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  1. 28 Triangles Make Up This Hyper-Angular Family Home
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    28 Triangles Make Up This Hyper-Angular Family Home

    Fresh geometries inform a modular residence in Portland, Oregon.

    written by: Laura Mauk
    photos by: Cedric Angeles
    12.09.14

  2. 7 Sustainable Second Homes
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    7 Sustainable Second Homes

    Therapeutic for the mind and the planet, these green getaways demonstrate how smart R&R balances comfort and conscientiousness.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.09.14

  3. Bright Kitchen Remodel Contrasts Bright White and Dark Wood
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    Bright Kitchen Remodel Contrasts Bright White and Dark Wood

    By adding natural light and circulation to Frederic and Sally Pla's existing kitchen, designer Sol Quintana Wagoner achieved a comfortable atmosphere ideal for entertaining house guests.

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    12.09.14

  4. A Modern House in Rural Spain
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    A Modern House in Rural Spain

    In central Spain, a pair of architects craft a modern vacation home attuned to its pastoral setting.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Fernando Guerra
    12.05.14

  5. An Exhibit Tells the Story of Legendary Design Brand Vitra
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    An Exhibit Tells the Story of Legendary Design Brand Vitra

    "Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: a European Project with American Roots" is on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through April 26.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.05.14

  6. Dusty Garages Transformed Into Studios, Party Rooms, and More
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    Dusty Garages Transformed Into Studios, Party Rooms, and More

    Garages are loaded with untapped potential, but many homeowners take their outbuildings for granted. Here are five garages that were transformed from dusty storage units into functional spaces.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.05.14

  7. Modular Compound is the Ultimate Retreat for Three Generations
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    Modular Compound is the Ultimate Retreat for Three Generations

    On a wedge-shaped lot in the Texas Hill Country, a couple adapt a modular system to create an idyllic gathering spot.

    written by: Dan Oko
    photos by: Collin Hughes
    12.05.14

  8. Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings
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    Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings

    Melding corrugated metal with Douglas Fir wood, a sustainable home in Seattle brings nature inside while preserving a couple’s privacy.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    12.04.14

  9. Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School
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    Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School

    A scion of Frank Lloyd Wright erects a modular hillside retreat near the architect’s estate.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.03.14

  10. Decades Old, the Modernist Houses of New Zealand Have No Shortage of Charm
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    Decades Old, the Modernist Houses of New Zealand Have No Shortage of Charm

    In a new book, photographer Mary Gaudin gives readers an intimate tour of New Zealand's modernist houses, offering a look at the way residents have lived in and loved each one. From worn-in Eames...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.02.14

  11. A Coffee Shop Made With Shipping Containers in South Africa
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    A Coffee Shop Made With Shipping Containers in South Africa

    Earthworld Architects & Interiors, based in Pretoria, the South African capital, was hired to design a coffee shop for the Foghound Interactive Coffee Company outside Johannesburg with used...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.02.14

  12. 8 Incredibly Slender Houses
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    8 Incredibly Slender Houses

    Narrow sites present designers with a unique spatial challenge. Building upward might add square footage, but it won't make a structure the width of a subway car feel any less claustrophobic. These...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.02.14

  13. Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House
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    Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House

    A Boston family chose a double dose of prefab for an addition to their home in the Massachusetts countryside.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Tony Luong
    12.02.14

  14. 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

  15. Tiny 1920s Garage Transformed Into a Charming Studio
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    Tiny 1920s Garage Transformed Into a Charming Studio

    A dilapidated auto shop in Seattle is reborn as an efficient studio rental.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    12.01.14

  16. Did You Say Dogtrot? 8 Modern Variations on Vernacular Style
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    Did You Say Dogtrot? 8 Modern Variations on Vernacular Style

    Present-day interpretations of vernacular architecture can skew more modern than you might think—these examples from the pages of Dwell prove that tying a home to its location is a move that never...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.01.14

  17. Housing in Megacities is a Mess. What Can We Do About It?
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    Housing in Megacities is a Mess. What Can We Do About It?

    Six teams of architects propose empowering new solutions for urban sprawl.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.01.14

  18. Three Sisters Renovate Their Parents' Midcentury Home
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    Three Sisters Renovate Their Parents' Midcentury Home

    When a couple was looking to update their 1960s house in Brentwood, California, they didn't have to look far for help. Their daughters, who make up the Los Angeles- and New York-based design...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.01.14

  19. 6 Midcentury Modern Interiors We Love
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    6 Midcentury Modern Interiors We Love

    Bust out your cocktail shaker and bossa nova for a visual journey through some classic decor ideas.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.29.14

  20. Facade Focus: Aluminum
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    Facade Focus: Aluminum

    Capable of being molded into countless forms and appearances, aluminum makes for a surprisingly versatile facade choice. Here are a few exteriors that make bold use of the silvery metal.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.29.14

  21. Jet Set: 8 Modern Airport Designs
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    Jet Set: 8 Modern Airport Designs

    Flying—as 3.55 million Americans are expected to do this Thanksgiving weekend, according to projections by AAA—can be an unpleasant slog. But it doesn't have to be. Here are eight airports whose...

    written by: William Lamb
    11.28.14

  22. Off-the-Grid Prefab Cabin Completely in Tune with Surroundings
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    Off-the-Grid Prefab Cabin Completely in Tune with Surroundings

    A prefabricated off-the-grid vacation home in eastern Washington provides not just a getaway, but lessons in learning to be one with the land.

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: The Morrisons
    11.27.14

  23. Picture-Perfect Cabin Tucked Away in the Norwegian Forest
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    Picture-Perfect Cabin Tucked Away in the Norwegian Forest

    Atelier Oslo overcame nature’s challenges when they designed Cabin Norderhov, a seasonal, eco-friendly retreat on a steep hillside overlooking Lake Steinsfjorden.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    11.27.14

  24. A Tiny House Remodel in a Bohemian L.A. Canyon
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    A Tiny House Remodel in a Bohemian L.A. Canyon

    On a tight budget, a designer helps an indie film director maximize his small space.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.26.14

  25. 8 Gabled Houses We Love
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    8 Gabled Houses We Love

    Here at Dwell, we're big fans of the gabled roof. From a 19th century farmhouse to a polycarbonate shed in Belgium, these examples are our homage to the beloved silhouette.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.24.14

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