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  1. Hello from the Salton Sea
    Travel Reports

    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

  2. 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

  3. Packed Naturally
    House Tours

    Packed Naturally

    Mies van der Rohe once said, "We must remember that everything depends on how we use a material." In this Palo Alto, CA, residence constructed from rammed earth, steel, and glass, and finished in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    04.19.11

  4. Borrego Springs' Mod Houses
    Travel Reports

    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

  5. Visiting Borrego Springs
    Travel Reports

    Visiting Borrego Springs

    Last week I was in Borrego Springs, California, a tiny town in the middle of the Anza Borrego desert in San Diego County. A good two hours northeast of San Diego, the town was, and is, a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    04.15.11

  6. Lima's El Mercado Restaurant
    Food

    Lima's El Mercado Restaurant

    At Lima's El Mercao Restaurant, the theme is old meets new—not just in the food, where acclaimed chef Rafael Osterling puts a new twist on classic Peruvian dishes, but also in the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.14.11

  7. 85 Years of Neutra Architecture
    Travel Reports

    85 Years of Neutra Architecture

    To celebrate 85 years of architecture courtesy of Richard Neutra and his architect son, Dion, who has kept the Neutra practice alive since his father’s death in 1970, a series of events took...

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.13.11

  8. Green Living in Barcelona
    House Tours

    Green Living in Barcelona

    For some, living “green” is all about making a statement. But for Petz Scholtus, it boils down to common sense. The eco-designer was raised on a farm in Luxembourg, and she’s...

    04.11.11

  9. The Architecture of High Point
    Travel Reports

    The Architecture of High Point

    I'm hard pressed to think of another city in the United States that's as oriented toward the furniture industry as High Point, North Carolina. From manufacturing to selling, furniture is the heart...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.10.11

  10. We're Not in Kansas Anymore
    City Guide

    We're Not in Kansas Anymore

    On May 4, 2007, Greensburg, Kansas, was wiped off the map. An EF5 tornado ravaged the small town of 1,400 residents, destroying or severely damaging 95 percent of the city. Less than a week later,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Alec Soth
    04.06.11

  11. Ahead of Its Class
    House Tours

    Ahead of Its Class

    “How do you make a piece of architecture about architecture?” Mack Scogin asks. “That’s a heavy-duty objective.” Nevertheless, his firm, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Ian Allen
    04.06.11

  12. A Platform for Living
    House Tours

    A Platform for Living

    Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is “an arresting concept,” photographer Dean Kaufman says, who documented the singular...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    04.06.11

  13. Design in Uniform at CCA
    Event Spotlight

    Design in Uniform at CCA

    The degree to which modernist design came to the fore of Western life—both aesthetically, in its reliance on mechanized production—at mid-century had everything to do with World War II....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.06.11

  14. Evergreen Brick Works
    Travel Reports

    Evergreen Brick Works

    Toronto's skyline is speckled with bricks from the former Don Valley Brick Works yard. In the 1960s and 70s, the company produced more than 43 million bricks each year. But after business slowed in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.04.11

  15. Touring the BMW Headquarters
    Travel Reports

    Touring the BMW Headquarters

    Dwell traveled to Munich, Germany, to get an up close and personal look at BMW Welt, an undulating, stainless-steel-clad structure designed by Wolf Prix of Coop Himmelb(l)au. It is joined on...

    photos by: Bret Robins
    04.02.11

  16. Reveal: Studio Gang Architects
    Books

    Reveal: Studio Gang Architects

    At Dwell we've long been fans of the Chicago architecture firm Studio Gang Architects. Headed up by the nation's fastest rising female architect Jeanne Gang, the company is responsible not just for...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.31.11

  17. Renovating a Mid-Century Home
    Renovation

    Renovating a Mid-Century Home

    Robert Sallin, who has been steadily remodeling his mid-century residence, has a few words of wisdom for those thinking of taking on a home improvement project, mid-century or not: "Be...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.31.11

  18. Appetite for Construction
    House Tours

    Appetite for Construction

    Six years ago, architect Jorge Gracia came to Dwell’s attention with a house he built for his family that was radically different from any other in his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico, where the...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    03.29.11

  19. 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

  20. Denver's Energy Efficient Home
    Green

    Denver's Energy Efficient Home

    John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers. As the Colorado and New Mexico territory manager for Burton Snowboards, John depends on winter precipitation for his business, not to mention for family...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.26.11

  21. Hollywood Renovation: Week 9
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 9

    This week the plan was to transform the back garden into a lush California native garden inspired in part by Maui, where we just returned from vacation. However, it has been raining almost every...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    03.25.11

  22. Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia
    House Tours

    Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia

    By keeping the budget strict, the insulation tight, and its values clear, Philadelphia’s Postgreen Homes shows a little brotherly love for green, urban housing.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    03.22.11

  23. Separate Boîte Equal
    My House

    Separate Boîte Equal

    From the leafy sidewalk outside Paul Bernier and Joëlle Thibault’s home in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood of Montreal, there’s no clue that their brick home is all that...

    written by: Tim McKeough
    photos by: Alexi Hobbs
    03.19.11

  24. Touring Toronto, Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Touring Toronto, Part 2

    I traveled to Toronto last week to serve on the curatorial committee of Twenty+Change, report a story, and check out the city's current design scene. Having already visited the TIFF Lightbox and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.18.11

  25. Building the Maxon House: Week 3
    Renovation

    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

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