Dwell Magazine : July / August 2017
Ideas for Life
A Dilapidated Home in New Delhi Is Transformed Into a School That Fosters Creativity
A derelict New Delhi residence gets a second chance at life—becoming a unique place where children will learn, create, and grow.
A Family’s Cramped Bungalow Is Replaced With an Accessible and Affordable Prefab
In Santa Monica, a couple go all in on a prefab home that’s flexible and accessible and unabashedly part of their neighborhood.
A Refurbished, Victorian-Era Brick Tower in Hampshire
When two equestrians resettle, a sagging water tower is part of the bargain.
In an urban apartment, a warren of ceramic brick walls and vinyl flooring is replaced with a sunny open plan.
A Rookie Designer and Her Builder Father Create an Artist's Sculptural Loft in the Desert
A rookie designer, a veteran builder, and an artist eschew the traditional and join forces to create a singular residence in...
Ode to a Forward-Thinking America: Columbus, Indiana
A photographic celebration of a small American city and its design legacy.
An Artist and Farmer Work With a Toronto-Based Studio to Build a Barn-Inspired Home
A new home replenishes Quebec’s vanishing stock of farmhouses.
Nature Drove the Design of This Sculptural, Cor-Ten Steel House in Northern California
Nature informs every aspect of a Northern California residence.
A Professor and Designer Tests a New Hybrid Material on His Miami Beach Home
Using his Miami Beach home as a laboratory, professor and designer Nick Gelpi tests a material that recasts concrete’s tough...
A Laser-Cut Pergola Completes a Tranquil Garden in L.A. That’s Perfect For Entertaining
A laser-cut metal pergola anchors a tranquil garden near Los Angeles.
A Pair of Designers Renovate Their Brooklyn Brownstone With a Bright Monochromatic Palette
With a monochromatic makeover, a pair of designers revive a common Brooklyn brownstone apartment.
Master Glassmaker Simon Pearce's Sustainable Factory in Vermont
At one of the last American glass factories of its kind, everything is made in-house—from the tools to the electricity.
House of Tomorrow
In fits and bursts, the evolution of the smart home continues.
A Louis Kahn-Inspired Barn That’s Lined With Floor-to-Ceiling Shutters
Giant shutters open and close a rural Pennsylvania residence, tempering light and heat.
Profile: Alejandro Aravena
The Pritzker Prize–winning Chilean architect reﬂects on innovation, social responsibility, and the limits of control.
Spotlight on the Midcentury Design Duo Who Invented the Term Indoor/Outdoor Living
Midcentury design duo Hendrik Van Keppel and Taylor Green set an enduring standard for modern outdoor furniture.
Editor’s Letter: Ideas for Life
Here is the best idea for life: Choose to be extraordinary.