Profile: Alejandro Aravena
The Pritzker Prize–winning Chilean architect reflects on innovation, social responsibility, and the limits of control.
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Argentinean materials, a roiling economy, and a pinch of personal tumult served as the recipe for furniture designer Alejandro...
Maria Alejandro: Growing Old Is a Blessing
Maria Alejandro, director of senior services at East Harlem’s Union Settlement, inspires us to see what’s beautiful about aging.
A Cozy and Modern Indoor-Outdoor Bedroom in Buenos Aires
Peek inside Argentinean architect and furniture designer Alejandro Sticotti's indoor-outdoor bedroom in his cozy and modern...
Chilean Architect Alejandro Aravena Wins This Year's Pritzker Prize
We revisit the remarkable, socially engaged work of Alejandro Aravena on the occasion of the announcement of his Pritzker Prize,...
Will the Furniture Revolution Be Livestreamed?
Alejandro Sticotti wants to make bookshelves and coatracks inexpensively—and for people to watch his team do it.
A Pritzker Laureate Designs Urban Housing—for Free
Alejandro Aravena's vision for tackling the housing crisis.
Alex Garcia Exhibit
I met the artist Alex Garcia nearly a year ago (we were introduced by the architect Alejandro Sticotti, who like Garcia is a...
One-of-a-Kind Furniture Fills This Delightfully Serene Buenos Aires Home
With a design philosophy—and materials—passed down from a renowned Argentine architect, a couple builds a custom family home in...
Meeting Dieter Rams
I had the rare pleasure Friday of meeting and interviewing German industrial design legend Dieter Rams.
Experience the Magic of Easter Island While Staying in a Modern Eco-Cabana
Located against the beautiful and mysterious backdrop of Easter Island in Chile, the Morerava Cabins boast a sleek,...
10 Works of Architecture That Reveal the Acrobatic Wonders of Concrete
The twists, turns, and cantilevers of these residences and public structures are due to the gravity-defying abilities of concrete.
This Expansive Beachside Home on Mexico's Pacific Coast Puts a Modern Spin on Tradition
Made up of several pavilions and consisting of a palm tree-thatched roof, large wood walls, and exposed concrete, Casa en el...
Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Style and Camping Collide in Maine
When a traditional architectural style meets handmade details, the result is a quietly modern retreat.
An Off-the-Grid Prefab that Combines Open Plan Living with Rugged Durability
In Tasmania, an eco-conscious architect builds a vacation home that can stand up to an untamed island.
Friday Finds 4.17.09
For this installment of the Week in Review, the Dwell team found inspiration in the far reaches of the Web—from attachable...
Small Space Live/Work Box Home in Japan
This flower shop, art gallery, and home for two looks like the simplest of cubes.
Three Buildings: Noah Walker
We published architect Noah Walker's first project—a handsome renovation of a Hollywood bugalow—this summer, but checked back in...
Travel by Design: Rent a Wright
We’re familiar with Fallingwater. We’ve heard tales of Taliesin.
10 Inspiring Houses
From clever materials to coastal living, here's what caught our eye this week.

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