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  1. Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses
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    Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses

    Where does Upstate New York begin? Ask a New York City dweller and they are likely to tell you that "Upstate" means anything north of the Cross-Westchester Expressway. Wherever its southern...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.11.13

  2. 7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms
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    7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms

    The great room—a combined living, dining, and cooking space—is one of architecture's great equalizers. People often want to be together without being sequestered into separate rooms for socializing...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.16.13

  3. 8 Modern Carports
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    8 Modern Carports

    Though it's sometimes looked down upon as a dowdy counterpart to its enclosed cousin, the garage, the carport is a functional and—as these examples from Dwell's archives suggest—often elegant touch...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.02.14

  4. Design Detail: More Modern Bridges
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    Design Detail: More Modern Bridges

    Footbridges can join an older structures to a new additions, or close a gulf between a house and the street. And when good design is part of the mix, they can add a decorative touch. Following this...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.03.14

  5. 7 Modern Mezzanines
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    7 Modern Mezzanines

    Mezzanines are, by definition, in-between spaces—neither here, nor there; neither upstairs nor down. But mezzanines needn't be wasted space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven examples of...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.17.13

  6. A Modern Park Pavilion Rises in Dallas
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    A Modern Park Pavilion Rises in Dallas

    In a modest park on the western edge of Dallas, a modern picnic pavilion is a gathering point.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.10.13

  7. 7 Uses of Perforated Metal
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    7 Uses of Perforated Metal

    A laser cutter or water-jet cutter can add a whimsical, decorative flourish to virtually any space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven creative uses of perforated metal.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.27.14

  8. NYAIA Recognizes 6 Creative New York Architecture and Design Studios
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    NYAIA Recognizes 6 Creative New York Architecture and Design Studios

    The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the six winners of its biennial New Practices New York competition, which singles out promising and pioneering city-based...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.04.14

  9. A Sensitive Modern House in Austin, Texas
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    A Sensitive Modern House in Austin, Texas

    An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.

    written by: William Lamb
    10.15.14

  10. An Enclave of Modern Cottages in New York's Hudson Valley
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    An Enclave of Modern Cottages in New York's Hudson Valley

    At Hudson Woods, architect Drew Lang creates a modern community with a strong local flavor.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.12.14

  11. A Modern Home for a Design-Savvy Family in Florida
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    A Modern Home for a Design-Savvy Family in Florida

    A design-build firm with a flair for modernism creates a stylish indoor-outdoor living space in Winter Park.

    written by: William Lamb
    10.31.14

  12. Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright House in Illinois Is Reborn as a Museum
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    Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright House in Illinois Is Reborn as a Museum

    Tours of the Ken and Phyllis Laurent House in Rockford, Wright's only accessible building, start June 7.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.24.14

  13. 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

  14. Eight Daring Designs in Mexico City
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    Eight Daring Designs in Mexico City

    Mexico's capital is known for being a congested, vivacious metropolis, but it is also coming into its own as a locus of first-rate design and architecture.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.10.15

  15. A Ranch-Style House in California Gets a Contemporary Makeover
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    A Ranch-Style House in California Gets a Contemporary Makeover

    In Cardiff by the Sea, a client's love of yoga shines through in her redesigned home.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Martin Mann
    02.12.15

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. A Gut Renovation Transforms a Tiny Manhattan Apartment
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    A Gut Renovation Transforms a Tiny Manhattan Apartment

    A 400-square-foot Upper East Side apartment gets a new look.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.30.14

  21. Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts
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    Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts

    An exhibition coming to coastal Massachusetts in March explores California's evolution as an incubator of progressive midcentury design.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.05.14

  22. A Transformative Apartment Renovation in Brooklyn
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    A Transformative Apartment Renovation in Brooklyn

    A cramped apartment in a prewar apartment building becomes an inviting space for a young family.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.20.14

  23. An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City
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    An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City

    An inviting house in the Mexican capital draws the outside in.

    written by: William Lamb
    06.03.14

  24. In Montreal, a Modern Addition Captures Views of the Horizon
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    In Montreal, a Modern Addition Captures Views of the Horizon

    A young firm updates a midcentury house with a contemporary two-story expansion.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.25.15

  25. Montreal Firm Receives Emerging Architectural Practice Award
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    Montreal Firm Receives Emerging Architectural Practice Award

    KANVA's innovative approach earns it a prestigious Canadian architectural honor.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.06.15

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