We asked Charles Birnbaum to point us to five unique landscapes that we can still take a peek at. He explains: “I’ve chosen places that are either at risk or lesser known. They don’t resemble...
Sunlight transportation systems are the pinnacle of innovation in energy-efficient design.
An amorphous profession, landscape architecture embraces everything from civic plazas, highways, and landfill reclamations to the front lawn. Here we profile two practitioners, Walter Hood and...
The cost for solar systems is not only related to how elaborate the system is—it also depends on where you live.
“It is really different from anything else,” explains David Burcher, who bought a co-op apartment in Manhattan with his partner, Greg Broan, almost a decade ago.
Charrette: An intense period of design activity in which a group collaborates to work out a solution to a specific design problem. It’s like a workshop, but sounds either more important or...
Giorgio Baravalle originally had a true home office—a space inside his house in Millbrook, New York, that was meant to be a private place to work, but instead served as a traffic circle in...
Manifesto: William Morris, “The Lesser Arts of Life” (1877)
In spaces small or large, an eat-in kitchen is a useful hub for singles and families alike. Here are 8 well-designed versions from the pages of Dwell.
The most intensely used rooms in the house depend on good plumbing, ventilation,
and electrical systems, and contain the highest number of fixtures per square
foot—all of which makes...
The entire town of Solomonville, Arizona, heard their bickering, even through the thick walls of their adobe house, and they say that when my great-grandfather left my great-grandmother and lit out...
Probably the most evocative term among the otherwise technocratic energy vocabulary, vampire power is the continuous current that appliances and electronics draw from an outlet even when turned off.
Interested in running more than just your home on the sun’s rays? Here’s a handy introduction to some of the most innovative solar goods available.
Most designers, be they graphic or interior, consult
their Pantone fan guide when considering hues.
So you’ve brought home an ebullient new contractor to turn your wreck into the Ritz. How to do it? Read on.
In honor of Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, the B&B Italia founder who died on January 25, 2014, at age 87, here are eight homes from Dwell's archives where the influential Italian furniture company's...
The right lighting can bring warmth and atmosphere to any room.
Taking advantage of Southern California’s sunny skies, architect David Hertz ingrained
passive solar features in almost every detail
of the Panel House for client Thomas Ennis.
In the last 15 years, many a postindustrial city has redefined itself as a design center. Glasgow after its year as European City
Herman Miller’s National Design Center in Atlanta
achieved a LEED Gold rating
for commercial interiors.