Just How Inclusive Is Accessible Design?
The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 30 years ago. Here’s what it achieved, and where it still falls short.
Snøhetta’s New Underwater Restaurant in Norway Is Seriously Epic
At Under, a Snøhetta-designed restaurant balanced on the Norwegian coast, guests dine 16 feet below the ocean surface.
A Sun-Drenched Cottage on the L.A. Coast Asks $2.5M
The renovated home comes with a spacious home office and a converted, detached garage that’s rental ready.
Take an Eco-Escape to a Spherical Forest Villa in an Eroded Volcanic Cone in Rwanda
With interiors and an architectural style that's deeply rooted in indigenous design traditions, the recently opened Bisate Lodge...
The Rise and Resurgence of the Great American Row House
Throughout U.S. history, the row house has endured and adapted as an underappreciated model for accessible urban housing.
How Can Higher Education Build a Better Architect?
In the 2010s, design/build programs were the cutting edge of architectural education.
The Only John Lautner Home in Anchorage Asks $1.2M
The Harpel Residence II is one of a select few homes the master architect designed outside of California.
Asking $220K, an Architect’s Handcrafted Earthen Home Seeks a Visionary Buyer in Vermont
Bob Chappelle used polystyrene panels, coated with mud and cement, to build the four-domed structure.
John F. Kennedy’s Former Georgetown Home Lists for $4.7M
The circa 1800 D.C. residence was restored by renowned architect Richard Foster and builder Tom Glass.
#F015 by Förstberg Ling
#F015 is a minimal interior located in Stockholm, Sweden, designed by Förstberg Ling.
Travel Back in Time to William F. Cody’s Now-Razed Desert Modern
Featured in Monacelli’s new book, “Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody,” the 1963 Shamel Residence was...
Deck Chairs, Tuberculosis, and the Titanic: The Unexpected Origins of a Summertime Staple
Before the style of reclining outdoor furniture became a symbol of outdoor leisure, it was used for a very different purpose.
9 Adventure Seekers Who Celebrate Small Space Living Through the Van Life
The so-called "van life" is not for everybody, but it's clearly struck a chord with a large group of adventure seekers who crave...
A Passive House in the Netherlands Embodies 5 Tips to Consider When Planning Your Own
This 2,500-square-foot Passive House was built using a panelized system—meaning the parts of the house were delivered from the...
Try Mindful for Chrome
Every once in a while you come across a tool that entirely changes your worklow for the better.
We Check in With Dwell’s First Editor-in-Chief About a House 20 Years in the Making
The seed of an idea planted when Karrie Jacobs helped start our publication finally comes to fruition in her own Catskills home.
Solar Decathlon Virtual Tours
Though I couldn’t make it out to Washington, DC, this weekend to see the final days of the Solar Decathlon—which wrapped up...
Happy Birthday, HVAC
Here's a random fact for the day: July 17, 2012, marks the 110th anniversary of the humble air conditioner.
Architecture Reads on Google Books
Far be it from me to suggest you spend your spare computer time reading—those R. Kelly vids are certainly not going to watch...
Dwell 24: Ayako Aratani and Evan Fay
Ayako Aratani, 34, and Evan Fay, 29, are studio partners determined to go their own ways.
How the Poconos Became the Birthplace of the Heart-Shaped Bathtub
The long-lasting tradition of the “honeymoon hotel” was ignited by the sexual revolution—and the flame never died.
Sweden’s Tallest Timber Building Is a Towering Feat of Sustainable Architecture
Airtight and quick to assemble, Sweden’s carbon-sequestering Kajstaden tower is a beacon for green building.
Guess Which Humble Material Made This 100-Year-Old Building Super Energy-Efficient
Tasked with renovating a dilapidated structure, an architect saw the opportunity for an unconventional eco-friendly design to...
See 5 Rejected Designs For the World's Most Famous Monuments
Can you guess what national treasure would have been replaced with this ziggurat?
11 Celebrity Homes That Showcase Desert Modernism in Rancho Mirage
Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball, and Frank Sinatra were just a few of the notable homeowners in Rancho Mirage, a desert resort just...
Discuss: What's Your Favorite Work of Architecture in Film?
Architecture can certainly play a starring role. We're asking our community to share their favorite homes in film.
A Series of Interlocking Gables Create a Light-Filled Family Home in Denmark
C.F. Møller Architects implements an abundance of brick in an homage to another of their projects, the elegant Aarhus University.
Sleek Geodesic Domes Make Up This Canadian Eco-Retreat
Dômes Charlevoix in Quebec features three kit domes that have been decked out by Bourgeois/Lechasseur Architectes.
Ex Alt-Rockers Revive a Midcentury Gem Near Palm Springs—and Find it May Be a Lost Masterpiece
Steve Jocz and Jessy Moss make the case that their 1960s home is a forgotten William F. Cody design.
12 Terrifically Glamorous Camping Options
While we might prefer to avoid the awkward sounding neologism "glamping," there's no doubt that this modern trend of retiring to...
House F Antwerp by Hans Verstuyft Architecten
House F Antwerp is a minimal residence located in Antwerp, Belgium, designed by Hans Verstuyft Architecten.
This Pristine Portland Midcentury Will Let You Live Among the Trees for $1.35M
The 1955 stunner boasts forest views from every room.
F Residence by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
F Residence is a minimal home located in Gifu, Japan, designed by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates.
A Melbourne Home Gains a Gorgeous Glass-Fronted Addition
A glass-fronted addition aims to re-engage a small-scale Melbourne home with its exuberant garden.
This Modern Stone Cabin Looks Like It Belongs in Middle-Earth
Actually located in Wyoming, the dwelling is spectacularly attuned to its surroundings.
A Pristine Pasadena Midcentury Hits the Market at $3.4M
The 1956 residence by architect John F. Galbraith was lovingly cared for by its current owner, renowned music producer Christian...

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