Latest Articles in House Tours


A Wheelchair-Accessible Adaptive Reuse Project in London

Brod Hart’s home in London’s Finsbury Park neighborhood is hidden away on a quiet street filled with the typical Victorian houses that populate the area. But behind the large steel doors that shield it from view stands what once began as stables, later served as a piano factory, and finally was converted to a wheelchair-accessible private residence. Hart managed the renovation himself and lived on-site during the process, which was challenging. His clever DIY skills and design tricks paid off: The end result is an industrial-chic modern house, fully accessible to wheelchair users.
January 17, 2013
Modern row houses in Houston, Texas

Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston

By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers team up to create nine affordable row houses in the Houston Heights.
January 11, 2013
Breezehouse by Blu Homes

Touring the Breezehouse by Blu Homes

Dwell's popular Home Tours included a Breezehouse by Blu Homes in Healdsburg as a bonus tour during this spring's Marin Home Tours. With our annual Prefab issue now out on newsstands, we paid a visit so that online readers could get a closer look and learn more about the prefab home's innovative design from its owner, designer Jo Cooper, as well as Blu Homes West Coast project manager, Jeff Morter. Enjoy our slideshow, and be sure to sign up for upcoming Dwell Home Tours near you!
December 7, 2012
casa liray

10 Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture

If you caught our recent round up of shipping container homes, you know there's no shortage of innovative adaptations to the boxy cargo pieces. We can't get enough of them, either, and here we share 10 more great repurposed shipping containers.
November 30, 2012
best in snow house exterior with mountian thumbnail

Winter Wonderlands

The chill of winter is soon to set in. Thinking toward blustery days ahead, we've corralled a series of modern homes set amid snowy surroundings and with cozy interiors, ranging from a cabin built to withstand an alpine avalance to an upstate New York renovation with an all-glass wall.
November 29, 2012
Modern small sustainable weekend home with flat roof

Sustainable Glass House in Sonoma

Two linked 1,000-square-foot pavilions are greater than a sum of their parts.
November 19, 2012
acqua iguazu The Cielo sky deck day shot

Philippe Starck in the Philippines

What do you get when you take a French designer and a British real estate guru and give them a piece of land in a booming residential pocket of Manila, the Philippines? A glassy, 56-story residential tower named after a waterfall. French designer Philippe Starck teamed up with the British developer John Hitchcox to build the fifth of six residential buildings to rise in the Hitchcox's massive, 250,000-square-foot Mandaluyong city project. Called the Acqua Private Residences, each building is named after an iconic waterfall from somewhere in the world: Niagara, Sutherland, Dettifoss, Livingstone, and the newest project, Acqua Iguazu. These luxury developments are among the first in Southeast Asia and have attracted both local buyers and foreign investors from elsewhere in Asia, the Middle East, the United States, and Europe. The development looks down on the Pasig river and is situated between Mandaluyong, a commercial city known for its shopping malls, and Makati, the business district of Manila.
November 16, 2012

Visiting the Parrish Art Museum

In our October Modern Across America issue, we previewed the Hamptons' Parrish Art Museum, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron with interiors by Konstantin Grcic. Last week, we had the chance to see the building in person, right before it opened to the public on Saturday, November 10. When driving up the Montauk Highway on the eastern end of Long Island, it’s unclear if you are approaching an art museum or a farm. That is the subtle beauty of Parrish's new home, a space where industry meets the pastoral.
November 15, 2012
Modern Japanese home with continuous wooden staircase

Spiral Staircase Shapes Tokyo Home

How is a 921-square-foot, 44-level house possible? Witness Tokyo architect Akihisa Hirata’s mind-bending, shape-shifting solution to small-space living.
November 12, 2012