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  1. Architecture and Design Longreads
    Design 101

    Architecture and Design Longreads

    You might have come to know and love Dwell through the stunning modern homes featured throughout the magazine's 12-year history but interspersed between the interiors stories and idea books are...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.13.13

  2. 10 Minutes with Michael Graves at the JCP Home Launch
    Interviews

    10 Minutes with Michael Graves at the JCP Home Launch

    Last week, JCPenney (now known as JCP) launched several collaborative home collections from renowned designers. We sat down with architect Michael Graves to chat about designing for large retailers...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.10.13

  3. Secretly Modern: Low-Profile Houses
    Houses We Love

    Secretly Modern: Low-Profile Houses

    It can be tough fitting in, but these clever, unobtrusive homes manage to fit a dose of modernism into the nooks and crannies left over from piecemeal urban expansion, or by gently settling into...

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    03.31.14

  4. Home Office Design Inspiration
    Design 101

    Home Office Design Inspiration

    Let's be honest, working from home always sounds like a great idea but you need a well appointed and dedicated workspace to really get anything done. Working from your cozy bed or curled up on the...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.29.13

  5. From the Show Floor: Pecha Kucha
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Pecha Kucha

    The Design and Innovation stage closed the day with a bang in a fast-paced Pecha Kucha-style presentation of six potentially world-changing design ideas.

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.26.11

  6. Southern Comforts
    House Tours

    Southern Comforts

    Take an armchair trek to Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, and more through our slideshow of houses that showcase the best of southern living. For more regional architecture guides, click through...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.01.13

  7. Cost-Effective Family Home in Pittsburgh
    My House

    Cost-Effective Family Home in Pittsburgh

    An architect and his wife roll up their sleeves and create an affordable family residence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Plus, catch architect Andrew Moss's guide to the city here.)

    photos by: Caren Alpert
    07.07.14

  8. 7 Outdoor Design Ideas
    Outdoor

    7 Outdoor Design Ideas

    For some, the Great Outdoors might mean rugged mountains, untrammeled forests, or wide-open plains. The residents of these seven homes managed to carve out their own great outdoor retreats—a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.03.12

  9. Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape
    Houses We Love

    Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape

    In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.

    written by: Justin Ellis
    photos by: Trent Bell
    07.15.14

  10. 9 Unusual Modern Bathrooms
    Rooms We Love

    9 Unusual Modern Bathrooms

    Don't just tile the bathroom floor: tile the walls and ceiling, too. No windows? No problem! Mirrored walls? Why not! Here we take a look at ten bold design moves for a modern bathroom that stands...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.12.14

  11. An Affordable Duplex Transformation in Texas
    Houses We Love

    An Affordable Duplex Transformation in Texas

    Affordable gestures abound in this transformation of a dilapidated former duplex in the Texas Hill Country.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.11.13

  12. Dutch Military Bunker Becomes Tiny Vacation Home
    Finishing Touch

    Dutch Military Bunker Becomes Tiny Vacation Home

    A Belgian architecture firm transforms a 140-square-foot Dutch military structure into a modern-day vacation retreat.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    09.10.14

  13. Modern Kitchen Inspiration: Open Layout with Island
    Rooms We Love

    Modern Kitchen Inspiration: Open Layout with Island

    Crib these design tips from architects creating open-plan kitchen layouts with islands used for cooking, washing, or entertaining.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.16.14

  14. 8 Tips for Maximizing Bookshelf Space
    Rooms We Love

    8 Tips for Maximizing Bookshelf Space

    While we love a proper library, well-placed shelving can turn piles of books into an instant reading nook.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.10.14

  15. 7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home
    House Tours

    7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home

    To coincide with our gift guide featuring modern gifts for the consummate host, we've rounded up a few crucial tips for entertaining at home from Dwell residents past.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.19.14

  16. Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland
    Renovation

    Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland

    A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.14.14

  17. Passivhaus Institut Crosses Million-Square-Meter Threshold
    A Great Idea

    Passivhaus Institut Crosses Million-Square-Meter Threshold

    The Passivhaus Institut in Darnstadt, Germany, announced today that a million square meters of interior space—or nearly 10.8 million square feet—have been certified as having met the passive house...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.09.14

  18. Most Popular Homes of 2014: Family-Friendly
    Houses We Love

    Most Popular Homes of 2014: Family-Friendly

    To celebrate the year, we're rounding up the homes that were most popular on Dwell.com in 2014. Here, we've gathered readers' five favorite family-friendly residences, from a bright Palo Alto home...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.25.14

  19. Get the Look: Wood Bathrooms
    Rooms We Love

    Get the Look: Wood Bathrooms

    Though hard, nonporous surfaces like glass, steel, and tile typically come to mind in bathroom design, marine-grade wood can be a smart choice to warm up a bathing space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.27.14

  20. 6 Sky-High City Apartments
    Post

    6 Sky-High City Apartments

    Bright perches around the world worth a second look.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.06.15

  21. 10 Space-Saving Modern Built-Ins
    Post

    10 Space-Saving Modern Built-Ins

    Integrated cabinets, shelves, and seating can do wonders for any-size space—to follow are 10 clever ways to carve out extra storage.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.03.15

  22. Blue Never Looked Better Than In This Modern Vancouver Restaurant
    Food

    Blue Never Looked Better Than In This Modern Vancouver Restaurant

    For Kin Kao, a Thai restaurant located in Vancouver, architects David and Susan Scott created a vibrant, modern interior reflecting a spirit similar to the food served.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Stephen Wilde
    02.13.15

  23. Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers
    Houses We Love

    Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers

    Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    12.10.14

  24. 8 Cutting-Edge New Prefabs
    Green

    8 Cutting-Edge New Prefabs

    From the world's first carbon-positive prefab to hurricane-proof homes, there have been some exciting breakthroughs in modular housing recently. This primer ought to catch you up on the latest.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.17.15

  25. Peaceful Bungalow Makes for a Dream Retirement Home
    Houses We Love

    Peaceful Bungalow Makes for a Dream Retirement Home

    Architect Michael Klauser created an ideal setting for one Austrian couple to quietly live out their days.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    02.11.15

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