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Browse stories from Dwell Magazine about modern homes, architecture, and design.

A Designer Couple Restore a British Modern Masterpiece
A Designer Couple Restore a British Modern Masterpiece
Two designers take on the restoration of a British masterpiece.
- 8 days ago
Writer Susan Orlean Restores a Schindler Classic in L.A.
A literary couple embrace the quirks of a California modernist. Twice.
A Vancouver House Connects a Family
Generations come together in a pair of homes on a single property in Vancouver.
Michelin Starred Chef André Chiang's New Home in Rural Taiwan
Michelin Starred Chef André Chiang's New Home in Rural Taiwan
A renowned chef blends his culinary philosophies into the design of his home in Taiwan.
- 8 days ago
Charming Weekend Cottage Renovation in Marin
A Bay Area landscape designer works her yard like a jigsaw puzzle, packing a bevy of distinctive destinations into a steep and diminutive plot.
Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston
By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers team up to create nine affordable row houses in the Houston Heights.
A Limestone Cottage in Kansas Is Reborn With a Corrugated Steel Addition
A reimagined home in the tallgrass region of Kansas strives to honor its past and the land around it.
A Tech Entrepreneur Rehabs an Off-Grid Dome Home in Joshua Tree
A tech entrepreneur goes off the grid and learns to work with his hands as he remakes a geodesic dome in the California desert.
These Modern Shades Are Revolutionizing the Market
The first to develop aesthetically pleasing motorized shading technology, J Geiger offers a modern alternative to dated, visually distracting window coverings.
7 Smart TV Devices You Need to Cut Cords For Good
A gadget-based guide to the post-cable future.
Architect Leo Mieles
Leo Miele’s Georgian Bay Cottage was one of five first-class cabins we featured in our November 2009 Concepts feature—which showcased works with a modern twist to the familiar log...
A Darkened Cedar Dwelling in Portland Embodies “Less But Better” Design
After debating whether to renovate or rip up a wobbly old house, a family in Portland, Oregon, opts to start fresh and unlock the site’s full potential.
“It’s All About Emotion”: A Conversation With Peter Zumthor
The Swiss architect discusses his design for a British vacation retreat and his notoriously contemplative working process.
This Lakeside Cabin in New York Is Offbeat in the Best Way
Two city-dwellers take a small shiplap cabin in the Hudson Valley from bad funky to good funky, while creating more room to breathe.
Watch: Inside the Studio of Designer and Materials Master Fernando Mastrangelo
Designer Fernando Mastrangelo is a master at pushing the limits of media, both material and social.
A Brazilian Couple’s Prefab Cabin Is the Perfect Outpost For Forest Bathing
A green-roofed retreat slots gently into a wooded dell in southern Brazil.
This Light-Filled Bungalow Exudes Playful, Tree House Vibes
An empty-nester discovers the perfect place for a compact new dwelling at the edge of her own property in Melbourne.
This Meditative Home in Silicon Valley Offers Garden Views at Every Turn
The flora comes first at a leafy enclave just minutes from downtown Palo Alto.
This Live/Work Duplex in Paris Is Full of Kid- and Cat-Friendly Details
In Paris, a makeshift duplex is tailor-made for a couple, their toddler, and their cat.
Paola Navone's Industrial Style Renovation in Italy
A 200-year-old factory in Umbria is transformed into an inviting home by designer Paola Navone.
A Corbusier-Inspired Parisian Home
An American architect in Paris experiments with Corbusian perceptions of interior and exterior space.
Simple Tips and Tricks for Burglar-Proofing Your Home
Burglary borrows equally from the skill sets of a technical science and theatrical improv; it follows careful rules yet just as easily abandons those rules for a...
Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Style and Camping Collide in Maine
When a traditional architectural style meets handmade details, the result is a quietly modern retreat.
Boston Renovation Accents Minimalist White with Rich Felt Murals
In Boston’s South End, a design-savvy couple creates a clean-lined home with a textural surprise.
A Cluster of Cabins in a Former Quarry Makes a Simple Vacation Escape
Three small pavilions connected by a deck form a summer retreat that balances privacy with a panoramic view—all in less than 900 square feet.
A Traditional Shingle-Clad Home in Connecticut
A creative twist on the traditional shingle clads a Connecticut home.
A Richly Furnished Home Frames Striking Landscape Views
In the Australian bush, a sculptor and an architect collaborate on a house built to withstand fire.
A Budget Friendly Brownstone Renovation in Brooklyn
A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for a budget-conscious patina.
A Texas Couple Builds Their Cast-In-Place Concrete Dream Home
Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.