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  1. Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz
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    Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz

    How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a state-of-the-art heat pump system, and six very happy residents.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gabriela Hasbun
    09.17.12

  2. 7 Clever Loft Spaces for Small Places
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    7 Clever Loft Spaces for Small Places

    Crunched for space, the residents of these homes—mostly under 1,000 square feet—have the same ideas: look upward and compartmentalize. Lofted sleeping areas, closets, and reading nooks...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.15.12

  3. Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion
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    Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion

    Alvar Aalto’s Finnish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale, originally designed as a temporary demountable structure, was built in 1956 and stayed solidly in a place for nearly 56 years until...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    09.12.12

  4. Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC
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    Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC

    One family’s effort to “smuggle a modern house into a historic district” in Washington, DC, results in a brightly transformed space made for family life.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    09.10.12

  5. Take Two: 7 Adaptive Reuse Projects We Love
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    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

  6. 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
    09.06.12

  7. 'Moving Meshes' at Domaine de Boisbuchet
    Event Spotlight

    '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
    09.06.12

  8. Modern Home in a California Resort Town
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    Modern Home in a California Resort Town

    A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: JUCO
    08.22.12

  9. Mississippi Queen
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    Mississippi Queen

    When architect Brett Nave and his partner, architect Kelley Bishiop, began developing the Heron Park neighborhood in the coastal town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, they managed to lay 1,200 feet...

    written by: Chris Tackett
    08.22.12

  10. Above the Fray
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    Above the Fray

    How a Bay Area architect who toggles his time between the coasts found his home away from home in a modern Manhattan high-rise.

    written by: Kevin Sintumuang
    photos by: Brian Finke
    08.21.12

  11. Passive Progressive
    Green

    Passive Progressive

    Among the first Passive Houses in France, this bamboo-clad farmhouse by the Parisian firm Karawitz Architecture brings a bit of green to tiny Bessancourt.

    photos by: Nicholas Calcott
    08.18.12

  12. On Your Mark, Get Sett
    Interviews

    On Your Mark, Get Sett

    Austin-based modern prefab designer Kimber Reed wants you to space out.

    08.15.12

  13. 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
    08.15.12

  14. 10 Smart Small Spaces
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    10 Smart Small Spaces

    The ingenuity of architects and design-minded residents is often best showcased in designs for homes with less than ample square footage. These spatial savants found clever ways to circumvent ...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    08.10.12

  15. Party-Friendly Apartment in Toronto
    My House

    Party-Friendly Apartment in Toronto

    Dr. Kenneth Montague’s Toronto loft is both home and art gallery—and the ultimate party house, thanks to two kitchens, a rooftop deck, and no shortage of conversation pieces.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Naomi Finlay
    08.09.12

  16. All in the Family
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    All in the Family

    Young architects often design homes for their parents. But for Toronto's Julia Knezic, it was an especially intimate job: her mom Susan Farkas's new house is next to her own. When the property...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Sean Galbraith
    08.06.12

  17. The Best of Prefab: 7 Homes We Love
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    The Best of Prefab: 7 Homes We Love

    The locations may be far flung—from rural Missouri to Eglisau, Switzerland—the residents might be architects, families, or weekend warriors, but the constant is prefabrication in our...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.05.12

  18. Rug Designer Nani Marquina's Serene Home in Ibiza
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    Rug Designer Nani Marquina's Serene Home in Ibiza

    In a quiet corner of the famed Spanish party island, rug designer Nani Marquina and photographer Albert Font have carved out a serene, site-sensitive home.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    photos by: Albert Font
    07.31.12

  19. Rural Home on a Holland Harbor
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    Rural Home on a Holland Harbor

    Inspired by her natural surroundings, a Dutch felt artist intuitively crafts a home on a northern Holland harbor.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Hotze Eisma
    07.29.12

  20. Top 10 Pinterest Design Boards
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    Top 10 Pinterest Design Boards

    As a follow-up to Pinterest's top design boards, we've discovered 10 more boards that are leading the social scene in modern architecture and design. These boards are meant to inspire and to be...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    07.28.12

  21. 7 London Houses We Love
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    7 London Houses We Love

    Friday marked the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. In celebration of the city's finest works of residential design, we've collected seven homes—including one by...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.27.12

  22. The Dogs of Dwell
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    The Dogs of Dwell

    Is the modernist's perfect companion a fluffy pooch? For the residents of these 15 homes—spanning a renovated farmhouse in the Italian countryside to a Chicago loft filled with epicurean...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.26.12

  23. L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home
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    L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home

    At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring friends, family, and a fleet of urban gardeners together for the classic indoor-outdoor party.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.25.12

  24. 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

  25. Re-envisioning Harlem's Waterfront
    Event Spotlight

    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
    07.20.12

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