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  1. Taalman/Koch Renovation Recap
    Dwell on Design

    Taalman/Koch Renovation Recap

    For the past six months, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture has been blogging for Dwell.com about her hands-on renovation of her family's live-work rental apartment in Los Angeles. The...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.24.11

  2. Building the Maxon House: Week 17
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 17

    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...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    06.29.11

  3. lamesadevenn: Part Two
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    lamesadevenn: Part Two

    In this series, trace the evolution of lamesadevenn, an international collaborative of architects, product designers and communication specialists who are redefining how and why we design. They...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    09.19.11

  4. lamesadevenn: Part Three
    Renovation

    lamesadevenn: Part Three

    A joyous moment: The site that Alba and Lopez discovered, on the developing southside of Santa Fe, offered the space, the views, and a promising pack of neighbors. The land also came with a well,...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    10.06.11

  5. lamesadevenn: Part Four
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    lamesadevenn: Part Four

    Site in hand, lamesadevenn began developing a design and program that would be cutting-edge and strikingly original—and of questionable feasibility. ...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    11.15.11

  6. Renovating the Swan House: Part 2
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    Renovating the Swan House: Part 2

    In this three-part series, expanding on our July/August 2012 "Designers at Home" theme, Los Angeles-based architect Barbara Bestor tracks her hands-on, ten-month renovation of the Swan...

    written by: Barbara Bestor
    07.17.12

  7. Renovating the Swan House: Part 3
    Renovation

    Renovating the Swan House: Part 3

    In this three-part series, expanding on our July/August 2012 "Designers at Home" theme, Los Angeles–based architect Barbara Bestor tracks her hands-on, ten-month renovation of the...

    written by: Barbara Bestor
    07.24.12

  8. Take Two: 7 Adaptive Reuse Projects We Love
    House Tours

    Take Two: 7 Adaptive Reuse Projects We Love

    As the way in which people use cities morphs form generation to generation, we're left with dormant buildings—those that have outlived their original purpose, but are rife for enterprising...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.08.12

  9. Santa Cruz Home's 'Bale Raising'
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    Santa Cruz Home's 'Bale Raising'

    For "Gotta Bale," the Off the Grid story in our October 2012 issue, we visit the Santa Cruz, California, home of college professors Bernie Tershy and Erika Zavaleta. Though there's a lot...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.12

  10. Living in a Belgian Water Tower
    House Tours

    Living in a Belgian Water Tower

    A renovation transforms a concrete water tower into a six-story living space that rises high above the surrounding scenery. ...

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    10.08.12

  11. lamesadevenn: Part 6
    Renovation

    lamesadevenn: Part 6

    In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community groups, La Mesita and La Resolana. Rather than simply becoming a building...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    12.05.12

  12. A Wheelchair-Accessible Adaptive Reuse Project in London
    House Tours

    A Wheelchair-Accessible Adaptive Reuse Project in London

    Brod Hart’s home in London’s Finsbury Park neighborhood is hidden away on a quiet street filled with the typical Victorian houses that populate the area. But behind the large steel doors that...

    written by: Andrea Bakacs
    photos by: Andrea Bakacs
    01.17.13

  13. Remarkable Renovations
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    Remarkable Renovations

    Renovations offer accessible inspiration. After all, most folk don't tend to find themselves in circumstances where they are starting from scratch. Rather, it's that crumbling old flat in need of...

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.06.13

  14. A Geometric Desert Home in Phoenix
    House Tours

    A Geometric Desert Home in Phoenix

    At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape.

    written by: Margot Dougherty
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    04.03.13

  15. Virtue Street Before and After
    Renovation

    Virtue Street Before and After

    Reigo & Bauer's facade makeover for a house in Toronto's West End updated a run-of-the-mill and rundown family home at the end of a cul-de-sac into a modern beacon.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.02.13

  16. A Mid-Century Renovation in Washington
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    A Mid-Century Renovation in Washington

    This classic mid-century modern home in Lakewood, Washington, had great "bones" that had been compromised by subsequent remodels. The bathrooms were dated, the hallway was gloomy, and the kitchen...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.09.13

  17. Lincoln Center Inside Out
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    Lincoln Center Inside Out

    Lincoln Center Inside Out is a new book chronicling Diller Scofidio + Renfro's renovation of the famed New York City venue. Not only does it tell the story of the firm's fantastic and arduous...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.14.13

  18. 6 Airy Attic Renovations
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    6 Airy Attic Renovations

    With a little ingenuity, attics under the eaves can be transformed into bright, light living spaces.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.12.13

  19. Five Fantastic Family Homes
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    Five Fantastic Family Homes

    At Dwell, we are strong proponents of maintaining good, adaptable design in a way fits a growing family’s needs; here are five homes that fit the bill.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.12.13

  20. 7 Architectural Preservation Projects in San Francisco
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    7 Architectural Preservation Projects in San Francisco

    Rounding up a few remarkable renovation and preservation architecture projects in the Bay Area, courtesy of SPUR and San Francisco Architectural Heritage.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.15.13

  21. 5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part One
    House Tours

    5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part One

    From an Edinburgh family home to a hillside mid-century gem in Texas, peep to see five of our favorite home renovations around the world.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.18.13

  22. 5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Two
    Renovation

    5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Two

    From a hit actor's beach house retreat to a high design Mill Valley abode, peep to see five more of our favorite home renovations around the world. View Part One here.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.22.13

  23. 5 Modern Historical Home Renovations in Italy
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    5 Modern Historical Home Renovations in Italy

    In compliance with strict regulations on historical renovations, these five Italian homes deftly incorporate original structure into modern remodels.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.23.13

  24. Holy House: Churches in Modern Design
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    Holy House: Churches in Modern Design

    Churches are among some of the most breathtaking works of architecture, but they need not be reserved for congregations only.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.26.13

  25. Inside a Renovated Cottage in Marin
    Renovation

    Inside a Renovated Cottage in Marin

    Take a peek inside a cottage renovated by Feldman Architecture for an artist and landscape architect.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.29.13

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