Dream It, Build It

May 2016,
Vol. 16
Issue 05
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Saving, Planning, and Creating Extraordinary Homes
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As Housing Costs Soar, Two Homes Multiply to Seven

In Vancouver, an innovative approach to urban infill brings new life to a community.

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For the Highest Green Honor, One Couple Pulls Out All the Stops

With LEED-certified sustainability on the top of their list, a couple sets the bar for their new Los Angeles home.

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This Home Proclaims Wheelchair Access Shouldn't End Outdoors

A barrier-free house enables a family to come together amid the vineyards in Northern California.

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It Took a Whole Family to Build This House

In upstate New York, two families unite to design a vacation house that will suit all their needs for years to come.

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Could You Share Your Dream Home?

Two families in Padua, Italy, combine forces—and resources—to build a pair of matching houses.

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A House Not Built for Human Beings

An architect-turned-falconer considers animals and nature when designing his own home.

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These Separate Studios Keep a Retired Couple Happy

Art and life meet in the middle at a family retreat in Central Mexico.

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Coffee Tables That Would Make Yves Klein Proud

A half-century later, furniture designers are catching up to painter Yves Klein’s visionary Table Bleue.

Josué Azor retuned to his family’s plot to build a new home, designed to resist future quakes and decorated with custom artwork and furniture.

A Young Haitian Rebuilds After the Devastating Quake

In the wake of a catastrophic earthquake, a young Haitian photographer builds anew.

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Four Generations and Counting, This House is a Family Affair

With Alvar Aalto in mind, a renowned Swedish architect crafts a serene home on a long-held family plot.

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Meet the Faces Behind Our Dream Homes Issue

For Dwell's annual issue dedicated to dream homes , we visited homes from Haiti to Italy. Here, we introduce you to the photographers and writers who made it happen.

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A Dream Home is an Architectural Self-Portrait

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's

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Straight from the Desk of Marcel Breuer

See a glimpse into the office of a master architect.