Sam Grawe served as the Editor-in-Chief of Dwell from 2006 to 2011.

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…
What Lies Within America’s First Urban-Renewal Project
High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as…
From Milan: Q&A with Shigeru Ban
Boldly declaring “One Chair Is Enough,” Artek, the Finnish company founded in part by legendary architect Alvar Aalto,…
Cooler Ranch
After searching in vain for an empty lot to build on, architect Brian White settled for a nondescript 1960s ranch that…
Driving: Joy Ride
San Francisco–based design team Mike and Maaike wave goodbye to the driver's seat with their concept car, the ATNMBL…
An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California
If good fences make good neighbors, then Shino and Ken Mori are the best neighbors ever. They invite us past the…