Collection by Diana Budds

Outside of the Box: 7 Delightfully Idiosyncratic Designs


Seven of the most inventive and original architectural designs ever featured in Dwell.

Christophe Berdaguer and Marie Péjus named their building “Gue(ho)st House” after Marcel Duchamp’s aphorism “A guest +...
The Victorian ash siding keeps this Australian bungalow courtyard cool in warm temperatures.
In the Dolomite mountains, an angular copper-clad apartment building echoes the topography of its site.
The inner dimple, not far from the front door, separates the entrance from the living space.
The “culinary cockpit” (a.k.a. the kitchen) stands at the center of the apartment on a raised platform.
Treehotel owners Britta Jonsson Lindvall and Kent Lindvall enlisted six designers to create the 13-by-13-foot...
Nader Khalili’s lunar-inspired “superadobe” homes are suitable virtually anywhere on earth.