If we landed on another planet, this is what we'd imagine the houses to look like.
As these homes demonstrate, the unique allure of Los Angeles is the ability live quietly by the sea in a buzzing city of millions.
Polish architecture firm mode:lina aimed for simplicity with their latest project in Poznań.
The cities of South America, from Buenos Aires to São Paulo, are brimming with contemporary architecture.
These beauties are a great reminder why architects love the hard stuff. Employed in everything from towering skyscrapers to underground lairs, concrete is the material of choice for eccentric...
After ten years of publishing Dwell, we've amassed quite a compendium of behind-the-scenes antedotes and insider tidbits about each article that goes to print. Dwell staff, both past and present,...
These stilted homes transcend traditional architecture.
In this four-part series, we explore modern hallway designs from Asia to North America sourced from the Dwell archives.
Brise soleil—architectural devices that shade structures from sunlight—offer sculptural flourishes and passively cool buildings. We examine five examples from the Dwell archive.
Architect Shane Blue crafts a modern home on a remote plot of land in southeastern Australia.
These eight homes leave embellishment for their interiors.
From rain screens to louvers, these innovative metallic homes get creative with aluminum.
Vertical panels are a simple, streamlined way to add visual interest to a facade.
An established Japanese architecture firm with a yen for porous, indoor-outdoor living spaces crafts a hilltop perch for a young family and the surrounding wildlife.
Sometimes architecture works best when it frames nature. These seven homes blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors by opening up towards the ocean.
For those seeking refuge from an interminable game of Marco Polo, these four pool houses provide an artful escape.
Live/work is a centuries-old practice turned overused architectural trend. By melding history and innovation, Turin’s Basic Village offers up a compelling reinvention of the concept.
Way back in our Dec/Jan issue that kicked off 2008, we told the story of the super groovy, surf bum-cum-architectural genius Harry Gesner. The man was a true California original, one who found a...
In this four-part series, we explore modern hallway designs from Asia to North America sourced from the Dwell archives. Click here to view Part One!
Rather than blot out their scenery, these seven houses attain crystal-clear continuity between interior and exterior with sleek glass curtain walls.
A husband-and-wife design team revived a 1940s home in East Los Angeles's Mt. Washington area for a single man. Bearing few tell-tale signs of bachelorhood, aside from a photography and music...
Abiquiu, New Mexico, owes this rugged new house to a plucky pair of residents, two talented architects and one long-sighted and very gracious loan officer.
Tired of waiting for innovative architecture to come to San Diego, this proactive architect added developer to his job description, and brought it there himself.
A dramatic departure from your typical cabin on the lake, this unique retreat adds shades of black to a tiny island awash with local color.
A devastating accident could have made Murray Siple a bitter man. Instead, he decided to renovate a house. The result is a masterful achievement of modern design that has allowed the filmmaker to...