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  1. A Sculptural Desert Escape Inspired by a Shadow
    Houses We Love

    A Sculptural Desert Escape Inspired by a Shadow

    This dark Yucca Valley home tricks the eye through clever use of light and shadow.

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    photos by: Marc Angeles

  2. A Sublime Indoor-Outdoor Retreat in Mexico City
    House Tours

    A Sublime Indoor-Outdoor Retreat in Mexico City

    On an undesirable lot in Mexico City, architect Yuri Zagorin Alazraki created a stacked home and lush garden.

    written by: Robert Landon

  3. Houses We Love

    5 Contemporary Designs That Use Wooden Shingles

    The wood shingle isn't always a hallmark of historic architecture: these five projects use the humble square cladding in surprising modern contexts.

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  4. Houses We Love

    4 Modern Homes in El Salvador

    These indoor-outdoor retreats make the most of the country's tropical climate.

    written by: Allie Weiss

  5. A Great Idea

    5 Gravity-Defying Floating Staircases

    We can't take our eyes off these floating stairs, nor, for safety reasons, should we.

    written by: Luke Hopping

  6. Houses We Love

    House of the Week: Budget-Friendly Box Home

    Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow

    written by: Luke Hopping

  7. An Adorable Midcentury Revamp in Bel Air

    An Adorable Midcentury Revamp in Bel Air

    This light-filled house in Bel Air brings together indoor and outdoor, private and open, living.

    written by: Shirine Saad
    photos by: Trevor Tondro

  8. Houses We Love

    8 Homes with Striking Layouts

    Extra attention to spatial design enhances the way these residents experience their abodes.

    written by: Kate Gregory

  9. Houses We Love

    Our House of the Week Is a Completely Transformed Prefab Near Melbourne

    Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.

    written by: Luke Hopping

  10. A Great Idea

    5 Inspiring Live-Work Spaces

    This Labor Day weekend we took you inside the workspaces of creatives around the world. Today, we look a little closer to home for office inspiration.

    written by: Heather Corcoran

  11. A Great Idea

    These 5 Rooms are Green, Literally

    Forget any eco-friendly connotations, these rooms ranging from chartreuse to forest have us feeling a certain shade with envy.

    written by: Heather Corcoran

  12. Renovation

    An Historic Beijing Structure Gets a Modern Makeover

    Chinese firm ARCHSTUDIO transforms a Qing Dynasty-era structure into a tea house that blends new and old.

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  13. Houses We Love

    8 Examples of Cedar in Modern Homes

    It's not just for shingles: cedar is a versatile material that can be used in interiors, furniture, and more. A wide variety of cedar species means the wood comes a range of hues, from whites to...

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  14. Houses We Love

    Northern Lights: 5 High-Latitude Houses We Love

    This time of year, aurora borealis lights up the northern skies. Celebrate this natural phenomenon with five of our favorite modern houses with serious views of nature's best light show.

    written by: Heather Corcoran

  15. We Recommend

    A Look at Wood Designs in the Modern Home

    See how our favorite wood designs enhance their spaces.

    written by: Kate Gregory

  16. House Tours

    This Japanese Home Features Striking Angular Concrete-and-Glass Surfaces

    A Tokyo house’s 1,900 square foot labyrinthine interior makes for a dynamic space.

    written by: Caroline Wallis

  17. Post

    Renowned Graphic Designer Michael Bierut Gets His First Retrospective

    Unlike architecture, graphic design has only moments to communicate information, emotion, and intention. Through November 7, 2015, at a Chelsea gallery, visitors can soak in the work of one...

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  18. Houses We Love

    5 Giant Prefab Homes

    These mighty modular residences prove that prefab isn't only intended for modest applications.

    written by: Allie Weiss

  19. Houses We Love

    5 Unconventional Garages We Love

    These modern structures defy the connotations of suburban staleness often associated with garages.

    written by: William Harrison

  20. Houses We Love

    5 Modern Houses That Embrace the Seattle Landscape

    In the verdant Pacific Northwest, it's all about the relationship to the outdoors.

    written by: Allie Weiss

  21. We Recommend

    5 Cozy Wood-Burning Stoves

    Let these stoves warm you up for the cold days ahead.

    written by: Luke Hopping

  22. We Recommend

    Winter Warmer: 5 Modern, Nordic Saunas

    Let your year-end stress melt away with warm daydreams of these Nordic saunas.

    written by: Aileen Kwun

  23. Renovation

    Schoolhouses Turned into Modern Homes

    Four cool takes on the converted school.

    written by: Allie Weiss

  24. Renovation

    An Archaeological Renovation Adds Precious Space to a Tiny Boston Apartment

    In Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, where space is tight and the cost of a home averages close to $1,000 per square foot, architect Chris Greenawalt of Bunker Workshop dug up some room for a...

    written by: Luke Hopping

  25. Eero Saarinen's Giant 1957 Masterpiece in New Jersey Restored and Reimagined

    Eero Saarinen's Giant 1957 Masterpiece in New Jersey Restored and Reimagined

    The cutting edge of laboratory design when first built, Bell Labs is being revamped to fulfill a new role—bringing the city to the suburbs.

    written by: Zachary Edelson