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15 Butterfly Roofs That Set the Heart Aflutter
Since its invention by Le Corbusier in 1930, the butterfly roof has endured as a dramatic architectural feature.
A Silicon Valley Retreat Sports a Butterfly Roof and Two Indoor/Outdoor Wings
The aptly named Butterfly House by William Duff Architects puts a spacious courtyard at the center of activity.
Photo of the Week: A Butterfly Roof Encounter
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
Midcentury Mashup: A 1950s Ranch House in Chicago Gets a Palm Springs–Style Butterfly Roof
A couple budgets carefully while renovating a split-level house on Chicago’s Near North Side.
Guide to 7 Main Types of Roofs and What You Need to Know About Them
Whether it’s flat, gabled, butterfly, shed, gambrel, mansard, or hipped, the shape of a roof can have serious design and...
The Muji Hut is a Masterful Take on Minimalism
A very special little place, all your own...
10 Tiny Happy Hawaiian Huts
It's often said that small is beautiful, and some believe that all you really need in order to be happy, is a hut and a heart.
A Modern Take on the Pitched-Roof
A family’s house outside the hustle of Amsterdam makes the most of local materials and forms.
A Small Guatemalan Hut Gains a Thoughtful Glazed Expansion
Wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glazing, this light-filled retreat embraces the Guatemalan forest from all angles.
This Forest Retreat Is a Modern Take on the Traditional Estonian Hut
Made up of three modernized kodas, this wood-clad cottage features bright, minimalist interiors.
Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui
With an angled roof designed to resemble the surrounding cliffs, a house in Maui, Hawaii, is built to meld with the landscape.
A Modern Tiny House Reinvents the Finnish Barbecue Hut
A Sensational Green Roof Fuses This Home With the Australian Coast
An outdoor enthusiast’s eco-friendly retreat on the shores of Wallis Lake embraces the beach and bushland.
A Towering Tree Grows Through the Roof of This Tropical Sanctuary
The occupants of the Aperture House by Formwerkz Architects take shelter under lush foliage and expansive eaves.
This Kinetic Installation Is a Meditation on Time
Viennese design studio mischer’traxler created the Isochrone installation during an artist residency in the Austrian countryside.
Interlocking Trees Support the Roof of This South Korean Home
The House of Three Trees showcases the power of traditional wooden joinery.
Is it Easy Being Green? The Costs and Benefits of Green Roofs
A green roof cools your home in the summer, insulates in the winter, and has far-reaching benefits for the community, but keeping...
Unwind in a Simple Swedish Cabin With a Meditative Lookout on the Roof
Experience cabin life to the fullest in this minimalist structure that's tucked in the mountains of Northern Sweden.
A Sea Ranch Stunner With a Green Roof Asks $1.3M
The Kirkwood House in the celebrated Sea Ranch community along the Californian coast features a sod roof and a sunken courtyard.
A Concrete Hillside Home With a Green Roof and Killer Views
Designed by Argentine firm Alarcia Ferrer Arquitectos, this holiday home offers sweeping views and two separate autonomous levels...