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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 8 Innovative Ceilings That Break the Mold
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    8 Innovative Ceilings That Break the Mold

    In the past few months, Dwell has published a bevy of buildings sporting show-stopping and technically complicated ceilings, proving that innovative design doesn't just happen at eye level.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.22.15

  12. A Modern Trailer is an Experiment in Small-Space Living
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    A Modern Trailer is an Experiment in Small-Space Living

    In Canada's Yukon Territory, a college instructor builds a lightweight, efficient 97-square-foot mobile dwelling.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.22.15

  13. Multi-Family Development Suggests Possibilities for Urban Senior Housing
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    Multi-Family Development Suggests Possibilities for Urban Senior Housing

    Barbara Bestor's small lot subdivision housing development in Los Angeles may present an appealing solution for the urban-dwelling aging population.

    01.15.15

  14. Live Where You Work and Work Where You Live in Boundary-Blurring Vegas Tower
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    Live Where You Work and Work Where You Live in Boundary-Blurring Vegas Tower

    An innovative design by M-Rad Studio for Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project aims to rethink the live/work concept in Las Vegas.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.12.15

  15. Your Road Trip's New Best Friend: 44-Square-Foot Prefab Trailer
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    Your Road Trip's New Best Friend: 44-Square-Foot Prefab Trailer

    A hybrid prefab trailer harnesses principles of mobility and modernist industrial design.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.02.15

  16. It Took Less Than a Month to Assemble this Entirely Modular Apartment Building in NYC
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    It Took Less Than a Month to Assemble this Entirely Modular Apartment Building in NYC

    Winning the race to build the tallest prefab building in New York City, Gluck+ assembles 28 affordable housing units in less than a month.

    12.26.14

  17. Plan to Repurpose Orange County Government Center, A Brutalist Masterpiece
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    Plan to Repurpose Orange County Government Center, A Brutalist Masterpiece

    Paul Rudolph's Brutalist masterpiece, the Orange County Government Center in Goshen, New York, has faced an uncertain future after closing in 2011 due to storm damage. To protect the structure from...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.11.14

  18. Passivhaus Institut Crosses Million-Square-Meter Threshold
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    Passivhaus Institut Crosses Million-Square-Meter Threshold

    The Passivhaus Institut in Darnstadt, Germany, announced today that a million square meters of interior space—or nearly 10.8 million square feet—have been certified as having met the passive house...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.09.14

  19. Housing in Megacities is a Mess. What Can We Do About It?
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    Housing in Megacities is a Mess. What Can We Do About It?

    Six teams of architects propose empowering new solutions for urban sprawl.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.01.14

  20. Jet Set: 8 Modern Airport Designs
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    Jet Set: 8 Modern Airport Designs

    Flying—as 3.55 million Americans are expected to do this Thanksgiving weekend, according to projections by AAA—can be an unpleasant slog. But it doesn't have to be. Here are eight airports whose...

    written by: William Lamb
    11.28.14

  21. SANAA's Design for Grace Farms Blends Architecture with Nature
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    SANAA's Design for Grace Farms Blends Architecture with Nature

    On Grace Farms's pastoral plot of land in New Canaan, Connecticut, the River by Pritzker Prize–winning architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA takes shape.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.19.14

  22. A 40-Story Skyscraper Built of Wood May Not Be Far from Reality
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    A 40-Story Skyscraper Built of Wood May Not Be Far from Reality

    A new generation of buildings are proving that tall wood construction is a rising trend.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.17.14

  23. BIG Presents New Vision for Smithsonian Campus in Washington
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    BIG Presents New Vision for Smithsonian Campus in Washington

    The Bjarke Ingels Group proposes a new vision for the esteemed D.C. institution.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.13.14

  24. Inexpensive, Easy-Assembly Shipping Container Home
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    Inexpensive, Easy-Assembly Shipping Container Home

    An attractive shipping container house shows the benefits of prefab living.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.13.14

  25. How Much Could You Do with 270 Square Feet?
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    How Much Could You Do with 270 Square Feet?

    Taking its lead from a Swedish building code, a new book proposes ingenious concepts that can fit in 270 square feet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.13.14

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