Design Icon: 8 Works by Buckminster Fuller
Bucky’s focus on innovation and efficiency willed a more enlightened, expansive future into existence.
Make Your Dome Dreams Come True With These 12 Kit Home Companies
Buckminster Fuller is credited with inventing the geodesic dome, and designing over 3,000 of the structures the American...
Salone 2012: Dror for Tumi
Back again in Milan this year is the ever-present Dror Benshetrit,who wowed us in years past with his Peacock Chair for Capellini...
5 Public Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi
With a body of work spanning sculpture, dance, furniture, lightning, and landscapes, Isamu Noguchi is one of the most revered...
Stream A Necessary Ruin
We screened it at Dwell on Design this year and I was part of another screening last month here for the San Francisco AIA's...
Screening: A Necessary Ruin
Of my seven panels at Dwell on Design this weekend, one that I am really happy to be doing is a screening of filmmaker Evan...
The Making of Screenplay: Part 3
Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest...
8 Inspirational Quotes to Stay Innovative
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's July/August 2016 issue.
The Forgotten History of America's Most Creative College
A comprehensive new exhibit sheds light on the diverse body of work that came out of a short-lived but mythic liberal arts...
It Took Seven Years to Build This Geodesic Dome by Hand—and it’s Now Listed For $889K
A family spent seven years handcrafting this geodesic manse lined with hidden messages—and it's now for sale for under a million.
Taking Care of Business
A look back through the history of prefab reveals a few failures that proved to be great opportunities for learning and...
“If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education
Designer/activist duo Matthew Miller and Emily Pilloton are no strangers to hitting the road for the greater good.
Prefab Builder Blu Homes to Disrupt the Construction Industry
Prefab builder Blu Homes, helmed by CEO Bill Haney, aims to disrupt the construction industry supply chain by interacting...
Werner Sobek
Werner Sobek has seen the future, and it’s high-tech, green, and efficient.
Design Idea of the Week: Modern Art for Dessert
You still can’t have your modern art and eat it too, but at least you can make it into dessert with Modern Art Desserts by...
At the Verge of Collapse
Artist Tobias Putrih gave a gallery talk at the List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts last week, shedding light on...
Soundsystem Built to Look Like a Cubist Minaret
A pair of architects working in the United Arab Emirates put a modern spin on minarets.
Dashboard Confessional
A major obstacle to reducing our energy consumption continues to be our general unawareness of just how much we are using.
The Right Track
With nearly a half century of architectural experience, Peter Cohen designed this ingenious spine-and-module home for him and his...
An Introduction to Prefab
The basic principle of prefab, whereby a home is fabricated in one location and then delivered to another, has been around for at...

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