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  1. Curating Cologne
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    Curating Cologne

    Gallerist Martin Kudlek shows us that there’s more to Cologne than its cathedral.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    02.26.09

  2. Eye on Buenos Aires
    City Guide

    Eye on Buenos Aires

    In this new feature, we present an architectural insider’s guide to a great design destination. This issue: Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    07.21.09

  3. Brussels Sprouts
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    Brussels Sprouts

    Brussels is a city of contradictions. Montgomery Square is a circle.

    photos by: Roy Zipstein
    02.26.09

  4. Bordeaux, France
    City Guide

    Bordeaux, France

    Classical yet current, Bordeaux is a city that celebrates the details that comprise the whole. Architect Oliver Brochet guides our tour around the accessible tram system, the historic women,...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Peter Augustin
    03.23.09

  5. Palm Springs, California
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    Palm Springs, California

    In Palm Springs, California, “mid-century modern” connotes more than just Eames chairs and glass walls; it also hints at Hollywood Regency. From the 1920s through the 1970s, silver...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.24.09

  6. Philadelphia, PA
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    Philadelphia, PA

    One of the oldest cities in the United States and home to the country’s first International Style skyscraper, Philadelphia is, unfortunately, now associated more with cheesesteaks and...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    06.17.09

  7. Tallinn, Estonia
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    Tallinn, Estonia

    Since the fall of the USSR, Tallinn has managed to look unblinkingly to the future while still retaining vital elements of its past. A hotbed of northern art and design encircling a UNESCO World...

    written by: Jeanine Barone
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    11.09.09

  8. San Diego, CA
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    San Diego, CA

    Nestled on the Pacific coastline, between Los Angeles’s sprawl and the Mexican border, San Diego is a surprisingly design-forward town with a handful of modern masterpieces to prove it.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Bryce Duffy
    01.04.10

  9. Chef's Table
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    Chef's Table

    When these full-time foodies renovated their Chicago condo, getting the kitchen right meant finding the right kitchen island. Editor-in-chief Sam Grawe invites himself over to sample the fruits of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    02.03.10

  10. Living on Water: Floating Villages
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    Living on Water: Floating Villages

    During my jaunt to Cambodia last month, when I was not hauling bricks to build an outdoor school kitchen with my studio, I had the chance to see a multitude of informal building in both urban and...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    02.25.10

  11. Living on Water: Stilted Villages
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    Living on Water: Stilted Villages

    After visiting the legendary floating villages on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, I took a detour to Kompong Phluk, a permanent settlement built upon stilts at the edge of the lake. As I paddled...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    04.07.10

  12. Mumbai, India
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    Mumbai, India

    A churning metropolis defined by its Indian, English, and Portuguese past, Mumbai, India, now has the poise, populace, and design potential to be one of the 21st century’s most interesting...

    written by: Keshni Kashyap
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    06.03.10

  13. Oslo, Norway
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    Oslo, Norway

    A sleepy capital perched by the sea, Oslo is in the midst of an architectural surge. The old port and the new opera house are just two examples of why Norway’s capital is pointing the way...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    08.05.10

  14. D House Kitchen Renovation
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    D House Kitchen Renovation

    In 2009, just as architectural designer Chris Greenawalt and his wife, Danielle, completed remodeling their Seattle home, Danielle received word that she was heading to Boston for her job as a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.09.10

  15. Michigan: Day 2
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    Michigan: Day 2

    The second part of my recent Michigan trip took me to Midland to see the work of Alden B. Dow. I had a grand tour of town and his work with Craig McDonald of the Dow Home and Studio, but when...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.23.10

  16. Serra Residence Renovation
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    Serra Residence Renovation

    When residents Gino and Paetra Serra decided to renovate their 1933 Italianate foursquare-plan home in Kansas City, Missouri, to accommodate their growing family, they made sure that in addition to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.26.10

  17. Living in Laos
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    Living in Laos

    In August 2008 I moved with my family to Laos for a year. We wanted to give our children—and ourselves—a break from American, or Western culture, and experience something new and...

    written by: Marc Henrich
    photos by: Marc Henrich
    10.26.10

  18. Athens, Greece
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    Athens, Greece

    Athens is home to one of history’s most important buildings, the Parthenon, but how does the city fare architecturally today? 
A spate of modern development, particularly a new museum that...

    written by: Dan Hawaleshka
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    11.15.10

  19. Salvaged Jungle Kitchen
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    Salvaged Jungle Kitchen

    In the jungles of Maui, artist and builder Tom Sewell has built his own oasis. Using discarded materials from the Hawaiian island's sugar mills, he's created his own home and outbuildings as well...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.06.10

  20. Five Boroughs in 48 Hours
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    Five Boroughs in 48 Hours

    When Dwell proposed that I undertake a design writing variant of Supermarket Sweep—visiting five projects in five boroughs in two days—I had a single thought: Why me?

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.15.11

  21. Borrego Springs' Mod Houses
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    Borrego Springs' Mod Houses

    I posted some of the mid-century buildings in my last Borrego Springs update, but over the course of my three days in the desert I visited a half dozen really beautiful homes. Lucky for...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.18.11

  22. Salvation Mountain and Slab City
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    Salvation Mountain and Slab City

    One of the highlights of my trip down to Borrego Springs and the Anza Borrego desert, was a detour to Salvation Mountain. A kind of folk art monument to god, Salvation Mountain is just outside...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.20.11

  23. Less Is Amore
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    Less Is Amore

    With its architectural history reaching back to the ancient Greeks, Syracuse, on the island of Sicily, has plenty of old bones. In 2001, while still students, native sons Francesco (now an...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    05.08.11

  24. Hello from the Salton Sea
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    Hello from the Salton Sea

    After my stop at Salvation Mountain, my two travel companions and I headed north on 111 to see the handful of modernist sites on the Salton Sea. The massive saline body of water is the biggest...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.23.11

  25. Exploring Melbourne, Australia
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    Exploring Melbourne, Australia

    No opera house. No Bondi Beach. No sunning celebs. This is Melbourne, home of Australia’s most thriving design scene.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: João Canziani
    05.19.11

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