Try Dwell+ for FREE
Dwell On This
Find a Pro
From Our Readers
Bath & Bed
Kitchen & Dining
Lighting & Fans
On the Market
Add Your Home
Compact Wooden Home in Japan
A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.
Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan
In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a...
A Brazilian Home With a Touch of Japanese Zen
Designed with two parallel wings separated by a shallow pool, this striking São Paulo residence is lined with rows of timber...
10 Ultra-Modern Homes in Japan
Japanese culture is said to share a close and harmonious relationship with nature.
Minimal Home on a Narrow Plot in Japan
A Japanese architect creates multi-use miracles with a home just wider than a big rig.
A Svelte Austin Home Enables Cleverly Compact Living
A net-zero house for a family of five makes the most of its narrow lot with adaptable spaces and frameless floor-to-ceiling...
A Compact Home in Moscow Built on the Lowest Possible Budget
A budget home embraces custom details fit for a family of five.
11 Skylights Brighten a Compact, Narrow Home in Vancouver
Strategically placed windows and a neutral color palette allow this 2,200-square-foot home to boast an airy, open feel, despite...
A Compact Home That Literally Pops Up From the Grass
With a green roof that merges with the grassy ground, this family home in Belgium looks like two periscopes rising up from the...
Cozy and Compact: 10 Tiny Homes in the Big Apple
The motto "the bigger the better" simply doesn't exist in our book.
Compact Australian Home Clad in Steel and Concrete
An Australian renovation uses industrial materials both indoors and out.
This Tranquil, Japanese-Inspired Midcentury Home Asks $1.2M
The lovingly cared-for property, located outside of Salt Lake City, is now available for the first time since its completion in...
A Compact House in Japan Is Defined by Dynamic Arches and Lush Courtyards
Arbol Design creates a tiny house in Osaka with a cantilevered front facade that appears to float above a garden floor.
This Minimalist Japanese Home Pivots Around an Indoor Garden
An indoor/outdoor courtyard allows tree branches to graze the ceiling of this narrow Osaka residence.
10 Zen Homes That Champion Japanese Design
From mono no aware, the awareness of the transience of things, to wabi-sabi, the appreciation of imperfection, Japanese design...
An Artist Builds a Wooden Home That Lets Nature Be the Boss
In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.
Explore the Japanese-Style Home of Two L.A. Tastemakers
The owners of a beloved housewares boutique upsize and remodel their home in Venice.
This Japanese Home Has a Sunken Interior That Blends Into the Earth
The Pit House in Japan has smooth, rounded walls and a subterranean kitchen and living area.
Small Box Home With Black Metal Facade in Japan
Drawing on an inherited plot of land, his father’s steel company, and his brother-in-law’s architectural know-how, Motoshi...
This Japanese Home With Earthen Walls Was Inspired by Sandcastles
Instead of dumping excavated soil, ADX used it to build a new home for a client recovering from the 2011 earthquake.