Elements by William Kaven
So often the architectural press gets caught up in the look of a place without considering how it might also feel.
Facing the Elements
Incorporating concrete, glass wood, and steel, a house in Malibu stands up to its challenging site.
8 Essential Elements of California Style
Want to achieve that effortless, airy California style? Here are the 10 essentials you need to achieve this casual, beachy...
5 Key Elements of Smart Home Functionality
As technology becomes "smarter", it's a natural evolution to embed and connect devices and services into our homes in order to...
William Krisel on Architecture
William Krisel knows architecture. The 84-year old architect has been licensed for a remarkable 59 years.
William T. Vollmann on Imperial
Presently on tour to support his massive new work Imperial, journalist, novelist and National Book Award winner for 2005's Europe...
curio 1: elements
The first issue of Curio is an epic ode to the elements - stone, precious metal, wood and glass - and their indisputable and at...
Six Questions for William Stout
One of the many joys of the very small San Francisco neighborhood of Jackson Square—home of Dwell HQ—is the top-drawer William...
5 Essential Design Elements of the Modern Kitchen
The kitchen has evolved significantly over the years, and new advancements in technology and materials continue to push the space...
Nelson Byrd Woltz Harnesses the Natural Elements
The landscape architecture firm carves out a vertical garden for a New York City residence and, in the process, creates a nest...
The Encore - Standing Out with Concrete Planters
A Modern Touch to Architectural Landscape...
In San Francisco, Green Fences Make Great Neighbors
Architectural elements and applied foliage deliver a one-two punch in designing for privacy.
Find Sanctuary in This Chalet in the Italian Alps
La Pedevilla blends traditional and contemporary elements in the alpine landscape of South Tyrol, Italy.
A Clever Belgian Couple Renovate Their Aging Brick Home
By introducing chic new elements, a Belgian couple takes a gentle approach to transforming a tired house into a vibrant workshop.
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...
The Arts and Crafts Movement
Manifesto: William Morris, “The Lesser Arts of Life”...
Ceramic Artist Francesca DiMattio Explores the Beauty in Domesticity
Francesca DiMattio's large-scale ceramic sculptures turn elements of functional design into dramatic works of art.
A Sophisticated Penthouse in Cape Town
A view-filled waterfront penthouse in Cape Town, South Africa, turns to natural elements for design inspiration.
Goodbye Grid and Cushy Beds, Hello Pool in the Wilderness
An off-the-grid house that is little more than a decked campsite—albeit with a roof—includes a swimming pool for a family that...
Operation Desert Shed
Architect Lloyd Russell’s design for this desert getaway passively mitigates the elements with a utilitarian solution, turning a...