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What Gertrude Bell’s Letters Remind Us About the Founding of Iraq

I first encountered the work of the British traveller, archeologist, and spy Gertrude Bell many years ago, while hunting in the archives for a Carmelite priest named Père Anastase-Marie de Saint-Élie, an obscure figure in the history of Arabic lexicography. “He’s a jolly monk, an Arab from the …

Literature

Struck by Uganda's Water Problem, One Student Did Something About It

At 19, Kathy Ku had a simple idea that would change thousands of lives, not to mention her own.<p>While teaching in Uganda in 2010, American college student Kathy Ku noticed that both she and her host family were getting sick a lot from drinking the water. She kept thinking about the problem even …

Boeing Patented a Way to Fight Forest Fires With Artillery

Guns for good.<p>Boeing has patented a "fire-retarding artillery shell," in what could be, at the very least, a unique innovation in aerial firefighting.<p>Currently, aerial firefighting makes use of helicopters and airplanes to transport firefighters and smokejumpers, provide reconnaissance on new …

10 Epic Drives in the U.S. National Parks

Pack your hiking shoes, your camera and some camping gear, because some of the most epic drives in the United States are hidden inside National Parks …

National Parks

50 Cool Ideas To Display Family Photos On Your Walls

Photos with your family are something we all cherish and would like to keep near us all the time. What do you do when you want to follow that rule …

Anupama Kundoo uses ferrocement to create pioneering "Lego-like" house

<b>Venice Architecture Biennale 2016:</b> Indian architect Anupama Kundoo has unveiled a prototype house that can be built in just six days using Lego-like …

One photographer is documenting the surprisingly beautiful doors of the world

Travelling can often present us with surprising beauty in unexpected places. One photographer turned that surprise into a stunning collection of beautiful ‘Doors of the World’.<p>Portuguese photographer André Vicente Gonçalves is already known for his ongoing Windows of the World project, documenting …

Watch Miles Davis Improvise Music for Elevator to the Gallows, Louis Malle’s New Wave Thriller (1958)

The modal experimentation in Miles Davis’ classic albums <i>Milestones</i> and, especially, 1959's <i>Kind of Blue</i> seemed to come out of nowhere. Along with …

Unparalleled: How Zaha Changed Architecture

One year ago today, the news that British-Iraqi architect Dame Zaha Hadid had passed away was met with an outpouring of grief — not just from the architectural community, but from everyone who is passionate about design. Architizer’s founder Marc Kushner perfectly summarized the feelings of so many …

Sydney Opera House

A'tolan House / Create + Think Design Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A’tolan is the word meaning, “a place with many rocks”, from the indigenous language of the natives on …

Seaside Home Uses Japanese Design to Foster Grandiose Space from 538 Square Feet

Nestled within the treetops on the New Zealand coastline sits the <i>Island Bay House</i>, a small dwelling that features incredible interior beauty beyond its unassuming corrugated metal exterior. Andrew Simpson of WireDog Architecture designed the structure using Japanese-inspired principles, which gives …

Architecture

A new addition for a historic house in Sydney

Bijl Architecture have completed the contemporary renovation and addition of a home that dates back to the 1910s in Sydney, Australia.<p>The front of …

Articles about clever sunken roof fills london terrace house light on Dwell.com - Dwell

A London renovation resolves a family’s yearning for open air and greenery.<p>Formerly a schoolhouse property, this rundown London warehouse breathes new life as a modern two-bedroom abode after a complex...<p>Restored along a modern heritage theme, this family home in north London is full of unexpected …

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Condominiums

This Cape Town Estate Is an Unparalleled Masterpiece of Architecture and Design

A marquee ridge in South Africa hosts a world-class home with transparency, tactility, and swagger…<p>Originally published in the November/December …

On Safari in North America

Discard the idea that you have to be in Africa to go on safari. Instead, head for the “Serengeti of North America”—the <b>Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem</b><b>—</b>which is spread across the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.<p><b>Grand Teton</b> and <b>Yellowstone</b> national parks form the heart of this 34,375-square-mile …

A Long, Last Look at New York’s Abandoned TWA Terminal

The next time Eero Saarinen’s 1962 masterwork hosts the public, it’ll be as a redeveloped hotel.<p>Thousands of people trooped through the TWA Flight …

Step Inside the Incredible Home of Architect Paulo Mendes Da Rocha

Known in the world of architecture for his contemporary use of concrete and steel, it’s about time we take a look inside Paulo Mendes Da Rocha’s very …

Articles about modern addition gives london chef dream kitchen on Dwell.com - Dwell

Hailing from Burgundy, France, chef and television personality Ludo Lefebvre brings a European sensibility to his remodeled...<p>Inspired by the aperture of a camera, an angular home expansion brings focus to a new live/work space.<p>A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look …

Kitchens

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Casa Sierra Leona / JJRR/ARQUITECTURA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in a residential area on the outskirts of the city of Mexico, in the colonia Lomas de …

Colorful Scandinavian Apartment Captures Inspiring Details

Looking for ways to add color to your home? This <b>colorful Scandinavian apartment</b> is filled up with unique decorating elements to steal for your own …

Salvaged Ring coffee house by a21studio is built from scrap wood

Vietnamese office a21studio used recycled wood to construct the curving framework of this coffee house, which encircles a courtyard near the city of …

Articles about 10 cozy modern living rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Space, light, and twists on color use define this collection of some of our favorite modern living rooms from issues past.<p>Cabin living promises a connection with nature and a more calm, simple life with just what you need at your fingertips.<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to …

Architecture

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 17 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

Top 10

How Biological Patents Promote Research And Save Lives

Patenting viruses doesn't restrict research--it gives an incentive to do more research.<p>In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people can't patent isolated human genes, which it considers a product of nature, but they can patent something exceptionally similar: cDNA, a synthesized copy from …