Who Knew a Relaxing Tropical Retreat Could Be Made of Shipping Containers?
This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...
15 Modern Summer Rentals
Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design.
Presented by Dwell and Airbnb
Look Out for This Industrial Italian Pied-à-Terre on Airbnb
Minimal space meets maximum durability in a beautifully sparse Turin apartment.
Presented by Dwell and Airbnb
You'll Yearn For Summer After You See This Prefab Bar
Nicknamed the Green Lantern, this portable bar in Buenos Aires saves the day (and the night).
An Impressive 20-Foot Skylight Transforms a Jumbled Chicago Home
By opening up the atrium of a historic residence in Chicago, an architect shows it may take more than a first (or second) draft...
This Farmhouse-Style Home Gets a Clever and Geometric Update
A relaxed interior and radical roof make a home more sociable and energy-efficient.
What Will It Take for Factory-Built Prefab Housing To Become the Norm?
Leaders in modular construction and prefab need to scale up to get more people thinking inside the box.
Super Minimal Steel and Concrete Villa with an Unusual Facade
A cross-hatch covering adds a playful note to a home in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
This Kansas City Home Looks Like Its Neighbors, But Reveals a Truly Modern Sensibility
Drawing on family lore and the vernacular of a venerable neighborhood, an architect creates a comfortable, adaptable home for his...
Mini Structures Are the Winter Equivalent of the Lifeguard Station
Five creative warming huts on Lake Ontario ignore the cold to celebrate scenic beauty and public space.
Small Country Home with Dramatic See-Through Wall
A traditional floor plan gets a minimalist update, complete with a classic porch.
Industrial Pied-à-Terre in Italy
Minimal space meets maximum durability in a beautifully sparse Turin apartment.
An Earth-Friendly African Retreat That's Actually Made From Earth
From clay bricks to the naturally filtered pool, the Khamsa House in Senegal is literally green from the ground up.
Could You Find Your Dream Home in an Old Abandoned Workshop?
Atelier Moderno renovated an old industrial building to create a luminous, modern home.
A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Little-Known Prefabs
From early modular construction to a portfolio of homes based in the Midwest, we take a look at the prefab residences designed by...
Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School
A scion of Frank Lloyd Wright erects a modular hillside retreat near the architect’s estate.
Camera-Inspired Artist's Studio Offers Stunning, Wide-Angle Views
Christian Tonko designs a delicate artist's studio that hugs the hilly landscape.
Housing in Megacities is a Mess. What Can We Do About It?
Six teams of architects propose empowering new solutions for urban sprawl.
Savvy Prefab Pod Concept For South Africans
The attractive POD INDAWO concept offers South Africans a starter home.
1930s Barcelona Apartment Gets a Minimal Makeover
A restored 1930s apartment in Barcelona is a minimal masterpiece.
A 40-Story Skyscraper Built of Wood May Not Be Far from Reality
A new generation of buildings are proving that tall wood construction is a rising trend.
BIG Presents New Vision for Smithsonian Campus in Washington
The Bjarke Ingels Group proposes a new vision for the esteemed D.C. institution.
Inexpensive, Easy-Assembly Shipping Container Home
An attractive shipping container house shows the benefits of prefab living.
How Much Could You Do with 270 Square Feet?
Taking its lead from a Swedish building code, a new book proposes ingenious concepts that can fit in 270 square feet.
10,000 Bones Cover the Walls of this Mexico Restaurant
Ignacio Cadena’s new Jalisco, Mexico restaurant concept, the aptly named Hueso, is covered in bones.
Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine
A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.
Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System
The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.
Victorian Home in London Gets a Modern Office Addition
Inspired by the aperture of a camera, an angular home expansion brings focus to a new live/work space.
The New Language of Latin American Design
An exhibition showcases the experimental edge of the region's design culture.
Alvar Aalto's Artistic Bent at the Vitra Design Museum
A new Vitra Design Museum exhibit re-examines Finnish designer Alvar Aalto's influences and creations.