A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for micro-living in San Diego.
These tips for camouflaging storage space will keep your compact home feeling clean and uncluttered.
The most successful historic home renovation is the one planned in detail. Having a plan identifies the work to be done at the approved cost and at the expected quality level. Click through the...
A modernist cabin in British Columbian ski country is the perfect retreat for a family of outdoor adventurers.
A renovation shouldn’t be confined to the interior of a house. Landscape design is just as important to the modernization of a home.
In our September issue, Dwell editors round up the best multifunctional, compact furniture for small spaces. Here's a look at eight more products that will give you more room and more peace of mind.
There are many ways to judge a room—its size, its shape, its furniture. But as these dogs of Dwell homes would likely attest, all it takes is good instinct. Here, we've rounded up a few of our...
Architect Michael Chen of New York firm Normal Projects masterminds the ultimate bar for a compact Chelsea apartment.
A couple, both architects, give their 1918 bungalow a modern update.
Constructing a home on a hard-to-reach island may seem expensive and difficult, but building in prefabricated parts can help make that secluded paradise a reality.
In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.
A gut renovation and a landscaping makeover help a couple reconnect with the outdoors.
German architecture is known for its clean lines, cutting-edge design, and elements of play. Here, we share seven examples of architecture across the country.
A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.
Even the most time-honored institutions can sometimes use a facelift. These venerable museums across the country are being revitalized with modern renovations.
From renovated Airstreams to futuristic cars, these roaming residences represent the past, present, and future of mobile living.
Sometimes architecture works best when it frames nature. These seven homes blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors by opening up towards the ocean.
The innovative state has no shortage of architectural experiments; these 7 prefab homes are pushing the design envelope.
Brazil didn't make into the World Cup finals, but we still love the country's architecture and design.
A natural disaster cleared a property in the Colorado mountains, giving an architect and her family a blank slate on which to build their green dream home.
Constrained by minimal square footage, small houses run the risk of feeling cramped and claustrophobic. The best solutions often involve copious amounts of natural light.
Behold the mighty power of designers and architects to re-imagine and recast a kitchen, one of the most frequently renovated rooms in a modern home. You won't believe the before shots are from the...
An architect and his wife roll up their sleeves and create an affordable family residence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Plus, catch architect Andrew Moss's guide to the city here.)
If prefabrication is the future of architecture, then these cutting-edge prefab homes offer an exciting glimpse into what might lie ahead.
Architect and design activist Rachel Minnery talks to Dwell about Hurricane Sandy reconstruction and preparing for climate change.