Dwell Magazine: May/June 2017
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Child’s Play: Designing a Polished, All-Ages Playscape
Can a home that encourages creativity, exploration, and fun still look grown-up?
When two Manhattanites head to the D.C. suburbs, they find that transforming a tired typology can be a matter of small changes.
A Southern Californian Prefab Is Paradise For the Whole Family
A pair of Icelandic prefab pioneers deliver an efficient family home in Culver City.
How to Update a Midcentury Modern Gem
Midcentury completists score the ultimate catch: a 1959 post-and-beam fixer-upper in which to showcase their sprawling collection.
A Family Retreat in the Hamptons Bridles Wind, Water, and Light
An East Hampton residence by Bates Masi is situated to harness the elements.
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.
In Praise of Shadows
In designing for themselves in Phoenix, Ethan Wessel and Sarah Swartz Wessel explore architecture as a living, breathing,...
A Renovated Tiny Victorian with 21st-Century Interiors
Tragedy begets opportunity in San Francisco when a fire-scorched Victorian is rebuilt from within.
Growing Upward and Outward, a Cabin Expansion Mirrors the Trees
The shape of a tree’s canopy inspires the expansion of a ramshackle cabin in Quebec.
Sustainable Redwood Stars in an Oregon Architectural Showcase
At the 2016 NW Natural Street of Dreams, outdoor projects built with Humboldt Redwood graced a show home and a wine tasting room.
A Hilltop Home in British Columbia That Seems to Grow Out of a Park
A family builds a hilltop home with a provincial park for its neighbor.
A couple’s quest to reinvent wallcoverings takes them from New York to the Ozarks.
Energy-smart technology makes managing a Sausalito ﬂoating home easy, even from 6,000 miles away.
How to get Architecture School Student Ideas From Concept to Reality
The Los Angeles foundation MADWorkshop challenges the young designers of the future to tap into the intersection of empathy and...
Michele De Lucchi
The legendary Italian architect, designer, and artist discusses the power of empathy in design, the ﬁght against complacency, and...
A San Diego architect creates a bold, energy-efﬁcient complement to the Western landscape.
Spotlight on Isamu Noguchi’s Innovative and Iconic Paper Lanterns
Akari, the massively popular collection of paper lanterns by Isamu Noguchi, is a bridge between age-old craft and modern...
What Would Jonathan Adler Do?
Taxidermy as design device is a loaded topic, one that we’ve lately explored in print and online.
Editor's Letter: Make An Impact
The purpose of Dwell is to show the “try” behind the...