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West Village apartment with custom Japanese-inspired millwork

725 Square Feet and Loads of Modern Gems

This compact New York City apartment is chock-full of vintage highlights.
June 15, 2016
Barbara Hill's Dancehall/House in Marfa, Texas
September 14, 2010
Misty Keasler

This Former Dance Hall Gets an Encore and Becomes a Designer's House

Designer Barbara Hill transformed the derelict building into a sophisticated and slightly rough-around-the-edges retreat.
June 14, 2016
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The House That Takes Recycling to the Next Level

In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas.
June 14, 2016
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Beauty and Brains: Building Sustainably With Redwood

The return of summer barbecues and back porch hangouts means that outdoor living spaces are again enjoying heavy foot traffic. For these areas, few materials are as strong and visually striking as redwood.
June 13, 2016
marston house interior bedroom

Centuries-Old Farmhouses Inspired This Timeless Home

When it came to designing a new home for herself and her family, one of the most important ambitions held by architect Lucy Marston was to create a sense of belonging.
June 13, 2016
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Photo of the Week: A Seattle Couple Renovates Their Dream House

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
June 8, 2016
Kensington Street Sydney Australia

Urban Rehab: Once Abandoned, a Sydney Street Rises Again

An adaptive reuse project transforms a derelict Australian streetscape into a vibrant public space—and picks up two 2016 Good Design Awards in the process.
June 8, 2016
IKEA Life at Home Report

IKEA Asks: Would You Rather Have Wi-Fi or a Living Room?

The Swedish retailer unveils its third Life at Home report, a look at how residents of 12 cities around the world define the concept of home.
June 8, 2016
Marcel Wilson's backyard marshland with wooden boardwalk

This Backyard Returns to the Wild

A landscape architect in San Francisco harnesses an underground water source to create a lush marshland in his own backyard.
June 8, 2016
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