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

Someone made a house out of cardboard— and...

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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 …

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

The slatted wood wall runs the entire length of the 450-square-foot studio, beginning in the entryway, where it…<p>At the opposite end of the studio, Framework Architecture created a partially enclosed sleeping nook that is spacious…<p>Conceived as an extension of the wall, the bedroom juxtaposes the …

Apartments

Dwell - 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 …

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Dwell - 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

The house, which is located near Oxford, is clad in cedar. Composite timber and aluminum windows maintain the house’s…<p>On the patio, occupants can take in the views from the oak chairs and table. The home’s rectilinear form was achieved…<p>The house cantilevers slightly over a concrete wall, adding a …

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

The silo was transported to Phoenix in a pickup truck. Grain silos have an oculus at the top that allows air to move…<p>Kaiser added ten inches of spray foam insulation between the exterior shell and the interior of the house. He also…<p>Inside, Kaiser crafted a curved interior that matches the silo's …

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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 …

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 …

Architecture

Dwell - Gravity-Defying Floating Staircases

Futuristic floating stairs lead to the loft’s mezzanine. Throughout the lower level, natural stone was chosen for the…<p>Tsutsui continued the Oregon pine from the floor to the steel-reinforced cantilevered staircase, which appears to float…<p>The staircase leading to the master suite features aluminum …

Architecture

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 …

Dwell - 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 …

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Dwell - Space-Saving Hacks for Small Kitchens

#1 Get things off the counter and consider investing in built-ins. Since the original kitchen of this Barcelona flat…<p>In the kitchen, Angle removed the cabinet doors and applied a coat of Poppy Red paint by Benjamin Moore, and put down a…<p>PS=Janna Lufkin<p>The island and cabinets, fashioned from …

Design

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

In New Zealand, a few weeks at the beach 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 …

Modern Architecture

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 …

Dwell - 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 …

Apartments

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

Handcrafted green cement tile floors are used in the kitchen and in many living spaces in the home. Honed granite…<p>Eye-catching patterned tile offers a bold focal point in the living room. Antique midcentury chairs and a credenza…<p>The dining room enjoys practical proximity to the kitchen, and direct …

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

“The client wanted an interior space where you could read the materiality of the building elements like understanding…<p>The architecture firm’s in-house joinery company, Fraher and Co, incorporated storage spaces throughout the home.…<p>A sturdy concrete countertop curves around the entire length of the …

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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 …

Dwell - 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 …

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Dwell - 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 …

Houses

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 …

Photo by Osamu Abe<p>California homeowners Lynda and Peter Benoit designed a functional wooden structure to store books, keepsakes, and…<p>The bedroom allows for a tiny niche for a built-in wood desk. The target painting is by Alia Penner.<p>Floor-to-ceiling maple sheathes the storage cabinets and the …

Design

5 new home trends for 2015

Courtesy of Dow<p>1. Meet “zero energy ready,” the new efficiency standard<p>Zero Energy Ready (ZER) is today’s gold standard for efficient home design. …

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