A Dramatic Hallway Forms the Spine of This Shou Sugi Ban Retreat in Mexico
A simple floor plan emphasizes the rugged materiality of this elongated, cabin-style home in Valle de Bravo.
15 Black Cabins That Make the Case for Dark Exteriors
These cozy cabins feature muted black exteriors that complement their natural settings.
15 Skinny Homes That Make the Most of Narrow Lots
These slender houses pack a lot of personality into tight spaces.
Top 9 Small Spaces of 2020
The nominees for this year’s Dwell Design Awards may be petite, but they pack a big punch.
Budget Breakdown: Built for Under $10K, a Cabinet Room Expands a San Francisco Loft
Rather than relocate, architect Rebal Knayzeh devises a flexible, mobile bedroom that doubles as storage for the family.
19 Micro-Apartments Finessed to Feel Larger Than Just 500 Square Feet
Out-of-the-box solutions make these tiny apartments feel grander—despite being 500 square feet or less.
Massive Sliding Doors Connect a Hawaii Home to Its Mountainside Settings
An off-grid getaway on O‘ahu produces all of its own electricity and opens wide to the landscape.
This Floating Sauna in Switzerland Lets You Steam, Plunge, and Repeat
A prefab sauna built atop a floating deck promises wellness with a view.
Everything About This Vacation Home in Israel is a Little Crazy
Everything about this vacation home is little crazy. For starters, there’s the location. It’s in Israel. In northern Galilee.
Barn Raising
Agricultural buildings inspire a remote getaway in eastern Canada.
Budget Breakdown: A Portland Designer Jazzes Up His ’50s Kitchen for Less Than $26K
Using humble materials like plywood and laminate in a smart way, Ben Ediger of design-build studio Spacecraft gives his tired...
Budget Breakdown: A Toronto Home Makes the Most of an Infill Lot For $446K
In Toronto, Atelier RZLBD replaces a nondescript home on an infill lot with a breezy, adaptable dwelling.
Budget Breakdown: A Gloomy Apartment in Israel Does a Full 180 for $115K
Architect Michael Peled completely flips the layout of an apartment in Haifa to take advantage of treetop views.
Take an Eco-Escape to a Spherical Forest Villa in an Eroded Volcanic Cone in Rwanda
With interiors and an architectural style that's deeply rooted in indigenous design traditions, the recently opened Bisate Lodge...
13 Boldly Textured Homes That Bet Big on Oriented Strand Board
These wood-wrapped spaces take the low-cost material to new heights.
Budget Breakdown: This Svelte Lakeside Retreat in Austin Cost Just $446K
An architect teams up with Faye and Walker to build a white gabled lake house overlooking Texas Hill Country.
Before & After: A Hudson Valley Farmhouse Masterfully Blends Vintage and Modern
Hendricks Churchill fine-tunes an 1860s farmhouse, balancing traditional charm with contemporary updates.
A Group of Friends Build an Off-Grid Tree House in New York for $20K
The remote cabin in Sullivan County hovers above a steep slope, suspended by the trees that surround it.
Budget Breakdown: A Trio of Friends Build a Backyard ADU in Los Angeles for $252K
The 1,000-square-foot dwelling mixes raw and refined materials in a cost-effective strategy.
Budget Breakdown: A Creative Couple Rehab a Vermont Cabin For $18K
Enterprising couple Jenny McClary and Allie Leepson give their snug Vermont cabin a DIY makeover, which is now available to rent.