We asked an expert jury and our audience to choose the best projects of the year.
To honor the most outstanding projects we published last year, we enlisted our readers and an expert panel of judges to select the most creative, context-driven designs across eight categories for the Dwell Design Awards. The winners, runner-ups, and community picks display imagination in their form, consideration in their materiality, connection to their environments, and innovation in how they frame a way of living.
Winner: Casa Cosmos by S-AR
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"It’s rational and poetic all at once, a paradox in paradise."
—Suchi Reddy, architect
Community Pick: House of the Tall Chimneys by Frankie Pappas
Winner and Community Pick: The Parchment Works by Will Gamble Architects
Runner-Up: Nossenhaus by Jonathan Tuckey Design
Winner and Community Pick: Saugerties Residence by BriggsKnowles A+D
Runner-Up: Prefab Saunas and Cabins by Iglucraft
Runner-Up: Urban Cabin by Francesca Perani Enterprise
Community Pick: Far Cabin by Winkelman Architecture
Winner and Community Pick: Casa Sierra Fría by Esrawe Studio
"A great balance of functionality, space, and use of light. The opening plays to the communal notion of the kitchen in a brilliantly effective way."
—Ryan Chetiyawardana, bartender and gastronomist
Runner-Up: Hilton House by Osmose Design
Community Pick: Project Felix by Leÿer Design Studio
Runner-Up and Community Pick: Square House by Levenbetts
"A multipurpose heating and cooking utility for the outdoors somehow feels like the perfect tool for our current time—in combination with a well-crafted and beautiful exterior."
—Jerome Byron, architect
Runner-Up and Community Pick:
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