Best of Design Awards
Best of Design Awards
Dwell November 2012, Vol. 13 Issue 01: Small World
Living Large in 235, 900, or 2,000 Square Feet
We visited a pair of glass pavilions in Sonoma, California, and a 240-square-foot apartment in New York City.
A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.
Space-Saving Wood-Paneled Apartment in Manhattan
Faced with the challenge of a diminutive New York apartment in desperate need of a refresh, architect Tim Seggerman went straight...
Backyard Marsh in San Francisco
A landscape architect in San Francisco harnesses an underground water source to create a lush marshland in his own backyard.
Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto
Make way, Arne and Eero. Forward-looking furniture company Muuto turns the spotlight on 21st-century Scandinavian design.
Malibu Canyon House with a View
Working with a limited footprint, a daunting slope, and killer views, architect Bruce Bolander went vertical with a secluded...
Insulated Weekend Cabin in South Africa
Eight years after construction began, this lakeside weekend home 80 miles outside Johannesburg, South Africa, received the...
A quirky mountain refuge by French designer Charlotte Perriand is an ingenious take on small-space living.
The World of Sound
You could call it the next frontier of architecture and design, but you have to close your eyes to “see” it. The ear inhabits a...
William L. Hamilton
A Colorful, Custom-Built Guesthouse in London
Thanks to designers Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama, an aging workshop in London’s once-gritty Bethnal Green is reborn as a colorful,...
San Francisco philanthropist Ann Hatch has long dedicated herself to the making of artful objects.
This Sculptural Staircase Shapes an Entire Home
How is a 921-square-foot, 44-level house possible? Witness Tokyo architect Akihisa Hirata’s mind-bending, shape-shifting...
Let's Get Small
A five-step program for those suffering from too much stuff and not enough space.
This Couple Achieves Their Glass House Goals
Two linked 1,000-square-foot pavilions are greater than a sum of their parts.
Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture
To maximize their small Warsaw loft, transatlantic designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted a fleet of...
Residents of this contemporary home in Koriyama, Japan, squeeze out every cubic inch of storage, courtesy of a centuries-old...