On the roof, amidst an array of native wild grasses and shrubs, six banks holding 180 small thermal solar
collection tubes provide hot water year-round. This new technology, made by Apricus Solar...
With a very limited budget and no construction experience, Lucky and Kim Diaz overhauled a wreck of a house into a sweet, 1,100-square-foot Los Angeles home with just $55,000 and a whole lot of...
It’s become an all-too-familiar scenario all across America: A city’s downtown, once a thriving place to live and work, has slowly withered and become decrepit.
Architect Ko Wibowo designed a house of prodigious proportions beneath the hulking rise of Mount Ranier.
A bird flying over Houston, Texas, sees only a sprawling canopy of trees. It seems the perfect nesting place for creatures both avian and human alike; unfortunately, the green ends at the tree line...
It’s not unusual for New Yorkers to have problems with their neighbors; after all, many a co-op brawl has started over a little late-night noise. But it is rare for the downtown crowd to have...
I'd like to grow edible herbs and plants, but since I live in a tiny apartment with no outdoor space, I'm looking for a garden I can grow on my kitchen counter. Can you help?
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...
It’s impossible to ignore nature in Big Sur.
Dwell explores the variegated use of color in our world, from industry to emotion.
Vancouver, British Columbia, offers a dramatic natural setting, but as Omer Arbel shows us, there’s more to the city of glass than an immaculate reflection.
Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for
much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.
With its community market initiative, PPS reinvents the public square on the international scale.
A Colorado couple handles their freeway-facing lot with flair, and incorporates a long list of sustainable features to boot.
Sam Yates will paint the town Palo Alto, once he figures out what color that is.
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...
For those seeking refuge from an interminable game of Marco Polo, these four pool houses provide an artful escape.
In the Napa Valley, one sustainable residence elegantly demonstrates straw bale technology.
For their weekend home in Sharon, Connecticut, architect Lynn Gaffney and her husband, Bill Backus, filled their natural wood "shack" with eBay finds and classic modern design pieces.
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.