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  1. Buy a Piece of American Modernism with These 8 For-Sale Homes
    Houses We Love

    Buy a Piece of American Modernism with These 8 For-Sale Homes

    Peruse for-sale homes designed by America's best modern architects.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.17.14

  2. DIY Kitchen Renovation: IKEA Cabinet Hack
    Rooms We Love

    DIY Kitchen Renovation: IKEA Cabinet Hack

    In a centuries-old building in Montreal, Belgian architect and designer Gaeten Havart undertook a DIY kitchen renovation that makes the most of inexpensive materials.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    photos by: Alexi Hobbs
    12.17.14

  3. You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues
    In The Modern World

    You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues

    Following the advent of modernism, sacred architecture continues to reinvent religious expression.

    12.16.14

  4. "Unfortunate" Shed Off a Modernist Home Becomes a Cozy Guesthouse
    Houses We Love

    "Unfortunate" Shed Off a Modernist Home Becomes a Cozy Guesthouse

    An architect and an interior designer convert a dilapidated toolshed into a modern guesthouse.

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    photos by: Brian W. Ferry
    12.15.14

  5. Sourcing Guide for Modern Prefab Companies in Europe
    Houses We Love

    Sourcing Guide for Modern Prefab Companies in Europe

    119 prefab builders made Dwell's annual list; now, check out some of their European counterparts in our roundup of prefab homes from Germany to Finland.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.12.14

  6. Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas
    In The Modern World

    Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas

    Responding to the displacement caused by Typhoon Haiyan, architect Shigeru Ban designed a series of easy-to-build prefab shelters for the Philippines.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.12.14

  7. Amazing Transformation of a Musty Attic Into a Luminous Loft
    Finishing Touch

    Amazing Transformation of a Musty Attic Into a Luminous Loft

    In Seattle, an architect transforms a cramped space into a flexible family gathering spot.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Ye-h Photography
    12.12.14

  8. Architects Dream Up Truly Inviting Housing Options for Aging Population
    In The Modern World

    Architects Dream Up Truly Inviting Housing Options for Aging Population

    New advancements in aging-in-place strategies provide a positive outlook for the long term.

    12.11.14

  9. A Transformative Duplex Renovation in Montreal
    Renovation

    A Transformative Duplex Renovation in Montreal

    In the city's Villeray neighborhood, a cramped structure is recast as an open work-play space for a young family.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.11.14

  10. Plan to Repurpose Orange County Government Center, A Brutalist Masterpiece
    A Great Idea

    Plan to Repurpose Orange County Government Center, A Brutalist Masterpiece

    Paul Rudolph's Brutalist masterpiece, the Orange County Government Center in Goshen, New York, has faced an uncertain future after closing in 2011 due to storm damage. To protect the structure from...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.11.14

  11. Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers
    Houses We Love

    Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers

    Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    12.10.14

  12. Passivhaus Institut Crosses Million-Square-Meter Threshold
    A Great Idea

    Passivhaus Institut Crosses Million-Square-Meter Threshold

    The Passivhaus Institut in Darnstadt, Germany, announced today that a million square meters of interior space—or nearly 10.8 million square feet—have been certified as having met the passive house...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.09.14

  13. 28 Triangles Make Up This Hyper-Angular Family Home
    House Tours

    28 Triangles Make Up This Hyper-Angular Family Home

    Fresh geometries inform a modular residence in Portland, Oregon.

    written by: Laura Mauk
    photos by: Cedric Angeles
    12.09.14

  14. Sustainable Second Homes
    Green

    Sustainable Second Homes

    Therapeutic for the mind and the planet, these green getaways demonstrate how smart R&R balances comfort and conscientiousness.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.09.14

  15. Bright Kitchen Remodel Contrasts Bright White and Dark Wood
    Renovation

    Bright Kitchen Remodel Contrasts Bright White and Dark Wood

    By adding natural light and circulation to Frederic and Sally Pla's existing kitchen, designer Sol Quintana Wagoner achieved a comfortable atmosphere ideal for entertaining house guests.

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    12.09.14

  16. A Modern House in Rural Spain
    Houses We Love

    A Modern House in Rural Spain

    In central Spain, a pair of architects craft a modern vacation home attuned to its pastoral setting.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Fernando Guerra
    12.05.14

  17. An Exhibit Tells the Story of Legendary Design Brand Vitra
    We Recommend

    An Exhibit Tells the Story of Legendary Design Brand Vitra

    "Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: a European Project with American Roots" is on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through April 26.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.05.14

  18. Dusty Garages Transformed Into Studios, Party Rooms, and More
    Renovation

    Dusty Garages Transformed Into Studios, Party Rooms, and More

    Garages are loaded with untapped potential, but many homeowners take their outbuildings for granted. Here are five garages that were transformed from dusty storage units into functional spaces.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.05.14

  19. Modular Compound is the Ultimate Retreat for Three Generations
    House Tours

    Modular Compound is the Ultimate Retreat for Three Generations

    On a wedge-shaped lot in the Texas Hill Country, a couple adapt a modular system to create an idyllic gathering spot.

    written by: Dan Oko
    photos by: Collin Hughes
    12.05.14

  20. Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings
    Houses We Love

    Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings

    Melding corrugated metal with Douglas Fir wood, a sustainable home in Seattle brings nature inside while preserving a couple’s privacy.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    12.04.14

  21. Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School
    My House

    Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School

    A scion of Frank Lloyd Wright erects a modular hillside retreat near the architect’s estate.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.03.14

  22. Decades Old, the Modernist Houses of New Zealand Have No Shortage of Charm
    We Recommend

    Decades Old, the Modernist Houses of New Zealand Have No Shortage of Charm

    In a new book, photographer Mary Gaudin gives readers an intimate tour of New Zealand's modernist houses, offering a look at the way residents have lived in and loved each one. From worn-in Eames...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.02.14

  23. A Coffee Shop Made With Shipping Containers in South Africa
    Shops

    A Coffee Shop Made With Shipping Containers in South Africa

    Earthworld Architects & Interiors, based in Pretoria, the South African capital, was hired to design a coffee shop for the Foghound Interactive Coffee Company outside Johannesburg with used...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.02.14

  24. 8 Incredibly Slender Houses
    Houses We Love

    8 Incredibly Slender Houses

    Narrow sites present designers with a unique spatial challenge. Building upward might add square footage, but it won't make a structure the width of a subway car feel any less claustrophobic. These...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.02.14

  25. Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House
    Houses We Love

    Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House

    A Boston family chose a double dose of prefab for an addition to their home in the Massachusetts countryside.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Tony Luong
    12.02.14

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