What Happens to Athlete Housing After the Olympics?
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by Anjulie Rao
7h ago
Organizers claim a new sustainable village will be turned into housing for local residents. But former host cities show it's not always so easy. Last month, the Eiffel Tower donned five interlocking rings, signaling the imminent Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games. But the gesture is only the icing on top of the $8.2 billion endeavor, which includes a $1.5 billion Olympic Village that, according to the games’ website, will house 14,250 Olympians and 8,000 Paralympians. Over the past six years, 82 buildings have sprung up across a 128-acre site. And though the Olympic Village will tout all the b ..read more
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In Portland, a Rare Midcentury Home by Pietro Belluschi Seeks $1.7M
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by Dwell Staff
14h ago
Residences by the famed Pacific Northwest architect don’t often hit the market—which makes the restored Joss House all the more alluring. Location: 7035 NW Penridge Road, Portland, Oregon Price: $1,695,000 Architect: Pietro Belluschi Year Built: 1941 Footprint: 2,429 square feet (four bedrooms, two baths) Lot Size: 0.68 acres From the Agent: "Designed by renowned architect Pietro Belluschi and built in 1941, the Joss House is a perfect example of Belluschi’s design ethos of ‘eloquent simplicity.’ The use of locally sourced natural materials in combination with exquisite design has created a ..read more
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Live Out Your Geodesic Dome Dreams in This $899K Joshua Tree Home
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by Dwell Staff
2d ago
The revamped four-bedroom dwelling has bamboo flooring, a spiral staircase, and a wraparound porch with a hot tub. Location: 7677 Wilton Road, Joshua Tree, California Price: $899,000 Year Built: 1983 Footprint: 2,134 square feet (four bedrooms, three full and one half baths) Lot Size: 2.48 acres From the Agent: "If you’ve been waiting for an architectural jewel on an expansive lot surrounded by Joshua trees, the wait is over. This stunning Bucky Fuller–inspired geodesic dome boasts soaring ceilings and awe-inspiring 360-degree views. Downstairs, the living room is lined with bamboo floors a ..read more
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In Amsterdam, a Historic Renovation Incorporates a Rainbow Color Scheme
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by Grace Bernard
2d ago
Behind a characteristic facade, Studio Rianknop has created an entirely new, contemporary world. Houses We Love: Every day we feature a remarkable space submitted by our community of architects, designers, builders, and homeowners. Have one to share? Post it here. Project Details:  Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Designer: Studio Rianknop /@studio_rianknop Footprint: 936 square feet Builder: Brandt Bouw BV Structural Engineer: van Eeden Bouwconstructies  Lighting Design: Lars van Westerop Lighting Consultant  Photographer: Mark Kuipers / @markkuipersphoto From ..read more
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Big Night’s Katherine Lewin Has Figured Out How to Throw Her Ideal Dinner Party
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by Jinnie Lee
2d ago
Mix-and-match flatware, a statement-making pitcher, and martini olive picks all make the cut. Katherine Lewin, the founder of the dinner-party essentials shop Big Night (and now, author of the Big Night cookbook), hadn’t yet christened her Brooklyn Heights apartment with one of her own dinner parties. At the time of our interview, she was still settling into her new-ish space that she shares with her husband. The aesthetic of the one-bedroom is a departure from her former spot in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where her first brick-and-mortar was opened a mere "45 seconds from the front door." (A se ..read more
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Budget Breakdown: He Singlehandedly Gave a ’76 Airstream a Redwood Reinvention for $180K
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by Stacey McLachlan
2d ago
Buena Vista Van Co founder David Horner puts his skills to the test as he kits out a vintage camper for full-time living in Santa Barbara. David Horner makes his living building out camper vans as principal of the Buena Vista Van Co, but when he set out to design his own full-time home, there was one project he couldn’t stop thinking about. "Once you start dreaming about an Airstream, it’s hard to stop," says David with a laugh.   When his girlfriend, Darian Rubow—a monitoring and stewardship coordinator for a regenerative ranch—found a small, wooded lot for rent in ..read more
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A Small Apartment in Singapore Is Inspired by a Swiss Army Knife
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by Grace Bernard
2d ago
Storage is packed into playful details like shelving with a bright blue pull-up bar and a serving trolley that discretely holds laundry. Houses We Love: Every day we feature a remarkable space submitted by our community of architects, designers, builders, and homeowners. Have one to share? Post it here.  Project Details: Location: Singapore Designer: Knock Knock Studio / @knockknock.studio Footprint: 505 square feet Photographer: Marcus Lim / @marcus.ip From the Architect: "Along with their brief for their home, our clients gifted us a tiny Swiss Army knife, reflecting their desir ..read more
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If You Love to Garden, This £875K London Home Is Ready to Turn Over a New Leaf
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by Dwell
2d ago
The renovated 1970s terrace house has a flourishing backyard, luminous interiors, and a floating footbridge that leads to a private conservatory. Location: London, England Price: £875,000 (approximately $1,133,868 USD) Architect: Brian Muckley Associates Footprint: 819 square feet (one bedroom, one bath) From the Agent: "An exercise in volume, light, and play, this dynamic one-bedroom house in Kentish Town is a beautifully idiosyncratic space built in 1975. The rhythm of vaulted ceilings culminates in a dramatic angular conservatory that steps out to the almost tropical garden at the rear ..read more
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Everything You Need for a Chic Picnic Season
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by Veronica de Souza
3d ago
From a trippy tomato-print blanket upgrade to a cooler that’s also a tote bag, get your al fresco game right for the rest of this hot summer. Welcome to Someone Buy This!, a monthly shopping column featuring the fun, the frivolous, and the practical from a very discerning shopper. Are you stocked up for outdoor hang season? We may be deep into summer, but it’s not too late to up your picnic game. Here are some essentials for picnicking at the beach, a park, or in whatever outdoor space you have at home. The grill Weber Go-Anywhere Gas Grill The freedom to go anywhere, curiosity to explore ..read more
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This L.A. Midcentury Has Views of the Hollywood Sign for $2.4M
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by Dwell Staff
3d ago
The Garduno-Heiser House above Silver Lake has a daring cantilever, vintage tile, and original walnut cabinetry. Location: 1954 Lucile Avenue, Los Angeles, California Price: $2,350,000 Architect: Raul F. Garduno, with Peter Heiser and Paul Judson. Year Built: 1960 Footprint: 1,395 square feet (2 bedrooms, 2 baths) Lot Size: 0.17 acres From the Agent: "Featured in the 1961 issues of Arts & Architecture magazine and LA Times Home, this steel frame house is cantilevered over the site, making it appear suspended in the air. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views stretching from Hollywood ..read more
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