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  1. Wang Shu Wins 2012 Pritzker Prize
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    Wang Shu Wins 2012 Pritzker Prize

    Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio became the first Chinese architect to win the Pritzker Prize for Architecture today. Unlike the majority of previous Pritzker winners, whose names often come...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  2. Architecture in Baghdad
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    Architecture in Baghdad

    There are many famous structures we associate with Le Corbusier (Chandigarh in India, Villa Savoye in France, the United Nations headquarters in New York), the Saddam Hussein Sports Complex in...

    written by: Alexandra Polier

  3. Restoring Mies's Villa Tugendhat
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    Restoring Mies's Villa Tugendhat

    Most home renovations don’t require trips to New York’s MoMA to look at original construction plans. But when you are working on one of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s best...

    written by: Jacy Meyer
    photos by: David Židlický

  4. Dwell Home Venice: Part 13
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 13

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 13,...

    written by: Michael Sylvester

  5. LGBT Synagogue in New York by ARO
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    LGBT Synagogue in New York by ARO

    One week ago, as New Yorkers celebrated Pride Week, Architecture Research Office (ARO) announced its plans for a new synagogue, built for the 40-year-old LGBT religious institution Congregation...

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  6. Homes with a Waterfront View
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    Homes with a Waterfront View

    Spying a body of water—be it a placid lake, roaring ocean, glassy pond, or snaking river—from your bedroom window is one of the fairest sights one can see. And for the residents of...

    written by: Diana Budds

  7. Cut it Out: The Work of Lisa Iwamoto
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    Cut it Out: The Work of Lisa Iwamoto

    It’s not hyperbole to say that Lisa Iwamoto has written the book on digital fabrication. Published by Princeton Architectural Press, Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material...

    written by: Joanne Furio

  8. Re-envisioning Harlem's Waterfront
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    Re-envisioning Harlem's Waterfront

    Manhattan has 32 miles of accessible waterfront, and traditionally these spaces have acted as gateways for the comings and goings of its inhabitants. The river portals have largely brought food and...

    written by: Sara Dierck

  9. Five Inspirational Shipping Container Homes
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    Five Inspirational Shipping Container Homes

    Reclaimed shipping containers are ideal nesting spots for the residents of these five homes. Whether lured by the relatively inexpensive costs, ready supply, or aesthetic charm of containers, the...

    written by: Diana Budds

  10. The 20 Most Popular Homes in Dwell
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    The 20 Most Popular Homes in Dwell

    When compiling the list of the 20 most popular modern homes featured throughout Dwell's 12-year history, certain themes began to surface: small space projects, renovations, unconventional living...

    written by: Diana Budds

  11. More from the 2012 Venice Biennale
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    More from the 2012 Venice Biennale

    The 2012 Venice Biennale is currently taking place until September 25th. Earlier in the week, we shared a recap of the event and here we bring you more photos from the exhibition.

    written by: Linda Taalman

  12. 'Moving Meshes' at Domaine de Boisbuchet
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    'Moving Meshes' at Domaine de Boisbuchet

    Mesh and wireframe structures might typically be reserved for the architectural design realm, but Dutch designer Maria Blaisse aims to expand the rules of textiles and flexible materials with her...

    written by: Abigail Doan

  13. Architects' Homes for their Parents
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    Architects' Homes for their Parents

    It comes at no surprise that some of the most famous architects' early commissions were for their parents. Who better to encourage their experimental ideas? How better to repay years of...

    written by: Diana Budds

  14. Material Focus: Straw Bales
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    Material Focus: Straw Bales

    When it comes to ecologically minded building materials, straw bales are among the kindest (they involve repurposing waste material from the grain growing industry). And lest you fear the outcome...

    written by: Diana Budds

  15. Lands End Lookout
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    Lands End Lookout

    Locals headed for a trek on the Lands End trail are stumbling upon the newest marvel within Golden Gate National Park while Bay Area architects and conservationists have eagerly anticipated its...

    written by: Luanne Bradley

  16. Romancing the Stone
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    Romancing the Stone

    From the warm tone of travertine to the pitch black of Indian granite to the industrial edge of gabions, natural stone products lend a lot to the tactility and mood of a structure.

    written by: Diana Budds

  17. Railroad Revival
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    Railroad Revival

    It isn't often that your eight-year-old son helps you decide on an architect, but that is how homeowners Connie DeWitt and Kam Kasravi became well-acquainted with architect David Fenster of Modulus...

    written by: Olivia Martin

  18. Visiting the Parrish Art Museum
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    Visiting the Parrish Art Museum

    In our October Modern Across America issue, we previewed the Hamptons' Parrish Art Museum, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron with interiors by Konstantin Grcic. Last week, we had...

    written by: Maggie Nolin

  19. Philippe Starck in the Philippines
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    Philippe Starck in the Philippines

    What do you get when you take a French designer and a British real estate guru and give them a piece of land in a booming residential pocket of Manila, the Philippines? A glassy, 56-story...

    written by: Emily Nonko

  20. 7 Breathtaking Glass Homes with a View

    7 Breathtaking Glass Homes with a View

    A wide expanse of glass is a classic hallmark of modern architecture, and with good reason: Walls and windows that blur the boundaries of indoor and outdoor spaces by employing glass create...

    written by: Sara Ost

  21. '9 + 1 Ways of Being Political' Exhibition at MoMA
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    '9 + 1 Ways of Being Political' Exhibition at MoMA

    Spanning utopian works from the 1960s to a performance piece examining present-day domestic spaces, the exhibition 9 + 1 Ways of Being Political: 50 years of Political Stances in Architecture and...

    written by: Diana Budds

  22. Hélène Binet's Composing Space

    Hélène Binet's Composing Space

    If photography is painting with light, few make better canvases of buildings than Hélène Binet. The photographer has been documenting the world's most important structures for 25 years, and in late...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Hélène Binet

  23. Modern in the City of Roses

    Modern in the City of Roses

    Portland—the city where young people go to retire, home of Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and filming location of that one show. We present four modern homes located in one of the friendliest cities...

    written by: Eujin Rhee

  24. 6 Modern Cantilevered Homes

    6 Modern Cantilevered Homes

    Cantilevering is a frequent and defining feature of modernist architecture, perhaps most famously exemplified by Frank Lloyd Wright's 1935 masterpiece, Fallingwater. The following examples of homes...

    written by: Sara Ost

  25. Best Houses in New England

    Best Houses in New England

    As the Northeast braces for one of the worst storms in memory, we can't help but remember (and hope for the best for) all the fantastic houses we've featured in New England. Designed for hard...

    written by: Aaron Britt