Dan Maginn, El Dorado, Inc.
The designers at Kansas City–based El Dorado believe they are improving on the conventional architect-contractor relationship by...
Mona El Khafif: Design Build
In 2006, architect and urban planner Mona El Khafif traded Vienna's wiener schnitzel for beignets in the Big Easy to teach at...
House Between Pillars by Camp Design Inc
House Between Pillars is a minimal home created by Tokyo-based architects Camp Design inc.
Dan Formosa of Smart Design
Dwell on Design speaker Dan Formosa is accustomed to swimming against the current.
Design-Build Time-Lapse
TYIN Tegnestue, the Norwegian architecture firm founded by Andreas Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad in 2007, has made it their work...
Design, Build, and Beyond
An increasing number of contributors to our ever-expanding built world are referring to their practices as design-build.
Design Build: Made
Brian Papa, Oliver Freundlich, and Ben Bischoff met their first year at the Yale School of Architecture, when they found...
Dan Pink: Three Ideas Changing Design
In our October story "A New Beginning," we toured the home of speechwriter, author, and former Dwell on Design keynote speaker...
Dan Pink Kicks Off Dwell on Design
Last night, the Dwell on Design 2009 keynote speaker Daniel Pink serenaded us into cocktail hour with brevity, levity and...
Building Community
With a clean-lined new loft building designed by El Dorado Inc., a fleet of hip galleries, and a burgeoning creative class,...
Minneapolis Modern “Dream Home” Built by Sustainable 9 Design + Build
Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.
“If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education
Designer/activist duo Matthew Miller and Emily Pilloton are no strangers to hitting the road for the greater good.
An Introduction to Contractors
Architect-author, Dan Maginn of El Dorado Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri, gives us the inside track on one of his favorite...
Striking Green House with a View in El Salvador
A green house near the coast of El Salvador captures the best of its naturally striking setting—filled with sunlight,...
Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist
In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative pursuits.
Here’s How Hollywood Builds a Malibu Dream Home—on a Vancouver Soundstage
Tasked with designing a celeb-worthy Malibu abode in six weeks for a new television series on E!, production designer Daniel...
Dan Rubinstein on The Home Front
What's wrong with American furniture design? That's the topic burning an image on the mind of Surface editor-in-chief Dan...
How to Build a Floating Home
We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.
The Everyday Carry of an Architect: Dan Weber
"Innovation is a continuous process...
A Couple Builds Their Dream Retreat in the Hudson Valley
Long before a 3,500-square-foot home stood on this secluded 12-acre site, this land was just a favorite campsite for two New...