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  1. Material Focus: Concrete
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    Material Focus: Concrete

    In this Material Focus installment, we examine béton brut—roughly finished exposed concrete—a modern design idea popularized by architects like Le Corbusier and Auguste Perret.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.19.13

  2. A Sustainable "Case Study" House in California
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    A Sustainable "Case Study" House in California

    A Southern California architect approaches his family home as an experiment in sustainable design.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.07.14

  3. Schindler Architecture Tour with Los Angeles's MAK Center
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    Schindler Architecture Tour with Los Angeles's MAK Center

    The MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles celebrates 20 years with a reception, discussion, and R. M. Schindler architecture tour on May 17–18, 2014.

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    05.01.14

  4. Modern Renovations for Historic Buildings
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    Modern Renovations for Historic Buildings

    When you need more modern space, but are constrained by historic building codes, adding an incongruous addition can be the best option.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.25.14

  5. Tips for Creating Bedrooms in Difficult Layouts
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    Tips for Creating Bedrooms in Difficult Layouts

    When renovating or adding on to your home, a perfectly rectangular room may not be available, see these seven creative ways to carve out bedroom space.

    03.21.14

  6. Tour Modern, Colorful Design Files Show House in Sydney
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    Tour Modern, Colorful Design Files Show House in Sydney

    We get a peek at the color-happy, Lucy Feagins-designed The Design Files Open House in Sydney, Australia.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.06.13

  7. A Closer Look: 4 Homes by Gray Organschi Architecture
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    A Closer Look: 4 Homes by Gray Organschi Architecture

    Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi, founders of the New Haven, Connecticut, architecture firm Gray Organschi, specialize in thoughtful, site-specific homes. See our favorites from the Dwell archives.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.14.14

  8. Dwell Design Source at Met Lofts in Los Angeles
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    Dwell Design Source at Met Lofts in Los Angeles

    Dwell partnered with Met Lofts and three ASID designers to bring modern luxury to apartment living in Los Angeles. The designers used resources from Dwell's Design Source to transform the...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.22.14

  9. Mountaintop Modern
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    Mountaintop Modern

    A couple's investment of sweat equity pays dividends in a mountainside house in southwestern Colorado

    written by: William Lamb
    03.12.14

  10. Serene, Sustainable Home in Colorado
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    Serene, Sustainable Home in Colorado

    Seeking simplicity and open space, a Boulder-area couple settled on a wooded hilltop with views of the mountains and the city.

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.29.14

  11. Modern Wood-Lined Family Home in the Hamptons
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    Modern Wood-Lined Family Home in the Hamptons

    Two idiosyncratic Andrew Geller structures get a new lease on life as part of a modern-day family compound designed by Hamptons architects Bates Masi.

    written by: Jen Renzi
    photos by: Mark Hartman
    07.14.14

  12. 7 Wood-Clad Houses We Love
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    7 Wood-Clad Houses We Love

    The warmth and natural beauty of wood—deployed indoors or outside—steals the show in these seven projects.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.27.14

  13. Near Montreal, a 1950s House Gets a Modern Makeover
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    Near Montreal, a 1950s House Gets a Modern Makeover

    A clever design team recasts a cramped home as an open, contemporary residence.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: JB Valiquette
    02.23.15

  14. Just Deserts: 5 Standout Homes in Arid Climates
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    Just Deserts: 5 Standout Homes in Arid Climates

    From their locations in the high desert of Washington state to Arizona and Nevada, these five homes make the most of extreme climates.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.12.15

  15. Things of the Past: 8 Converted Homes
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    Things of the Past: 8 Converted Homes

    From factories and garages, to stables and taverns, these repurposed homes have serious soul.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.27.15

  16. 5 Spaces with Whitewashed Brick Walls
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    5 Spaces with Whitewashed Brick Walls

    Take it from these spaces, a few coats of white paint on brick walls can turn an industrial environment into a luminous one without losing texture.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    06.03.15

  17. Near Montreal, a House Connects With Its Surroundings
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    Near Montreal, a House Connects With Its Surroundings

    In Boucherville, Quebec, Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement designs a single-family house that opens onto a veranda.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Steve Montpetit
    02.05.15

  18. Wolfe Den, Austin, Texas
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    Wolfe Den, Austin, Texas

    Architect MJ Neal, much like his hometown of Austin, Texas, possesses a balanced combination of country cordiality and urban edge. In October 2008, we wrote about one of his projects in the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.25.09

  19. Courtyard House by Rowan Opat
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    Courtyard House by Rowan Opat

    On my recent trip to Melbourne, Australia, I did manage to get out of the city for one day. I zipped down to the Mornington Peninsula to visit a couple wineries, and also to see the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    10.30.09

  20. Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009
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    Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009

    In 2005, the AIA New York launched the New Practices program to showcase promising new and emerging architectural firms. This year, the AIA San Francisco launched the West Coast debut of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.06.09

  21. 2010 Pritzker: Sejima and Nishizawa
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    2010 Pritzker: Sejima and Nishizawa

    Kazuyo Sejima (just the second woman ever!) and Ryue Nishizawa of the Japanese architecture firm SANAA were awarded the 2010 Pritzker Prize. The pair (just the second duo to win the Pritzker Prize)...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.29.10

  22. Architecture Delivery to Rwanda
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    Architecture Delivery to Rwanda

    With nearly ten million people, Rwanda is Africa’s most densely populated country -- yet it boasts fewer than ten architecture firms within its borders.  As one of the most pressing...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Ebbe Strathairn
    04.01.10

  23. Top Ten Green Projects 2010
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    Top Ten Green Projects 2010

    This week, the American Institute of Architects' Committe on the Environment (COTE) announced its Top Ten Green Projects. The program, in its 14th year, applauds structures that incorporate...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.23.10

  24. Triangle House Tours
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    Triangle House Tours

    On October 2 the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will host the inaugural East Coast residential design home tour.  The Triangle Tour will take place between the hours of 10am-6pm in...

    written by: Hanni Chehak
    08.20.10

  25. 8 House by Bjarke Ingels Group
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    8 House by Bjarke Ingels Group

    Good things come in threes and for Danish superstarchitect Bjarke Ingels, it’s no different. As he makes his new home in New York City, the founder of BIG (the Bjarke Ingels Group) sees the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.25.10

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