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  1. Renzo Piano's Jaw-Dropping Design for the Whitney Museum
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    Renzo Piano's Jaw-Dropping Design for the Whitney Museum

    The Whitney Museum's new home in the Meatpacking district serves up a compelling dialogue between city and culture.

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.23.15

  2. 5 Carefree Hammocks
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    5 Carefree Hammocks

    Swaying in the breeze is an inherently laid-back activity, but these homes take relaxation to the next level with carefully-manicured gardens, spectacular views, and just the right amount of shade...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.22.15

  3. Bus Stations Remodeled With Graphic Flowers
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    Bus Stations Remodeled With Graphic Flowers

    A new series of custom-fabricated metal screens are popping up at bus stops across El Paso, Texas, displaying dramatically enlarged photographs of local plants and flowers. These virtual gardens...

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.17.15

  4. What Will It Take for Factory-Built Prefab Housing To Become the Norm?
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    What Will It Take for Factory-Built Prefab Housing To Become the Norm?

    Leaders in modular construction and prefab need to scale up to get more people thinking inside the box.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.17.15

  5. Recline Into These 5 Sunken Hangouts
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    Recline Into These 5 Sunken Hangouts

    There are no fondue sets to be found in these sunken spaces, just great conversation brokered by inviting design.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.08.15

  6. 3 Truly Inspiring Homes by Habitat for Humanity
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    3 Truly Inspiring Homes by Habitat for Humanity

    For nearly 40 years, Habitat for Humanity has worked with architects, students, and volunteers around the world to guarantee the neediest their most basic human right, shelter. These are the...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.02.15

  7. This Designer Has Carved a Spoon Every Day For a Year
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    This Designer Has Carved a Spoon Every Day For a Year

    For almost a year now, Stian Korntved Ruud has set aside some time each day to carve a wooden spoon.

    written by: Alex Ronan
    03.20.15

  8. Architecture Students Design and Build a Modern Prefab Fieldhouse
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    Architecture Students Design and Build a Modern Prefab Fieldhouse

    A class at Virginia Tech empowers future architects to build a prefab baseball fieldhouse from start to finish.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.18.15

  9. Mini Structures Are the Winter Equivalent of the Lifeguard Station
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    Mini Structures Are the Winter Equivalent of the Lifeguard Station

    Five creative warming huts on Lake Ontario ignore the cold to celebrate scenic beauty and public space.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.13.15

  10. 5 Perfectly Framed Views
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    5 Perfectly Framed Views

    The architects behind these structures use windows as apertures to deftly capture stunning vistas.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.11.15

  11. Modern Office Space Carved Out of a Crumbling Brick Building
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    Modern Office Space Carved Out of a Crumbling Brick Building

    R-ZERO converted this historic structure in Mexico City into a one-of-a-kind office space.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.10.15

  12. 7 Modern Homes With Exposed-Brick Accents
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    7 Modern Homes With Exposed-Brick Accents

    Exposed brick walls add a warming element to these contemporary interiors.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.10.15

  13. 10 Ways to Use Fiber-Cement Panels
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    10 Ways to Use Fiber-Cement Panels

    The versatile, hardy fiber-cement panel is a go-to finish for architects looking for durable, reliable, and flexible cladding—it's the ultimate modern material.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.09.15

  14. 6 Home Libraries that Take Book Storage to the Next Level
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    6 Home Libraries that Take Book Storage to the Next Level

    Some people prefer to read books on their tablets or e-readers. This slideshow isn't for them. In the following images, see how clever architects and designers have found ways to incorporate books...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.15

  15. Family-Friendly Neighborhood Takes Shape in Slovenia
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    Family-Friendly Neighborhood Takes Shape in Slovenia

    Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti creates a modern brick neighborhood in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.04.15

  16. 8 Dazzling Double-Height Spaces
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    8 Dazzling Double-Height Spaces

    A double-height space can really open a house up, as seen in these examples from Dwell's archives.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.03.15

  17. 7 Instantly Appealing Awnings
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    7 Instantly Appealing Awnings

    Sometimes a little sliver of shade at midday is all the vacation you need.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.03.15

  18. 6 Teensy Tiny Dwellings
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    6 Teensy Tiny Dwellings

    By "tiny," we don't mean cramped cottages or starter apartments. We mean houses the size of parking spots. These six dwellings are on the cutting-edge of the micro-housing movement.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.03.15

  19. 7 Stunning Waterfront Structures
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    7 Stunning Waterfront Structures

    The best architecture takes full advantage of a setting without upstaging it. Here are seven buildings that make the most of their waterfront perch.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.02.15

  20. 5 Relaxing Rooftops and Roof Decks
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    5 Relaxing Rooftops and Roof Decks

    These five rooftops and roof decks are so immaculately designed, you'll almost forget to take in the view.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.26.15

  21. With Input from Alessi, Students Put a Modern Spin on the Standing Desk
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    With Input from Alessi, Students Put a Modern Spin on the Standing Desk

    Design students from the University of Pennsylvania traveled to Italy in January to present their winning prototype, Kabu, to Alessi President Alberto Alessi.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.26.15

  22. 1830 Schoolhouse Salvaged as a Cozy Cabin
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    1830 Schoolhouse Salvaged as a Cozy Cabin

    Joining Shobac—a historic farm in Nova Scotia now filled with cabins available for rent—is a 1830 schoolhouse converted into a two-bedroom cottage. Rehabilitated by Brian MacKay-Lyons of MacKay...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.23.15

  23. Bathing Beauties: 5 Sleek Outdoor Showers
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    Bathing Beauties: 5 Sleek Outdoor Showers

    These spaces aren't for the bashful.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.20.15

  24. Sling Shots: 7 Ways to Design With the Versatile Sling Chair
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    Sling Shots: 7 Ways to Design With the Versatile Sling Chair

    Think of a sling chair as having the comfort of a hammock with a dressed up sensibility. From Brazilian classics to contemporary interpretations, the following are seven hot seats.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.20.15

  25. 5 Brass Accents to Brighten Any Home
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    5 Brass Accents to Brighten Any Home

    Brass is back. See how its warm glow can brighten practically any room or object.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.19.15

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