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Isang Dugo, Isang Lahi, Isang Musika by The Philippine Tenors


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At First His Friends Thought He Was Crazy For Buying a Dirty Garage To Live In...Then He Remodeled It.

Much like an old speakeasy known only by word of mouth, the owner of this tiny house prefers it remain more or less hidden from scrutiny. That area …

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La Rambla House / Rosa Ma Ballester Espigares

<i>From the architect.</i> The project involved the refurbishment of an existing listed building. It is sited in an agricultural environment dedicated to …


Dwell - A Tiny Brooklyn Studio Apartment Organized by a Smart Storage Wall

Following a renovation by New York's Framework Architecture, a wall running the length of a small Prospect Heights studio provides generous storage and display. To see other storage-savvy small spaces, including a New England retreat by Framework Architecture, pick up our November issue, on …


Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers

In León, Mexico, Adrián López Menduett sought to create an architecturally adventurous apartment building. After he bought a parcel in the Piletas neighborhood, the city made plans to construct a road across part of his land, trimming the buildable area to just under 2,300 square feet—about a third …


A Compact Three-Story Brick Loft in San Francisco

Tasked with transforming a 93-square-foot brick boiler room, built in 1916, into a guesthouse, architect and metalworker Christi Azevedo flexed her creative muscle.<p>“Whether it’s 100 or 1,000 square feet, it’s about going in and looking at opportunities,” she says. In this case, she saw a chance to …

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Dwell - Scenic Country Home Made of Flat-Packed Panels

A slightly cantilevered home in England connects with nature. In the countryside near Oxford, England, Adrian James Architects designed a house that achieves architectural distinction using prefabricated elements. Built out of flat-packed, insulated panels, the home cantilevers over a concrete …


Dwell - You Won't Believe the Cozy Home Inside This Converted Grain Silo

Architect Christoph Kaiser turned a dismantled grain silo, purchased online from a Kansas farmer, into a cozy studio in Phoenix, Arizona. The 190-square-foot space is outfitted with a highly customized interior—only the Eames dining chairs were not made by Kaiser—that serves as a comfortable home …

This Group of Friends Made The Perfect Exit Strategy - A Tiny House Vacation Village

For a lot of us, getting older brings with it a distance between some of your friendships. Getting married, having kids, or moving farther away are …

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7 Pretty Plants That Are Actually Ruining Your Home

Don't be fooled by their colorful petals and lush leaves, these plants are doing more harm than good.


Incredible house hidden in a cliff gives dazzling view of the sea

'Casa Brutale' is the name of the design. This amazing home, designed by Greek architects Laertis Antonios Ando Vassiliou and Pantelis …

Dwell - Gravity-Defying Floating Staircases

We can't take our eyes off these floating stairs, nor, for safety reasons, should we.

30 Best Small Apartment Design Ideas Ever

Do you live in a small apartment? Many of us do, whether by choice or necessity. We often get the feeling that some of the projects we present on …


A Family Builds a Tiny Backyard Studio on an Even Tinier Budget

Tim and Meg Ferguson Sauder had two problems: Like many parents, they wanted more space for their active family. They also needed to get rid of a deteriorating, hornet-infested storage shed sitting in the yard of their home in Gloucester, Massachusetts. So the family devised a solution in the form …


Dwell - Space-Saving Hacks for Small Kitchens

May the following tips for kitchens inspire you to reduce, reuse, declutter, and organize your small kitchen in style.


Almost Every Part of this Prefab Beach House Was Brought to its Secluded Site by Hand

In New Zealand, a few weeks at thebeach is regarded less as a luxury than a birthright. As transit improved in the postwar era, families migrated to the sea en masse to vacation in “baches,” modest cabins that make up for their diminutive size by annexing the outdoors into their living space.<p>Yet in …

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This Tiny House Comes Shipped to You in a Box

And then you can even pack it up again, if you've got the travel bug.<p>If you've got perpetual wanderlust, the POD-iDladla could be your perfect home. Designed by South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida, this simple, portable house packs up into a 24-square-meter "pod" and ships from place to …

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Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture

Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix met thanks to a student exchange program between the architecture schools at the University of Detroit Mercy and the Warsaw Polytechnic University of Technology. After stints working in architecture firms in Los Angeles, the couple now divides their time …


Dwell - An Indoor-Outdoor House in Mexico Curves Around a Giant Tree

Lines are blurred between the indoors and outdoors in this modern retreat built around a 100-year-old tree. When conceptualizing a modern and functional residence for their clients in Mérida, Mexico, local firm Taller Estilo Arquitectura imagined a home that would connect so intimately with the …


Dwell - House of the Week: Modern Kitchen with a Striking Skylight

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration. Readers loved this modern kitchen extention by Fraher Architects in northwest London. The new kitchen, designed for a chef, features a sturdy concrete …


This Cottage Is as Close to Magical as You Can Get

Seriously, its name is "Faerie Door."<p>This countryside cottage totally proves that you don't have to be Harry Potter to have a mystical, storybook getaway in England. Called the Faerie Door (I mean, are you swooning yet?), this beautiful rental is hidden away in Wiltshire, England and is simply …


Twin Houses on Tiny Lots Stretch Outward for Space

Los Angeles-based firm Anonymous Architects cantilevered side-by-side houses over two steep lots in Los Angeles's Mount Washington neighborhood. Each canyon-side site measures roughly 2,000 square feet and, once zoning and land-use regulations were taken into account, left room for a maximum …


Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings

How does an architect protect clients’ home privacy while also letting in the great outdoors? That’s the question SHED Architecture & Design faced when it began planning a house in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood for two geologists nearing retirement.<p>“The house is surrounded by, and largely …


This Genius Tiny Apartment Transforms Into 5 Different Rooms

It has everything you need in 360 square feet.<p>GIF<p>Well, here's a new twist on the micro-apartment trend: This 360-square-foot apartment in New York City's Gramercy neighborhood turns itself into five different rooms with the push of a button. Created by MKCA — designers of many of New York's tiniest …


9 Unique Decorating Ideas for Your Baby's Nursery


Make the Most of a Small Patio

Turn that tiny pocket of outdoor space into your favorite hangout.<p>Just because you don't have a big backyard doesn't mean you can't enjoy the fresh air. Use these ideas to make whatever you've got into an outdoor oasis.<p><b>More Outdoor Design Tips:</b><p>10 Easy Outdoor Decorating Ideas<br>• Rooms We Can't Believe …

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Dwell - Space-Saving Solutions from Some of Our Tiniest Houses

With a little wood and a lot of imagination, these diminutive homes manage to pack a lot of function into very little square footage.


5 new home trends for 2015

Think micro-appliances, the latest, greatest energy-efficiency rating, and a shorter commute.<p>The future of home design is looking more and more efficient, compact and customized. While we aren’t quite ready to 3D-print dinner, innovation and invention are at the forefront of building industry …