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  1. Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand
    Outdoor

    Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand

    A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    07.14.14

  2. 4 Award-Winning Small Spaces
    Houses We Love

    4 Award-Winning Small Spaces

    The results of the American Institute of Architects' 11th annual Small Project Awards are in—and Dwell has the scoop on the smartest spaces under 1,000 square feet.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.27.14

  3. 7 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood
    Renovation

    7 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood

    As dedicated modernists, we consider sustainability a baseline need, not an added bonus. One method is reusing existing materials in new way, so we've rounded up a few inspiring projects that...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.18.14

  4. How To Remodel with Douglas Fir
    How To

    How To Remodel with Douglas Fir

    Warm up a new addition or highlight existing architecture with the right choice of wood—we recommend Douglas fir, an evergreen conifer native to the western coast of North America.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.14

  5. Modern Studio of a Finnish Design Legend
    House Tours

    Modern Studio of a Finnish Design Legend

    Yrjö Kukkapuro, one of Finland’s design legends, is primed for an international resurgence thanks to a new furniture collaboration with Artek.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.14

  6. How To

    8 Tactics for Renovating a Small Space

    From color palettes to vertical accents, we've rounded up eight proven tactics for making the most of a small space renovation.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.02.14

  7. 5 Intelligent Urban Prefabs
    Houses We Love

    5 Intelligent Urban Prefabs

    While we fancy prefab as an option for building economically, out-of-the-way, and off-the-grid, a modular building system can work just as well in a city. Here, a handful of smart urban prefab homes.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.27.14

  8. 6 Interiors from Dwell's May Issue
    House Tours

    6 Interiors from Dwell's May Issue

    For Dwell's May 2014 issue, we turned our editorial eye to progressive homes around the globe, from a smart home office in Athens to a eucalyptus-lined enclave in Australia. Take a peek at our...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.23.14

  9. 8 Surprisingly Sustainable Modern Homes
    Green

    8 Surprisingly Sustainable Modern Homes

    Here at Dwell, we love a good form, but only in tandem with function. These ultra-green, sustainable homes prove that a light footprint is possible no matter what the architectural style—the most...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.22.14

  10. Imaginary Artist Houses (And Their Dwell Counterparts)
    We Recommend

    Imaginary Artist Houses (And Their Dwell Counterparts)

    Federico Babina's Archist City imagines what artist's own houses might look like—and while the resulting architecture is only imaginary, we've rounded up a few Dwell homes that fit the bill.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.21.14

  11. Sebastian Mariscal's Wood Architecture
    House Tours

    Sebastian Mariscal's Wood Architecture

    We interviewed architect Sebastian Mariscal on his thoughtful, textured approach to designing with wood, for our 2014 Materials special issue.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.15.14

  12. SLO Architecture's Dwell Vision Award–Winning Design
    Outdoor

    SLO Architecture's Dwell Vision Award–Winning Design

    Our inaugural award for design innovation goes to a firm whose architectural orb is lean, green, and buoyant.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.04.14

  13. 8 Modern Architects at Home
    Houses We Love

    8 Modern Architects at Home

    Salone del Mobile previews its 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal living spaces of Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Shigeru Ban, and more.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.21.14

  14. 8 Ways to Modernize a Farmhouse
    Houses We Love

    8 Ways to Modernize a Farmhouse

    Inspired by architect Lucy Marston's edited farmhouse in the English countryside (featured in our March 2014 issue), we've rounded up a few more modern farmhouse renovations.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.18.14

  15. Editor’s Guide: Design in Helsinki
    We Recommend

    Editor’s Guide: Design in Helsinki

    Adding to our design itinerary in the Finnish capital with a whirlwind tour of the city’s vibrant furniture, industrial, and ceramics design scene.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.17.14

  16. Things We Saw in Paris (Maison&Objet 2014 Part Three)
    Travel Reports

    Things We Saw in Paris (Maison&Objet 2014 Part Three)

    Following our editors' dispatches from the Maison&Objet furniture fair in Paris (here and here!), we rounded up a few more points of excellence from the French design capital.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.10.14

  17. Carbon-Neutral Brick Tower Coming to MoMA's PS1 This Summer
    Green

    Carbon-Neutral Brick Tower Coming to MoMA's PS1 This Summer

    MoMA/PS1 announces its 2014 Young Architects Program winner, The Living, who will build a zero-carbon brick shelter in the museum's courtyard this summer.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.08.14

  18. How-To: Giant Windows
    Houses We Love

    How-To: Giant Windows

    Eyes are the windows to the soul. And windows? Well, they broadcast a home's soul and create a connection between private, interior and public, exterior life. Here are a few ways to make maximum...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.23.14

  19. Modern Concrete Getaway in Paradise
    Hotels

    Modern Concrete Getaway in Paradise

    You might think a Brutalist-style concrete structure would be out of place in a lush, beach-resort island like Vieques. However, to preserve the natural enclave off the coast of Puerto Rico,...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Michael Grimm
    01.21.14

  20. Passive Acceptance: 7 Energy-Efficient Homes
    Green

    Passive Acceptance: 7 Energy-Efficient Homes

    Passive heating and cooling are both cost-efficient measures that ease a new residence's burden on the earth. From super-green homes to certified Passive Houses, here are six great examples of the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.20.14

  21. 8 Ingenious Hallway Solutions
    Rooms We Love

    8 Ingenious Hallway Solutions

    Whether it's using space smartly for a small home or adding design elements that elevate a hallway to living-room level, here are eight ways to honor the arteries of the home.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.20.14

  22. Tiny Furniture: Diminutive Home Picks
    Product Reviews

    Tiny Furniture: Diminutive Home Picks

    Following suit with our November issue, Small Spaces Big Ideas, take a look at these helpful space-saving pieces.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.15.14

  23. A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
    Renovation

    A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin

    A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    01.13.14

  24. 8 Ways to Design with Plywood
    How To

    8 Ways to Design with Plywood

    Architecture gets expensive, so these homebuilders put their creativity to work by designing with plywood. Here's how they saved a buck on materials without looking, well, cheap.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.11.14

  25. 5 Nautical Abodes
    Houses We Love

    5 Nautical Abodes

    A handful of homes who modernize their lake- or seaside locations with horizontal slats, lots of wood, and vernacular references.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.09.14

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