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  1. Lauded Midcentury City Square Receives a Much-Needed Revitalization
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    Lauded Midcentury City Square Receives a Much-Needed Revitalization

    After years of neglect, Mellon Square in Pittsburgh reemerges as a 21st-century public space.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.23.15

  2. An Inside Look at How Public Spaces Can Be Redesigned for Resiliency
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    An Inside Look at How Public Spaces Can Be Redesigned for Resiliency

    What if there were a way to build public spaces to proactively prevent damage from natural disasters while making communities safer and happier? That's exactly the thought behind resilient design,...

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    05.26.15

  3. 8 Wraparound Porches and Balconies
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    8 Wraparound Porches and Balconies

    Take a look at how these eight homes extend livable space beyond their interiors with wraparound porches and balconies.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    05.29.15

  4. 8 Modern Homes with Breezeways
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    8 Modern Homes with Breezeways

    Take a look at how these eight houses connect their freestanding interior spaces with outdoor corridors.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    06.01.15

  5. 5 City Porches and Patios That Pack Outdoor Space in Small Packages
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    5 City Porches and Patios That Pack Outdoor Space in Small Packages

    These five urban abodes make the most of patios, porches, and yards to grab a bit of green space in the big city. For more inspiring outdoor design ideas, pick up our June issue, on stands now.

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    06.04.15

  6. 5 Urban Rooftops Made For Lounging
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    5 Urban Rooftops Made For Lounging

    These designs elevate city living with an outdoor view fit for the summer season.

    written by: Aileen Kwun
    06.05.15

  7. How to Make a Totally Green Wall
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    How to Make a Totally Green Wall

    Woolly Pocket has introduced its Living Wall Planter 2—self-watering, easy to hang, and perfect for creating a simple to maintain green wall for summer and beyond.

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.11.15

  8. Andrea Cochran's Bold Landscape Designs Are Natural Wonders
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    Andrea Cochran's Bold Landscape Designs Are Natural Wonders

    Andrea Cochran, a 2014 National Design Award winner, applies a site-specific approach to tease out the ephemeral and sensory.

    written by: Lydia Lee
    06.14.15

  9. Suspended Habitation
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    Suspended Habitation

    “This was really a parameter-driven project,” explains Lukasz Kos, a Toronto-based designer and cofounder of the architecture firm Testroom. “That is, I had to let the trees...

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  10. By Poplar Demand
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    By Poplar Demand

    “I kept pushing the idea of doing a new kind of tree house further and further, trying to find the best structure, the best materials,” explains Dustin Feider, a 23-year-old freelance...

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  11. Where Pigs Fly
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    Where Pigs Fly

    Those looking for a more down-to-earth option might consider wallowing in a pigsty, which is essentially what designer Amir Sanei constructed for his two sons.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  12. Dominey Pavilion and Carport
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    Dominey Pavilion and Carport

    When Decatur, Georgia, residents Todd and Heather Dominey tasked architect architect William Carpenter of Lightroom Studio to create additional space for their growing family, they turned to the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.06.10

  13. Great Indoors
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    Great Indoors

    It’s not easy to transform a 15-foot-wide building site—wedged between houses in every direction—into a home that feels more spacious than its location allows. Mamm-design&rsquo...

    08.29.11

  14. Casa H, Brussels
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    Casa H, Brussels

    When it came time for Hernan Rios to renovate his apartment inside a 1968 Louis Herman De Koninck building, he reached out to Matteo Colombo and Andrea Serboli's Barcelona-based firm CaSA...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.03.12

  15. Making Room
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    Making Room

    Making Room, an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, celebrates our growing citywide fascination with living small.

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    01.23.13

  16. Tiny House Swoon
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    Tiny House Swoon

    If you haven't yet acquainted yourself with the Tiny House Swoon blog, you're in for an outsized treat. At Dwell, we love showcasing how people around the world are making the most of small spaces,...

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.27.13

  17. 8 Cool Airstreams
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    8 Cool Airstreams

    Renovated, updated: These aren't your grandpa's airstream trailers. We've rounded up eight of the coolest Airstreams around for your viewing pleasure. And while you're at it, take a peep at seven...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.13.13

  18. 6 Small Kitchens Big on Style
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    6 Small Kitchens Big on Style

    Living large in a small space? We've got loads of inspiration to help you make the most of it. From smart counter storage solutions to great appliances designed for small kitchens, to the inviting...

    written by: Sara Ost
    03.20.13

  19. A Mondrian-Inspired NYC Apartment
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    A Mondrian-Inspired NYC Apartment

    Taking cues from Piet Mondrian's iconic Broadway Boogie Woogie painting, architect and critic Joseph Giovannini recasts a New York City studio apartment.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Eduard Hueber
    03.28.13

  20. Through House in Toronto, Canada
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    Through House in Toronto, Canada

    A house from the 1880s that's narrow, small, and in terrible shape: is this the place for a great modern interior? In the hands of Toronto architect Heather Dubbeldam, it turned out to be exactly...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Bob Gundu
    04.25.13

  21. 5 Outdoor Campers
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    5 Outdoor Campers

    With summer just around the corner, there is no better time and place to plan an outdoor excursion. Take a look at these five functional and sustainable housing units, that embrace nature's charm.

    written by: Jami Smith
    05.07.13

  22. Second Floor Living
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    Second Floor Living

    Whether it’s a first apartment or a penthouse in the sky, these notoriously small spaces can house big style. Click through the slideshow to see some of our favorite fancy flats.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.06.13

  23. 5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses
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    5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses

    It's always fascinating to see how designers deal with tiny lots and small spaces. But when a house is also unusually narrow, that brings additional spatial challenges—often provoking out-of-the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.21.13

  24. A Modern Beachside Trailer Home in Malibu
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    A Modern Beachside Trailer Home in Malibu

    Having spent many years pining for her own space at the beach, Sofie Howard—photographer agent and owner of Los Angeles–based Commune Images—finally found it at Paradise Cove Mobile Home Park in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    05.31.13

  25. Tiny Architecture: 5 Modern Outbuildings
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    Tiny Architecture: 5 Modern Outbuildings

    Who doesn't fantasize about a small place of one's own—a retreat, an escape, a house built for one? Here, five small modern outbuildings that don't skimp on design—and offer a chance to be alone,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.02.13

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