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  1. Barns Ennobled
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    Barns Ennobled

    Subverting the traditional, conservatively cozy British barn conversion, Carl Turner created a getaway in rural Norfolk for himself and his friends to visit, repose, and consider the beauty of...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    12.29.11

  2. Braver's New World
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    Braver's New World

    A revamp of this small suburban Massachusetts home doubled its size while giving the yard, the neighbors, and the planet a little breathing room.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Chang Kyun Kim
    12.29.11

  3. Arch Support
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    Arch Support

    Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect Benedetta Tagliabue.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    12.29.11

  4. The Director's House: Cranbrook
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    The Director's House: Cranbrook

    After fifteen years of disuse, a Saarinen-designed house on the Cranbrook campus has been renovated and updated by the school's Director, Reed Kroloff, and interior designer Lynda Charfoos.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.18.11

  5. A Potrero Hill Renovation
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    A Potrero Hill Renovation

    San Francisco architect Cary Bernstein recently completed this renovation and expansion of an old cottage in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood. The cottage had suffered a series of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Cesar Rubio
    12.05.11

  6. Building a Prefab House
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    Building a Prefab House

    A highlight of reporting "A Simple Plan," my story about the Marmol Radziner-designed prefab in Ukiah, California (in our December/January 2012 issue, and online here) was sitting down...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.24.11

  7. Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco
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    Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco

    Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their collection and reflect their passions.

    photos by: Drew Kelly
    11.16.11

  8. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5
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    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 5:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    11.16.11

  9. lamesadevenn: Part Four
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    lamesadevenn: Part Four

    Site in hand, lamesadevenn began developing a design and program that would be cutting-edge and strikingly original—and of questionable feasibility. ...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    11.15.11

  10. Building Green in Albany
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    Building Green in Albany

    This year, Build it Green celebrates the completion of its 10,000th GreenPoint rated home. Through the Greenpoint system, Build it Green awards points for energy efficiency, resource conservation,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.09.11

  11. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 4
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    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 4

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 4: A...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    10.26.11

  12. Small in Seattle
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    Small in Seattle

    For architect Michelle Linden, living and working in 600 square feet poses its challenges, but one of the biggest was completing a gut-renovation on the tightest of budgets—just $25,000....

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.21.11

  13. Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco
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    Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco

    To convert a musty mid-century house with a nonsensical floor plan into a modern and space-efficient family home, three intrepid designers played a bit of architectural Tetris.

    written by: Rachel Levin
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    10.20.11

  14. IdeaGarden Eco-Farmhouse
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    IdeaGarden Eco-Farmhouse

    After Will Rosenzweig and Carla Fracchia bought this 100-year-old farmhouse in Healdsburg, California, they hired Arkin Tilt Architects and Earthtone Construction to make an eco-friendly example...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.13.11

  15. Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville
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    Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville

    Persistence paid off for this Cali­fornia couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    10.10.11

  16. lamesadevenn: Part Three
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    lamesadevenn: Part Three

    A joyous moment: The site that Alba and Lopez discovered, on the developing southside of Santa Fe, offered the space, the views, and a promising pack of neighbors. The land also came with a well,...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    10.06.11

  17. Emeryville Renovation: Part 3
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    Emeryville Renovation: Part 3

    In our latest Backstory series, we'll be previewing the loft renovation that is the featured My House in Dwell's November issue—our first-ever online sneak peek. Here, Emeryville, California...

    written by: Peter Benoit
    09.26.11

  18. Refurbishing A Lane Coffee Table
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    Refurbishing A Lane Coffee Table

    I purchased this table months ago from a thrift store in Chicago. It was a mistake. As you can see from the before photo, it's more of a project than it is a table. And I swore to myself I would ...

    written by: Katherine Raz
    09.23.11

  19. Emeryville Renovation: Part 2
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    Emeryville Renovation: Part 2

    In this Backstory series, preview the loft renovation that will be the My House story in Dwell's November issue—our first-ever online sneak peek. Here, Emeryville, California, architect Peter...

    written by: Peter Benoit
    09.22.11

  20. lamesadevenn: Part Two
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    lamesadevenn: Part Two

    In this series, trace the evolution of lamesadevenn, an international collaborative of architects, product designers and communication specialists who are redefining how and why we design. They...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    09.19.11

  21. Building the Maxon House: Week 26
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 26

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    09.07.11

  22. A Well-Grafted Home
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    A Well-Grafted Home

    Working creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville house.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Noah Webb
    09.06.11

  23. Raise High the Roof Beams
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    Raise High the Roof Beams

    Creative bartering and a healthy dose of sweat equity allowed a young Charleston couple to transform a derelict 19th-century structure into an inspired living space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Daniel Shea
    08.29.11

  24. On the Waterfront
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    On the Waterfront

    After purchasing a revered archetypal lake house designed by American architect Richard Meier, a retired couple launches into the home’s second renovation in 35 years.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    08.22.11

  25. Almost Perfect
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    Almost Perfect

    Inspired by tansu chests and raw materials that show patina, a pair of Sydney-based architects renovated their own home—slowly.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    08.21.11

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