Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.
This pair of handy Portlanders doesn’t crave any more of Oregon’s territory than what’s taken up by their 704-square-foot home, hard-working garden, and smartly designed outdoor...
In Portland, Oregon, two adjoining six-story homes on a formerly run-down urban lot add to the neighborhood’s density and its green cred.
In Holland, being green is not a choice, it's a governmentally enforced obligation. Architects Han van Zweiten and Gregory Kiss's project makes a case for obeying the law.
Fifteen minutes from downtown Seattle, architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo transformed the neighborhood dump—a lot that had been vacant for 30 years—into their dream home.
A new restaurant named Anju recently opened in Portland, Oregon. With a darkly sleek interior, industrial finishes, and original art on the walls and ceiling, it comes as a pleasant surprise that...
In the Napa Valley, one sustainable residence elegantly demonstrates straw bale technology.
Shelving often acts as a boring backdrop to the various vases, books, and knickknacks on display. Luckily, the U*Shelf's quirky tessellated forms are interesting enough to stand on their own.
Bitter black brew got you down? Lackluster crema floating in your cup? With the assistance of an espresso expert, Dwell evaluates five home espresso machines that will help you tamp, pull, and...
For those seeking refuge from an interminable game of Marco Polo, these four pool houses provide an artful escape.
A devastating accident could have made Murray Siple a bitter man. Instead, he decided to renovate a house. The result is a masterful achievement of modern design that has allowed the filmmaker to...
Sam Yates will paint the town Palo Alto, once he figures out what color that is.
A Colorado couple handles their freeway-facing lot with flair, and incorporates a long list of sustainable features to boot.
Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for
much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.
There’s trouble underfoot if you’re building a green home without considering your flooring. Take stock of these sustainable wood options that let you tread lightly on the land.
Dwell explores the variegated use of color in our world, from industry to emotion.
Remember how the Predator had skin that made him invisible? That was cool. But these high-tech materials might be even cooler.
It’s impossible to ignore nature in Big Sur.
When most people think of locations for a holiday home, they have visions of beaches, golf courses, spas, and chalets. But few have the mettle to choose the sort of place that architects André...
Bees have always been admired for their industrious nature and intricate honeycomb architecture; Charles Darwin called the honeycomb “absolutely perfect” as a feat of engineering, symmetry, and...