15 Years of the Best Modern Homes

October 2015,
Vol. 15
Issue 09
dwell october 2015 cover
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A Texas Couple Builds Their Cast-In-Place Concrete Dream Home

Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.

Illustration of Juhani Pallasmaa by Jack Unruh.

Juhani Pallasmaa on Humane Cities, Monumental Architecture, and the Architect's Role in Society

The Finnish architect and international thought leader muses on cities, the impulse to construct, and the poetry of buildings.

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A Cluster of Cabins in a Former Quarry Makes a Simple Vacation Escape

Three small pavilions connected by a deck form a summer retreat that balances privacy with a panoramic view—all in less than 900 square feet.

Boston renovation with Fitzfelt prototype felt mural, carpet by Flor, chair and table by Jens Risom for Knoll.

Boston Renovation Accents Minimalist White with Rich Felt Murals

In Boston’s South End, a design-savvy couple creates a clean-lined home with a textural surprise.

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Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Style and Camping Collide in Maine

When a traditional architectural style meets handmade details, the result is a quietly modern retreat.

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Dwell Revisits an Eco-Friendly Ann Arbor Home 9 Years Later

In celebration of our 15th anniversary, we returned to a handful of the most memorable modern homes to have graced the pages of Dwell, including this

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Dwell Revisits a Scenic Sanctuary in Utah 11 Years Later

In celebration of our 15th anniversary, we returned to a handful of the most memorable modern homes to have graced the pages of Dwell. Here, we check in on the Jespersen and Perelson family, whose

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Dwell Revisits a Bold Edwardian Renovation 7 Years Later

In celebration of our 15th anniversary, we returned to a handful of the most memorable modern homes to have graced the pages of Dwell.

Designer and Moooi cofounder Marcel Wanders, keynote speaker at 2015 Dwell on Design LA.

Marcel Wanders and the Best from our 2015 DODLA Speaker Series

Explore the work and ideas of 2015 DODLA's speakers, from Marcel Wanders' design philosophy to Michel Rojkind's Mexico City architecture.

Prefab homes and greenery at 2015 Dwell on Design LA's Outdoor area.

Monogram Modern Home and the Best from Our 2015 DODLA Outdoor Area

Explore the plants, prefabs, and outdoor furniture at 2015 DODLA's Outdoor-themed area.

Steel overhang exterior of house designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects.

Richly-Furnished Home Frames Striking Landscape Views

In the Australian bush, a sculptor and an architect collaborate on a house built to withstand fire.

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Simple Tips and Tricks for Burglar-Proofing Your Home

Burglary borrows equally from the skill sets of a technical science and theatrical improv; it follows careful rules yet just as easily abandons those rules for a spur-of-the-moment smash and grab.

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These Common Home Security Weak Points Are Easy to Overlook (And Even Easier to Fix)

Let’s look at your home the way a police detective—or a burglar—would. Where are the blind spots and vulnerabilities? What design details could be changed to make a place safer?

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What Does 15 Years of Dwell Look Like? Here Is Every Single Issue in One Image

What better way to visualize 15 years of wall-to-wall modern architecture and design coverage than to assemble all 145 regular issues of Dwell, plus over a dozen special issues, in one place?

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15 Years Already? Dwell Founder Lara Deam Discusses Dwell's Exciting Future

Dwell’s founder shares her thoughts on celebrating the magazine’s anniversary by reflecting on the very first issue.

LG Studio appliances, designed with Nate Berkus, at the LG Re-Imagination Pavilion of Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015.

Get Kitchen Inspiration from the LG Studio Re-Imagination Pavilion

Central to the LG Studio Re-Imagination Pavilion, a 2,000-square-foot space on the show floor, were two kitchen vignettes designed by Artistic Advisor, Ambassador Nate Berkus with LG Studio…

Childhood portraits of Brent Humphreys and Chad Holder

Meet the Faces Behind our 15th Anniversary Issue

To celebrate 15 years of Dwell in our

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13 of the Biggest Hits from Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015

Our flagship show celebrated its 10th year with the largest footprint ever and three days of conversation on the most recent innovations in architecture and design.