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  1. This Green-Minded Prefab Treads Lightly on the Earth
    Houses We Love

    This Green-Minded Prefab Treads Lightly on the Earth

    A smartly built modular home helps a couple save on energy bills.

    written by: Charlotte Safavi
    photos by: Jaime Kowal
    03.23.15

  2. High-Tech Prefab Outbuilding is a Surprisingly Peaceful Retreat
    Houses We Love

    High-Tech Prefab Outbuilding is a Surprisingly Peaceful Retreat

    A prefab structure in the woods supports a client's yoga practice.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    03.20.15

  3. 7 Tiny Prefabs
    Houses We Love

    7 Tiny Prefabs

    Whether petite vacation homes or outbuildings, these compact quarters show what prefab construction can achieve on a small scale.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.29.15

  4. 5 Creatively Stacked Modular Buildings
    Houses We Love

    5 Creatively Stacked Modular Buildings

    These structures, built using prefab methods, create surprisingly inviting homes out of simple, stacked geometric forms.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.13.15

  5. 6 Plywood-Loving Prefabs
    House Tours

    6 Plywood-Loving Prefabs

    Take a look at how plywood is incorporated into the designs of these six prefabs.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    05.11.15

  6. Top Notch
    My House

    Top Notch

    Tom Hanks is not known for horror films, but his 1986 flop, The Money Pit, has a terrifying premise: A seemingly small renovation consumes a couple’s life, devouring their reserves of time,...

    written by: Reyhan Harmanci
    photos by: Doug Adesko
    01.15.09

  7. Lost and Foundation
    My House

    Lost and Foundation

    Tony and Rachel Sherman were simply trying to buy a house, but what they found instead was a foundation—a discovery that transformed them from home buyers to home builders virtually overnight.

    written by: Sydney LeBlanc
    photos by: Noah Webb
    01.15.09

  8. Kingston Brio
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    Kingston Brio

    Aaron Roberts and Thomas Bailey, the young architects behind room11, teamed up to design a house for Aaron's parents, fixing the structure into the topography of the site.

    written by: Simon Sellars
    photos by: Andrew Rowat
    01.15.09

  9. Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland
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    Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland

    Mike McDonald, an Oakland, California–based builder, faced a common problem for Bay Area homeowners: an aesthetically pleasing, historically significant, but structurally shaky Victorian.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Jason Madara
    01.15.09

  10. Suburban Flight
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    Suburban Flight

    It’s become an all-too-familiar scenario all across America: A city’s downtown, once a thriving place to live and work, has slowly withered and become decrepit.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Juliana Sohn
    01.16.09

  11. Four Houses and a Future
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    Four Houses and a Future

    When we first visited Beat Schenk and Chaewon Kim two years ago, they were in the process of building the second house on what has turned into a Cambridge compound. Four houses later, we find that...

    written by: Hillary Geronemus
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.16.09

  12. Rising Above It All
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    Rising Above It All

    Set atop a 1908 warehouse in the Courtenay Precinct of Wellington, New Zealand, the three apartments by Architecture Workshop glow like lanterns at dusk, signaling a new day for this once-seedy...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Richard Powers
    01.17.09

  13. Cooler Ranch
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    Cooler Ranch

    After searching in vain for an empty lot to build on, architect Brian White settled for a nondescript 1960s ranch that nobody else wanted—and proved that building from the ground up doesn’t always...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: John Clark
    01.18.09

  14. Transforming TIjuana
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    Transforming TIjuana

    In August of 2004, a weekend-long party took place at a new house in the Hacienda Agua Caliente neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico. The house was raw and unfinished, with bare concrete floors and...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    03.16.09

  15. The Full Montara
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    The Full Montara

    In Montara, California, architect Michael Maltzan designed a home for, his sister and brother-in-law. From certain vantage points, the home’s unique angles result in M.C. Escher–like optical...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Noah Webb
    01.20.09

  16. Dean's List
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    Dean's List

    When Architect Qingyun Ma became dean of architecture at the University of Southern California in January 2007, he came to the job with a uniquely exciting body of built work behind him.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    02.26.09

  17. Jackson, WY
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    Jackson, WY

    Homes on the range are getting bigger and more expensive by the minute, but a group of progressive architects in Jackson set out to prove that all is not lost.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    01.26.09

  18. Skinny Dip
    Outdoor

    Skinny Dip

    An elegant new pool house keeps competitive swimmer Sydne Didier in top form, and out of the Connecticut River.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.24.09

  19. Pool Houses: From Laps to Naps
    Outdoor

    Pool Houses: From Laps to Naps

    For those seeking refuge from an interminable game of Marco Polo, these four pool houses provide an artful escape.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Ron Pollard
    04.30.09

  20. Basic Living
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    Basic Living

    Live/work is a centuries-old practice turned overused architectural trend. By melding history and innovation, Turin’s Basic Village offers up a compelling reinvention of the concept.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Jacob Langvad
    06.03.09

  21. Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France
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    Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France

    Like a little chapel on the prairie, architect Jean-Baptiste Barache’s simply elegant retreat in the tiny Normandy town of Auvillier is a modern play on centuries-old forms and technology.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    11.10.09

  22. Best Midcentury Homes in America
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    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

  23. An Architect's Pop-Up Book
    Books

    An Architect's Pop-Up Book

    One of the perks of being a Dwell editor are the various fun surprises that appear in the mail—newly published books, the occasional small product, even the random staple gun (yes, really)....

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.15.11

  24. A New View on the Glass House
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    A New View on the Glass House

    We've all seen images of the Glass House, the iconic architectural landmark that Philip Johnson built in New Canaan, Connecticut in 1949. Breaking from the traditional view on the property,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.14.11

  25. Reveal: Studio Gang Architects
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    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

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