A Desert Blooms: A Middle Eastern Park Plan Breaks the Mold
How do you design green space that can withstand Abu Dhabi’s heat? Thomas Heatherwick listened to the desert.
An Indoor/Outdoor Prefab Blooms in the Palm Springs Desert
While Joel Turkel has built prefab homes all over North America and beyond, he hasn’t had the chance to live in one of his own...
Fun, Cheeky Interiors Give This Middle Eastern Eatery a Modern Edge
In downtown Victoria, Superbaba is a Middle Eastern restaurant whose quirky use of color and form keeps a sense of humor.
American Leather Breaks the Mold of Custom, High-End Furniture
At American Leather, it's more than furniture—it's where lasting memories are made.
5 Hot Tips to Remember When Planning Your Desert Prefab
Building a successful home in the desert means being conscious of the region's elements and understanding both the challenges and...
Take in Outstanding Desert Views at This Inn Outside Saguaro National Park
The design duo behind the boho chic stay The Joshua Tree House venture out into the deserts of Arizona.
Designer Andi Kovel Breaks the Mold in Glassmaking
In her Portland studio, designer Andi Kovel of Esque Studios transforms molten glass into colorful creations—including a new...
Middle Ground
Adding less than $100,000 of improvements to an off-the-shelf prefab model resulted in a clean-cut structure at the eastern base...
These Radically Reimagined Shophouses in Singapore Break the Co-Living Mold
Inspired by the experimental spirit of L.A.’s Case Study Houses, these remodeled shophouses will upend your expectations for...
Desert Utopia
With this elegant steel prototype, Marmol Radziner and Associates launch a new prefab venture with the goal of bringing their...
Breaking the Mold: A Conversation With Architect, Artist, and Iconoclast Gaetano Pesce
As Los Angeles MOCA explores the work of Gaetano Pesce, Dwell sits down with the master of material.
A Simple Plan
A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the construction...
Operation Desert Shed
Architect Lloyd Russell’s design for this desert getaway passively mitigates the elements with a utilitarian solution, turning a...
9 Modern Prefabs in the Desert
The barren beauty of a desert landscape can be a source of inspiration for off-the-grid prefab living.
A Picturesque Desert Prefab
Jim Murren’s prefab house in Sin City, designed by Marmol Radziner, is as artful as it is art-filled, thanks to an asymmetrical...
John Lautner's Desert Rose
Two Los Angeles designers resuscitate a down-at-the-heel John Lautner building—and give architecture fans a chance to spend the...
Journey Through Eastern Japan on a Luxury Sleeper Train
Enter the world of Train Suite Shiki-shima, a 10-car sleeper train that’s more like a scenic boutique hotel than a simple means...
Small “Hybrid Prefab” Home in the Desert
The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park.
A Sculptural Desert Escape Inspired by a Shadow
This dark Yucca Valley home tricks the eye through clever use of light and shadow.
A Washington State Midcentury Breaks Free of Bad Remodels
Rerucha Studio adds a wall of glass and a Japanese-inspired garden to Art Collector’s Retreat in Bellevue.
Stepping Stones Lead to This Daylit Dwelling in the Middle of a Pond
Two steel structures expand a family's existing living area while embracing the calming effects of surrounding nature.
Rose House Blooms in Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains
In the proposed guesthouse, water joins concrete, weathering steel, and glass as another building material.
This “Urban Cocoon” Is a Soothing Apartment in the Middle of Hong Kong
Calming materials and cozy feels make this Hong Kong apartment extra enchanting.
Modern Landscape Designer Breaks New Ground
With a wild approach, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick pushes the boundaries of landscaping.
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...
Eastern Promise
A 400-year-old icon of Japanese design inspires generations of modern architects.
A Desert Sanctuary in Scottsdale Lists for the First Time for $6.9M
With a home theater, outdoor kitchen, and wine cellar, this residence is suited for hosting a fete or relaxing in the...
This Desert Escape With Pool and Gym in Scottsdale Asks $4.2M
This home channels indoor/outdoor living with a myriad of amenities.
Breakable Minimalism
As she creates earthy, minimalist tableware, Kelli Cain often muses on the people who will sip from her cups and slurp from her...
A Breakthrough Renovation Turns a Brick Home Into a Desert Oasis
A design dream team connects a 1980s dwelling to its spectacular site in Paradise Valley,...
A Desert Prefab Hits the Jackpot in Sin City
An art-filled retreat fits right into the landscape.
A Sprawling High-Desert Estate in Washington Asks $1.4M
This property offers endless possibilities with three bodies of water, rolling hills, pastures, and ideal growing conditions for...
Offered at $674K, This Hybrid Prefab Is in Tune With the Californian Desert
In the high desert landscape of Yucca Valley, California, the rectilinear Graham Residence cuts a striking figure against the...
A Stale Desert Midcentury Gets a Punched-Up Personality
In Rancho Mirage, California, a tired 1960s house is completely transformed with new features and materials that blend midcentury...
Take in Panoramic Desert Views in This Off-Grid Cabin
An entrepreneur-turned-DIY builder expands his eco-friendly Yucca Valley property with this translucent desert structure.
Escape to a John Lautner Micro-Resort in the Californian Desert
Stay in a midcentury modern hotel built and inspired by the iconic style of American architect John Lautner.

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