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  1. How to Build a Floating Home
    How To

    How to Build a Floating Home

    We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home. For his first floating house project, an elegant dwelling in Seattle built by G. Little Construction, Cobb...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.12.15

  2. How to Build A Modern Beach House
    Houses We Love

    How to Build A Modern Beach House

    Eight modern homes that incorporate sustainable building practices into their oceanfront locations.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.15.14

  3. How to Design with Black
    Post

    How to Design with Black

    If your answer to “How much more black could this room be?” is “None more black,” then we have some recommendations for you. From jet-black facades to walls to furniture, adding a touch of midnight...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.31.13

  4. How to Design with Orange
    Houses We Love

    How to Design with Orange

    Dwell's favorite homes featuring orange hues all show that the secret to using this often-avoided color is a balance of neutral tones and plenty of natural light.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.12.12

  5. How to Design with Pink
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    How to Design with Pink

    The color pink is traditionally associated with many things, including love, luck, and good health; perhaps that's why these homeowners chose to include splashes of the color throughout their abodes.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    03.04.13

  6. How to Design with Purple
    Post

    How to Design with Purple

    From a renovated cottage in England to a family home in Brooklyn, these modern homes make the last letter on the color wheel look regal by its creative insertions indoors and out.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    05.03.13

  7. How to Design with White
    Post

    How to Design with White

    While white may be interpreted as an absence of color, it is by no means absent of major impact when used in design. Here, Dwell looks back on some of our favorite homes that center around a white...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    09.27.12

  8. How to Do Berlin: Rent Out This Modern House Boat
    Houses We Love

    How to Do Berlin: Rent Out This Modern House Boat

    In Berlin, Germany, brothers Chris and Oliver Laugsch bought a one-of-a-kind house boat for their vacation rental company, Welcome Beyond. Initially built as a home by a Dutch designer, the Modern...

    written by: Nadja Sayej
    01.09.15

  9. How to Make the Most of a Tiny Bathroom
    Rooms We Love

    How to Make the Most of a Tiny Bathroom

    These small bathrooms reveal enormous possibilities.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    05.04.15

  10. How To Navigate Modern Building Codes
    Design 101

    How To Navigate Modern Building Codes

    Dwell's handy-dandy how-to guide on learning and implementing building codes.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.29.13

  11. How to Play FlatPak
    House Tours

    How to Play FlatPak

    Intelligent, appealing, and affordable, Charlie Lazor’s user-friendly FlatPak just might be the project that revolutionizes the prefab industry.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Chad Holder
    05.01.09

  12. How To Remodel with Douglas Fir
    How To

    How To Remodel with Douglas Fir

    Warm up a new addition or highlight existing architecture with the right choice of wood—we recommend Douglas fir, an evergreen conifer native to the western coast of North America.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.14

  13. How To Use Color in Small Spaces
    How To

    How To Use Color in Small Spaces

    While many shy away from using bold color in small spaces, there is no reason spatial restrictions should restrict the imagination.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.02.14

  14. How to: Design Under a Pitched Ceiling
    How To

    How to: Design Under a Pitched Ceiling

    Whether in restored farmhouses or modern, gabled homes, these rooms accentuate their steep, pitched ceilings.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.23.14

  15. How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes
    A Great Idea

    How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes

    The front door is a sure sign of a successful journey home, and as these houses prove, modern architecture can be just as homey and inviting as its traditional counterparts.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.27.14

  16. How To: The Modern Kitchen
    Design 101

    How To: The Modern Kitchen

    No matter how cozy your living room or den, the kitchen is usually the heart of a home. Whether you use yours to mimic Nigella or zap a TV dinner, you'll find helpful how-tos and insightful...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.17.13

  17. How-To: Giant Windows
    Houses We Love

    How-To: Giant Windows

    Eyes are the windows to the soul. And windows? Well, they broadcast a home's soul and create a connection between private, interior and public, exterior life. Here are a few ways to make maximum...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.23.14

  18. Humble Beauty: 4 Creative Uses of Plywood
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    Humble Beauty: 4 Creative Uses of Plywood

    As these residences prove, you don't need pricey, high-end materials to craft a high-design home. In the right hands, even humble sheets of plywood take on a luxurious new dimension. Click through...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.03.13

  19. Hz so Good
    Green

    Hz so Good

    Architects Simon Beames and Simon Dickens are worried. They are worried about the impact that construction makes on the environment, though they are equally concerned about being thought of as...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    02.01.09

  20. Hélène Binet's Composing Space
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    Hélène Binet's Composing Space

    If photography is painting with light, few make better canvases of buildings than Hélène Binet. The photographer has been documenting the world's most important structures for 25 years, and in late...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Hélène Binet
    02.07.13

  21. Hôtel Americano, New York City
    Hotels

    Hôtel Americano, New York City

    Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha have ten hotels in Mexico under their brand Grupo Habita, but now they’ve stepped out of their comfort zone to build a hotel in New York City. What makes H...

    10.31.11

  22. Iannis Xenakis Drawings
    Event Spotlight

    Iannis Xenakis Drawings

    Though I fear that I won't get to see it in person, The Drawing Center in New York has just opened a new exhibit of architect and composer Iannis Xenakis's drawings. Iannis Xenakis: Composer,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.19.10

  23. Ice House Detroit
    Interviews

    Ice House Detroit

    American cities are not short on abandoned houses, but for great swathes of residential vacancy, Detroit takes the cake. There have been a variety of responses to the motor city's blight, from the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.10.10

  24. Ich Bin Ein Mulcher
    Outdoor

    Ich Bin Ein Mulcher

    When, at cocktail parties, the conversation turns from the fleeting news of the day to the subject of sublime beauty, Dan Maginn often find himself smiling, for soon, he will speak of mulch.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    02.04.09

  25. Iconic Midcentury Bank Repurposed in Palm Springs
    Renovation

    Iconic Midcentury Bank Repurposed in Palm Springs

    E. Stewart Williams’s Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan building from 1961 gains new life as the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center.

    written by: Lawrence Karol
    09.30.14

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