Collection by Dwell

Dwell December/January 2008, Vol. 08 Issue 02: Suburbs With Attitude

Prefab, Renovations, Additions, & More

Montreal, QuebecDispassionate about his city's de rigueur "City of Design" designation, architect Gilles Saucier shows us there's more to Montreal than Expo 67. Photo by: Matthew Monteith
Montreal, QuebecDispassionate about his city's de rigueur "City of Design" designation, architect Gilles Saucier shows us there's more to Montreal than Expo 67. Photo by: Matthew Monteith
During the renovation, the architect removed a cosmetic dormer, a mullioned picture window, and other superfluous openings, opting instead for a cleaner facade.
During the renovation, the architect removed a cosmetic dormer, a mullioned picture window, and other superfluous openings, opting instead for a cleaner facade.
This steel-and-glass house, set amid dense forest south of Ithaca, New York, captivated Maria Cook and Lance Compa when they first toured it in 2004. They bought it not long afterward and turned it into a weekend retreat.
This steel-and-glass house, set amid dense forest south of Ithaca, New York, captivated Maria Cook and Lance Compa when they first toured it in 2004. They bought it not long afterward and turned it into a weekend retreat.
Pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable, and discover which of our four-legged friends auctioneer Richard Wright picks to do your bidding.
Pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable, and discover which of our four-legged friends auctioneer Richard Wright picks to do your bidding.
Finding a home in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming was easy for this well-traveled family. The tricky part was reimagining and renovating the space to match their desired aesthetic. But, after four years, the house was transformed into the family’s modern oasis.
Finding a home in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming was easy for this well-traveled family. The tricky part was reimagining and renovating the space to match their desired aesthetic. But, after four years, the house was transformed into the family’s modern oasis.
The first of three was built for noted choreographer, and Thibault’s close friend, Jean-Pierre Perreault, and was based on a set design Thibault made for one of Perreault’s dance performances.
The first of three was built for noted choreographer, and Thibault’s close friend, Jean-Pierre Perreault, and was based on a set design Thibault made for one of Perreault’s dance performances.
Kraft paper-and-banana-fiber-woven vases by designer Domingos Totora, for the Objects + Stools collection.
Kraft paper-and-banana-fiber-woven vases by designer Domingos Totora, for the Objects + Stools collection.
Silverdal Terrace I gets its name from the raised rooftop terraces created by pulling back the upper module of the houses from the street. The terraces were very popular with buyers. “The houses change character depending on the angle you see them from,” says architect Anders Holmberg.
Silverdal Terrace I gets its name from the raised rooftop terraces created by pulling back the upper module of the houses from the street. The terraces were very popular with buyers. “The houses change character depending on the angle you see them from,” says architect Anders Holmberg.