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Dwell February 2016, Vol. 16 Issue 02: The New American Home
Modern Architecture Across the USA
An Idyllic Rhode Island Summer Cottage Is the Perfect Escape for a New York Family
A family escapes their urban environs to a vacation home attuned to its coastal landscape.
A Home, Studio, and Gallery Support a Growing Art Scene in Georgia
A forward-thinking architect builds a multifunctional structure with a burgeoning community in mind.
Eero Saarinen's Giant 1957 Masterpiece in New Jersey Restored and Reimagined
The cutting edge of laboratory design when first built, Bell Labs is being revamped to fulfill a new role—bringing the city to...
This Sparkling New Home Is a Perfect Remake of Classic Sarasota School Modernism
In a modernist seaside enclave, a couple calls in a pioneering architecture firm to build a new house rooted in midcentury style.
The Artist Using Playful Designs to Reimagine Public Space in the Twin Cities
An artist’s interactive public work fosters unity in Minnesota.
The Massive Project That's Using Old Rail Lines To Revolutionize Atlanta
A student’s lofty vision lays the groundwork for a city’s urban revitalization.
9 Modern Designs That Were Born in the USA
From small workshops to home studios, we herald a group of American makers.
An Impressive 20-Foot Skylight Transforms a Jumbled Chicago Home
By opening up the atrium of a historic residence in Chicago, an architect shows it may take more than a first (or second) draft...
The Nonprofit That's Using Seat Belts and Super Bowl Banners to Fix Up Indianapolis
People for Urban Progress upcycles cast-off urban hardware back into the community.
A Rooftop Garden Completes This Urban Pastoral Home
Building on the site of a former one-car garage, an architect creates his family’s home in an evolving, industrial neighborhood...
In a San Francisco Workshop, Kids Take on Carpentry with Mini Chisels and Saws
A San Francisco woodworking studio for kids a both carpentry skills and an appreciation for design thinking.
Up-and-Coming Cincinnati Designer Andrew Neyer Adds Color and Whimsy to Everyday Objects
An Ohio designer’s return home inspires a larger-than-life spin on the everyday.
Meet the Faces Behind Our 2016 Made in America Issue
For Dwell's annual issue dedicated to American architects, designers, and makers, we visited homegrown residences in...
Editor's Picks: 5 Modern Homes Across America
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.
A Modern Renovation Connects to a Traditional Texas Town Through a Glass Wall
In a South Texas border town, a family introduces a bold aesthetic.