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Green polycarbonate exterior of modern Seattle cabin by David Coleman.

6 Ways to Design with Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate may not count as a prestigious or classic architectural material, but its lightweight and translucent properties can make for some very unique designs.
November 25, 2015
The reflective facade of Mexico City's Hotel Carlota by JSa Arquitectura

5 Reflective Facades

These mirrored exteriors reflect well on their surroundings.
November 19, 2015
blue sky prototype house exterior portrait balcony

6 Modern Homes with Steel Exteriors

A hallmark of the modernist aesthetic, steel grants these homes an air of durability and elegance.
November 19, 2015
Renovation of Henry Bates house in Amagansett, New York, Hamptons

8 Idyllic Homes Wrapped in Cypress

Cypress is celebrated by woodworkers for its durability, a quality that no doubt influenced these homeowners to clad their residences with it.
November 18, 2015
Stained plywood base of Brisbane home by O'Neill Architects.

Surprisingly Spacious Home Fits on a Narrow Plot

A couple’s nearly 2,800-square-foot property was once adjacent an alleyway.
November 17, 2015
Cedar facade of eco-friendly prefab Paris home by Djuric Tardio Architectes

Explore the Striking Eco-Friendly Prefab Homes of Djuric Tardio Architectes

Known for getting modern homes past Paris' restrictive zoning laws, French architecture firm Djuric Tardio Architectes' prefab designs are efficiently and expediently assembled on site—in one case, in as little as two weeks. While Dwell's December/January 2016 issue explores one of their most recent projects, we've gathered a selection of their designs here.
November 14, 2015

Photo of the Week: Striking Facade in Berlin

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
November 11, 2015
Steel cladding and outdoor fire pit of Wisconsin cabin by Revelations Architects/Builders.

A Forest Retreat Combines Small Living with the Camping Experience

How a father and son built a diminutive off-the-grid cabin in the Wisconsin woods.
October 24, 2015
Facade of University of Buffalo's Solar Decathlon design.

An Eco-Friendly Prototype whose Furniture Maximizes Energy Efficiency

For their debut at the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon, the University at Buffalo goes beyond the competition parameters with custom furniture.
October 21, 2015