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Dwell is the unique modern architecture and design magazine for people who believe that good design is an integral part of real life. Get Dwell digital magazine subscription today.

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Dwell On This • Our new column dishes out fast, practical, and opinionated advice for upgrading your home. Get your fill of fresh ideas at dwell.com/dwell-on-this.

What would you love to see automated in your home? • Technology can now assist with everything from locking the front door to turning on a coffee maker. But our readers still have a few things they’d like to get help with—from the practical to the fanciful.

2020 Dwell Design Awards • We asked an expert jury and our audience to choose the best projects of the year. Visit Dwell.com to see all the winners.

Screen Play • A boxy Austin residence riffs on old-world architecture.

Modern World

To Your Health

Lighting the (Right) Way

Everything in Place

Sit and Stand

Being Here and There

Demar Matthews • The emerging designer wants to improve neighborhoods across America with his own distinctly Black style of architecture.

Goodbye, Smart Home • Is this the year we give up on gadgetry and embrace a more elegant home intelligence?

Alicia Hylton-Daniel • Meet the emerging designer and developer who’s making Durham, North Carolina, modern.

Class Act • A Toronto couple turn an abandoned 147-year-old schoolhouse into an elegant country getaway.

Full Circle • A flower-shaped house in Massachusetts finds a family living under the same roof—make that roofs—again.

Down to Earth • A cabin in eastern Finland has an otherwordly shape that keeps it cozy in the subarctic cold.

Dank Is in the Details • A family’s creative use of economical materials makes their net-zero Los Angeles home undeniably their own.

Variations on a Scheme • A pair of musicians interpret a Nebraska architect’s design to build their New Zealand home.

Step by Step • Over the course of nearly 20 years, two artists renovate a Los Angeles home and adjacent bungalows into the perfect live/work space.

Welcoming Addition • An ADU creates room for guests next to a historic 20th-century Texas home.

modern market • Smart Shopping For the Design Obsessed. Find what you love in our expertly curated selection of finely crafted home, office, travel, and lifestyle products.

sourcing • The products, furniture, architects, designers, and builders featured in this issue.

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