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Articles about four friends joined forced realize idyllic forest retreat outside toronto on Dwell.com - Dwell

Two homes combine under one roof in this unique lakeside structure.<p>Modeled after the Danish sommerhus, this getaway for a Seattle family boasts lofty interiors that spill outdoors.<p>Made up of three modernized kodas, this wood-clad cottage features bright, minimalist interiors.<p>If Tarzan and Jane …

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Articles about stunning alpine home sweeping views and custom crafted interior on Dwell.com - Dwell

From floor-to-ceiling windows to expansive glazing and endless views, these abodes will instantly make your jaw drop with...<p>After working with a couple to design their custom trailer, New Frontier Tiny Homes decide to officially name the new model after...<p>Anonymous mass production is losing its …

Articles about couple builds their ideal retirement home forest on Dwell.com - Dwell

An architect and construction engineer couple build a sustainable, 624-square-foot abode for $221,580—here's how the numbers add...<p>We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.<p>In a Vermont forest, architecture students design and build a pavilion for quiet …

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Vila Taguai / Cristina Xavier Arquitetura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The residential project comprising eight wooden houses at Vila Taguaí, located 22 km from the centre of …

Articles about modular retreat on Dwell.com - Dwell

On a wedge-shaped lot in the Texas Hill Country, a couple adapt a modular system to create an idyllic gathering spot.<p>In most cases, areas in a home are designated by their use and separated into different rooms accordingly.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>…

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The Light-Filled Casa Zauia

With a hillside location offering panoramic views of Algarve, Portugal, <b>Casa Zauia</b> by <b>Mario Martins Atelier</b> seems especially built for contemplation. …

Articles about modern home joins storied site pacific ocean on Dwell.com - Dwell

A new home at Sea Ranch, a half-century-old enclave of rugged modernist houses on the Northern California coast, captures the...<p>The Dwell home tours in Los Angeles are an annual highlight and due to popular request, we've brought them to New York for the...<p>Coasting up to Dwell on Design in LA, we …

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Articles about japanese home among trees uses bookshelves and glass walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

An established Japanese architecture firm with a yen for porous, indoor-outdoor living spaces crafts a hilltop perch for a young...<p>A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>Cantilevered volumes of glass lift the residents of this modern Atlanta …

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Articles about 5 rugged fire resistant homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Taming fire was humankind’s first and most critical step toward its mastery of the material world.<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western …

Articles about 9 designs inspired japanese architecture and craft on Dwell.com - Dwell

One of the most devastating crises to hit Japan in over 60 years, the March earthquake and tsunami left the country shocked,...<p>From small workshops to home studios, we herald a group of American makers.<p>Introducing new products inspired by the Florence Knoll...<p>In essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese …

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A Forest Hideaway Proves Concrete And Cozy Can Go Together

The AV house makes an excellent case for concrete at the domestic scale.<p>A common, if facile, critique of Brutalism is that it is widely unsuited to domestic application. A home, after all, is not a city hall (Brutalism was most extensively rendered in the service of civic structures), and it need …

Haus Hainbach / MOOSMANN

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The building is located on a large hammer-shaped plot in Mauerbach, directly at the border between …

Copper-clad Fall House goes green ... literally

The two-storey Fall House measures a total of 353 sq m (3,800 sq ft). This includes three bedrooms, a bathroom, and an open plan lounge, kitchen, and …

Slovenia's prefab wooden World Expo pavilion evokes the mountainous landscape of its homeland

1/14<p>Slovenia Milan World Expo 2015 Pavilion 14<p>This playful wooden pavilion consists of five prismatic structures, each representing Slovenia's …

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SolTech's Beautiful Glass Roof Tiles Heat Your Home With Solar Energy

SolTech Energy, a Swedish company selling solutions for clean solar power, has developed a unique home heating system contained within roofing tiles …

SuperMod: 3D Printed Modular Wall Storage

SuperMod is 3D printed modular wall storage that’s also colorful and faceted. Designed by the founders of Simplus Design with Bold Machines, SuperMod …

Articles about 12 inviting outdoor grilling spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

For our new June 2011 Beach Houses We Love issue, I set up shop in a backyard with seven mini grills for an afternoon of...<p>This time of year, we're all gearing up for spring and are eager to freshen up our outdoor spaces.<p>Don't have space for a massive pool in your backyard? No need to worry.<p>Who …

Tom Dixon's Cog lights are shaped like machine components

<b>Milan 2015:</b> British designer Tom Dixon has launched a set of lights based on mechanical cogs to accompany his range of brass home accessories.<p>Dixon's …

A New-Fashioned Harley

Somewhere between classic and contemporary, heritage and novelty, this Harley Davidson concept is giving us retro-futuristic realness! Its single …

Outdoor Shower

Designer <b>Danny Venlet</b> reinvents the shower experience with this portable outdoor shower. It can be connected to a standard garden hose, and is …

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Articles about 12 window seats we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes versatile, industrial-inspired lighting that won't break the bank.<p>The two Toronto curators behind this showcase for innovative …

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Nendo's seven door concepts include designs for wheelchair users and children

<b>Milan 2015:</b> Nendo's ideas to reinterpret the simple wooden door include sliding portions, an additional opening for children and a portal that wraps …

India Mahdavi's Bold Bisazza Tiles are Cement, not Ceramic

This is the flooring version of "I can't believe it's not butter"<p>Bisazza may be known for their glass mosaics and ceramic tiles, but lately they've …

Elon Musk launches Tesla batteries for the home in bid to cut fossil fuel usage

Tesla founder Elon Musk has launched two batteries designed to power homes and businesses in an attempt to reduce the world's reliance on fossil …

Articles about creative take dogtrot house brings clean lined modernism tennessee on Dwell.com - Dwell

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 …

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Adventures in Laser Kerf Bending

If you're going to go curved, you may as well go pretty<p>When Shaun Crampton designed a bentwood housing for his self-built radio receiver, he didn't …

The W.I.N.D. House by UNStudio

The W.I.N.D. house by UNStudio, a modern version of a country house in the north of the Netherlands.<p>The architects of UNStudio completed the W.I.N.D. …