A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning
At America's first urban planning conference, held in New York in 1898, a British planner asked whether he and his colleagues...
A Brief History of the Cool Office
Whether you intend it or not, your office furniture is saying something about your business’ values.
A brief history of velvet
'One of the richest fabrics known to man, velvet is today more in fashion than ever before... Velvet's opulence is only matched...
Dwell Reflects on Frank Lloyd Wright in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of His Birth
It's no secret that Frank Lloyd Wright has received his fair share of coverage over the years at Dwell—and rightfully so,...
A Simple Plan
A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the construction...
A Midcentury Home Keeps the History Alive
With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.
Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis
In a South Minneapolis neighborhood of century-old housing stock, Julie Snow’s bold but elegant residential design fulfilled...
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Interesting Floor Plans
Not only are these homes located in breathtaking places, but they also champion intriguing, open-floor plans.
This Lake House Is a Living Piece of Architecture History
A retired couple retreats to the modern masterpiece by Richard Meier.
Sculpting History
The Key Savings and Loan Association Building is a Colorado treasure and an enduring example of mid-century modernist design.
Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan
In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a...
A Smart Layout Maximizes Space in This Compact Urban Beach Apartment in Barcelona
Though small in size, this cozy little renovated apartment for two in Barcelona’s beachside neighborhood of La Barceloneta has a...
3 New York City Residential Projects That Feature DIY Urban Gardens
DIY vegetable gardens are popping up in some of New York City’s hottest new residential projects.
Part of the Plan
For years, Eileen and Jelle Kiesling spent much of their time in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, she as a teacher, and he as a...
Urban Renewal
A Copenhagen family trades the suburbs for a quaint town house steeped in tradition.
A Rooftop Garden Completes This Urban Pastoral Home
Building on the site of a former one-car garage, an architect creates his family’s home in an evolving, industrial neighborhood...
Lisbon Vision
In an urban apartment, a warren of ceramic brick walls and vinyl flooring is replaced with a sunny open plan.
Mountain Dwellings Urban Development in Copenhagen
In Ørestad—Copenhagen’s tiny but buzzing new hub of urban development—a mountain rises from the flatlands.
A Look at the Design of Noma Mexico, Tulum’s Pop-Up Restaurant Inspired by Local History
A group of local designers contextualized a historically-inspired space for René Redzepi's pop-up restaurant in Tulum.
Urban Usonian
It might have seemed like an oxymoron to Frank Lloyd Wright, but it’s a reality in this Boston photographer’s flat, designed to...