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  1. Play's the Thing
    My House

    Play's the Thing

    With ingenuity and plenty of elbow grease, architect John Tong turned an old Toronto dairy into the ultimate family clubhouse.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Christopher Wahl
    07.04.11

  2. Striking Green House with a View in El Salvador
    Houses We Love

    Striking Green House with a View in El Salvador

    A green house near the coast of El Salvador captures the best of its naturally striking setting—filled with sunlight, invigorating breezes, and sweeping views of lush woodlands.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Jason Bax
    04.09.13

  3. How To: Green Your Roof
    Design 101

    How To: Green Your Roof

    No matter the month, it's never too cold or too early to start planning for major eco-impact. From urban rooftop gardens to living surfaces that help homeowners save on energy costs, here you'll...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.02.13

  4. Teak Furniture We Love
    We Recommend

    Teak Furniture We Love

    Teak, a tropical wood known for its durability and resilience, was first used for shipbuilding. Since then, it has been used in everything from outdoor furniture to salt shakers. Here are just a...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.07.13

  5. 7 Modern Dwellings South of the Mason-Dixon
    Houses We Love

    7 Modern Dwellings South of the Mason-Dixon

    Known for its down-home rusticity, the American South is also home to some impressively modern residences. Here are a few of our favorites.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.18.15

  6. Passive Materials Cool this Bright White Tropical Home
    Houses We Love

    Passive Materials Cool this Bright White Tropical Home

    Concrete and granite fill a refreshingly minimal update in Coconut Grove, Florida.

    written by: Emma Janzen
    03.26.15

  7. Designing with Grass: 7 Green Roofs We Love
    Green

    Designing with Grass: 7 Green Roofs We Love

    Take a walk on the wild side with these seven living roofs.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.20.15

  8. 7 Groundbreaking Landscape Designs
    Outdoor

    7 Groundbreaking Landscape Designs

    From an overgrown monolith to a modern-day hanging garden, these yards, gardens, and installations represent the future of an ancient tradition.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.22.15

  9. Restored Midcentury Home in L.A. Enjoys Outdoor Access at Every Turn
    Renovation

    Restored Midcentury Home in L.A. Enjoys Outdoor Access at Every Turn

    A new outlook for a Buff, Straub and Hensman gem perched high above Los Angeles.

    written by: Margot Dougherty
    photos by: Grant Harder
    04.19.15

  10. 5 Urban Rooftops Made For Lounging
    Outdoor

    5 Urban Rooftops Made For Lounging

    These designs elevate city living with an outdoor view fit for the summer season.

    written by: Aileen Kwun
    06.05.15

  11. Plugged-In Prefab Collects Weather Data to Conserve Energy
    House Tours

    Plugged-In Prefab Collects Weather Data to Conserve Energy

    Easy-to-assemble wooden modules and home automation systems make this Serra d'Espadà residence as sustainable as it is smart.

    written by: Emma Janzen
    04.14.15

  12. Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside
    Design 101

    Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside

    The husband-and-wife architecture team Halpert & Ruiz know that if a house’s face 
is pretty from the outside and views are good from within, as a landlord you will have an easier time...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  13. Matthew Williams Exhibition 'Outside'
    Event Spotlight

    Matthew Williams Exhibition 'Outside'

    Kiwi photographer Matthew Williams has traveled around the globe to shoot homes for Dwell. You can catch the Brooklyn-based artist's work later this month, however, in New York at the studio space...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    04.15.11

  14. Outside the Box: Cardboard Design
    Books

    Outside the Box: Cardboard Design

    Cardboard has fully wiggled out of its boxy stereotype (Frank Gehry's 1971 Wiggle Chair is early evidence) and today plays a role in everything from packaging and product design to furniture and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.25.10

  15. Traditional on the Outside, Modern in the Inside: 6 Homes We Love
    Houses We Love

    Traditional on the Outside, Modern in the Inside: 6 Homes We Love

    These six homes are contemporary gems in disguise: traditional on the outside, but strikingly modern within.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.09.13

  16. Outside of the Box: 7 Delightfully Idiosyncratic Designs
    We Recommend

    Outside of the Box: 7 Delightfully Idiosyncratic Designs

    Seven of the most inventive and original architectural designs ever featured in Dwell.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.23.13

  17. Outside the Box: Unusual Home Layouts
    House Tours

    Outside the Box: Unusual Home Layouts

    Don’t be a square; whether out of necessity or aesthetics, these layouts come in all shapes and sizes.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.04.13

  18. A Look at Swimming Pools
    Post

    A Look at Swimming Pools

    The swelter of summer is just about upon us—beat the heat with this roundup of swimming pools from issues past.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.01.13

  19. And the Winner of Rethinking Preservation Is...
    Post

    And the Winner of Rethinking Preservation Is...

    We received 132 total entries that featured 118 individual landmarks deserving of preserving. We posted the entries for popular vote and watched the votes roll in. With 71,000 total votes it was a...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    03.08.12

  20. The Modern Honolulu
    Hotels

    The Modern Honolulu

    In early April I was invited out to Honolulu to give a talk at the Hawaii Build and Buy Green Expo, an offer I could hardly refuse. And wanting to be as close to the Hawaiian Convention Center as I...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.25.12

  21. Region of Honor
    Houses We Love

    Region of Honor

    Tuned into its sylvan setting, this affordable green home in Hillsborough, North Carolina, is a modern take on the surrounding centuries-old structures.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.18.12

  22. Dwellings Redux
    My House

    Dwellings Redux

    In celebration of our tenth anniversary, we tracked down the residents of 15 of the 19 homes we featured in Dwell’s first year to find out who’s stayed put, who’s moved on, and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.07.10

  23. Adventures in Oz
    House Tours

    Adventures in Oz

    Having admired a project by Shane Blue of Bourne + Blue Architecture in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, James and Sue O’Sullivan asked the architect to help them create a beachside...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Simon Whitbread
    12.06.10

  24. Let the Sun Shine In
    Green

    Let the Sun Shine In

    Although the University of Colorado Buffaloes football team fell short during bowl season, another dynasty is afoot at the idyllic Boulder campus.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.09

  25. Thomas Phifer: Light on the Subject
    Profiles

    Thomas Phifer: Light on the Subject

    Don’t be fooled by his mellow, self-effacing demeanor: Architect Thomas Phifer is a master of his craft, designing daylit, minimalist buildings that meld the ideals of classic modernism with...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    02.09.11

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