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SLO Architecture's Dwell Vision Award–Winning Design
Our inaugural award for design innovation goes to a firm whose architectural orb is lean, green, and buoyant.
Turkel Design’s Award-Winning Gambier Island House
This Award-Winning Cabin Is a Relaxing Antidote to City Living
Sited in a remote Canadian forest, a luxurious cabin rental embraces indoor/outdoor living.
An Award-Winning Austin Home Hits the Market at $1.9M
Ranked as one of the 11 winners for the American Institute of Architects 2018 Housing Awards, this contemporary residence...
An Award-Winning Writing Studio Hides Quietly in Texas
Marked by elegant simplicity, this steel-clad writer’s studio and hunting lookout effortlessly blends into a rocky slope in the...
The RIBA Award–Winning Ghost House Lists for £2.5M
Designed by BPN Architects, the ethereal concrete structure hides behind a pool of black water.
Own This Award-Winning Riverside Home in Idaho For $650K
Perched above Idaho's calming Clearwater River, this striking property hits the market for $650,000.
An Airy, Award-Winning Maryland Gem Hits the Market
Set in a forested location, just outside Washington, DC this award-winning contemporary construction is now on the market for the...
Landscape Design for All Climates
Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their...
An Award-Winning Home in the Hollywood Hills Is Up for Grabs at $4.2M
Deronda Residence, designed by local firm Space International, earned the Los Angeles Architectural Award in 2012 for its “gentle...
Own Award-Winning Architect Greg Faulkner's Home For $4.9M
Just 20 miles from San Francisco, nature and design merge in this masterfully sculpted, modern masterpiece.
An Award-Winning Home With a Prefabricated Metal Shell Asks $2.3M
Designed by Sander Architects, this gallery-style residence in Northern California features a dramatic, curved steel wall at the...
The Pace of Portland
When creative director Ben Watson and his partner, painter Claudio Tschopp, relocated from Basel, Switzerland, to Portland,...
An Architect in Chile Transforms an Uninhabited Island Into a Hideaway for Friends and Family
A series of elemental cabins perch right on the water in the Chiloé Archipelago.
An Award-Winning Midcentury Home Just Hit the Market for the First Time
Built in 1958 for a reported cost of just $32,000, the Balogh House is now seeking a new buyer for $750,000.
An Award-Winning Midcentury Residence in Los Angeles County Asks $3.9M
Set in the foothills of La Canada Flintridge, California, this 5,000-square-foot home composed of glass, steel, redwood, and...
A Tractor Shed Breathes New Life as an Award-Winning Sustainable Home
In rural North Yorkshire, a simple agricultural shed becomes a bright and energy-efficient home for a couple and their art...
Snag This Sun-Drenched Spanish Bungalow in L.A. for $775K
Originally built in 1922, the renovated Los Angeles home features arched doorways and a checkerboard Saltillo tile floor.
Take a Tour of Kengo Kuma’s Expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden
It’s not surprising that Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's first public commission in the U.S. is unmistakably Japanese.
An Award-Winning Paul Rudolph Midcentury Gets an Eco-Friendly Revamp
You'd never guess this eclectic 1950s home started out as a humdrum municipal garage.
Announcing the 2020 Dwell Design Awards Finalists
Here are the front-runners for Community Pick across eight categories.
And the Winners of the 2021 Dwell Design Awards Are...
We’re thrilled to share the projects that wowed our expert judges panel and our readers this year.
Reinvigorating a Classic Midcentury Home in Portland
Architect Risa Boyer deftly redesigns the interior of this 1950 home to ensure it still feels original.
Meet the Judges of the 2021 Dwell Design Awards
Our panel will select the most innovative projects in the Dwelling, Renovation, Prefab, Small Space, Garden, Kitchen, Bathroom,...
This Tree House For Rent Near Downtown Portland Doubles As an Art Platform
Nestled in the heavily forested West Hills in Portland, Oregon, the Wald House PDX is a wood-paneled escape that can be booked...
Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
An Award-Winning Prefab Cork House Pops Up on the Banks of the River Thames
This 475-square-foot home in Eton, England, is made almost entirely of reconstituted waste cork—a by-product of the cork industry...
An Award-Winning Architect’s Sun-Filled Home Lists for $1.3M in L.A.
The founder of Studio Nova A Architects redesigned the 1941 bungalow into a bright oasis for his family.
Listed for $2.7M, This Architect's Award-Winning Home in Southern California Is a Must-See
Designed by Cigolle X Coleman, Y House in Venice, California, revolves around a bold steel stair.
An Architect’s Award-Winning Home Lists for $4 Million in Los Angeles
Packed with sustainable technologies, this creative compound consists of a two-level art studio and a one-bedroom house.
Sydney’s 1960s Oculus House Is for Sale After an Award-Winning Renovation
This curvaceous midcentury home is completely encircled by a flourishing garden.
8 Essential Landscape Design and Gardening Books
We combed the latest publishing catalogs for a selection of tomes that illuminate all things green, from macro (land art) to...
A Family-Run Operation Refreshes a Portland Midcentury, Now Offered at $899K
A design-minded family team with plentiful carpentry experience gives this 1967 abode a modern update while preserving its...
Explore 12 of Our Favorite Homes in Portland
Known for its natural beauty and rich culture, Portland has become a proud hub of architectural excellence.
A Modern Micro-House in Portland Clad in Local Fir
Small in footprint, but grand in presentation, a 250-square-foot accessory dwelling unit provides cozy accommodations equipped...
Drumroll, Please—Announcing the Winners of the Dwell Design Awards
We asked an expert jury and our audience to choose the best projects of the year.

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