Built-In Beauty
While visiting and writing about small homes for our June 2009 “Think Smaller” issue, it quickly became clear that when…
American Beauty
A Kansas architect unlocks the potential in an outdated 1950s home.
This Minimal Japanese Getaway Was Built for Surfing
Splashes of chartreuse enliven N-Holiday House, a seaside getaway by Sohei Nakanishi Design.
Built-In Style
In Oakland, California, two designers transformed a 100-year-old barn into a (very) cozy home of their own by…
Beauty and Brains: Building Sustainably With Redwood
The return of summer barbecues and back porch hangouts means that outdoor living spaces are again enjoying heavy foot…
The New Zealand House Built on a Sled
This charming two-story beach house is simple, functional, and can be towed to any beach or barge
A House Not Built for Human Beings
An architect-turned-falconer considers animals and nature when designing his own home.
Minimal North Carolina Home Built for a Tech-Forward West Coast Couple
Two West Coast transplants, priced out of San Francisco, build their North Carolina dream home.
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…
Built Like a Concrete House
Dorit Mizrahi and Oliviero Godi, working in Bergamo, Italy, as the firm Exposure Architects, have designed a house…
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.
An Eco-Friendly Getaway Built With the Future in Mind
In a natural getaway outside of Mexico City, an architect builds a rugged home to last.
Ceramic Artist Francesca DiMattio Explores the Beauty in Domesticity
Francesca DiMattio's large-scale ceramic sculptures turn elements of functional design into dramatic works of art.
A Striking Modern House Built In A Pastoral Landscape
Contemporary and vernacular combine with innovative architectural solutions in the design of this house located at the…
Photo of the Week: A Balinese Beauty by Alexis Dornier Architecture & Design
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the…
A Tiny DIY Trailer Home Built by a Couple on a Budget
A young couple on the move build a small home that will go wherever life takes them.
Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids
At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.
A Scandinavian Summer Home Built for Surf, Sports, and Sun
An adventurous family envisions a dream getaway on Sweden’s southwestern shore.