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  1. Living Walls
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    Living Walls

    A tiny bit like the Renzo Piano-designed Pompidou Centre that wears its insides on its outside (pipes, ducts, all the 'ugly' stuff), this office building wears a garden.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.09.08

  2. LD Design: Botanical Design in an Austin Airstream
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    LD Design: Botanical Design in an Austin Airstream

    In 2007, Lauren Dolinsky left her marketing position at LePorte Modern Doors to focus full-time on her true passion: botanical arranging. She moved to Austin, Texas, and founded LD Designs, a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.13.09

  3. Writer-Gardener Debra Prinzing in SF March 5
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    Writer-Gardener Debra Prinzing in SF March 5

    While British author Virginia Woolf heralded the benefits of “a room of one’s own,” writer, master gardener, and outdoor shed-enthusiast Debra Prinzing rallies for an entire...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.02.09

  4. Andrea Cochran Landscapes
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    Andrea Cochran Landscapes

    Just like modern homes often bring the outside in, San Francisco landscape architect Andrea Cochran’s exterior designs extend the modern aesthetic from indoors to the outdoors. A new book by...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.06.09

  5. On Greener Turf
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    On Greener Turf

    With new laws limiting water consumption in many places, it shouldn't be a surprise that drought-tolerant and native landscaping is continuing to flourish, replacing expansive and expensive lawns. ...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.30.09

  6. Virtual National Architecture Week
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    Virtual National Architecture Week

    The American Institute of Architects kicks off National Architecture Week next week, April 13-19, to continue the public dialogue about architecture in the US. This year they’ve further...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.07.09

  7. LA's Restored Overlook Park
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    LA's Restored Overlook Park

    This week LA unveiled its newest park, a 50-acre greenspace that sits 500 feet above the city just southwest of Downtown, on a plot of land that was historically part of the Baldwin Hills oil...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    04.29.09

  8. Lath House Doghouse
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    Lath House Doghouse

    I was recently in Palm Springs, California, to help judge doghouse designs for BARKitecture CHIQue 2009, a pet-sized architecture competition and auction to benefit Gilda’s Club Desert Cities...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.09

  9. Pavilion Ponderings, Thanks to SANAA
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    Pavilion Ponderings, Thanks to SANAA

    On Sunday, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA revealed their Serpentine Pavilion. A three-month guest to the Kensington Gardens, this year's pavilion is the ninth commissioned by the...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.14.09

  10. Pod Space Prefab Garden Sheds
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    Pod Space Prefab Garden Sheds

    Two years ago, Ben Lord surveyed the garden sheds on the market in his native England and didn’t like what he saw. Cookie-cutter designs and drab interiors dominated even as habits were...

    written by: William Lamb
    09.16.09

  11. Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project
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    Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project

    As a San Franciscan I'm very fortunate to live every day with the work of landscape architecture pioneer Lawrence Halprin, who passed away last October. Yesterday I was descending the towering,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.17.10

  12. Designed for Play
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    Designed for Play

    Some of my earliest memories are of playgrounds: launching myself into a pit of plastic balls outside a fast-food restaurant in New York and whizzing down (and scratching my arm) on the horrifying...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.21.10

  13. 10 Springtime Outdoor Space Tips
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    10 Springtime Outdoor Space Tips

    This time of year, we're all gearing up for spring and are eager to freshen up our outdoor spaces. There are several things to consider, from the size of your space to how you want to use it. Here,...

    written by: Ginger Brewton
    photos by: Denman Bennett
    03.12.13

  14. Janne Saario's Modern Skate Parks
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    Janne Saario's Modern Skate Parks

    We've reported on modern skate parks before, but rarely have we seen such a perfect marriage of skating and landscape design as the one embodied by the Finnish Janne Saario. Saario started skating...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.19.13

  15. 5 Stylish Camping Gear Essentials
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    5 Stylish Camping Gear Essentials

    Camping season is upon us and if you're going to face the wilderness you should at least do it in style. We think there has to be something in between roughing it and glamping. Click through this...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    06.13.13

  16. 5 Great Lakeside Homes Around the World
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    5 Great Lakeside Homes Around the World

    A cool breeze coming off the water is the best escape from a mid-summer heatwave. These five lakeside homes combine modern design with fresh locations to serve as the perfect summer retreats.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.11.13

  17. Lake Iosco House in New Jersey
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    Lake Iosco House in New Jersey

    New Zealand transplant Debbie Gibbs and her young sun retreat from their New York city life to their custom prefab home in Lake Iosco, New Jersey. After seeing the Dwell Home competition designed...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    03.06.13

  18. 7 Modern Designs for Summer
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    7 Modern Designs for Summer

    Pull up a lounge chair and prep the grill. With summer in full swing, there's no better time to outfit your outdoor space with a fleet of new designs.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.01.13

  19. LEGO® Design Competition Finalists
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    LEGO® Design Competition Finalists

    Dwell joined forces with Pacific Standard Time to appeal to the architect—and child—within us all. The challenge was to construct a model of an original home inspired by iconic...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    05.14.12

  20. 5 Outdoor Campers
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    5 Outdoor Campers

    With summer just around the corner, there is no better time and place to plan an outdoor excursion. Take a look at these five functional and sustainable housing units, that embrace nature's charm.

    written by: Jami Smith
    05.07.13

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