design Week, drawing exhibitors and visitors from Europe and other parts of the world. We met with a mix of...

    02.05.13

  6. On the Scene at Stockholm Design Week 2013: Furniture Fair
    Post

    On the Scene at Stockholm Design Week 2013: Furniture Fair

    Furniture expo Stockholm Furniture Fair is the largest exhibition of Scandinavian design, with 80 percent of the 730 exhibitors being from the Nordic countries. Still, the outlook is international,...

    02.06.13

  7. On the Waterfront
    House Tours

    On the Waterfront

    After purchasing a revered archetypal lake house designed by American architect Richard Meier, a retired couple launches into the home’s second renovation in 35 years.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    08.22.11

  8. On Your Mark, Get Sett
    Interviews

    On Your Mark, Get Sett

    Austin-based modern prefab designer Kimber Reed wants you to space out.

    08.15.12

  9. One Room Fits All
    House Tours

    One Room Fits All

    New Yorkers often work, eat, sleep, and entertain in a single room. But for Milan Hughston, a renovation turned that predicament into a pleasure.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Grant Delin
    05.04.09

  10. One With Nature
    Post

    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

  11. Onstage at Dwell on Design 2014, Day Three
    Dwell on Design

    Onstage at Dwell on Design 2014, Day Three

    On the last day of Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, onstage talks will spotlight renowned mid-century architects, question knockoffs, and offer design strategies for neurological challenges. Click...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.22.14

  12. Opdahl Remastered
    House Tours

    Opdahl Remastered

    Case Study architect Edward Killingsworth’s masterpiece, the 1957 Opdahl House, fell into ruin, but thanks to a musician with a passion for modernism, it is celebrating its 50th anniversary...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    01.12.10

  13. Open House Chicago: The City Behind Closed Doors
    Event Spotlight

    Open House Chicago: The City Behind Closed Doors

    Modern style and lesser-known sites on display during Chicago Architecture Foundation's signature event.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.18.14

  14. Open Kitchen Shelving Ideas That Work
    Post

    Open Kitchen Shelving Ideas That Work

    When done right, open kitchen shelving is a storage approach that's both visually attractive and highly functional—favorite pieces and tools are elevated to display status, and everything is within...

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.05.13

  15. Open Sesame
    Design 101

    Open Sesame

    Architect Justin Korhammer kept the hallway of this Manhattan bachelor pad free and clear with a kitchen that folds away with the precision of a Swiss Army Knife.

    written by: Michael Cannell
    01.30.09

  16. Open Studios at City Modern
    Event Spotlight

    Open Studios at City Modern

    Thirteen Brooklyn design studios—with locations ranging from Red Hook to the Navy Yard to Bushwick, and practices varying from furniture design to brand consulting to woodworking—opened...

    written by: Emily Nonko
    10.03.12

  17. Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan
    Houses We Love

    Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan

    In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a 793-square-foot home out of canted concrete boxes.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Iwan Baan
    10.18.13

  18. Opened House
    My House

    Opened House

    A few years after moving into their stocky, cavelike 1970s bi-level 20 miles southeast of Milwaukee, JJ and Eric Edstrom decided it was time to renovate. New to the world of architecture and...

    written by: Brendan Crain
    photos by: Cameron Wittig
    01.20.09

  19. 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

  20. Optical Illusions in Product Design
    Product Reviews

    Optical Illusions in Product Design

    Visual illusions in design can bring a bit of magic to your modern space. From floating lamps to two-legged tables, we've gathered a few products to deceive your eyes and heighten your curiosity.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.11.13

  21. Orange Accents For The Modern Home
    A Great Idea

    Orange Accents For The Modern Home

    As previously looked at in Color Story: Orange, we take another glance at a selection of modern homes, which incorporate the inviting, warm, and eccentric color.

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.22.14

  22. Orchard Jam
    House Tours

    Orchard Jam

    The McKenzie residence sits within the grid of a commercial apple orchard, its roof and upper parts floating above the trees to echo the surrounding hills. Although its steel cladding is suggestive...

    photos by: Patrick Reynolds
    05.13.09

  23. Organic Factory by Giles Belley
    Product

    Organic Factory by Giles Belley

    I first discovered Giles Belley a few years back when he designed one of the most elegant energy-saving power adapters I've ever seen. Now the innovative French designer is passing back into our...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.02.09

  24. Organic Living
    Post

    Organic Living

    As we previously explored in Modern Gables, these five homes provide a well needed break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Take a closer look at these strikingly innovative barn residences.

    written by: Jami Smith
    03.22.13

  25. Origami-Inspired Furniture You Can Fold Flat
    Product

    Origami-Inspired Furniture You Can Fold Flat

    Cut and Fold, a Kickstarter furniture project by two Canadian architects, fuses plywood and papercraft.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.23.14

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