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  1. Dwell Looks Back
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    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

  2. Hollywood Renovation: Week 5
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    Hollywood Renovation: Week 5

    In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on, tight-budgeted renovation of her and her partner's live-work rental in Los Angeles. Week 5...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    01.07.11

  3. Hollywood Renovation: Week 10
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    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

  4. Building the Maxon House: Week 19
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 19

    One of the cool side effects of hiring a fantastic architecture firm is you get the expertise of not only the architect and project manager but the collective wisdom of the entire group. Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    07.13.11

  5. lamesadevenn: Part Two
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    lamesadevenn: Part Two

    In this series, trace the evolution of lamesadevenn, an international collaborative of architects, product designers and communication specialists who are redefining how and why we design. They...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    09.19.11

  6. Refurbishing A Lane Coffee Table
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    Refurbishing A Lane Coffee Table

    I purchased this table months ago from a thrift store in Chicago. It was a mistake. As you can see from the before photo, it's more of a project than it is a table. And I swore to myself I would ...

    written by: Katherine Raz
    09.23.11

  7. Emeryville Renovation: Part 3
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    Emeryville Renovation: Part 3

    In our latest Backstory series, we'll be previewing the loft renovation that is the featured My House in Dwell's November issue—our first-ever online sneak peek. Here, Emeryville, California...

    written by: Peter Benoit
    09.26.11

  8. Kimball Art Center Finalists
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    Kimball Art Center Finalists

    Last week I was in Park City, Utah, home of the Kimball Art Center. Founded in 1976, and housed in what was once the Kimball Bros. auto garage, the Kimball is a living museum offering the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.12

  9. Test Kitchen Before-and-After
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    Test Kitchen Before-and-After

    In our February 2012 issue we featured the new experimental test kitchen and dining space of Tasting Table, a daily email service that serves up food and drink news from across the country.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.03.12

  10. Living in Marina del Rey
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    Living in Marina del Rey

    When Joe Borst saw an affordable bungalow in a Marina del Ray neighborhood filled with either condos or mansions, he knew he found a perfect place for him and his girlfriend Maria Torres to live in...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.08.12

  11. Renovating the Swan House: Part 2
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    Renovating the Swan House: Part 2

    In this three-part series, expanding on our July/August 2012 "Designers at Home" theme, Los Angeles-based architect Barbara Bestor tracks her hands-on, ten-month renovation of the Swan...

    written by: Barbara Bestor
    07.17.12

  12. Santa Cruz Home's 'Bale Raising'
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    Santa Cruz Home's 'Bale Raising'

    For "Gotta Bale," the Off the Grid story in our October 2012 issue, we visit the Santa Cruz, California, home of college professors Bernie Tershy and Erika Zavaleta. Though there's a lot...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.12

  13. 5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Three
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    5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Three

    From a young couple's loft in Emeryville to a much-needed summer vacation home upgrade in Norway, peep to see five more of our favorite home renovations around the world. View Part One and Two here.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.29.13

  14. Modern Home Renovations Through the Years
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    Modern Home Renovations Through the Years

    Creativity, ingenuity, and endless patience are qualities that few possess and many seek. They are also the qualities needed to undertake a successful home renovation. Here, we take a walk down...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.14.13

  15. 7 Cool Kitchen Sinks
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    7 Cool Kitchen Sinks

    Looking to update your kitchen sink? Here are 7 from a broad spectrum of Dwell renovations that will have you thinking beyond stainless steel (although we included a couple of those, too, for good...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.07.13

  16. Modern Renovations of 19th Century Homes
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    Modern Renovations of 19th Century Homes

    From a Greek and Gothic revival to the birth of suburbs, the 1800s brought about new innovations in technology and architectural styles embody those historic changes. Careful to walk the line...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.15.13

  17. A Prize-Winning Renovation in Rotterdam
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    A Prize-Winning Renovation in Rotterdam

    Kaan Architecten has been awarded 2013 a Benelux Aluminum Award for sustainable renovation in the non-residential buildings category for its painstaking refurbishment of a building in central...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.25.14

  18. Modern Renovations of Period Homes
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    Modern Renovations of Period Homes

    Some of our favorite renovation stories involve recasting period architecture into modern residences, and these seven projects give historic structures a new history to call their own.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.12.14

  19. A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California
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    A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California

    Faced with the unique challenge of renovating the work of mid-century master, design principal Stephen Shoup of building Lab worked to replace austerity with intimacy. Adding fencing and windows,...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: Scott Hargis
    03.25.14

  20. From Abandoned Factories to Modern Homes
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    From Abandoned Factories to Modern Homes

    Open space, high ceilings and sizable square footage make the bones of an abandoned building the perfect template for transforming into a modern home. Environmentally-friendly and easy on the...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.01.13

  21. Building the Maxon House: Week 3
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    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

  22. Building the Maxon House: Week 17
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 17

    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...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    06.29.11

  23. Building the Maxon House: Week 14
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 14

    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...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    photos by: Thor Radford
    06.01.11

  24. lamesadevenn: Part Three
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    lamesadevenn: Part Three

    A joyous moment: The site that Alba and Lopez discovered, on the developing southside of Santa Fe, offered the space, the views, and a promising pack of neighbors. The land also came with a well,...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    10.06.11

  25. lamesadevenn: Part 6
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    lamesadevenn: Part 6

    In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community groups, La Mesita and La Resolana. Rather than simply becoming a building...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    12.05.12

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