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  1. Building a Prefab House
    Renovation

    Building a Prefab House

    A highlight of reporting "A Simple Plan," my story about the Marmol Radziner-designed prefab in Ukiah, California (in our December/January 2012 issue, and online here) was sitting down...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.24.11

  2. Wolfe Den, Austin, Texas
    House Tours

    Wolfe Den, Austin, Texas

    Architect MJ Neal, much like his hometown of Austin, Texas, possesses a balanced combination of country cordiality and urban edge. In October 2008, we wrote about one of his projects in the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.25.09

  3. Come Sail Away
    My House

    Come Sail Away

    On a quest to create a weekend house for herself and her husband, Nancy Church scaled back her design fantasies and discovered creative ways to build on a budget.

    written by: Lisa Skolnik
    05.16.11

  4. Five Inspirational Shipping Container Homes
    House Tours

    Five Inspirational Shipping Container Homes

    Reclaimed shipping containers are ideal nesting spots for the residents of these five homes. Whether lured by the relatively inexpensive costs, ready supply, or aesthetic charm of containers, the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.20.12

  5. Magic Mountain
    House Tours

    Magic Mountain

    Architect Ko Wibowo designed a house of prodigious proportions beneath the hulking rise of Mount Ranier.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: John Clark
    01.22.09

  6. Go With the Flow
    House Tours

    Go With the Flow

    Along the ever-expanding coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, an architect and his family exchange fast-paced city life for a different kind of flow—the geological kind.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Linny Morris
    04.28.09

  7. Lava Flow 4, The Big Island
    House Tours

    Lava Flow 4, The Big Island

    Set into the dense tropical foliage of Hawaii’s wildest coast is a house that goes with the flow by welcoming the breeze.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Linny Morris
    01.20.09

  8. Take Me Home
    My House

    Take Me Home

    A “tree house” of clean lines, ample glass, and thoughtful ingenuity lets a Washington, DC–area family and a stream of weekend guests enjoy prefab living in an unlikely locale:...

    written by: Jeremy Berlin
    photos by: Chris Mueller
    01.08.09

  9. Light Up Your Life
    Post

    Light Up Your Life

    Often neglected, yet so essential. Whether they're resting on the dining table or occupying the floor, the world would be a little darker without these beaming lights. Click through the slideshow...

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    02.14.13

  10. 5 Great Lakeside Homes Around the World
    Post

    5 Great Lakeside Homes Around the World

    A cool breeze coming off the water is the best escape from a mid-summer heatwave. These five lakeside homes combine modern design with fresh locations to serve as the perfect summer retreats.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.11.13

  11. Architecture: Then and Now
    Post

    Architecture: Then and Now

    These four pairs of modern dwellings and their past counterparts explore the evolution of architectural styles through the ages.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.12.13

  12. 4 Dog-Friendly Designs
    Post

    4 Dog-Friendly Designs

    Designing a house means taking every family member into account—even those with four legs.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.17.13

  13. Modern Masterpieces: 6 Great Homes in France
    Houses We Love

    Modern Masterpieces: 6 Great Homes in France

    A passive home draped with bamboo shades might sound unusual, but it seems almost tame compared to other examples of contemporary French design.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.03.13

  14. 4 Amazing Homes in Africa
    Post

    4 Amazing Homes in Africa

    The world's second-largest continent boasts a variety of architectural styles, but these four homes indicate the growth of modern design in Africa.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.30.13

  15. Modern Australian Homes Part One
    Post

    Modern Australian Homes Part One

    A few weeks ago we compiled our favorite homes in Sydney, Australia; now, check out some homes from the southern coast of the land down under.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.30.13

  16. Modern Australian Homes Part Two
    Post

    Modern Australian Homes Part Two

    You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's southern coast. Next, take a look at four homes we love on Australia's eastern seaboard.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.31.13

  17. Blogger Focus: Design Destinations
    In The Modern World

    Blogger Focus: Design Destinations

    Some of our favorite bloggers handpicked design hotspots from around the globe. Here are their answers.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.31.13

  18. Lucy Feagins' Local Discoveries from Australia
    In The Modern World

    Lucy Feagins' Local Discoveries from Australia

    In our September 2013 issue, we asked some of our favorite online design writers to introduce their latest local discoveries. Check out Diana Moss of Miss Moss and Katie Treggiden of Confessions of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.06.13

  19. Johnny Strategy of Spoon & Tamago's Japanese Design Picks
    In The Modern World

    Johnny Strategy of Spoon & Tamago's Japanese Design Picks

    Johnny Strategy, of Spoon & Tamago, has been reporting on Japanese design and culture since 2007. Two years after the Tohoku earthquake, he sees the country taking an optimistic turn.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.07.13

  20. 4 Modern American Brick Houses
    Post

    4 Modern American Brick Houses

    Brick is a versatile material that’s made the transition from traditional building block to modern accent almost seamlessly. Sourced from the Dwell archives, click on through to see a few of our...

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.11.13

  21. Blogger Focus: Favorite Webshops
    In The Modern World

    Blogger Focus: Favorite Webshops

    Today’s global design scene is more expansive and easier to access than ever, thanks to all things Internet—websites, webshops, and an international brigade of bloggers.Online design writers do...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.03.13

  22. Modern Design in Japan: 5 Intuitive Interiors
    Post

    Modern Design in Japan: 5 Intuitive Interiors

    The clean-cut lines and proximity to nature that have defined Japanese design for centuries combine with modernist minimalism in these five homes.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.21.13

  23. 5 Spacious San Francisco Homes
    Post

    5 Spacious San Francisco Homes

    Thanks to innovative modern design, these five urban San Francisco homes feel bigger than they look.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.24.13

  24. Made in America: 7 Great Products from the Midwest
    Product Reviews

    Made in America: 7 Great Products from the Midwest

    In the following pages, we toast American ingenuity by highlighting furniture and accessories designed and fabricated across four regions of the continental United States.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.19.13

  25. 4 City Apartments with a View
    Post

    4 City Apartments with a View

    These four apartments serve as elevated sanctuaries that protect their residents from the city’s urgency.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.01.13

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