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Artists Need Apply: This Midcentury Home Comes With an All-Purpose Workshop for $949K

A former office building in Oakland, California, is now a charming single-family home with a versatile courtyard and studio.<p>In a city known for its gritty, urban <i>je ne sais quoi</i>, West Oakland is a epicenter of hipness in its own right. Its proximity to San Francisco and vibrant cultural scene …

Living Rooms

One Home, Three Bathrooms, Each with an Awesome Way to Use Tile

A Vancouver architect collaborates with a team of artisans on a trio of bathrooms in his home.<p>Though architect Clinton Cuddington was expectedly meticulous when designing a home for his family of four in Vancouver, British Columbia, he was careful to leave select interior elements open for …

Framing

Simplicity Rules at this Family Beach House Designed to Double as a Rental

Robust materials and a flexible floor plan help the owners of an Australian vacation home reap maximum rewards.<p>The appeal of a getaway just an hour’s drive south of bustling Melbourne has lured many to Merricks Beach, a small seaside community on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula. Originally …

Architecture

Moving Mountains

Rebuilding on a challenging site in Mill Valley, California, a couple optimize a winning view that was there all along.<p>Jack Dangers and Ellen Corrigan had one cat, a load of oversize vintage synthesizers, and a music library of more than 10,000 records to consider when they decided to build a new …

Architecture

These Are the Best-Designed, Most Useful Architecture Firm Websites

Our editors look at hundreds of websites per week. What do they admire and appreciate the most? Organization and simplicity. Sites that are not only …

Twin House / Poetic Space Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is built after the great flood in Thailand since 2011-2012, along with the reason of shifting …

A New Architect Business Model: Do Good, Make Money, and Design Like You Give A Damn with Roy Decker

Townhouses in Cordoba / Estudio A+3

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> North Chacras is a new residential area, well established in what was an agricultural area, minutes from …

4 Modern apartment plans with 2 bedroom by Jermey Gamelin

When you think of a modern apartment, we’d bet you’d visualize a lot of clean lines and natural light. This apartment plan captures just that with …

Interior Design

Articles about 7 modern american houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five …

American Cities

Articles about stow aways on Dwell.com - Dwell

How do you squeeze maximum functionality out of minimal space? Rosa and Robert Garneau make it happen with multipurpose...<p>This past August, Scottish native, designer Catherine Aitken, won the 2012 Time to Design award, sponsored by Normann Copenhagen,...<p>Most designers, be they graphic or interior, …

San Francisco

Articles about cozy retreat holds cure cabin fever on Dwell.com - Dwell

A constellation of cabins in Norway strikes the perfect balance between public and private space.<p>Cabin living promises a connection with nature and a more calm, simple life with just what you need at your fingertips.<p>An unorthodox design is a comfortable escape from city life.<p>Each week, we tap into …

Architecture

Every Room In This Sculptural House Opens To The Outdoors

Nico van der Meulen Architects together with interior designers M Square Lifestyle Design, have recently completed the Kloof Road House, in …