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50 Modern Homes With Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

As a bridge between indoors and outdoors, floor-to-ceiling windows introduce light, views, and a contemporary touch to homes of all sizes.<p>While being inherently modern, floor-to-ceiling windows can also solve practical problems, such as allowing residents to enjoy the outside from the comfort of …

Couple converts $7,000 Joshua Tree cabin into a sophisticated desert oasis

When Kathrin and Brian Smirke decided to buy an abandoned property in the desert landscape of Joshua Tree for $7,000, they knew that they had a …

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Modern Portland Hillside Home

View from the top<p>High on a hillside overlooking snowcapped Mt. Hood, yet just a few minutes by bike from downtown Portland, the home of architect …

Finally! This Is How You Make Ratatouille Like Remy From Pixar’s “Ratatouille”

Disney movies look delicious. Lady and the tramp had a cute romantic thing going on, but mostly they just made viewers hungry for spaghetti and meatballs. Similarly, the takeaway from <i>The Princess and The Frog</i> was that it’s important to travel to New Orleans often and eat as much beignets and gumbo …

Articles about snug guesthouse upstate new york good enough live on Dwell.com - Dwell

A tiny outbuilding offers a cozy living space inside a simple shell.<p>Hudson, New York, is a small community nestled into its namesake river valley about 100 miles north of Manhattan.<p>A major market for our furniture, and the headquarters of some of our most important designers, Manhattan has long …

Articles about husband and wife duo designing beautiful homewares rich south american hardwoods on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching.<p>Mobile + Home: what is so fascinating about the juxtaposition of these two seemingly irreconcilable...<p>Bochinche, the word for 'gossip' in Latin American Spanish, has been conceived as a casual, …

Articles about passive house and sauna tower join 19th century barn hudson valley on Dwell.com - Dwell

In New York, architecture and interiors firm BarlisWedlick creates an eclectic compound designed to suit a client with an...<p>Historic details and modern interventions commune in two bathrooms in a renovated West Village town house.<p>Pivot Studio fully modernized this 19th-century terrace house outside …

Steel Framed Split-Level Home in Germany

What do architects build when they can be their own clients?<p>Architect Reinhold Andris has lived in his house in southwestern Germany since 1998. Fifteen years on, the structure remains emblematic of his modernist perspective. "It’s a very open architecture," he says, noting the near-invisible steel …

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Articles about light filled metallic home embraces its wooded site on Dwell.com - Dwell

A compact home’s rhythmic facade and daylight-drenched interiors create a connection to nature.<p>Formerly a schoolhouse property, this rundown London warehouse breathes new life as a modern two-bedroom abode after a complex...<p>In a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, a young family has …

ruetemple transforms garage in moscow into a studio for an architecture student

ruetemple transforms garage in moscow into a studio for an architecture student<br>all images by ruetemple<p><b>alexander kudimov and daria butahina of russian</b> …

Modern wood clad cabin in Spain harvests water & sun

Proper solar orientation of a building on a site has been one of the core practices of passive solar design for decades. But as a number of green …

Architecture

Articles about renovated farmhouse northern italy on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country.<p>Cerebral architect Matali Crasset turns a stone farmhouse into a flexible, open environment for a Parisian jewelry designer and...<p>A design team builds a minimalist abode with curving interior walls on the site …

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>An energy-efficient, rural retreat designed by owner/architect Lynn Gaffney hits the market.<p>Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green …

Xero to heroes: Why aren't we calling small business owners entrepreneurs?

The business world is not afraid of celebrating the ingenuity and hard work of entrepreneurs. While tall poppy syndrome does undoubtedly crop up from …

Articles about brooklyn home keeps its historic bones while getting much needed interior update on Dwell.com - Dwell

A creative couple flips the script on their family home, a former workman’s cottage on the northern edge of Brooklyn.<p>A relaxed interior and radical roof make a home more sociable and energy-efficient.<p>More than ever, this renovated Eichler in Palo Alto, California, brings the outside in.<p>A home …

Articles about bold home creatively combines curves and modern lines on Dwell.com - Dwell

This curvaceous Missouri home, which we first spotlighted in 2012 for its sunken outdoor fire pit, grew from plans for a pool...<p>A sustainable building leader in Los Angeles combines mindful design with eco-friendly practices.<p>Designer Barbara Hill applies her polished take on minimalism to a …

Articles about these incredibly tiny cabins tree houses and mobile dwellings are all less on Dwell.com - Dwell

At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows you to design the tiny house of your dreams.<p>The wooden structure next to Laurie and Peter Stubbs' house outside Baltimore is made out of trees and is nestled in the woods...<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of …

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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Articles about eco friendly frame french countryside on Dwell.com - Dwell

A serene French country house expresses a reverence for wood.<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 season, a handful of Save-the-Dates arrived …

Articles about modern energy efficient smart home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using a combination of passive design principles and active technologies, LGA Architectural Partners forges a smart,...<p>To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the latest...<p>Are you looking for some efficient ways to save energy …

The Dos and Don'ts of Building Your Own Chicken Coop

Some quick tips that'll help you design at the drop of a feather.<p>Do:<p>Research municipal ordinances to make sure it’s legal to raise chickens on your lot.<br>• Ask your neighbors if they’re okay with hearing the occasional cluck from your hens.<br>• Remember to share an egg or two with your neighbors if they …

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How to Succeed at Building a Million-Dollar Home Business | Inc.com

Are you one of those people that find hiring an office space and employees counterproductive? Would you rather build and run your business from home single handedly or with a co-founder/partner?<p>If yes, then you're not alone. As per the last recorded US Census Bureau statistics, there were just over …

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Small-Sized Nature Retreat Overlooking the Ocean: Moonlight Cabin in Australia

Overlooking the ocean in Victoria, Australia, the <b>Moonlight Cabin</b> by <b>Jackson Clements Burrows Architects</b> is said to engage with the landscape’s …

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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>Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, …

Articles about revitalized brooklyn home designed adjust changing family on Dwell.com - Dwell

For most homeowners, the goal of renovating is to transform an existing space into an idealized domicile.<p>An architect and his wife roll up their sleeves and create an affordable family residence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.<p>The newly opened Wythe Hotel proved to be an apt setting for the City Modern …