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A Bare-Bones Hunting Shelter on Mallorca Becomes a Sunny Retreat
A Bare-Bones Hunting Shelter on Mallorca Becomes a Sunny Retreat
Mariana de Delás revitalizes an old stone hut, devising a portable “solar wheelbarrow” to recharge its batteries.
40 Impossibly Adorable Pieces Your Modern Nursery Needs
Our top picks for baby will have you asking: “Do these come in my...
This Off-Grid Prefab Is All About Location, Location, Location
The sleek design from Stockholm-based iOhouse doesn’t rely on utility hookups, allowing you to live in luxury wherever you want.
A Pair of New York Architects Build the Home of Their Dreams in Oaxaca
A Pair of New York Architects Build the Home of Their Dreams in Oaxaca
Stepping back from their practice in New York City to create a new home in Mexico, a couple of architects find themselves to be challenging clients.
A Moscow Apartment Uses Bold Color to Channel Moroccan Medinas
Moscow-based firm CXEMA references the old quarters Morocco’s cities with vibrant hues and a unique approach to the compact layout.
This Rental Near Joshua Tree Is a Desert Escape for the Design Minded
Stepping into the holiday home of interior designer Denise Portmans is like visiting her Los Angeles design shop—a revelation in West Coast style.
Before & After: A Country Home Blossoms in the Ruins of an Old Stone Barn
Type rehabs a rundown stone structure into an elegant dwelling—and then sets about rewilding its site in the English countryside.
This Spruce Cabin in Switzerland Is Like a Grown-Up Tree House
On family property, architect Lionel Ballmer builds a compact home almost entirely out of wood.
An Architect Helps Longtime Family Friends Rebuild After a California Wildfire
Risa Boyer designs a tiny, light-filled cabin for a retired couple after a devastating fire.
Travel Back in Time to William F. Cody’s Now-Razed Desert Modern
Featured in Monacelli’s new book, “Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody,” the 1963 Shamel Residence was emblematic of postwar Palm Springs.
An Old Olive Oil Mill in Sicily Is Recast as a Charming Cottage
An Old Olive Oil Mill in Sicily Is Recast as a Charming Cottage
Using the intact stone structure, architecture firm Studio Gum added modest elements to accommodate modern living in the countryside.
A 1953 Frank Lloyd Wright With Views Over Lake Michigan Asks $1.9 Million
Meticulously cared for by its current owners and featuring a harmonious addition, the Wright-designed home in the town of St. Joseph is now up for grabs.
My House: Amid a Pandemic, a Restaurateur Rebuilds Her Career and Life in Oakland
Sequoia Del Hoyo leaves the beloved diner she helped open to launch a Mediterranean-inspired meal delivery service, testing recipes in the kitchen of her new home.
A Cramped Melbourne Victorian Gets an Earthy Refresh Inspired by the Australian Bush
Designer Kim Kneipp revamps a dark, 1890s home with clever storage solutions and custom joinery made of recycled wood.
A Luminous Micro-Home Peeks Above the Rooftops in Sydney
This Australian home feels larger than its 645 square feet thanks to white walls, plenty of outdoor connections, and loads of natural light.
An Architect’s Elevated Family Home Channels Mies van der Rohe on a German Lakefront
With a heavy dose of inspiration from Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, architect Carlos Zwick designs an art-filled home on stilts for his family of eight in Potsdam, Germany.
Submit Your Project to the 2021 Dwell Design Awards
Send us your best work in the Dwelling, Renovation, Prefab, Small Space, Garden, Kitchen, Bathroom, and Object categories by Tuesday, October 5.
10 Modern Cat Beds That Won’t Clash With Your Decor
Cats love to lounge, so we might as well make nap time cute.
A Passive House on the Outskirts of Moscow Blends Into Its Forested Surroundings
This green-roofed home by Snegiri Architects bows in deference to the enveloping woodlands.
Hunter Douglas Remains the Ace of Shades With 2 New Designer Collections
Eye-catching patterns, colors, and handcraft in the brand’s latest soft goods will dress up your windows.
Studio:Indigenous Founder Chris Cornelius Is Decolonizing Architecture
We speak to the architect and educator about how Indigenous culture influences his work, and how empathy can dismantle colonialist approaches to design.
13 Sophisticated Lunch Boxes for Adults Who Are All Grown Up
Get that back-to-school feeling, without all the homework.
Before & After: A Convoluted Midcentury in Texas Gets a Family-Friendly Overhaul
After moving back home to Abilene, a couple turn to a childhood friend to help them reimagine a 1959 residence in their old neighborhood.
This Timber Prefab by Manta North Is What Dreams Are Made Of
The Scandinavian-inspired prefab—a minimalist design that starts at $179K—is one family’s happy place by the sea.
A Cramped Attic Apartment in Madrid Is Revived With Mirrored Walls and a Blue Floor
Gon Architects transform a 323-square-foot urban dwelling owned by a music-loving journalist into a beach-inspired retreat with theatrical details.
A Dreamy, Minimalist Retreat in Spain Opens to Its Lush Surroundings
Positioned along the Mediterranean, the family home features modernist lines and a living area that connects to a gorgeous backyard.
This Norwegian Tiny House on Wheels Will Take You Anywhere You Want to Go
Norske Mikrohus’s latest project is a 174-square-foot-home that promises to get you closer to nature.
A New Book Brings to Light the Profound Impact of Women Designers
It’s been right in front of us all along, but architect Jane Hall’s latest book makes it abundantly clear: Design as we know it would be nothing without a woman.
The Dwell 24: These Are the Designers You Need to Know in 2021
Every year, we present the most exciting designers making furniture, lighting, and other objects for your home. Here is this year’s list...
The Dwell 24: Blue Green Works
At Blue Green Works, creative director Peter B. Staples creates lighting fixtures inspired by film, architecture, and New York City.