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A Dramatic Cutout Wall and Other Surprises Define This Playful House
In Auckland, New Zealand, an architect cleverly uses roof supports and surplus soil to define space, both inside and out.
Small Country Home with Dramatic See-Through Wall
A traditional floor plan gets a minimalist update, complete with a classic porch.
This 140-Square-Foot Tiny House Is Packed With Surprises
With two lofts, floating stairs, porthole windows, and tons of character, Tiny House Valhalla is a delightful abode for a family...
A Crafty Storage Wall Helps Define a Designer Couple’s Brooklyn Loft
A birch plywood table that the homeowners built inspires a functional wall that separates living areas and provides much-needed...
Check Out This Brooklyn Hotel's Dramatic Living Wall Installation
Accentuating the lobby of the eco-conscious 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is a 25-foot, vertical living wall that blends industrial...
A Heritage Home Outside Melbourne Gets a Dramatic, Glass-Walled Addition
A retired couple in the seaside suburb of St. Kilda call on Jackson Clements Burrows Architects for a two-story addition behind a...
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 Light-Filled Bungalow Exudes Playful Tree House Vibes
An empty-nester discovers the perfect place for a compact new dwelling at the edge of her own property in Melbourne.
My House: An Architect Couple’s Playful Courtyard Home in Los Angeles
Annie Ritz and Daniel Rabin, the couple behind And And And Studio, didn’t shy away from texture or color when it came to...
Playful Platforms Revamp This Japanese Lake House Into a Fun, Five-Story Retreat
On the shore of Japan's Lake Nojiri, interrelated levels are cleverly used to create a multi-story home.
My House: Architect Ester Bruzkus’s Irresistibly Playful Berlin Loft
Ester Bruzkus works her magic on a top-floor apartment in Prenzlauer Berg, going all out with colors, textures, and materials.
An Interior Designer’s House in Israel Sports a Playful, Perforated Facade
At Round Edge House in Ramat Hasharon, a drilled concrete wall creates a privacy screen—plus extra material used as pavers in the...
How This Australian Beach House Connects to the Coast Is on a Whole Other Level
On the outskirts of Sydney, Bundeena Beach House’s green roof and sculptural skylight are just the tip of the iceberg when it...
Dappled Sunlight Shines Through the Walls of This Mesmerizing Tiny House in Greece
Botanical cutouts punch through the green metal walls of this 226-square-foot retreat in Halkidiki, recreating the effect of an...
The Swiss Pavilion Takes You on a Mind-Bending House Tour Unlike Any Other
Svizzera 240: House Tour at the Venice Biennale invites visitors to enter an Alice in Wonderland-like environment where different...
This 1954 House by Powers, Daly, and DeRosa Features a Koi Pond That Flows Under a Glass Wall
Known as The Hastings Residence, this midcentury home pays homage to the Googie design style its architects are famous for.
The Barcelona Home Like No Other
Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect Benedetta...
House of the Week: Prefab Cabin with Glass Walls
Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.
Pockets of Greenery Punctuate This Dramatic Black House in Mexico City
Nature creeps into this clean-lined, matte-black home by way of outdoor terraces and courtyards.
This Playful Melbourne Home Embraces Its Split Personality
Heritage in the front, modern in the back—this renovation by FMD Architects is a family home with character.