In cities around the world, rooftop gardens have become a popular way to make use of the limited real estate that’s available in environments defined by industrial buildings.
Nothing keeps out the tropical sun like a cool white exterior. Six homes in vacation destinations around the world incorporate white walls into fresh contemporary design.
From varnished drainage pipes to old sailcloths with a second wind, these six projects utilize rescued, revamped, and reused materials.
A cool breeze coming off the water is the best escape from a mid-summer heatwave. These five lakeside homes combine modern design with fresh locations to serve as the perfect summer retreats.
Brick is a versatile material that’s made the transition from traditional building block to modern accent almost seamlessly. Sourced from the Dwell archives, click on through to see a few of our...
These four pairs of modern dwellings and their past counterparts explore the evolution of architectural styles through the ages.
Each of these homes incorporates some element that distinguishes it from its neighbors, and represents the success of modern design on the East Coast. Click on through to view a quartet of our...
Away from the tightly packed buildings and light pollution of the city, these rural homes become lanterns at night.
Designing a house means taking every family member into account—even those with four legs.
The clean-cut lines and proximity to nature that have defined Japanese design for centuries combine with modernist minimalism in these five homes.
With shapes ranging from perfect cubes to rectangular prisms, these seven box homes teach their inhabitants to be happy with less.
Thanks to innovative modern design, these five urban San Francisco homes feel bigger than they look.
In compliance with strict regulations on historical renovations, these five Italian homes deftly incorporate original structure into modern remodels.
What do an eco-home, a museum, and a concrete prefab home have in common? Modern design and a shared location: Switzerland.
We often feature the space-saving apartments of Brooklyn and Manhattan here at Dwell, but there is modern design to be found all over the state of New York.
Connecting a home to its environment can be as simple as bringing parts of the natural world back inside. Click to see six homes that beautifully incorporated natural design accents.
The metal exteriors of these buildings range from lightly oxidized to coated in rich red layers of rust.
A passive home draped with bamboo shades might sound unusual, but it seems almost tame compared to other examples of contemporary French design.
The world's second-largest continent boasts a variety of architectural styles, but these four homes indicate the growth of modern design in Africa.
A few weeks ago we compiled our favorite homes in Sydney, Australia; now, check out some homes from the southern coast of the land down under.
You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's southern coast. Next, take a look at four homes we love on Australia's eastern seaboard.
We top off our series of modern Australian homes with four more from the Dwell archives. If you missed parts one and two, be sure to check them out!
These four apartments serve as elevated sanctuaries that protect their residents from the city’s urgency.
Innovative green design meets historical renovation in the world of contemporary German architecture.
Our tongue-in-cheek personality quiz: What does your favorite interior from our September issue say about you?