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November 3, 2013
We recently rounded up our 10 favorite headlines of issues past, and in this installment we share some music-inspired titles.
Outdoor swimming pool by tall concrete fence and wood plank walkway
Appetite for Construction

Six years ago, architect Jorge Gracia came to Dwell’s attention with a house he built for his family that was radically different from any other in his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico, where the hillsides are peppered with unplanned, makeshift houses for the poor and pastel-colored, ersatz Spanish manses for the rich. Despite Mexico’s strong modernist tradition—think of the work of Luis Barragán and Enrique Norten—Tijuana hasn’t been its beneficiary. “I’m an architect in a city with no architecture,” Gracia told Dwell in 2005. “In a place like this, you have to ask a client to have faith, and faith to me has always been the belief in something you can’t see.” Photo by Paco Perez Arriaga.

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Originally appeared in Appetite for Construction
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Modern bookshelf in a renovated home
Clad Romance

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

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Originally appeared in Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville
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le Salon gallery dining room in Marrakech, Morocco
Marrakech Expressed

33 Rue Majorelle, a new concept store specializing in housewares and clothes in Marrakech, Morocco, is pushing the nation’s centuries-old design traditions firmly into the 21st century.

Originally appeared in Marrakech Expressed
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Norwegian Wood

Designing a house for this setting was a thrilling puzzle of aesthetics and terrain for a young architect. The house they built that year suited the couple for 30 years of long summer vacations, but recently, as Kiehl tells us, it was time for an upgrade. Photo by Pia Ulin.

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Johnny Lökaas and Conny Ahlgren pose in their living room with some of their art collection, which includes a Julian Opie portrait and works by Keith Haring and others. Space to show the art and good light for viewing it were the priorities.
Guys and Walls

With their light, white house that owes equal debts to its Nordic surroundings and to the Japanese provenance of its architects, a pair of design-minded art lovers are boldly making their mark on their new home: the tiny town of Landskrona, Sweden. Photo by Mark Seelen.

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Originally appeared in Contemporary Nordic Town House
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Modern outdoor pool area with curved white lounge chairs
Rebirth of the Cool

The Sunshine State once yielded a bumper crop of modernist homes that—as this remodel proves—are still worth savoring.

Originally appeared in Rebirth of the Cool
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Young Americans

Our December/January 2011 issue.

Originally appeared in 10 Issues of Modern Across America
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Outdoor swimming pool by tall concrete fence and wood plank walkway
Appetite for Construction

Six years ago, architect Jorge Gracia came to Dwell’s attention with a house he built for his family that was radically different from any other in his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico, where the hillsides are peppered with unplanned, makeshift houses for the poor and pastel-colored, ersatz Spanish manses for the rich. Despite Mexico’s strong modernist tradition—think of the work of Luis Barragán and Enrique Norten—Tijuana hasn’t been its beneficiary. “I’m an architect in a city with no architecture,” Gracia told Dwell in 2005. “In a place like this, you have to ask a client to have faith, and faith to me has always been the belief in something you can’t see.” Photo by Paco Perez Arriaga.

Photo by Paco Perez Arriaga.

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