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  1. "Unfortunate" Shed Off a Modernist Home Becomes a Cozy Guesthouse
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    "Unfortunate" Shed Off a Modernist Home Becomes a Cozy Guesthouse

    An architect and an interior designer convert a dilapidated toolshed into a modern guesthouse.

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    photos by: Brian W. Ferry
    12.15.14

  2. Sourcing Guide for Modern Prefab Companies in Europe
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    Sourcing Guide for Modern Prefab Companies in Europe

    119 prefab builders made Dwell's annual list; now, check out some of their European counterparts in our roundup of prefab homes from Germany to Finland.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.12.14

  3. Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers
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    Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers

    Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    12.10.14

  4. A Modern House in Rural Spain
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    A Modern House in Rural Spain

    In central Spain, a pair of architects craft a modern vacation home attuned to its pastoral setting.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Fernando Guerra
    12.05.14

  5. Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings
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    Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings

    Melding corrugated metal with Douglas Fir wood, a sustainable home in Seattle brings nature inside while preserving a couple’s privacy.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    12.04.14

  6. 8 Incredibly Slender Houses
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    8 Incredibly Slender Houses

    Narrow sites present designers with a unique spatial challenge. Building upward might add square footage, but it won't make a structure the width of a subway car feel any less claustrophobic. These...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.02.14

  7. Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House
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    Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House

    A Boston family chose a double dose of prefab for an addition to their home in the Massachusetts countryside.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Tony Luong
    12.02.14

  8. Camera-Inspired Artist's Studio Offers Stunning, Wide-Angle Views
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    Camera-Inspired Artist's Studio Offers Stunning, Wide-Angle Views

    Christian Tonko designs a delicate artist's studio that hugs the hilly landscape.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.02.14

  9. 6 Midcentury Modern Interiors We Love
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    6 Midcentury Modern Interiors We Love

    Bust out your cocktail shaker and bossa nova for a visual journey through some classic decor ideas.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.29.14

  10. Facade Focus: Aluminum
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    Facade Focus: Aluminum

    Capable of being molded into countless forms and appearances, aluminum makes for a surprisingly versatile facade choice. Here are a few exteriors that make bold use of the silvery metal.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.29.14

  11. Picture-Perfect Cabin Tucked Away in the Norwegian Forest
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    Picture-Perfect Cabin Tucked Away in the Norwegian Forest

    Atelier Oslo overcame nature’s challenges when they designed Cabin Norderhov, a seasonal, eco-friendly retreat on a steep hillside overlooking Lake Steinsfjorden.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    11.27.14

  12. 8 Gabled Houses We Love
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    8 Gabled Houses We Love

    Here at Dwell, we're big fans of the gabled roof. From a 19th century farmhouse to a polycarbonate shed in Belgium, these examples are our homage to the beloved silhouette.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.24.14

  13. 7 Daring Dutch Homes
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    7 Daring Dutch Homes

    The term "Dutch design" is often associated with minimalist products, but the country's architectural heritage is just as noteworthy. Here are seven of the Netherlands' most daring home designs.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.21.14

  14. Bespoke Treehouses Let You Live Above the Tree Line
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    Bespoke Treehouses Let You Live Above the Tree Line

    The brainchild of a former British climate scientist, Bower House Construction takes a sophisticated, nature-first approach to custom treehouses. While there's a childlike appeal to living among...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.21.14

  15. Energy-Efficient Prefab Responds to Seattle Climate
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    Energy-Efficient Prefab Responds to Seattle Climate

    In Seattle, the Aurora Greenfab 2100 Series by Hybrid Architects achieves energy efficiency in a modular, compact frame. With an open floor plan, automatic sliding doors, and a rooftop deck, the...

    written by: Anne Reagan
    11.21.14

  16. Modern Homes in Italy that Blend Old and New
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    Modern Homes in Italy that Blend Old and New

    From renovations of centuries-old structures to new constructions that respond to local vernacular, these houses in Italy combine history with modern sensibility.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.21.14

  17. 7 Homes that Make Great Use of Concrete
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    7 Homes that Make Great Use of Concrete

    Often considered cold and minimal, concrete pairs well with natural landscapes and can be a surprisingly inviting interior treatment. Click through the slideshow to see some of our favorite examples.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.20.14

  18. Savvy Prefab Pod Concept for South Africans
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    Savvy Prefab Pod Concept for South Africans

    The attractive POD INDAWO concept offers South Africans a starter home.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.20.14

  19. 9 Tiny Apartments in New York City
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    9 Tiny Apartments in New York City

    In New York City, minuscule studios and cramped family apartments abound. In these examples, homeowners found clever solutions to less-than-ideal square footage, carving out surprisingly luxurious...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.19.14

  20. 6 Modern Lakeside Homes
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    6 Modern Lakeside Homes

    From a modernist icon to a New Jersey prefab, these six projects show that a body of water does a structure good.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.17.14

  21. Facade Focus: 5 Stucco Homes
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    Facade Focus: 5 Stucco Homes

    Stucco is an environmentally sensitive facade choice that helps naturally insulate a home. These modern houses put the material to good use.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.14.14

  22. 6 Impressive Urban Renovations
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    6 Impressive Urban Renovations

    Renovating in dense urban zones comes with its challenges: little space to work with, strict building codes, and neighbors with strong opinions, to name a few. These renovations in cities were able...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.14.14

  23. Facade Focus: Cor-Ten Steel
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    Facade Focus: Cor-Ten Steel

    Whereas other exterior metals grow unsightly marks of wear with exposure to the elements, Cor-Ten thrives on oxidation. Culled from our archives, here are a few steel facades that become more...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.12.14

  24. Living Simply on a Lush Australian Estate
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    Living Simply on a Lush Australian Estate

    A family home on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula is built to blend in with its lakeside setting.

    written by: Georgie Bean
    photos by: Shannon McGrath
    11.10.14

  25. 8 Modern Odes to Wood
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    8 Modern Odes to Wood

    Wood is a common flooring or furniture choice, but these modern projects express a deep appreciation for the material, putting it to use on walls, ceilings, and beyond.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.06.14

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