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Dwell February 2015, Vol. 15 Issue 02: A Fresh Start
Amazing renovations in São Paulo, Montreal, and Los Angeles
A Musty Attic is Transformed Into a Luminous Loft
In Seattle, an architect transforms a cramped space into a flexible family gathering spot.
Can You Believe This House Used to be a Dilapidated Toolshed?
An architect and an interior designer put the tools to the test for this impressive renovation.
You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues
Following the advent of modernism, sacred architecture continues to reinvent religious expression.
Kelly Vencill Sanchez
Japanese Home Among the Trees Uses Bookshelves and Glass for Walls
An established Japanese architecture firm with a yen for porous, indoor-outdoor living spaces crafts a hilltop perch for a young...
L.A. Renovation Respects Midcentury Bones (While Adding Some Flair)
A couple return their A. Quincy Jones house in Los Angeles to its former glory—and add some soul of their own.
Fred A. Bernstein
1920s Bungalow Plus Modern Addition Equals Perfect Austin Home
A couple planning for an investment property in Austin ended up with a home that was too terrific to let go.
These Need-to-Own Neutral Tiles Are the Opposite of Boring
From a line inspired by the architectural works of Robert A.M. Stern to rich metallic tiles and colors that evoke the...
Geometric Tile That Comes in 64 Hues Will Satisfy Your Decorating Dreams
Italian tile company 41zero42 knows that when it comes to color, options reign supreme.
French Architect Odile Decq Designs Captivating Museums, Yachts, and Fruit Bowls
The award-winning French architect and urban planner discusses the joy of designing across many platforms.
Smart Home Materials You Need to Know About
Andrew Dent, the vice president of Library and Materials Research at Material ConneXion, shares his top five picks for...
Rojkind Arquitectos is Transforming Mexico City, One Whimsical Building at a Time
A firm with a daring sense of creativity puts its stamp on Mexico City.
Amazing Garden Oasis in São Paulo Born from a Five-Year Search and Renovation
A pair of architects help a client carve out an oasis of calm amid São Paulo’s bustle.
How to Integrate Smart Lighting into Your Home
The firm OneButton specializes in creating custom technology solutions for spaces ranging from offices to residences.
Brilliantly Hued Surface Materials
New surface materials present kaleidoscopic hues and bold options for the color obsessed.
Meet The Faces Behind Our Renovation Issue
Our February 2015 issue spotlights renovation projects across the world, from São Paulo to Austin.
Scandinavian Style Revives This Montreal Home
A clever design team brings a dash of Scandinavian style to a Danish executive’s flat in a renovated Montreal triplex.
Rose Maura Lorre
Material ConneXion Library Has Over 7,500 Innovative Materials
Andrew Dent, a scientist and the vice president of Library and Materials Research at Material ConneXion, shares intel on the...
These 5 Transformations Show Why Challenging Renovations Are Worth It
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2015 issue.