Small Is the New Big

January/February 2005,
Vol. 05
Issue 03
January/February 2005 issue of Dwell
Homes Under 2200 Sq.Ft.
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Small Amidst Sprawl

Rising out of the Texas bayou, Houston is both a sprawling metropolis and the largest city in the United States without zoning regulations.

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One Room Fits All

New Yorkers often work, eat, sleep, and entertain in a single room. But for Milan Hughston, a renovation turned that predicament into a pleasure.


Standout in a Crowd

In architecturally conservative San Francisco, this house built on a 20-foot-wide lot proves that modern design can fit—literally and figuratively—in any neighborhood.


The New Suburbanism

When an urban expat couple decided to build the suburban house they wanted rather than the one their neighbors expected, they ended up with a spare but airy jewel box and no wooden shingles.

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The Lowest Utility Bill on the Block

Hybridization is hit or miss (i.e., the jackalope). But this Houston home combines two housing types to create a conscientious alternative.

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Design for the Public

Public Architecture forges ahead into uncharted territory, and creates a model for fitting pro bono work into the daily practice of every firm.  

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Apples from Asphalt

Mobile City Farmstead is bringing a little bit of the heartland into the big city, one vacant lot at a time.

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Dwell Evaluates 5 Home Espresso Machines

Bitter black brew got you down? Lackluster crema floating in your cup?

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101 Architects

From plans to personalites: Everything you need to know about working with an architect (well, almost).

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The Architectural Outsider

The architectural profession is shrouded in mystery. What goes on in those offices is as foreign to most people as what goes into making Spam.

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The Architectural Insider

The old joke “Enough about me, let’s talk about you. What do you think about me?” isn’t a joke to architects, it’s part of their profession.

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Five Questions About Working With Architects

The idea of building or renovating your home can be daunting. Design schemes flood your brain as you stare at an empty lot or cramped kitchen. How can you best translate those visions into reality?

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To Be or Not to Be . . . Licensed

In the United States, it’s illegal to call yourself an architect unless you have been licensed by a state—a process requiring a degree in architecture, years of apprenticeship, and a…