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December 13, 2013
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  6 FAMOUS BRUTALIST BUILDINGS Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s and mostly fell out of favor in the last few decades with the exception of sporadic resurgences in South America and the Middle East. Here are six famous Brutalist buildings featured in Dwell.  Photo by Chris Mottalini.   This originally appeared in County Government Votes to Save Rudolph's Modernist Hallmark.

    6 FAMOUS BRUTALIST BUILDINGS

    Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s and mostly fell out of favor in the last few decades with the exception of sporadic resurgences in South America and the Middle East. Here are six famous Brutalist buildings featured in Dwell.

    Photo by Chris Mottalini.
    This originally appeared in County Government Votes to Save Rudolph's Modernist Hallmark.
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  10 MODERN REAR FACADES While curb appeal may get all the fan fair we think great architecture deserves kudos from all angles. Here, we've gathered 10 homes from the Dwell archives that pay as much attention to the design of back as the front.    This originally appeared in Five Open Decks.

    10 MODERN REAR FACADES

    While curb appeal may get all the fan fair we think great architecture deserves kudos from all angles. Here, we've gathered 10 homes from the Dwell archives that pay as much attention to the design of back as the front.

    This originally appeared in Five Open Decks.
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  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.  Photo by Misha Gravenor.   This originally appeared in Living Room.

    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.

    Photo by Misha Gravenor.
    This originally appeared in Living Room.
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  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.  Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen.   This originally appeared in A Converted Factory Building in Italy.

    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.

    Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen.
    This originally appeared in A Converted Factory Building in Italy.
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  7 MODERN HOMES DECORATED WITH IVY Ivy-covered houses conjure romantic thoughts of English cottages and times of yore but modern homes can benefit from a little lush greenery decoration too. Here, we take a look at seven modern houses with a touch of ivy.  Photo by Roy Zipstein.   This originally appeared in Baton Rouge Oasis.

    7 MODERN HOMES DECORATED WITH IVY

    Ivy-covered houses conjure romantic thoughts of English cottages and times of yore but modern homes can benefit from a little lush greenery decoration too. Here, we take a look at seven modern houses with a touch of ivy.

    Photo by Roy Zipstein.
    This originally appeared in Baton Rouge Oasis.
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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 boundary lies, there is plenty of Upstate New York to go around and, as it turns out, plenty of noteworthy residential architecture, too. Here, from Dwell's archives, are some of our favorite Empire State houses.  Photo by Barbel Miebach.   This originally appeared in Escape From New York.

    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 boundary lies, there is plenty of Upstate New York to go around and, as it turns out, plenty of noteworthy residential architecture, too. Here, from Dwell's archives, are some of our favorite Empire State houses.

    Photo by Barbel Miebach.
    This originally appeared in Escape From New York.
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  HOW TO: WOOD-PANELED BEDROOM If you're a minimalist but prefer a cozy, not cold bedroom, one tactic to consider is wood-paneled walls. Adding organic materials warms up the space without adding fussy detail. Here are eight examples.  Photo by Denise Prince Martin.   This originally appeared in Red, Wood, and Blue.

    HOW TO: WOOD-PANELED BEDROOM

    If you're a minimalist but prefer a cozy, not cold bedroom, one tactic to consider is wood-paneled walls. Adding organic materials warms up the space without adding fussy detail. Here are eight examples.

    Photo by Denise Prince Martin.
    This originally appeared in Red, Wood, and Blue.
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6 FAMOUS BRUTALIST BUILDINGS

Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s and mostly fell out of favor in the last few decades with the exception of sporadic resurgences in South America and the Middle East. Here are six famous Brutalist buildings featured in Dwell.

Photo by Chris Mottalini.

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