Alaska: The Final (Architectural) Frontier
“I always wanted to live in a glass house,” explains Valerie Phelps, as she stands surrounded by the 40 feet of floor-to-ceiling...
This Modern Cabin Is the Ideal HQ For a Family in Alaska
In the shadow of Denali mountain, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner built a...
An Epic Plot
Architect Steve Bull designed a high-impact, low-maintenance home for a pair of intrepid clients in Alaska, but that was only the...
Photographer Q&A: Kamil Bialous
Get lost in Alaska with the great Vancouver based photographer Kamil Bialous as he gives us all the behind the scenes details...
The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House
Before the word "solar" evoked images of flat PV panels stuck on rooftops, many architects already had a mind to use the sun to...
The Best-Shaped House For Every Climate in the U.S. and Tips For Optimizing Sustainability
Climate is one of the biggest factors of human physical comfort and sustainability, and it's one of the most important...
Paola Navone's Industrial Style Renovation in Italy
A 200-year-old factory in Umbria is transformed into an inviting home by designer Paola Navone.
An American Bookshelf in London
When Russian-born architect Andrei Saltykov designed his home in the UK, he put his love of the USA on the shelf.
Touring Design for a Living World
Design for a Living World is a new "green" exhibition at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City.
Tanya Aguiniga Crafted Classics
I'm in the air en route to Minneapolis for the American Craft Council's annual conference, where a number of writers, artists,...
This House Tells the Time With an Oculus
In Galileo’s day, men counted their pulses to tell time.
'West Coast Modern' by Zahid Sardar
Frequent Dwell contributor Zahid Sardar has two new books out that would be welcome additions to any architecture or...
Architectural Surfaces, Inc., Makes Waves at Angle Lake Station
10,000 square-feet of company’s Alumiline™ Linear Metal ceiling system...
12 Cabin Escapes to Inspire Your Next Weekend Getaway
Sit back and get ready for a grand tour of some of the best cabins in The Americas, courtesy of our friends at The Cabin...
Professional backcountry snowboarders Zach and Cindi Lou Grant modernize a run-down A-frame cabin outside of Park City, Utah, to...
Your Next Car Might Literally Be Made of Money
Tomato fiber, retired currency, and used cigarette filters are just a few of the things researchers are thinking about when...