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  1. Communal Living on a Budget in Brooklyn
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    Communal Living on a Budget in Brooklyn

    The Miner and a Major is an experiment in communal living and fantastical form. A New York story of creativity born from hardscrabble circumstance, the project grew out of the joint imagination of...

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    02.24.11

  2. Bridging Old & New in Indonesia
    House Tours

    Bridging Old & New in Indonesia

    The specter of one's grown child moving back home doesn't excite all parents, but in Surakarta, in the Central Java Province of Indonesia, one couple took the homecoming as an opportunity to double...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.29.11

  3. Hollywood Renovation: Week 10
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 10

    Now that winter is long gone, weʼre looking forward to spending more time outdoors in our front garden—which doubles as an outdoor room. To make it more inviting, weʼve decided to replace the...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    04.21.11

  4. Long Island Found
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    Long Island Found

    When the Fisher family’s 1960s Long Island beach bungalow started to crumble, they sought an architect who’d preserve the home’s humble roots and mellow vibe, while subtly...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Richard Foulser
    06.06.11

  5. Building the Maxon House: Week 19
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 19

    One of the cool side effects of hiring a fantastic architecture firm is you get the expertise of not only the architect and project manager but the collective wisdom of the entire group. Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    07.13.11

  6. lamesadevenn: Part Two
    Renovation

    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

  7. Refurbishing A Lane Coffee Table
    Renovation

    Refurbishing A Lane Coffee Table

    I purchased this table months ago from a thrift store in Chicago. It was a mistake. As you can see from the before photo, it's more of a project than it is a table. And I swore to myself I would ...

    written by: Katherine Raz
    09.23.11

  8. Emeryville Renovation: Part 3
    Renovation

    Emeryville Renovation: Part 3

    In our latest Backstory series, we'll be previewing the loft renovation that is the featured My House in Dwell's November issue—our first-ever online sneak peek. Here, Emeryville, California...

    written by: Peter Benoit
    09.26.11

  9. Kimball Art Center Finalists
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    Kimball Art Center Finalists

    Last week I was in Park City, Utah, home of the Kimball Art Center. Founded in 1976, and housed in what was once the Kimball Bros. auto garage, the Kimball is a living museum offering the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.12

  10. Test Kitchen Before-and-After
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    Test Kitchen Before-and-After

    In our February 2012 issue we featured the new experimental test kitchen and dining space of Tasting Table, a daily email service that serves up food and drink news from across the country.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.03.12

  11. Living in Marina del Rey
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    Living in Marina del Rey

    When Joe Borst saw an affordable bungalow in a Marina del Ray neighborhood filled with either condos or mansions, he knew he found a perfect place for him and his girlfriend Maria Torres to live in...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.08.12

  12. Renovating the Swan House: Part 2
    Renovation

    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

  13. Santa Cruz Home's 'Bale Raising'
    Renovation

    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

  14. Lighting Up
    Finishing Touch

    Lighting Up

    A dim Toronto Tudor gets an airy new look, thanks to a top-level remodel and some bright ideas.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    01.25.12

  15. Apartment Decorated by Gaultier
    Travel Reports

    Apartment Decorated by Gaultier

    Stepping into the freshly decorated apartment by Jean-Paul Gaultier at Trocadero in Paris, I felt as if I had been transported into a quixotic dream, complete with a choppy journey through a triage...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.11.10

  16. A Carpenter's Tool Box
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    A Carpenter's Tool Box

    I was a carpenter and architectural woodworker in Northern California for 12 years before sidestepping into a related writing, photography, and editing career in 1988. I’ve also been swinging...

    written by: Bruce Greenlaw
    photos by: Bruce Greenlaw
    03.23.10

  17. Building the Maxon House: Week 3
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 3

    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 Tom Kundig of Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.17.11

  18. Building the Maxon House: Week 17
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    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

  19. Building the Maxon House: Week 14
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 14

    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 Tom...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    photos by: Thor Radford
    06.01.11

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. The First Wave
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    The First Wave

    In Sydney’s cramped beachside suburbia, architect Steve Kennedy defied a small footprint and a terrible drought with a generous double-height extension and a cutting-edge custom-made water...

    written by: Karen Pakula
    photos by: Richard Powers
    11.01.07

  23. Hollywood Renovation: Week 6
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 6

    In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on renovation of her and her partner's live-work space in Hollywood, California. Week 6: Re...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    02.01.11

  24. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 5:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    11.16.11

  25. Village Green
    My House

    Village Green

    This place was a filthy dump when we bought it,” says Cathryn Barmon, sipping tea in a knockoff Le Corbusier chair. “I didn’t want to go barefoot until we’d redone the...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.18.09

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