In addition to my tour of the Freitag factory in Zurich, a huge high point of my recent trip to Switzerland involved hopping over the border from Basel to 1 Charles-Eames-Strasse in Weil am Rhein,...
In inner-city Baltimore, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake paves a path to affordable prefab.
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house...
So you’ve brought home a bumbling new contractor who’ll turn your Ritz into a wreck. How to avoid it? Read on.
After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.
Wide-open spaces, welcoming attitudes, and a healthy respect for modernism: the American Midwest has much to offer. Here are 12 modern houses from the Heartland.
Dwell looks inside Spazio Marni, Marni's new multipurpose venue in Milan.
Tired of waiting for innovative architecture to come to San Diego, this proactive architect added developer to his job description, and brought it there himself.
A chat with William McDonough, Ray Kappe, Glen Small, and others on the history of sustainable architecture.
Wrap up the week with our collection of design, architecture, music, and literature finds.
Photographer Chris Mottalini pays homage to Paul Rudolph's architectural legacy by documenting his almost-demolished homes—and reminding us what we can't get back.
Texas is famous for supersized everything, but these six buildings are daringly diminutive.
On Austin’s outskirts, where urban, industrial, and rural collide, lawyer and science-fiction author Chris Brown’s bunker-style home redefines modern city living.
Having spent many years pining for her own space at the beach, Sofie Howard—photographer agent and owner of Los Angeles–based Commune Images—finally found it at Paradise Cove Mobile Home Park in...
A dramatic departure from your typical cabin on the lake, this unique retreat adds shades of black to a tiny island awash with local color.
A Burnham and Root–designed train depot in small-town Iowa scores a $10,000 preservation grant.
"Simple forms and natural materials were key to the design of this home," says Jim Rill, principal of Rill Architects who, along with project manager James Murray, designed a home that draws...
On a budget? Want to travel? Looking for adventure? Look no further than these small spaces. From Iceland to Mexico, these destinations are modern, chic, and amazingly affordable.
A spot to foster conviviality with passersby, a place to perch a chair and enjoy the outdoors, a threshold between inside and out, and an informal living room for neighborhoods—the porch is...
Here at Dwell, we love a good pun. In fact, we save some of the best for headlines that run in our print issues. Check newsstands to see the latest and see 10 of our favorites from the archives...