Arm yourself with the vocabulary needed to navigate the world of building codes.
Bid: How much the contractor will charge to build the house. Different than “estimate.” (“Bid” is to “estimate” as “getting wife flowers” is to ...
So you’ve brought home a bumbling new contractor who’ll turn your Ritz into a wreck. How to avoid it? Read on.
So you’ve brought home an ebullient new contractor to turn your wreck into the Ritz. How to do it? Read on.
Video games are an often-overlooked realm of architectural ideas and spatial design—the buildings and landscapes through which characters move, play, and operate—but where are the...
Few forms of reading leave a physical reminder of the act itself, but to page through the two volumes of collected newsprints from Storefront for Art and Architecture is to truly feel and see the...
With the preservation of mid-century buildings already a touchy subject—–many people are still unwilling to see the value in preserving “modern” architecture—–we...
Some people assume that yet-to-be-invented high-tech materials and systems will be the saviors of
our construction industry.
Sadly there's no blueprint for how to best work with an architect. Follow the example of the Smiths, though, and you'll come out ahead.
More and more people are coming
to us informed about the complete benefits of prefab construction.
The future of prefab is an increasingly nonarchitectural problem.
"We thought design was this incredible discovery as a field, and yet no one was making it interesting. There was so much work to be done."
Though contractors are unusually deft with tools, accidents do happen. SawStop puts an end to that.
“I begin to know a city through its fragments, walking below tall buildings, along facades of signs, doors, and windows, crossing without knowing from one district to the next, down busy streets...
The Joneses went for a splashy starchitect to design their new home. Then things took a turn for the worse.
Considering what a blight billboards can be on the urban landscape--São Paulo banned them in 2007, as have states like Maine--especially in car-centric spot like Los Angeles, it's little...
As usual, we end the week with a mixed bag of Internetly delights, from crowd-sourced portraiture to eerie galleries of forlorn and forgotten buildings in Detroit.
This week, an underwater museum, antigrams, and a solo cross-Atlantic kayak voyage are just a few of the most interesting things to appear in the web browsers here at Dwell.
A tongue-in-cheek design guide, the world's first biodegradable water filter, a concrete camera DIY tutorial, Instagrams of North Korea, and more. Welcome to this week's Friday Finds! Happy Friday!
Get your daily dose of design by scrolling through Friday Finds. Below we share the Miami Marlins' new stadium, one man's ode to Titanic, and a swoon-worthy waxed canvas bag.