Far from pandering to the whine of youth, this urban play garden fosters thoughtful interaction in a protected setting within the bustle of San Francisco.
What’s the secret to successfully wedging a kitchen into a 258-square-foot apartment? A visual balancing act.
Ah, the beauty of bathing in the breeze. Here we present our some of our favorite outdoor showers from issues past.
Having explored issues of sustainability in the postmodern era, we turn to the measurable strides evident in today's best modern architecture.
Sculpture meets architecture in the surrealist facade of the Synagogue de Delme visitors center in northeastern France.
If there's one material Tom Kundig of Seattle firm Olson Kundig Architects is known for deploying in his projects, it's steel. Whether polished to a spectacular luster or left to weather with the...
The results of the American Institute of Architects' 11th annual Small Project Awards are in—and Dwell has the scoop on the smartest spaces under 1,000 square feet.
As summer cools off and fall gears up, take a look at a few examples of sleek, minimalist fireplaces in Dwell-approved modern homes.
Kids' rooms often tread transitionary territory when it comes to modern design. What might be good for a five-month-old may not work well to when he or she is five years old. The residents of these...
As the weekend approaches, we've gathered ten of our most popular homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.
Imagine a massive green community running through the heart of Los Angeles where research labs and small businesses exist side-by-side with design-focused companies manufacturing everything from...
Prefab houses are getting leaner, more efficient, and, in some cases, bigger. Here, we explore highlights from our December/January prefab issue, juxtaposed with our favorites from the past.
Love her or hate her, Zaha Hadid's scope is remarkable in terms of the breadth of designs as well as in their diverse locales. Her opera house in Guangzhou was shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA...
Brazil didn't make into the World Cup finals, but we still love the country's architecture and design.
Designing a modern house doesn't have to mean building from the ground up. These six renovations show how to update existing facades with modern details and bring old buildings into the future.
A modernist cabin in British Columbian ski country is the perfect retreat for a family of outdoor adventurers.
Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.
As these projects show, a wash of yellow does wonders for interiors by providing a lively contrast to more somber materials like steel and concrete.
After a tree falls in Santa Monica, a garage is reborn as a 600-square-foot family gathering spot.
An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.
Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 8: How...
Following the interventions of architect Matthew Baird and interior designer Janet Liles, Mo Ogrodnik’s apartment, which she shares with her husband and two children, is a resonant...
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but once you leave, you may have trouble banishing Sin City from your mind.
Swedish prefab specialists Smedshammar + Holmberg are on a mission to rescue their compatriots from boring suburbs—and their deep-seated suspicion of architects.
When Architect Qingyun Ma became dean of architecture at the University of Southern California in January 2007, he came to the job with a uniquely exciting body of built work behind him.