Constrained by minimal square footage, small houses run the risk of feeling cramped and claustrophobic. The best solutions often involve copious amounts of natural light.
An old barn in a Beverly Hills canyon inspires a new, clean-lined guesthouse and concert venue.
Whether located in dense, urban environments or the middle of the woods, window-clad bedrooms that let lots of light in offer the best sleeping experiences.
At under 2,000 square feet, these charming Midwestern homes show that living in a small space can be glamorous and practical even beyond the city limits.
A coastal home designed by Australian architect John Wardle is uniquely tuned in to its residents and to its epic surroundings.
From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with what was already there.
Eight modern homes that incorporate sustainable building practices into their oceanfront locations.
A bright kitchen can transform a home and energize its residents as much as the day's first cup of coffee.
Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of space for an extended family to relax.
Marrying function, design and efficiency, these six skylights offer an alternative to daytime energy use.
Up-sizing from a small bungalow, Kristopher Dukes and Matt Jacobson take a minimalist approach to renovating and furnishing a soaring ’80s-era Ray Kappe–designed house.
Sometimes you want to let the whole world in and other times…not so much. Here, we celebrate the architectural antidote to floor-to-ceiling glass: the tiny accent window.
A pair of Toronto boutique owners and their architects surpass expectations for above-the-shop living with a renovation that celebrates clean design and serene space.
For an architect’s family getaway in Connecticut, the kitchen is no shrinking violet.
From a remote prefab located in Bend, Oregon to an apartment building in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, there is no denying that these eight residences get a healthy dose vitamin D. Here are a few of...
Eyes are the windows to the soul. And windows? Well, they broadcast a home's soul and create a connection between private, interior and public, exterior life. Here are a few ways to make maximum...
A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.
Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage.
Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.
Mezzanines are, by definition, in-between spaces—neither here, nor there; neither upstairs nor down. But mezzanines needn't be wasted space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven examples of...
Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s...
Floor-to-ceiling windows? Yes, please. Flip through our gallery of gorgeous glass houses in which windows become walls.
Petite spaces are given a sense of functionality with smart lighting.
Who doesn't want a little more light in their lives? In these eight projects we explore the power of illumination, from a modernist skylight in Harlem to concrete-clad funnels that mitigate the...
Mathias Klotz’s first project, a deceptively simple bayfront house in Chile was commissioned by his mom on a shoestring budget.