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  1. The Getty Foundation's Modern Architecture Conservation Initiative
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    The Getty Foundation's Modern Architecture Conservation Initiative

    The institution establishes a program to update iconic buildings around the world.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.18.14

  2. Brick Garage Transformed Into Family Home
    Houses We Love

    Brick Garage Transformed Into Family Home

    An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.

    photos by: Simon Devitt
    09.18.14

  3. Modern Renovation of the South African Embassy in D.C.
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    Modern Renovation of the South African Embassy in D.C.

    Davis Brody Bond—a firm responsible for a number of prestigious cultural building projects, including the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the forthcoming Frick Collection expansion in New York—recently...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.12.14

  4. Complete Renovation of W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel
    Hotels

    Complete Renovation of W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel

    The lifestyle hotel chain’s $38 million renovation brings more swagger to Chicago's waterfront.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.10.14

  5. Archtober: A Monthlong Celebration of Design and Architecture Returns to New York City
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    Archtober: A Monthlong Celebration of Design and Architecture Returns to New York City

    With Dwell on Design New York as an anchor, the festival enters its fourth year with programs and tours in all five boroughs.

    written by: William Lamb
    09.09.14

  6. Garage Reimagined as a Family Gathering Space
    Houses We Love

    Garage Reimagined as a Family Gathering Space

    After a tree falls in Santa Monica, a garage is reborn as a 600-square-foot family gathering spot.

    photos by: Zen Sekizawa
    09.05.14

  7. Modern Bathroom Renovation in San Francisco
    Rooms We Love

    Modern Bathroom Renovation in San Francisco

    When Chris Brigham, founder of Knife & Saw, discovered water damage in the master bathroom of his San Francisco home, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The furniture maker and his wife...

    written by: Ali B. Zagat
    09.04.14

  8. Modern Cottage Renovation in Michigan
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    Modern Cottage Renovation in Michigan

    A sagging ranch house is reborn as a spacious cabin with a soaring roof in Harbert, Michigan.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.02.14

  9. Danish Farmhouse Turned Contemporary Art Studio
    House Tours

    Danish Farmhouse Turned Contemporary Art Studio

    At first sight, the plain barn adjacent to Lone and Søren Asmusson’s home in Farum, Denmark, looks like any other thatched barn on a country estate. Upon closer inspection, however, it becomes...

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    08.28.14

  10. Bright Renovation of a Tiny Manhattan Apartment
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    Bright Renovation of a Tiny Manhattan Apartment

    A husband-and-wife architect team transforms a 607-square-foot Manhattan apartment into an open and bright home for two graphic designers.

    written by: William Lamb
    08.18.14

  11. Bright Renovation of a 1970s Home
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    Bright Renovation of a 1970s Home

    Finding undeveloped land in the idyllic Californian city of Carmel-by-the-Sea is next to impossible. So when Austrian architect Mary Ann Schicketanz decided to leave rural Big Sur, where she had...

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    08.13.14

  12. Tiny, Streamlined Home Fit for a Family
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    Tiny, Streamlined Home Fit for a Family

    A growing family in Brooklyn downsizes their living space while expanding their collective quality of life.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    08.07.14

  13. 8 Light-Filled Renovations
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    8 Light-Filled Renovations

    A major renovation is the perfect opportunity to bring more light into a space. These remodeled homes incorporate vast swathes of windows to help bring the outside in.

    08.06.14

  14. 6 Amazing Facade Makeovers
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    6 Amazing Facade Makeovers

    Designing a modern house doesn't have to mean building from the ground up. These six renovations show how to update existing facades with modern details and bring old buildings into the future.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.04.14

  15. 8 Amazing Concrete Renovations
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    8 Amazing Concrete Renovations

    There are many reasons to build with concrete: it’s cheap, durable, and minimalistic. Whether adding new concrete elements or exposing old ones, these home renovations make impressive use of the...

    07.29.14

  16. Bright Modern Laundry Room We'd Actually Like to Spend Time In
    Rooms We Love

    Bright Modern Laundry Room We'd Actually Like to Spend Time In

    Often, we cleanse our duds in a wasteland of half-forgotten detergent bottles and dryer-sheet-detritus. But one creative couple in Boston’s South End have reimagined their laundry room as a sanctuary.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Eric Roth
    07.29.14

  17. Designing a Home to Accommodate Alzheimer’s
    House Tours

    Designing a Home to Accommodate Alzheimer’s

    For a couple coping with Alzheimer’s, a thoughtful addition creates a comfortable, long-term solution.

    07.25.14

  18. Planning for a Historic Home Renovation
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    Planning for a Historic Home Renovation

    The most successful historic home renovation is the one planned in detail. Having a plan identifies the work to be done at the approved cost and at the expected quality level. Click through the...

    written by: Porch
    07.18.14

  19. 10 Impressive Backyard Renovations
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    10 Impressive Backyard Renovations

    A renovation shouldn’t be confined to the interior of a house. Landscape design is just as important to the modernization of a home.

    07.17.14

  20. Transformative House Renovation in Seattle
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    Transformative House Renovation in Seattle

    A couple, both architects, give their 1918 bungalow a modern update.

    written by: William Lamb
    07.15.14

  21. Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach
    Houses We Love

    Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach

    A gut renovation and a landscaping makeover help a couple reconnect with the outdoors.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    07.15.14

  22. 10 Museum Renovations Across America
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    10 Museum Renovations Across America

    Even the most time-honored institutions can sometimes use a facelift. These venerable museums across the country are being revitalized with modern renovations.

    07.14.14

  23. 5 Remarkable Kitchen Renovations
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    5 Remarkable Kitchen Renovations

    Behold the mighty power of designers and architects to re-imagine and recast a kitchen, one of the most frequently renovated rooms in a modern home. You won't believe the before shots are from the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.07.14

  24. Resilient Building in the Post-Sandy Era
    Green

    Resilient Building in the Post-Sandy Era

    Architect and design activist Rachel Minnery talks to Dwell about Hurricane Sandy reconstruction and preparing for climate change.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.02.14

  25. 7 Green and Repurposed Sports Stadiums
    Green

    7 Green and Repurposed Sports Stadiums

    Creative reuse projects and green proposals give stadiums a longer life.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.01.14

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