An Inno-native Approach
Joe Osae-Addo, a highly gregarious, Ghanaian-born architect, was living in Los Angeles, designing buildings and acting as the...
A Rational Approach
Typography guru Erik Spiekermann and his wife, designer Susanna Dulkinys, hate clutter.
A Measured Approach
Utterly dynamic, this house on an urban peninsula in Sydney is rich with inventive and thoughtfully considered spaces.
GO Home Takes the Passive House Approach to Prefab
It can take as little as two weeks to build one.
The New Zealand Native That's Taking Over Rotterdam
The sleek lighting designs of Sabine Marcelis are capturing the attention of fashion houses and architecture firms alike.
A Green Approach
Architect Robert Swatt, designer of the GreenCity Lofts condo complex on the border of Oakland and Emeryville, California, makes...
Pro Van Converters Share Their Design Approach—and #Vanlife Tips for DIYers
Nomadic duo CarpenterIngram launched their van conversion business after falling in love with life on the road.
Dwell and Dan Brunn Architecture Take an Unconventional Approach With Bridge House
Embodying innovations in technology, architecture, and lifestyle, the 200-foot-long residence in Hancock Park, Los Angeles will...
Native Trees Punch Through the Roof of This Concrete Home in Argentina
Built of concrete and timber, Casa BS in Córdoba maneuvers around nature, allowing trees to puncture its design.
Native Plants Form a Meadow-Like Habitat for a Rustic New York Home
After hands-on study, a Northeast landscape architect sows a free-growing meadow.
Do Malibu in Style With the Native Hotel, a Rejuvenated Hollywood Favorite
Bob Dylan, James Dean, and Marilyn Monroe are just a few of the superstar guests who have stayed at the midcentury property.
Native Stories on Dwell
Native stories offer your brand a chance to seamlessly integrate with the Dwell experience.
Designed Around Native Trees, John Lautner’s Wolff Residence Just Sold for $5.9M
Lautner designed this masterpiece of organic architecture in 1961—and it just got snapped up by a Hearst family heiress.
One Family’s Cabin Retreat in Washington Takes Inspiration From a Native Bird
Designed for a family of avid birdwatchers, a series of cabins takes notes from the nest of the native killdeer.
The Joy Factor: A New Approach to Hybrid Car Design
The chief designer of Toyota Prius and Prius Prime gives us his spin on creating the hybrid car of the future.
Denmark's Montana Takes a Modern Approach to Household Storage
When Peter J. Lassen first developed the Montana System, it was built on very complex mathematical and philosophical calculations...
Net-Zero Homes Help Solve an Affordable Housing Crisis at a Native American Reservation
The $60 million plan involves members of the Oglala Lakota Nation helping to build their own homes.
Native Plants Can Transform Your Yard—And The Planet
With her drought-tolerant landscapes and permeable hardscape designs, Cassy Aoyagi of FormLA Landscaping has proven her...
Designer Celebrates Los Angeles with Local Design Approach
Armen Sevada Gharabegian, head of Los Angeles–based Lounge22 and Ethos Design, shares his philosophies on the importance of...
A Web Native Goes From the Screen to the Loom
Designer Sara Berks gets tactile with textiles.