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  1. Take Me Home
    My House

    Take Me Home

    A “tree house” of clean lines, ample glass, and thoughtful ingenuity lets a Washington, DC–area family and a stream of weekend guests enjoy prefab living in an unlikely locale:...

    written by: Jeremy Berlin
    photos by: Chris Mueller
    01.08.09

  2. Swamp Thing
    Outdoor

    Swamp Thing

    With families in tow, architects Keith Moskow and Robert Linn settle in for a weekend of s'mores and camping in the unlikliest of locations: a simple structure built in the heart of the suburbs.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.02.10

  3. Suspended Habitation
    Outdoor

    Suspended Habitation

    “This was really a parameter-driven project,” explains Lukasz Kos, a Toronto-based designer and cofounder of the architecture firm Testroom. “That is, I had to let the trees...

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  4. Sunset District Renovation
    House Tours

    Sunset District Renovation

    The residents of atelier KS's first renovation like stuff. When the couple, who lives in San Francisco's Sunset District, first invited the husband-wife design team to their home, the garage they...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.23.10

  5. Stunning Modern Cabins and Hideouts in a New Book
    Books

    Stunning Modern Cabins and Hideouts in a New Book

    There's no denying the appeal of a cozy retreat tucked into the wilderness. Cabins, a new tome from Taschen due out in November, surveys structures spanning a riverfront boathouse to a bungalow in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.15.14

  6. Structured Fun: Modern Playhouses We Love
    Houses We Love

    Structured Fun: Modern Playhouses We Love

    From a prefab tree house to a converted dairy, these six structures serve one purpose and one purpose only: as places to play.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.05.14

  7. Stripped Ease
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    Stripped Ease

    All of the money Barbara Hill poured into remodeling her 1960s condo in Houston was spent taking things out—and she couldn’t be happier.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    01.16.09

  8. Stow Aways
    My House

    Stow Aways

    How do you squeeze maximum functionality out of minimal space? Rosa and Robert Garneau make it happen with multipurpose furniture, a hydraulic Murphy bed, and secret compartments galore.

    written by: Heidi Mitchell
    photos by: Ian Allen
    02.17.11

  9. Storage-Smart Renovation in New York City
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    Storage-Smart Renovation in New York City

    Living small is par for the course in New York City, but accommodating a family of four in under 700 square feet rarely looks as effortless as in this storage-smart renovation.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    05.13.09

  10. Storage Solutions: 7 Hidden Closets
    A Great Idea

    Storage Solutions: 7 Hidden Closets

    Hidden underneath a staircase or behind paneled walls, disappearing storage offers a way to keep your interiors clutter free.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.13.13

  11. Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville
    My House

    Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville

    Persistence paid off for this Cali­fornia couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    10.10.11

  12. Stocking Stuffer Homes: Small, Mighty, and Under 1,000 Square Feet
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    Stocking Stuffer Homes: Small, Mighty, and Under 1,000 Square Feet

    Good things come in small packages: an important lesson to consider during the holiday season, and all year round, especially when crafting a modern abode.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.22.14

  13. Steel Life
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    Steel Life

    Edge Studio's apartment building with its glass-and-steel facade is a glowing example of the urban renaissance that's gripping Steel City.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Roger Davies
    07.21.09

  14. Standout in a Crowd
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    Standout in a Crowd

    In architecturally conservative San Francisco, this house built on a 20-foot-wide lot proves that modern design can fit—literally and figuratively—in any neighborhood.

    written by: Amos Klausner
    photos by: Todd Hido
    05.04.09

  15. Stairway to Slumber: 13 Modern Sleeping Lofts
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    Stairway to Slumber: 13 Modern Sleeping Lofts

    Until we can figure out how to actually sleep on clouds, we'll settle for these sleeping lofts perched high above their living spaces.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    06.02.15

  16. 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

  17. Space-Saving Wood-Paneled Apartment in Manhattan
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    Space-Saving Wood-Paneled Apartment in Manhattan

    Faced with the challenge of a diminutive New York apartment in desperate need of a refresh, architect Tim Seggerman went straight to his toolbox to craft a Nakashima-inspired interior.

    written by: Mark Lamster
    photos by: David Engelhardt
    10.08.12

  18. Space-Efficient Renovation in New York
    Design 101

    Space-Efficient Renovation in New York

    “A strategy of extreme density was required,” says Michael Chen of Normal Projects, 
who along with partner Kari Anderson handled the renovation of this Upper West Side apartment.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    02.01.09

  19. Space Saving Renovation in Brooklyn
    Houses We Love

    Space Saving Renovation in Brooklyn

    A renovation in Brooklyn proves that the secret to living in compact quarters lies in the details.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Gile Ashford
    10.29.13

  20. Smart Storage Solutions for the Modern Home
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    Smart Storage Solutions for the Modern Home

    Here are nine residences from the Dwell archives that apply the philosophy of "less is more" by stealthily hiding unnecessary clutter and creating smart storage solutions for various rooms in the...

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.29.14

  21. Smart Solutions for Small Vacation Homes
    A Great Idea

    Smart Solutions for Small Vacation Homes

    It can be a challenge to achieve a feeling of coziness without making a space seem cluttered. But spatial restrictions sometimes produce the most creative solutions.

    written by: Dora Vanette
    04.23.14

  22. Smart Designs for Small Kitchens
    Rooms We Love

    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

  23. Smaller in Texas
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    Smaller in Texas

    Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping container into a playhouse, a garden retreat and a guesthouse for...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Chris Cooper
    08.02.10

  24. Small-Scale Architecture Around the World
    Books

    Small-Scale Architecture Around the World

    Philip Jodidio's new book visits innovative projects across the globe, investigating the ingenuity of small-scale design.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.25.14

  25. Small Wonder
    House Tours

    Small Wonder

    On a quaint, tree-lined street in Berkeley, California, architect Sarah Deeds of Deeds Design and carpenter John McBride placed a 120-square-foot office/art studio near their main house, a...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.05.11

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