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The New American Home

February 2016,
Vol. 16
Issue 02
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Modern Architecture Across the USA
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An Idyllic Rhode Island Summer Cottage Is the Perfect Escape for a New York Family

A family escapes their urban environs to a vacation home attuned to its coastal landscape.

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A Home, Studio, and Gallery Support a Growing Art Scene in Georgia

A forward-thinking architect builds a multifunctional structure with a burgeoning community in mind.

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Eero Saarinen's Giant 1957 Masterpiece in New Jersey Restored and Reimagined

The cutting edge of laboratory design when first built, Bell Labs is being revamped to fulfill a new role—bringing the city to the suburbs.

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This Sparkling New Home Is a Perfect Remake of Classic Sarasota School Modernism

In a modernist seaside enclave, a couple calls in a pioneering architecture firm to build a new house rooted in midcentury style.

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The Artist Using Playful Designs to Reimagine Public Space in the Twin Cities

An artist’s interactive public work fosters unity in Minnesota.

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The Massive Project That's Using Old Rail Lines To Revolutionize Atlanta

A student’s lofty vision lays the groundwork for a city’s urban revitalization.

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9 Modern Designs That Were Born in the USA

From small workshops to home studios, we herald a group of American makers.

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An Impressive 20-Foot Skylight Transforms a Jumbled Chicago Home

By opening up the atrium of a historic residence in Chicago, an architect shows it may take more than a first (or second) draft to make a home.

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The Nonprofit That's Using Seat Belts and Super Bowl Banners to Fix Up Indianapolis

People for Urban Progress upcycles cast-off urban hardware back into the community.

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A Rooftop Garden Completes This Home

Building on the site of a former one-car garage, an architect creates his family’s home in an evolving neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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In a San Francisco Workshop, Kids Take on Carpentry with Mini Chisels and Saws

A San Francisco woodworking studio for kids a both carpentry skills and an appreciation for design thinking.

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Up-and-Coming Cincinnati Designer Andew Neyer Adds Color and Whimsy to Everyday Objects

An Ohio designer’s return home inspires a larger-than-life spin on the everyday.

Charred, brushed, and oiled cypress facade of Rhode Island family vacation home by Bernheimer Architecture.

Editor's Picks: 5 Modern Homes Across America

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.

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A Modern Renovation Connects to a Traditional Texas Town Through a Glass Wall

In a South Texas border town, a family introduces a bold aesthetic.

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