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15 Modern Summer Rentals

Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design. Warning: You may want to stay indoors during your vacation.

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My House

Diamond in the Rough (and Ready)

Architect Ken Meffan's ten-years-in-the-making home is in the tiny Northern California town of Rough and Ready—a term that might as aptly refer to the house itself.

Montreal apartment kitchen with teak cabinets and spiral staircase
House Tours

Copenhagen Expat Crafts Scandinavian-Inspired Apartment (with Sauna!) in Montreal

A clever design team brings a dash of Scandinavian style to a Danish executive’s flat in a renovated Montreal triplex.

Modern vacation home with gable-roofed structure
House Tours

Gable-Roofed Rural Weekend Home in Connecticut

To create their rural Connecticut getaway, Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi layered their modern design sensibility atop an early 20th-century stone foundation.

Washington prefab home with white facade and oval slat windows
House Tours

8 Futuristic Prefab Homes

If prefabrication is the future of architecture, then these cutting-edge prefab homes offer an exciting glimpse into what might lie ahead.

Modern home in Scotland with Japanese and Scottish influences
House Tours

A Piece of Home

Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from disparate cultures can design a home that bridges the gap.

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House Tours

An Idyllic Vacation Home in Greece

A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern design fan go Greek.

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Renovation

The Making of Screenplay: Part 10

Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest installation, Screenplay, to be featured at the upcoming Dwell on Design…

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Renovation

Emeryville Renovation: Part 3

In our latest Backstory series, we'll be previewing the loft renovation that is the featured My House in Dwell's November issue—our first-ever online sneak peek.

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Packed Naturally

Mies van der Rohe once said, "We must remember that everything depends on how we use a material." In this Palo Alto, CA, residence constructed from rammed earth, steel, and glass, and finished in…

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Design Leader: Adam Kalkin

At a time when many architects are content to peddle a pat routine, Adam Kalkin is a truly original thinker.