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  1. Domestic Ribbon
    House Tours

    Domestic Ribbon

    Armed with a masters in architecture from Columbia University and only 3 years in the field, architectural designer Alan Y. L. Chan renovated a wreck of an apartment in an early 1900s building on...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.08.09

  2. Lina Bo Bardi
    Profiles

    Lina Bo Bardi

    Architect Lina Bo Bardi, born Achillina Bo in Rome in 1914, made an indelible mark on mid-century Brazilian architecture and design after emigrating there following the destruction of her office in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.18.10

  3. The 2010 LA Modernism Show
    Travel Reports

    The 2010 LA Modernism Show

    The opening night of the Los Angeles Modernism Show, held for the first time at Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, was defined by intriguing pieces by both modern favorites and less-known...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Erika Heet
    05.01.10

  4. Footbridge / Addition in Cuernavaca
    House Tours

    Footbridge / Addition in Cuernavaca

    On a gently sloping lot in the middle of a pine forest at the northern edge of Cuernavaca, Mexico, is a family compound with a recent addition conceptualized by local architect Alfredo Raymundo...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.22.10

  5. Capital Gains: Sacramento Remodel
    House Tours

    Capital Gains: Sacramento Remodel

    Sacramento architectural designer Curtis Popp bought and renovated, in three months, a five-bedroom, three-bath, 2,900-square-foot house that had, over the years, succumbed to a growing...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.01.11

  6. Lajos Kozma, Hungarian Modernist
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    Lajos Kozma, Hungarian Modernist

    Hungarian architect and designer Lajos Kozma (1884–1948) made an indelible mark on early-20th-century European design with his drawings, buildings and furniture that drew upon traditional...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.19.11

  7. Eames Time Machine
    Event Spotlight

    Eames Time Machine

    To stand in the empty living room of Charles and Ray Eames’ Case Study House No. 8 in Pacific Palisades is to experience pure contemplation of the space. While its furnishings, some...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.14.11

  8. 5 Unique Houses in Venice, California
    Houses We Love

    5 Unique Houses in Venice, California

    Sometimes sleepy, vibrantly edgy, and always arty, Venice, California, remains a bastion of architectural freedom, where decades ago Frank Gehry famously plunked down an enormous pair of binoculars...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.07.13

  9. Easy Being Green: 5 Incredible Sustainable Homes
    Green

    Easy Being Green: 5 Incredible Sustainable Homes

    One of our perennial favorite departments at Dwell is Off the Grid, our monthly section devoted to sustainable architecture, materials and techniques. Off the Grid has been a part of Dwell since...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.20.13

  10. 5 Modern American Farmhouses
    House Tours

    5 Modern American Farmhouses

    A pitched roof doesn’t necessarily mean a home is stuck in the dark ages of the American architectural vernacular. In fact, the following modern farmhouses—which either underwent a transformation...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.21.13

  11. 7 Tiny Backyard Retreats
    Outdoor

    7 Tiny Backyard Retreats

    From a nature writer’s off-the-grid Puget Sound getaway to a Texan’s shipping container guesthouse, these retreats may inspire you to make that backyard retreat you’ve been dreaming of a reality.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.27.13

  12. 6 Rooftop Hangouts
    Outdoor

    6 Rooftop Hangouts

    With forethought and engineering, a rooftop can be a very valuable bit of real estate. Here are six cool roofs that not only work overhead, but underfoot.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.29.13

  13. 5 Modern Getaways in Chile
    Houses We Love

    5 Modern Getaways in Chile

    With its mild climate, endless surf, and amazing views of the Andes, Chile is an ideal destination for nature lovers. It also has a distinctly modern side, as evidenced by our following favorite...

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.07.13

  14. 7 Modern Stone Homes
    Houses We Love

    7 Modern Stone Homes

    While not as often associated with modernism as steel or glass, stone is indeed appreciated by modern architects, as evidenced by the following seven houses from the pages of Dwell that incorporate...

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.16.13

  15. 6 Incredible Homes in Big Sur
    Houses We Love

    6 Incredible Homes in Big Sur

    After spending the weekend at the Monterey Design Conference, we have the beautiful coast of central California at top of mind. Here are 6 structures we admire from Big Sur, where nature and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.28.13

  16. 8 Ways to Design with Pine
    Design 101

    8 Ways to Design with Pine

    It’s readily available, affordable, fairly sustainable, and hardy—what’s not to love about pine? Architects, designers, and homeowners show us how to use the wood to its best advantage in these...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.24.13

  17. 7 Cool Kitchen Sinks
    Renovation

    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

  18. 7 City Lofts We Love
    Design 101

    7 City Lofts We Love

    We take a journey from San Diego to Brooklyn to Warsaw and beyond to check out the myriad ways to rework a loft space.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.09.13

  19. 10 Open-Plan Living Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    10 Open-Plan Living Rooms

    Though open-plan spaces are the new norm, some—like the following 10 we hand-picked from our pages—clearly stand out from the rest.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.12.13

  20. 10 Cool Spaces for Kids
    Rooms We Love

    10 Cool Spaces for Kids

    With the kids officially on winter break—how will you fill the time? Here are 10 spaces to inspire a redesign guaranteed to keep your little ones occupied in high style.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.20.13

  21. 8 Space-Saving Sliding Doors
    A Great Idea

    8 Space-Saving Sliding Doors

    In many homes, there’s not even an inch to spare, much less a few feet for an awkward swinging door. We present 8 easy ways to close off spaces when you need to, then slide your room dividers right...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.13.14

  22. 7 Incredible Rooflines
    Houses We Love

    7 Incredible Rooflines

    Many architects say that the roof is the fifth facade. Here, we prove how true that sentiment is with 7 projects from our archives that allow the roof to be the star attraction.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.15.14

  23. 8 Great Designs from Vancouver
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    8 Great Designs from Vancouver

    Beautiful Vancouver, aka Hollywood North, has its own brand of modern cool. Here are 8 designs Dwell loves from the city.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.21.14

  24. 10 Tiny Windows
    A Great Idea

    10 Tiny Windows

    Sometimes you want to let the whole world in and other times…not so much. Here, we celebrate the architectural antidote to floor-to-ceiling glass: the tiny accent window.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.30.14

  25. Beyond the Assignment: Defining Photographs of Architecture and Design
    Event Spotlight

    Beyond the Assignment: Defining Photographs of Architecture and Design

    The Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University presents Beyond the Assignment: Defining Photographs of Architecture and Design, opening Saturday, October 5 at WUHO Gallery. Curated by...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.01.13

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