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Budget Breakdown • How much did that project really cost? Where did the owners choose to save or splurge? Our Budget Breakdown digital series reveals the numbers behind creating outstanding homes. Look for new installments at dwell.com/budget-breakdown.
What’s your first design memory? • The roots of a design obsession often go way back. We asked readers to tell us about their earliest ‘aha’ moments.
Launch Pad • A designer finds his next career move turning a cookie-cutter loft into the perfect entertaining space.
A Quick Refresh • WHEN YOU’RE NOT READY FOR AN OVERHAUL BUT STILL WANT TO SPRUCE UP YOUR SPACE, SOMETIMES CHANGING ONE OR TWO THINGS CAN BE TRANSFORMATIVE. WE ASKED SIX DESIGNERS TO GIVE US TIPS FOR UPDATING DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE HOME AND GATHERED A FEW NEW OBJECTS—FROM LIGHTING TO APPLIANCES—TO SPARK INSPIRATION.
The Backyard House • Why now, more than ever, the accessory dwelling unit is the future of home.
Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley • The authors of a book about quarantine architecture predict how the pandemic will affect our homes.
The Complete Set • A trio of Schindler houses brings three Los Angeles families together.
House Made • An architect couple create a rustic haven at the edge of a Belgian forest, mostly by hand.
Light and Space • Expanses of glass and broad trellises bring clarity and connection to a renovated home in San Francisco.
High and Low • An architect elevates humble materials to build a 1970s-inspired home for his friends in Cape Town.
Pushing the Edge • In a far-flung region of Brazil, a stark house in a stark landscape embodies a fishing town’s renaissance.
Swiss Mix • A stone-and-timber building from 1620 is reimagined as a combination residence, rental, and wine bar
Full Immersion • A see-through shell gives this tiny cabin in Chile endless views of the woods and sky.
sourcing • The products, furniture, architects, designers, and builders featured in this issue.
one last thing • A superstar in the world of textiles, Nani Marquina finds a message about timeless design in a discarded treasure.