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  1. 5 Tiny Backyard Additions
    In The Modern World

    5 Tiny Backyard Additions

    These minuscule outbuildings may not contribute much in terms of square footage, but they do create valuable oases outside the home for work, play, and meditation.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    06.10.15

  2. Modern Megacities Put in Perspective by Charles and Ray Eames
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    Modern Megacities Put in Perspective by Charles and Ray Eames

    Charles and Ray Eames's seminal short

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.03.15

  3. New College Try: Fresh Design from Students
    In The Modern World

    New College Try: Fresh Design from Students

    Model-making is all well and good, but there's no substitute for hands-on experience. These five architecture programs empowered students to design and build functional structures in their...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.19.15

  4. This Illuminated Arkansas Home Changes Colors with the Tap of a Smartphone
    In The Modern World

    This Illuminated Arkansas Home Changes Colors with the Tap of a Smartphone

    An affordable live-work home in Fayetteville, Arkansas lights up the night with a series of low-cost LED fixtures.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    photos by: Timothy Hursley
    03.10.15

  5. Frei Otto Wins 2015 Pritzker Prize Posthumously
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    Frei Otto Wins 2015 Pritzker Prize Posthumously

    The late German architect, who passed away the day before the announcement, was just awarded the 2015 Pritzker Prize.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.10.15

  6. 8 Companies That Are Revolutionizing Kit Homes
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    8 Companies That Are Revolutionizing Kit Homes

    With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and sizes, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers. We’ve rounded up eight innovative companies whose products range from disaster relief...

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    03.01.15

  7. Modern Valentines: A Love Letter to Eero Saarinen
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    Modern Valentines: A Love Letter to Eero Saarinen

    Who says modern can't be romantic? Knoll just unearthed a trove of love letters exchanged between iconic designer Eero Saarinen and his wife, writer Aline B. Saarinen. Filled with pet names and...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.13.15

  8. You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues
    In The Modern World

    You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues

    Following the advent of modernism, sacred architecture continues to reinvent religious expression.

    12.16.14

  9. Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas
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    Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas

    Responding to the displacement caused by Typhoon Haiyan, architect Shigeru Ban designed a series of easy-to-build prefab shelters for the Philippines.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.12.14

  10. Architects Dream Up Truly Inviting Housing Options for Aging Population
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    Architects Dream Up Truly Inviting Housing Options for Aging Population

    New advancements in aging-in-place strategies provide a positive outlook for the long term.

    12.11.14

  11. Clever Concept Tackles Movement Toward Smaller Kitchens
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    Clever Concept Tackles Movement Toward Smaller Kitchens

    A modular culinary concept addresses the mass movement toward small-space living.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.07.14

  12. Four Designers Reimagine the Home in London's Trafalgar Square
    In The Modern World

    Four Designers Reimagine the Home in London's Trafalgar Square

    Four design teams create temporary spaces that toy with the concept of home in Trafalgar Square.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.24.14

  13. Stunning Architectural Drawing Museum in Berlin
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    Stunning Architectural Drawing Museum in Berlin

    A stunning feat in concrete and glass, the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin, designed by Russian firm SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    photos by: Roland Halbe
    09.09.14

  14. French Architect Brings Brilliant Color to Tokyo
    In The Modern World

    French Architect Brings Brilliant Color to Tokyo

    A French architect and designer makes her saturated mark on Tokyo’s streetscape.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    08.19.14

  15. 11 Inspiring Small Space Projects Around the World
    In The Modern World

    11 Inspiring Small Space Projects Around the World

    When it comes to the World Architecture Festival—the largest, live global architecture festival and awards—the slight gestures and creative solutions found in these small-space projects can provide...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.14.14

  16. Green Prefab Homes for a Native American Reservation
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    Green Prefab Homes for a Native American Reservation

    The Make it Right foundation taps architects to put a prefab spin on homes for the Fort Peck reservation in Montana.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.14.14

  17. 3-D Printed Canal House in Amsterdam
    In The Modern World

    3-D Printed Canal House in Amsterdam

    An in-progress 3-D printed house could impact the future of urban housing.

    written by: Tim Hanrahan
    06.05.14

  18. Photographer Candida Höfer's Lush Images of Architecture
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    Photographer Candida Höfer's Lush Images of Architecture

    The photographer's large-scale interior photos function like architectural character sketches.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.09.14

  19. An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles
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    An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles

    A net-zero prefab home design is set to reinvigorate a down-at-the-heels Los Angeles neighborhood.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.29.13

  20. Claesson Koivisto Rune's Scandinavian Prefab Prototype
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    Claesson Koivisto Rune's Scandinavian Prefab Prototype

    Claesson Koivisto Rune introduces its second iteration of the prefab home, combining time-honored Scandinavian touches with the studio’s signature polished aesthetic.

    written by: Madeline A. Potter
    12.26.13

  21. 9 Designs From New Orleans
    In The Modern World

    9 Designs From New Orleans

    In honor of noted New Orleans architect Allen Eskew, who died Tuesday, we meander through the great design and architecture we love from the Big Easy.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.13.13

  22. Geometric Housing Complex in Jerusalem
    In The Modern World

    Geometric Housing Complex in Jerusalem

    Architect Zvi Hecker explores geometric forms in three-dimensional structures, or “polyhedric architecture.”

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.17.13

  23. 8 Design Instagrammers We Love
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    8 Design Instagrammers We Love

    First, if you're not following @dwellmagazine on Instagram, what are you waiting for? And if you're like us, you can never see enough design—so here, we've rounded up eight other must-follow...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.04.13

  24. Micro-Dwellings Across America
    In The Modern World

    Micro-Dwellings Across America

    From crowded cities to a trailer park of tiny houses planned for Sonoma County, California, multiunit micro-housing complexes are popping up all across America.

    written by: Tafline Laylin
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    10.23.13

  25. The City of Chandigarh by Le Corbusier
    In The Modern World

    The City of Chandigarh by Le Corbusier

    Los Angeles architect Linda Taalman made a rare visit to Le Corbusier’s fraught masterpiece, the capitol complex of the city of Chandigarh. Here she offers her take on Corbu’s vision for a modern...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    09.07.13

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