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An Energy-Efficient Hybrid Prefab Keeps Cool in the Palm Springs Desert

Drawing from the laws of nature, an architect devises a way to beat the heat in the California desert.
November 27, 2015
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8 Gifts for Modern Design Lovers

All available on the Dwell Store, these items represent the best products for true enthusiasts of design, craft, and the arts. They're also listed in our most recent special issue—Editor's Best 2015, now on newsstands—where we showcase over 200 pages of gift ideas, curated collections, and more.
November 26, 2015
Driveway and front door to the Netherlands dune house

5 Timber-Clad Houses We Love

Embracing a humble wooden exterior, each of these timber-clad homes communes with its natural surroundings.
November 25, 2015
Dining Area, Living Room with Fireplace in Indian Summer home in Southern California

5 Modern Dining Tables Big Enough for the Whole Family

When it's time for a big meal, these well appointed dining rooms have space for even the largest guest list with tables that seat 10, 12, or even more.
November 25, 2015
San Francisco floating home metal exterior

House of the Week: Light-Filled, Industrial-Style Home on the Water

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.
November 25, 2015
Mondern Boston family kitchen renovation that's wheelchair accessible

4 Kitchens Designed for Accessibility

Built with universal design principles, these kitchens can be enjoyed by all.
November 25, 2015
Brick house in Coburg, Australia

5 Modern Homes with Expansive Green Roofs

More than a visual statement of green-ness, these roofs provide extra insulation and—more importantly in cities—water retention that can attenuate flooding.
November 25, 2015
Green polycarbonate exterior of modern Seattle cabin by David Coleman.

6 Ways to Design with Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate may not count as a prestigious or classic architectural material, but its lightweight and translucent properties can make for some very unique designs.
November 25, 2015
Red House exterior

A Bright Red Farmhouse-Style Home That's Surprisingly Modern Inside

Built in 1910, this proudly monochromatic home in southeast Portland, Oregon, opens to reveal a contemporary, book-filled interior.
November 25, 2015