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A Floating South African Cabin Borrows From the Landscape
In a forested suburb of Cape Town, four cylinders make a tower-like hideout on a businessman’s family estate.
Water Sports
Energy-smart technology makes managing a Sausalito floating home easy, even from 6,000 miles away.
The family retreat abuts a rocky cliff in Herfell, Norway.
A cantilevered cabin designed by R D Gentzler blends into the forest, even as it hovers above a 20-foot drop-off.
Family Matters
An architect and his preteen daughter take on a backyard project.
Escape to One of These 10 Otherworldly Outdoor Saunas
Adventure beckons at these modern outdoor saunas that are completely exposed to nature.
Scaiano Stone House
Despite the name, delicate lines of glass and plaster run through the Scaiano Stone House.
The New Zealand House Built on a Sled
This charming two-story beach house is simple, functional, and can be towed to any beach or...
This Cedar-Wrapped Cabin Mimics its Natural Surroundings With Ease
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
Just Getting to This Remote Patagonian Retreat Is an Adventure
A vacation home for a Chilean family rises on stilts from a rocky cliff, enjoying idyllic views of Lago Todos los Santos.
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...
Goodbye Grid and Cushy Beds, Hello Pool in the Wilderness
An off-the-grid house that is little more than a decked campsite—albeit with a roof—includes a swimming pool for a family that...
Two Tiny Cabins Chose Simplicity Over Size
Two modest cabins in coastal New Zealand make waves with their respectful approach toward their environment.
Norwegian Wood
Designing a house for this setting was a thrilling puzzle of aesthetics and terrain for a young architect.
The Holidays: A Retro Camp Community On Southern California's Scenic Coastline
Classic camp vibes meet modern perks at this beachside camper trailer...
The Answer Is Jens Risom
Jens Risom (1916-2016) changed America's perception of Danish modern furniture.
Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat
Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.
Olson Kundig Architects' Delta Shelter, in Mazama, Washington, is a 1,000 square-foot steel box home with a 200...
A series of horizontal window panes on the rear facade serves as vanes for ventilation and adds a craftsmanlike design...
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