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Keep up with the latest events in the world of design and architecture. Whether it be the opening of a new museum, a design conference, or the fate of a treasured building, you’ll hear about it here.

Complete DIY Plans to Build the Home in the Film “Herself” Are Available for Free
Complete DIY Plans to Build the Home in the Film “Herself” Are Available for Free
In “Herself,” a single mother builds a home from scratch—and the complete plans are freely available online.
The New Polydrops Camper Pairs Perfectly With Electric Vehicles
An EV can tow the futuristic P17A trailer 245 miles on a single charge.
Austin’s Community First! Village Unveils Affordable New Micro Homes
With a wood-clad interior and a butterfly roof, this compact home by Mckinney York Architects balances affordability, sustainability, and privacy.
L.A. Is Taking On Homelessness With a New, Brightly Colored Tiny Home Village
L.A. Is Taking On Homelessness With a New, Brightly Colored Tiny Home Village
Comprised of 40 prefabs, shared outdoor spaces, and in-house social services, the newly open community is the first of its kind for the city.
How the Caterpillar House Set the Stage for Zendaya’s Secret Movie Filmed Under Lockdown
Filmed in an award-winning home by Feldman Architecture, “Malcolm & Marie” flips the script on warm California modernism.
7 Groundbreaking Designs From Around the World That Can Help Us Build the Perfect City
Presented in “The Ideal City,” a new book by IKEA’s design lab, these ideas by leading architects give us the blueprint for better living.
Bowlus’s New Off-Grid Travel Trailer Is a Throwback From the Future
The Terra Firma Limited Edition from luxury trailer maker Bowlus packs smart and off-grid tech into a classic chrome design.
Airstream’s New Office Trailer Is Perfect for Working From the Open Road
The Flying Cloud 30FB Office was designed with productivity and connectivity in mind.
Plant Prefab Launches Its First Passive House LivingHomes with Net-Zero Capabilities
Plant Prefab raises the bar for green building with three Richard Pedranti Architect–designed dwellings that meet rigorous Passive House standards.
For $1,000 a Month, You Can Own a Tiny Home at This Village in Florida
To keep up with demand, ESCAPE is expanding their recently completed tiny home village in Tampa Bay.
Solid Surface, Reimagined—Irresistibly Matte Hues Meet New Age Function
Solid Surface, Reimagined—Irresistibly Matte Hues Meet New Age Function
With decidedly Italian DNA, the innovative surfacing solution FENIX™ exudes design-forward quality and texture, while pushing the boundaries of technical performance.
A Neon, Faux-Fur Humanoid Pillow—and Other Weird, Wonderful Things You Need From Crosby Home Studios
Architect and designer Harry Nuriev’s home goods and loungewear collection debuts with a virtual showroom you won’t want to stop exploring.
Drumroll, Please—Announcing the Winners of the Dwell Design Awards
We asked an expert jury and our audience to choose the best projects of the year.
Designer Sean Brown’s Toronto Apartment Elevates the Y2K Aesthetic
The creator of the beloved CD rug mixes business and pleasure, treating his own digs as a life-size vision board for his home line Curves.
A New Children’s Book by MOS Architects Chronicles a Family’s Quest for the Perfect Home
In the whimsical hardcover “Houses for Sale,” a family visits the greatest homes in architectural history to find the right fit.
Yes, This Tokyo Photographer’s Candy-Colored Cityscapes Should Make You Feel Unsettled
It takes a second to understand why the images in Rumi Ando’s “Tokyo Nude” are so serene—and yet disquieting.
These Four Colors Will Dominate Our Homes in 2021
Industry experts predict the paint shades that will soothe and invigorate us after a volatile year.
Dwell’s 2020 Wrap-Up: The Best Stories We Published This Year
From the most spectacular to the most shared, these home tours, essays, interviews, and guides topped the charts.
Top 10 Stories That Defined 2020
From the pandemic’s upheaval of daily life to our nation’s racial reckoning and the dearth of affordable housing, these were the issues we grappled with this year.
Announcing the 2020 Dwell Design Awards Finalists
Here are the front-runners for Community Pick across eight categories.
Stefano Boeri Designs Prefab Vaccination Pavilions to Pop Up Across Italy
About 1,500 solar-powered, rapidly deployable structures will occupy the country’s main squares—each emblazoned with a primrose-inspired symbol of hope.
Prefab Startup Jupe Unveils a $17.5K Flat-Pack Shelter Inspired by “2001: A Space Odyssey”
Available to preorder for $99, the futuristic pod features on-board Wi-Fi and solar power for a plush, off-grid experience.
Virgil Abloh Just Dropped Another Dazzling Homage to Jean Prouvé
With a new colorway, Abloh updates two of French designer Jean Prouvé’s designs to striking effect.
A Young Photographer Captures the Sensuality of Alvar Aalto’s Work in Their Shared Finnish Hometown
When the pandemic drove Janne Tuunanen to return to Jyväskylä, he discovered a newfound appreciation for the legendary architect’s early projects.
Celebrating 20 Years of Dwell
We look back on two decades of covering cutting-edge design—and ask big questions about homebuilding, community, and technology that will resonate for years to come.
This New A-Frame Cabin Kit Can Be Built in a Weekend for $21K
Den’s new easy-to-assemble, flat-packed cabin is disrupting the prefab scene.
A Prefab Cabin Made From 100% Locally Sourced Wood Pops Up in France
A trio of architects use sustainably harvested timber to build an experimental home in the Loire Valley.
Don’t Miss IKEA’s Chic, Sustainable Tiny Home—Now Open for Virtual Tours
The retail giant teams up with Vox Creative to create a stylish, 187-square-foot dwelling that’s eco-friendly at its core.
Meet Our Judges for the 2020 Dwell Design Awards
These industry-leading designers and architects will select the best projects of the year.
Kodasema Launches Prefab Tiny Homes in the U.S. Starting at $95K
Kodasema is now accepting orders for their prefabricated micro homes in North and South America.