Among the most tried-and-true building types is the A-frame house, which, as evidenced by the following homes from our pages, can be very modern indeed.
Building green can be a challenge to really pull off—not to mention afford—but as the following seven houses from our pages show, the payback is huge.
In the right hands, wooden slatted screens can become a high-design—as well as highly practical—accent in architecture, creating interest inside and outside the home.
Hay insulation, passive solar, drought-tolerant gardens: Behold the following 7 houses from Dwell's pages that give back by striving for net-zero status.
Any time of year, including winter, is ideal for enjoying a home close to the shore. To follow, we offer 7 from our archives with very different points of view.
All it took was a new copper-clad addition, the installation of a geo-thermal heating and cooling system, and some LED lighting to transform an elegant yet out-of-date 19th century building in...
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.
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.
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.
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.