Dwell November/December 2020

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2 min
even less than an ektorp

1 BOWEN BAR CART ROOM & BOARD Want to show off your impressive bar setup? Room & Board has you covered with this stylish shelf unit. It comes in 16 base finishes (all welded in Minnesota) and 27 top options, allowing you to concoct a custom look. 2 LUNA PENDANT LIGHT MAYA BLU CERAMICS Maya Blu Ceramics’ new stoneware pendant is a great way to brighten up your space. Handmade in Austin, the fixture features a ceramic shade (shown here in white chalk paint) and comes in plug-in and hard-wired versions. 3 MORA MIRROR EASTVOLD Matt and Amanda Eastvold have been crafting timeless modern pieces out of their shop in Northfield, Minnesota, for more than a decade. The latest addition to their Mora furniture collection is this refined mirror, which can be done in walnut, white oak, or…

2 min

“I absolutely love Schoonschip! I live in Amsterdam and had no idea this existed. Very cool.”—SJK Fine Art & Design, via Dwell.com Feedback Flipping through the September/October issue, I came across One Last Thing. It was about a bowl, nature’s perfect shape. It made me think about how nearly every home in Dwell seems to contain nothing but sharp angles, when nature is filled with nothing but curves. Curves are the strongest and most efficient shape—not to mention that in this world so divided, the curve is naturally calming to our psyches. DONNA ANJO, MAPLE RIDGE, BC In “Hillside Hideaway” [September/October], I don’t understand how the ceiling is insulated. From the interior, the joists are exposed, and the roof profile is very thin on the exterior, so it doesn’t look like it’s built up…

11 min
how to build an affordable america

“Instead of trying to compete with the developer/builder types with capital and resources, we looked for opportunities that were cheap and economical.”JONATHAN TATE, PRINCIPAL, OFFICE OF JONATHAN TATE Carroll Fife, head of the Oakland chapter of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), hit a major turning point last fall. A homeless mother who’d sought help from her organization had just attempted suicide, while up to a quarter of her staff were themselves facing homelessness. For Fife, the complete erosion of affordable housing in the Bay Area, and the despair that came with it, demanded a new, bolder course of action. “I said, Look, I don’t have any money. I don’t have friends who own apartment buildings or houses. I really don’t have anything to give other than my networks and…

5 min
points of entry

The path to homeownership can be daunting—especially in Los Angeles, a cutthroat real estate market where what’s deemed an affordable housing unit averages $500,000 to $600,000. “And that’s not even for a single-family home—that’s for an apartment or condo in a multi-unit building,” says Michael B. Lehrer of Lehrer Architects. “Most single-family homes go for even more. That’s just insanity.” Lehrer Architects has a history of working on community-minded projects. A 2013 collaboration with the nonprofit development corporation Restore Neighborhoods Los Angeles (RNLA) created five three-bedroom, two-bathroom singlefamily homes on land donated by the city. The houses ended up costing $300,000 to $400,000 each to build—making their sale price less affordable than the team had hoped—in part because of their size and in part because public funds supporting the project came…

4 min
out for a spin

Dutchess County Studio N↑ ARCHITECT GRT Architects LOCATION Dutchess County, New York A Entrance B Guest Sleeping Area C Workspace D Bathroom E Kitchen F Living/Sleeping Area G Outdoor Shower “I don’t paint landscapes when I’m here because I can’t compete with the natural beauty.”YAEL MERIDAN SCHORI, RESIDENT At the end of a meandering driveway that rises over a tree-dotted hill, a small, faceted structure comes suddenly into view, edged against a brown horse fence. Below it, cradled in an expanse of green, is a sparkling lake. “We like to reveal things gradually, to allow the views and the experience to develop,” says architect Tal Schori, who is visiting the site, located in New York’s Dutchess County, with a guest on a September day. The structure belongs to his parents, Yanki Schori and Yael Meridan Schori, who commissioned Tal and GRT…

5 min
growth spurt

Hilary and Jimmy Severson live on a picturesque country road near the hamlet of Stafford, an unincorporated community 15 miles south of Portland. When Hilary first drove down it eight years ago, she was so enamored that she returned with Jimmy the following weekend. A patchwork of fields and fences runs along its length, with clumps of trees shielding setback houses. While those homes skew from faux Tuscan villas to mongrel McMansions, the road has a classic bucolic charm the couple never forgot. Fast forward to 2017, when they were seeking to upgrade to a larger house for their growing family and Hilary got a call from their realtor to go see a rare available home there. Despite knowing the area, she nearly missed the driveway. The small, rundown ’70s-built structure…