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Work and Progress
Big Plans • Whether you’re gearing up for your next build or just a sucker for the smart use of space, head to DWELL.COM to browse our collections of floor plans. For cabins, prefabs, and more, these drawings reveal how it all comes together—and might help your own ideas click into place.
What issues should emerging designers be concerned with? • Readers weigh in on key considerations for the future of design.
Display Case • Lezanne Viviers’s residence overlooking Johannesburg doubles as a studio and concept store for her eponymous clothing line.
THE DWELL 24 • The world has changed a lot during the past year, and the emerging designers on our annual list have ideas about who we are—and where we’re going.
Esther Choi • The multidisciplinary artist is building a global community to nurture the next generation of designers.
Shifting Gears • In Berlin, Studio Karhard transforms an auto repair shop into a high-performance home for a painter and her family.
Just Like Heaven • In a small town near Amsterdam, a couple turn the top of a former chapel into their home and studio.
Suburban Experiment • A two-unit accessory building behind a rental home in Los Angeles offers inspired spaces where tenants can get creative.
A Cut Above • On a windswept island in Quebec, la Shed Architecture slices into a traditional form to create a radically open retreat.
YEAR-ROUND OASIS • An Australian renovation weaves together indoor spaces with lush gardens so there’s always room to roam—no matter what the weather brings.
An Orphaned Masterpiece • A perfume magnate falls for a 1960s house—with a murky provenance—outside Paris.
Natural Fit • A New England architect and his wife downsize to a slim home that emphasizes connecting with the outdoors and aging in place.
Cultivating Community • A home in a neighborhood built for people who formerly lacked housing serves as a prototype for the nonprofit development’s next phase.
budget breakdown • Waste Not, Want Not Thanks to their savvy with salvaged materials, two DIYers erect a micro-cabin in the Canadian Rockies for next to nothing.
sourcing • The products, furniture, architects, designers, and builders featured in this issue.
one last thing • Lighting designer—and one of this year’s Dwell 24—Peter B. Staples finds comfort in a classic.