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  1. Modern Hawaii House Built on Lava Flow
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    Modern Hawaii House Built on Lava Flow

    Built on a Hawaiian lava flow, an architect’s first substantial house in concrete reflects its craggy surroundings.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Ian Allen
    07.25.14

  2. Thriving Micro-Living Model
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    Thriving Micro-Living Model

    A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for micro-living in San Diego.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    07.22.14

  3. 11 Ways to Dine Alfresco
    Outdoor

    11 Ways to Dine Alfresco

    Spring is finally here, bringing more opportunities to hit the terrace for meals. Here are 11 of our favorite ways to set up for modern outdoor dining.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.08.14

  4. 10 clever storage ideas for the bathroom
    A Great Idea

    10 clever storage ideas for the bathroom

    Flummoxed by the ever-present need for storage in the bathroom? Here are 10 ways to stash all your bath supplies in a modern way.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.07.14

  5. Preview: Shigeru Ban's First Permanent U.S. Museum
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    Preview: Shigeru Ban's First Permanent U.S. Museum

    Shigeru Ban calls the Aspen Art Museum, which is expected to be completed this summer, "my great step forward in my career as an architect." Dwell caught up with the architect for the recent reveal...

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.26.14

  6. Seattle vs. Denver Mashup
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    Seattle vs. Denver Mashup

    See how two green cities match up in a head to head on our "green bowl" on architecture, design, and sustainable projects.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.31.14

  7. 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

  8. 7 (Nearly) Net-Zero Homes
    Green

    7 (Nearly) Net-Zero Homes

    Hay insulation, passive solar, drought-tolerant gardens: Behold the following 7 houses from Dwell's pages that give back by striving for net-zero status.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.28.14

  9. 9 Renovations in Brooklyn
    Houses We Love

    9 Renovations in Brooklyn

    What’s not to love about Brooklyn? Here we present 9 funky, space-saving renovation projects from Dwell’s pages that will make you fall even harder for the borough.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.22.14

  10. 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

  11. 7 Beach Houses Around the World
    Houses We Love

    7 Beach Houses Around the World

    Any time of year, including winter, is ideal for enjoying a home close to the shore. To follow, we offer 7 from our archives with very different points of view.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.17.14

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 10 Exterior Stairs
    Renovation

    10 Exterior Stairs

    Sagging stairs and sad stoops will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the following inspirational ideas from clever architects and homeowners.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.09.14

  15. 11 Amazing Prefabs
    Houses We Love

    11 Amazing Prefabs

    Prefab houses are getting leaner, more efficient, and, in some cases, bigger. Here, we explore highlights from our December/January prefab issue, juxtaposed with our favorites from the past.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.06.14

  16. 8 Great Modern Hotels
    Hotels

    8 Great Modern Hotels

    With the winter weather comes dreams of an escape, which inspires us to consider the following modern hotels by forward-thinking architects and designers Dwell loves.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.03.14

  17. 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

  18. 12 Tips for Tiny Bathrooms
    Renovation

    12 Tips for Tiny Bathrooms

    If your itty bitty bathroom is ready for a redo, check out these 12 projects that make the most of limited space with clever tricks.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.19.13

  19. Ray Eames 101
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    Ray Eames 101

    In honor of the 101st birthday of Ray Eames last weekend (Happy birthday, Ray!), we present a look back at our past coverage of the design legend.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.17.13

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 10 More Tiny Kitchens We Love
    Design 101

    10 More Tiny Kitchens We Love

    In the second installment of our series on tiny kitchens, we bring you space-savers in New York, Hollywood, Tokyo, and beyond.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.06.13

  24. 6 Modern Homes in Norway
    Houses We Love

    6 Modern Homes in Norway

    It must be the chill in the air that has us thinking of Norway—lovely, freezing Norway. Here are six modern houses that make the place look downright cozy.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.03.13

  25. 8 Modern Mountainside Homes
    Houses We Love

    8 Modern Mountainside Homes

    Nothing beats a splendid view of a majestic mountaintop, and there’s no better venue from which to enjoy the vista than a modern house. Here are 8 homes from our pages that celebrate mountain...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.19.13

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