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  1. Ideas for Japan's Reconstruction
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    Ideas for Japan's Reconstruction

    A new word has been added to the vocabulary of Japanese architects: 3/11. That's the date when an earthquake and tsunami killed 20,000 people, crashed through over 900,000 buildings along 300 miles...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    09.27.11

  2. Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist
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    Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist

    In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative pursuits.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Eirik Johnson
    10.01.14

  3. Illuminated Texts
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    Illuminated Texts

    Personally wired by Thomas Edison, J. Pierpont Morgan’s home was the first electrified residence in New York. A recent LED retrofit delivers the library into a new age.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    03.10.12

  4. Illustrator We Love: Thibaud Herem
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    Illustrator We Love: Thibaud Herem

    The beauty certainly lies in the details for London-based French illustrator Thibaud Herem. At first glance, his architectural rendering handiwork seems photographic, but upon closer inspection,...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.02.13

  5. Imaginary Artist Houses (And Their Dwell Counterparts)
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    Imaginary Artist Houses (And Their Dwell Counterparts)

    Federico Babina's Archist City imagines what artist's own houses might look like—and while the resulting architecture is only imaginary, we've rounded up a few Dwell homes that fit the bill.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.21.14

  6. Imaginative Round Homes
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    Imaginative Round Homes

    Who says a home has to consist of straight lines? These dwellings forsake the strict geometry of conventional residential architecture, relying instead on curves for a more free-spirited living...

    08.14.14

  7. Imagining Home
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    Imagining Home

    What is a home? There's the obvious answer of a place of residence or--at an even more elementary level--a structure that provides shelter. But "home" carries a bigger meaning than just...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.09.10

  8. In China, a Library Doubles as an Earthquake Memorial
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    In China, a Library Doubles as an Earthquake Memorial

    In Yunnan Province, a library and community center is a cornerstone of a rebuilding effort.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.18.15

  9. In Madrid: Julius Shulman's LA
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    In Madrid: Julius Shulman's LA

    Last weekend, the Getty Research Institute's show Julius Shulman's Los Angeles opened in its third location, a cathedral-like neo-Mudéjar style water tower named Canal de Isabel II in Madrid...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    02.24.10

  10. In Montreal, a Modern Addition Captures Views of the Horizon
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    In Montreal, a Modern Addition Captures Views of the Horizon

    A young firm updates a midcentury house with a contemporary two-story expansion.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.25.15

  11. In Omaha, an Exhibit Celebrates 50 Years of Olson Kundig
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    In Omaha, an Exhibit Celebrates 50 Years of Olson Kundig

    The celebrated Seattle architectural practice takes over a Nebraska gallery space for its first-ever retrospective.

    written by: William Lamb
    10.17.14

  12. In The City and Off the Grid
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    In The City and Off the Grid

    From New York to Los Angeles, these self-sufficient homes prove that you don't have to live in the middle of nowhere to be off-the-grid.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.21.13

  13. In the City by Nigel Peake
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    In the City by Nigel Peake

    “I begin to know a city through its fragments, walking below tall buildings, along facades of signs, doors, and windows, crossing without knowing from one district to the next, down busy streets...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.05.13

  14. In the Loop
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    In the Loop

    Adrian Jones lived in his top-floor loft in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood for nine years before renovating. For a bachelor set designer, the 2,500-square-foot space was perfect: plenty...

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Kevin Cooley
    02.10.11

  15. Inclined to Relax
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    Inclined to Relax

    Hidden on a hill overlooking Australia’s Pittwater Bay, Rob Brown’s design for the James-Robertson house happily opens itself (and its occupants) to all that Mother Nature can dish out.

    written by: Davina Jackson
    photos by: Richard Powers
    04.28.09

  16. Incredible Modernist Architecture From Latvia
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    Incredible Modernist Architecture From Latvia

    An exhibition at the Venice Biennale showcases the Baltic state’s unique post-war styles and structures.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.21.14

  17. Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach
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    Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach

    A gut renovation and a landscaping makeover help a couple reconnect with the outdoors.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    07.15.14

  18. Indoor-Outdoor House Looks Completely Unfinished, And That's the Point
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    Indoor-Outdoor House Looks Completely Unfinished, And That's the Point

    A pre-WWII bungalow in Victoria, Australia is now a bold experiment in indoor-outdoor living.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.14.15

  19. Industrial Evolution
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    Industrial Evolution

    A Norman Foster master plan has transformed a decaying German industrial port into a vibrant neighborhood. It’s not about a single dramatic image, but what Foster calls “incremental...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    04.21.09

  20. Industrial Revolution
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    Industrial Revolution

    Maria Cook and Lance Compa were only looking to kill a sleepy Sunday afternoon when they drove 20 minutes south of their home in Ithaca, New York, to see a house that a real estate circular had...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.15.09

  21. Inexpensive Gabled Garden Shed in Belgium
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    Inexpensive Gabled Garden Shed in Belgium

    Using workaday materials, architect Indra Janda creatively constructs a backyard retreat that looks opaque during the day and glows at night.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    04.01.14

  22. Inexpensive, Easy-Assembly Shipping Container Home
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    Inexpensive, Easy-Assembly Shipping Container Home

    An attractive shipping container house shows the benefits of prefab living.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.13.14

  23. Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth
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    Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth

    A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Ian Allen
    10.20.14

  24. Innovations in Prefab
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    Innovations in Prefab

    We shine the spotlight on architect Whitney Sander, who will join us onstage at Dwell on Design Los Angeles in May to discuss what’s new in the industry.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.13.15

  25. Innovative Academic Spaces by SOM
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    Innovative Academic Spaces by SOM

    A panel at Dwell on Design NY will explore how tech-forward teaching and learning is changing how we conceptualize academic spaces. Joining the discussion is Colin Koop from Skidmore, Owings &...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.26.14

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