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Five Fresh Perspectives on Africa’s Housing Challenges
Five Fresh Perspectives on Africa’s Housing Challenges
This year’s Venice Architecture Biennale offers new ideas for improving quality of life across the continent.
Near Martha’s Vineyard, a Striking Home With Waterfront Views Surfaces for $6M
The 6,780-square-foot residence is packed with amenities—including a heated indoor pool, a spa-like bath, and a top-of-the-line kitchen.
You Can Rent This Floating Cabin That Cruises the Waterways of the Norwegian Wilderness
The tiny accommodation sluices old logging routes of the Halden Canal, letting visitors bask in the region’s beauty.
This Renovated Taipei Apartment Sees the Glass Brick Trend All the Way Through
This Renovated Taipei Apartment Sees the Glass Brick Trend All the Way Through
Design firm Phoebe Says Wow delivers on its name with impressive transparent partitions that keep the owners connected.
The Best Furniture at NYCxDesign According to Dwell’s Editor-in-Chief
The Millennial aesthetic has officially aged out. People still love ceramics. Sofas are only getting larger. And other observations.
The Best Father’s Day Gifts on Amazon, From a YETI Cooler to an Alessi Oyster Knife and a Cast-Iron
There’s a gift for every kind of dad, and we've found them all for you.
Neighbor’s Nick Arambula Shares The Ultimate Backyard Setup
The outdoor furniture brand co-founder recommends his favorite fire pit, tableware, bug repellent, and more.
A Skeletal Roof Gives “Good Bones” a Whole New Meaning at This Country Home
Niall McLaughlin Architects designs a pastoral pavilion framed in steel and topped with a broad canopy that covers the open-air-optional plan.
Listed for $3M, This 1920s Tudor Was Once Home to a Burlesque Star
After a thoughtful restoration by Ome Dezin, the L.A. home blends European flair with classic California design.
Wall-to-Wall Carpeting Is Back, and Other Surprises from ICFF
Our senior home guides editor brings a fresh eye to the NYCxDESIGN mainstay.
From Shaggy Rugs to Breccia Stone Tables, Here’s What I Saw in an Afternoon of NYCxDesign
From Shaggy Rugs to Breccia Stone Tables, Here’s What I Saw in an Afternoon of NYCxDesign
Starting with what might be the most comfortable chair of all time.
Budget Breakdown: It Took 40 Days and $46K to Build This Tiny House in Texas
A couple save on secondhand windows and splurge on yakisugi siding to create a cozy retreat just outside Austin.
For $2.5M, This Cabin in the San Juan Islands Promises the Best Summer Ever
Tucked away on Lopez Island, the waterfront home comes with plenty of outdoor space and captivating views of the Olympic Mountains.
The Kardashians Are in Their Modern Farmhouse Era
What does it mean when the future-savvy family embraces such a seemingly nostalgic style?
Whipping Up a New Recipe for Furniture: A Conversation With Samuel Ross
In his latest exhibition, the designer glazes steel and stone tables with honey, turmeric, and milk, creating new flavors that are at once fresh and familiar.
A 1920s Loft Hits the Market in Midtown Manhattan for $940K
The live/work flat comes with 13-foot ceilings, polished cement floors, and a Murphy bed.
This Architecture Firm in Mexico Wants to Help People Build Their Own Bioclimatic Homes
Manuel Cervantes Estudio created a DIY indoor/outdoor plan that’s meant to maximize comfort from season to season—and it'll lend a hand with the heavy lifting.
Quick Hits: A Memphis Mirror, Vintage Wood Coffee Table, and a Hand-Laced Lamp
A brief scan of design items worth grabbing, including a bold metal planter and ‘Succession’-approved lighting.
This Refined Getaway Started as a Rustic A-Frame With No Running Water
Located off paved roads, across a river, and up a mountain, Pablo Pérez Palacios’s cabin in the Mexican wilderness has a rooftop terrace designed for entertaining.
In the Coachella Valley, a Former Equestrian Ranch Seeks $4.4M
Set on two and a half acres, the reimagined five-structure property even comes with a polo field.
This California Family Home Was Built Entirely in Three Months
Ten prefabricated modules were assembled on site to create a space that challenges preconceived notions of what prefab can look like.
The Wild and Wonderful World of Icelandic Design
At the remote Nordic island’s DesignMarch festival, creators make the most of available resources through craft and circularity, while celebrating the natural world.
Asking $2.6M, This Contemporary Home Captures Views of the Chicago Skyline
Spanning 5,660 square feet, the multistory Old Town residence features extensive glazing, soaring ceilings, and a dazzling floating staircase.
An Old London Victorian Gets a Greenhouse-Inspired Dining Room
Framed in timber and steel, the glass-wrapped space connects a kitchen renovated with reused materials to a lush garden.
Crate & Barrel’s New Modular Kitchens Bring a Custom Look Outdoors
Outfit your al fresco living space with ease with Crate & Barrel’s new outdoor kitchen collections.
This Guest Suite Built in the Trees Looks Like Something From a Galaxy Far, Far Away
A geometric facade and Passive House tech give the addition a futuristic feel, while a 60-year-old pepper tree and a shaggy green roof ground the plan.
After a Top-Down Revamp, a Midcentury Ranch House Seeks $2M in Dallas
Nestled in the shade of live oak trees, the sprawling 1950s home features extensive glazing, a chef’s kitchen, and spa-like bathroom.
Listed for £5.3M, This Brick Home in London Is Surprisingly Light and Airy
Originally built in the 1970s, the charming residence has been completely revamped by RIBA award–winning architect Lisa Shell.
Before & After: A Dated Victorian/Mediterranean Mash-Up Gets an Esherick-Inspired Makeover
Butler Armsden pulls up ancient linoleum and pink and green tile to craft a radiant retreat for a San Francisco family.
The TikTok Girlies Reclaiming Being a “Bed Person”
A new online identity wants to destigmatize doing everything horizontal.
The Top 20 Products Dwell Readers Bought in April
HAY home accessories, bedding sets, and eco-conscious cleaners were among the goods you crossed off your shopping lists.
Weathered Brick Lends a Lived-In Feel to This Refreshed London Flat
Emil Eve Architects balanced the former warehouse’s worn walls with finishes like parquet and terrazzo floors, sea-green tile in the kitchen, and oak joinery for a library room.
Adult Fandoms Are Driving the Lego Market to New Heights
The decades-old toy for kids is building on its longtime popularity with increasingly elevated sets designed specifically for AFOLs (short for “Adult Fans of Lego”).