Up to Code
How one homeowner chose a savvy architect, made nice with the building code, and moved in without a hitch.
An Introduction to Building Codes
Fuss all you like about sprinklers and guardrails, we need building codes.
How To Navigate Modern Building Codes
Dwell's handy-dandy how-to guide on learning and implementing building codes.
Words You Should Know: Building Codes
Arm yourself with the vocabulary needed to navigate the world of building codes.
9 Unique Stair Railings
Handrails for stairs may be subject to specific, in-depth code requirements, but that doesn’t mean that they’re short on style,...
Modern Addition in Louisville
Working creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville...
How Much Could You Do with 270 Square Feet?
Taking its lead from a Swedish building code, a new book proposes ingenious concepts that can fit in 270 square feet.
How This Couple Broke The Rules in a LA Suburb
In a code-happy Los Angeles suburb, how do you break the mold without breaking the law? Architects Alice Fung and Michael Blatt...
Narrow Modernist Three-Story Home in Toronto
Facing tight building codes and an even tighter space, Karen White and David MacNaughtan needed an architect who could turn...
A Bright Palette Makes This Bulgarian Apartment Feel Bigger Than Its 600 Square Feet
When a couple in Sofia, Bulgaria, wanted to make their apartment feel more spacious, Pavel Yanev of All In Studio gave them a...
Reinventing the Wheel
Complex Boulder building codes didn’t throw a wrench in Arch11’s plans to materialize the dreams of one cycle-centric family.
Molding the Modern City
Many of us have taken “professional development” courses, if only to keep up with the pre-teens already coding their own social...
Philippe Starck's Library Kitchen
There is no shortage of incredible kitchen systems to ogle—and if you're lucky, incorporate into your home.
Lund & Paarmann's Hot Seats
The Danish architecture and design firm Lund & Paarmann have some striking new seating debuting in just a few days at CODE09, an...
Shanghai Living by Hu Yang
At Dress Codes, the current exhibition and third triennial at the International Center of Photography in New York, I saw a...
A Modern Green Home in a Historic Colonial Town
A sustainable home in Lexington, Massachusetts, brings contemporary design to an unexpected region.
Not Ready For a Prefab House? How About a Prefab Kitchen.
Kitchen systems are a lot like prefab housing: they're designed to be modular but they're endlessly customizable—not that that's...
Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part I
Last week I took a walk through the new exhibit “Patterns of Speculation” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art with Jürgen...
Celebrate American Design With 15 Products That Are Made in the USA
One of the best ways to ring in Independence Day is to celebrate makers, artisans, and designers who are producing well-made...
New Shipping Container Apartments Bring Market-Rate Rent to Downtown Phoenix
Containers on Grand puts Phoenix in the vanguard of shipping container rental housing.

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