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  1. James Dyson Award Finalists
    Event Spotlight

    James Dyson Award Finalists

    The James Dyson Award, which "seeks to single out the best in problem-solving student design," recently announced their regional finalists, selected from over 500 submission entries. The...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.13.10

  2. coolcapitals Cool Case Finalists
    A Great Idea

    coolcapitals Cool Case Finalists

    coolcapitals.com and Dwell teamed up for the second year in a row to bring you a "cool" design competition! We asked for smart-phone cover designs that represent and fuse the unique...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    08.24.10

  3. The Red House, Paris
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    The Red House, Paris

    Ten years ago, there was a petite house in the Bastille area of Paris that sat tucked away behind the boulevard, surrounded on all four sides by a deserted factory. Today, that little house still...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.19.10

  4. New Cottages at Fallingwater
    Event Spotlight

    New Cottages at Fallingwater

    This weekend, Design Competition: New Cottages at Fallingwater exhibition closes at the Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Earlier this year, the Western...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.22.10

  5. Architect Miwa Mori
    Profiles

    Architect Miwa Mori

    When 33-year-old Japanese architect Miwa Mori was a student in Germany, she learned a lot about architecture by observing fashion. “In winter in Germany, people wear t-shirts inside and put...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    08.23.10

  6. It Takes A Village
    Travel Reports

    It Takes A Village

    Oakland, California is infamously known for a Gertrude Stein quote, ongoing issues with crime and poverty, and a decades-long economic decline. However, the city's civic leaders have been...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    08.27.10

  7. Objeti Design Studio
    Interviews

    Objeti Design Studio

    Cleveland is no New York or Milan, so it may not seem to be the most ideal city in which to launch a design studio. But Objeti, Joseph Ribic's design/manufacturing firm based in Ohio, is proving...

    08.31.10

  8. Illustration Play 2
    Books

    Illustration Play 2

    Berkeley–based publisher Gingko Press's latest offering is a whimsical celebration of illustrations that literally jump off the page using traditional crafts like quilling and papercutting....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.30.10

  9. Dwell Looks Back
    Renovation

    Dwell Looks Back

    After ten years of publishing Dwell, we've amassed quite a compendium of behind-the-scenes antedotes and insider tidbits about each article that goes to print. Dwell staff, both past and present,...

    08.12.10

  10. Best Midcentury Homes in America
    Books

    Best Midcentury Homes in America

    Looking back at one our favorite architecture books from Assouline, Living Architecture: Greatest American Houses of the 20th Century, which shows a different perspective on some of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.14.14

  11. Urban Africa and Sustainable Futures
    Event Spotlight

    Urban Africa and Sustainable Futures

    This weekend marks the end of two exhibition's at London's Design Museum. Closing are Urban Africa: David Adjaye's Photographic Journey, which opened March 31, and Sustainable Futures: Can Design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.10.10

  12. "Fare" Trade Furniture
    Event Spotlight

    "Fare" Trade Furniture

    As Andy Freeberg perused Chelsea's galleries he noticed an interesting phenomenon: at some of the most prominent galleries, the only human presence was a person's head poking from the top of an...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Andy Freeberg
    09.12.10

  13. Bangkok's Storied Shophouses
    Event Spotlight

    Bangkok's Storied Shophouses

    Cities and countries have many faces, and the one known to travelers and foreigners often differs from that of the everyday. In his photo series "Shophouses" German photographer Peter...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Peter Nitsch
    09.14.10

  14. Venice Biennale: Raumlabor Berlin
    Travel Reports

    Venice Biennale: Raumlabor Berlin

    One of the most interesting things to see at an architecture festival is not necessarily the final aha! moment after a pavilion is finished, but the collaborative process of building. At this year...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    09.09.10

  15. Czech Trek at the Biennale
    Travel Reports

    Czech Trek at the Biennale

    Out of all of the exhibits at the Venice Biennale this year, I spent the most time sitting and playing inside the pavilion of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Along with being interactive, dynamic,...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    09.16.10

  16. Restaurants of Cass Calder Smith
    Food

    Restaurants of Cass Calder Smith

    Architecture and food are both best when experienced first-hand, so what better way is there to celebrate the restaurant designs of CCS Architecture than by joining in on an eating tour with the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.17.10

  17. Counter Space at the MoMA
    Event Spotlight

    Counter Space at the MoMA

    In post-World War I Germany, architect Grete Schütte-Lihotzky's "Frankfurt Kitchen" was manufactured and installed in thousands of public-housing unit across Frankfurt am Main. Sch...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.23.10

  18. The Art of Structure
    Event Spotlight

    The Art of Structure

    Last weekend, The Art of Structure opened at the Carnegie Museum of Art Heinz Architectural Center. Dedicated to feats of modern engineering, the exhibition features 20 scale models of bridges and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.27.10

  19. Paul Rudolph: NYC Expressway
    Event Spotlight

    Paul Rudolph: NYC Expressway

    One of New York's last large-scale urban planning initiatives, the Lower Manhattan Expressway, never came to pass. The massive transit system would have irevocably altered the face of New York City...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.26.10

  20. John Pawson: Plain Space
    Books

    John Pawson: Plain Space

    "John Pawson Plain Space," a retrospective of British architect John Pawson's work, is on view at London's Design Museum until January 2011. Coinciding with the exhibition, Phaidon Press...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.30.10

  21. Sanaa at the DAC: A Retrospective
    Event Spotlight

    Sanaa at the DAC: A Retrospective

    This summer, the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen opened an exhibition celebrating the work of Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese design studio Sanaa. Though originally scheduled to close this...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.30.10

  22. Dancing About Architecture
    Event Spotlight

    Dancing About Architecture

    Steve Martin is widely credited with the off-handed critical cut: "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." And though modern dance troupes have taken up just that subject...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.01.10

  23. Modern in the Making
    Event Spotlight

    Modern in the Making

    It's easy to obsess over mid-century design and forget what came before it and ignore modernism's evolution during the six decades since. This week, Modern in the Making: Design 1900-2000 opens at...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.06.10

  24. Listening There: Scenes From Ghana
    Event Spotlight

    Listening There: Scenes From Ghana

    Two years ago, Mabel O. Wilson and Peter Tolkin traveled through Ghana, visiting the cities and documenting the architecture that had been erected over a thirty-year period, beginning in the late...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.05.10

  25. Plow Restaurant: Local Dishes, Design
    Food

    Plow Restaurant: Local Dishes, Design

    In San Francisco, local food rules. Before seasoned chefs Joel Bleskacek and Maxine Siu opened the doors of their new Potrero Hill restaurant Plow last month, they did more than just source...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    10.07.10

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