To Be or Not to Be . . . Licensed
In the United States, it’s illegal to call yourself an architect unless you have been licensed by a state—a process requiring a...
William Krisel on Architecture
William Krisel knows architecture. The 84-year old architect has been licensed for a remarkable 59 years.
The Editor Is In: 7 Tips for Pitching Stories to Dwell
A perennial highlight of Dwell on Design are our professional consultations—a chance to sit down with licensed architects,...
How to Work With an Architect
Use this as a guide to finding the right architect for your new home or renovation—and what to expect during the process.
How to Buy a Shipping Container
You've decided to join the shipping container revolution.
In Minnesota, a Family Business Thrives Making Homespun Toys by Hand
Lark Toys aims to make customers happy, one wooden toy at a time.
Hot to Trot
In rural Canada, an architect imports an American typology to create a year-round refuge rooted in the landscape.
Mid-Century Remastered
Bernhardt Design revives Charles Pollock’s long-dormant career with the release of a timeless new lounge chair.
A Couple Takes an Unassuming Plot of Land and Calls it Home
After a long day at the office together, this pair relaxes in upstate New York.
An Exhibit Tells the Story of Legendary Design Brand Vitra
"Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: a European Project with American Roots" is on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art...
Tokyo Blues
Cities are a favorite subject for photographers, filled as they are with visual stimuli and primed for artistic criticism.
Yale School of Architecture Exhibits
School's back in session and university galleries are filling up again with works worth studying.
The Midcentury Home That Maintains Its Quirkiness After All These Years
Two designers restore a low-slung midcentury gem in Napa, California, by an unsung Bay Area modernist.
Design, Build, and Beyond
An increasing number of contributors to our ever-expanding built world are referring to their practices as design-build.
Women in Design at City Modern
This Wednesday evening, as part of Dwell and New York magazine's full plate of design programming for City Modern, design critic...
A Dream Home is an Architectural Self-Portrait
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's May 2016 issue.
Building Tomorrow
What will the future hold for contractors and builders? We asked three industry leaders for their prognostications.
A Lot to Love
In a leafy residential area a few miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, an enterprising architect saw opportunity where...
Four Houses and a Future
When we first visited Beat Schenk and Chaewon Kim two years ago, they were in the process of building the second house on what...

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