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Articles about meticulous renovation turns run down house storage smart gem on Dwell.com - Dwell

Minute details and judiciously applied materials create a refined home in San Francisco.<p>Persistence paid off for this California couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.<p>Upside-down houses have been on my mind lately.<p>For a Toronto couple with a love of …

Architecture

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Two West Coast transplants, priced out of San Francisco, build their North Carolina dream home.<p>After last year’s collaboration, we were excited to team up with Monogram again for the 2016 Monogram Modern Home Tour.<p>A couple channel their Swiss roots in the American South.<p>These design-forward home …

The rope swing in the kitchen of this San Francisco house is a sign that it was designed for a playful young family

Feldman Architecture have designed a house in San Francisco, California, for a couple with three children.<p>The multi-level home has an open floor plan …

Articles about accessible modern prefab northern california on Dwell.com - Dwell

A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the...<p>A Silicon Valley couple call in the firm behind Apple’s most recognized retail locations to design a relaxed retreat.<p>Thanks to a prefab in-law unit, an octogenarian …

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A family matriarch enlisted an architect, an interior designer, a builder, and a landscape architect to help realize her vision...<p>Enjoy the salty air and coastal views—without having to invest your nest egg in a ground-up build.<p>Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed …

Articles about 22 expert tips and tricks designing small dwellings on Dwell.com - Dwell

Of course, a little decor is great while on vacations, but it's the rigors of your day to day work routine that can benefit the...<p>Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>From design concept to installation, these 10 tips will guide you through your next kitchen remodel.<p>Herman …

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Designers Sebastian Haquet and Thomas Lanthier have a decidedly modern take on shelters for pets.<p>Look inside some brilliant sketchbooks from Magma that carve out a creative niche for themselves.<p>Set amidst rolling hills in the 900-year-old village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro, in Tuscany’s Val …

Articles about couple build their eco friendly dream home forest on Dwell.com - Dwell

Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.<p>Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city where...<p>I've known about Paperless Post for a while now; this past wedding …

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Built on a hill with beautiful views, this little house was made for entertaining.<p>An angular addition breaks the rules of suburbia.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>The wooden structure next to Laurie and Peter …

Articles about green portland home built passive house standards on Dwell.com - Dwell

The always popular Dwell Home Tour series will explore Portland for the first time this summer.<p>In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.<p>Back in early 2008, we wrote about a new suburban development by Swedish …

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What’s probably the worst thing about traveling? In my opinion, it’s being on vacation without feeling like you’re on vacation.<p>A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>Bravo’s new show Yours, Mine or Ours challenges couples to …

Articles about affordable modern home atlanta on Dwell.com - Dwell

On a sloped creekside site in Atlanta, Georgia, architect Staffan Svenson elevates humble materials and basic geometries to craft...<p>Mark Johnson started daydreaming last year about how residential architecture in his native Houston would be improved if...<p>Designer Barbara Hill applies her polished …

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A snug footprint and protected streetscape in Sydney prompt an architect to build skyward.<p>Set on 1.5 acres of an expansive green lot filled with mature trees, this modern classic located in the exclusive Cachet Country...<p>We have all played the game “Tetris” at least once in our lives.<p>An airy …

Articles about california cottage renovated easy indoor outdoor living on Dwell.com - Dwell

When you are involved in building renovations, whether a small scale domestic renovation project or a large scale industrial job...<p>Southern California often conjures up visions of sun, sand, and surf—but for the modernist, it also brings to mind midcentury...<p>In the hot and humid South, time seems …

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The grand opening of the new California Academy of Sciences, one of the year’s most anticipated events, is taking place this...<p>On February 5, the National Academy in New York, one of the country's oldest arts organizations, honored architectural firm...<p>Robust materials and a flexible floor plan …

Articles about 10 concrete patios we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tiny houses are spreading like proverbial wildfires across the world—and probably because it really just makes sense.<p>We're celebrating the 116th birthday of the iconic designer and architect by looking back at some of his best work.<p>“The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one …

Lofts

This house lets light in, but maintains privacy, with a large screen wall

Materium have designed the Screen House, a home in Singapore, that features a large screen, allowing light in, while at the same time providing …

Naturally aged cedar boards line the interior of this coffee shop in Rhode Island

3six0 Architecture have designed Dave’s Coffee, an espresso bar and coffee shop in Providence, Rhode Island.<p>The designer’s description<p>Ten years ago …

Stinessen Arkitektur design a group of holiday huts in Norway

Stinessen Arkitektur have designed a group of huts as part of the Manshausen Island Resort, that specializes in adventure and exploration off the …

29 Things Every Girl Needs In Her Apartment Before She Turns 30

Décor wisdom from Lauren Conrad.<p>Your 20s can feel like a constant state of flux. Frequent moves are a fact of life as you transition from college to your first real apartment and beyond. But by the time you're 30, you're usually ready to settle down a bit.<p>I'm not by any means saying you have to be …

Articles about 6 weekend homes we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of prefabricated, modular homes in Colorado.<p>While loft living might not be for everyone, others find it dream-worthy.<p>Whether your bookcase spans an entire wall or exists solely on your nightstand, where you house your books …

Lofts

A Contemporary Home For A Family In Bahrain

Moriq have designed the Amwaj Villa, a contemporary home for a family in Bahrain.<p>The project description from Moriq<p>The house was meant for a single …

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A man and his wife make an emotional return to an apartment building he loved as a kid.<p>When you live in an apartment, the surrounding city becomes an extension of your home. The nearby parks act as your backyard.<p>The prospect of retirement doesn’t just signal the end of a career; it offers the …

See The $5.1 Million Duplex Jessica Chastain Now Owns

The "Interstellar" actress and her boyfriend Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo just bought a four-bedroom abode in NYC's famed Osborne building.<p>Jessica Chastain is the lucky new owner of a spacious apartment in one of Midtown Manhattan's most desirable luxury buildings, The Osborne. Chastain and her …

Get the Look: Broad City

Abbi and Ilana may be broke in the big city, but their apartments have serious style.<p>No <i>Sex and the City</i> here: <i>Broad City</i>'s Abbi and Ilana live in a much-more-realistic version of the Big Apple — with a few surrealistic flourishes. They may be on a budget, but in real life, who isn't? There's so much …

UPDATE: Beyoncé And Jay Z Are Moving On From Their $150,000 A Month Rental

The superstar couple has rented this tricked-out Holmby Hills estate since last summer, but a new owner means Bey & Jay are moving out.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> After renting out (on two separate occasions) this stunning mansion in Los Angeles's elite Holmby Hills neighborhood, Beyoncé and Jay Z will soon be without …

Blaze Pizza

Concept: "Fast-Fire'd Custom Built Artisanal Pizzas" -- Customers choose their ingredients and the pizza cooks in two minutes.<p>Who's behind it: Elise and Rick Wetzel of Wetzel's Pretzels<p>When/where founded: August 2012; Irvine, Calif.<p>Units open so far: 2<p>Plans: 2 more southern California restaurants …

10 Famous Movie Hotels You Can Visit

Live like your favorite fictional characters at these real-life movie locations.<p>Live like your favorite fictional characters at these real-life movie locations.

Happy 5th Anniversary To Singapore Casinos, Lion City Letting Go

Kung hei fat choi, or as they say in Singapore, gong xi fa cai. A prosperous year of the goat (or sheep or ram) to one and all. Five Chinese New Years ago, the year of the ox making way for the year of the tiger, a new era dawned in Singapore. On that day, casino gambling began in Singapore at …