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Designing with Plywood in the Modern Home

Without compromising design-forward thinking these seven beautiful residences made use of the economical material to carve out a place to call home. For more inspiration be sure to check out 8 Ways to Design with Plywood.
February 10, 2014
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8 Ways to Design with Plywood

Architecture gets expensive, so these homebuilders put their creativity to work by designing with plywood. Here's how they saved a buck on materials without looking, well, cheap.
January 11, 2014
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Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials

The first annual Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge heralds four innovative, sustainable building materials.
November 18, 2013
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All-Clad: 7 Innovative Exteriors

From wood to steel to glass to cement boards, we give you the inside track on the materials and techniques needed to make your facade sing.
October 24, 2013
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7 New Pieces from Danish Crafts Collection

Danish Crafts, an organization dedicated to launching the careers of emerging designers and sharing Denmark's design with the world, showed its latest collection at Maison&Objet.
September 17, 2013
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Home Furnishings: Mag-Neato

For almost a decade Dwell has printed countless examples of new furniture designs, but with a handful of exceptions, little has been offered—–to us or to you—–in the way of truly new ideas about what furniture could be or do. Digital technology and material innovation have pushed the forms and qualities of modern furniture into unexplored realms; however, the industry is still dominated by a staple diet of types: chairs, sofas, tables, and storage. Arguing against the creation of new chair designs would be like debating the need for new novels. That notwithstanding, we still wondered what furniture could be without imposing any constraints on the designer. To find out, we turned to hometown superheroes Council—–the San Francisco furniture-design company founded by Derek Chen and winner of the 2009 ICFF Editors Award for furniture.
December 16, 2009
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Kirei Instead of Wood?

Among the ever-expanding sea of wood alternatives, Kirei -- the Japanese character signifying 'beautiful' or 'clean' -- makes some unique materials that can replace your typical (and potentially 'unsustainable') flooring and interior millwork options.
September 28, 2009
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Four Walls and a Screw-Top

What does a $9.99 bottle of screw-top wine have to do with a prefab house? Vetter Denk made the connections in an innovative getaway for an enterprising vintner.
August 21, 2009
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