A Slender Geothermal Cottage in London
On an eight-foot-wide site in London, architect Luke Tozer cleverly squeezed in a four-story home equipped with...
Designed to Handle the Heat and More
A thoroughly modern house in Baton Rouge owes its sleek and sustainable form to its vernacular roots.
A Minimalist Mexican Retreat Uses an Array of Strategies to Beat the Heat
Comprised of four modules arranged around a central courtyard, this home is a fresh take on the casa de fin de semana.
5 Sustainable Ways To Beat the Heat Without Air Conditioning
Now that summer has officially started, temperatures are rising and air conditioners are cranked up—but that doesn’t mean you...
A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home
Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by...
Social Heat
What’s the best way to warm a small studio? Ekaterina Voronova opted for a compact wood-burning stove to keep her space cozy.
What's Up With All The Wooden Figures?
With the growing popularity of small wooden figures, we couldn’t help but wonder... What is it with these wooden animals that...
7 Facts About Moooi Designer Lorenza Bozzoli
Milan-based designer Lorenza Bozzoli has a background in fashion and an aesthetic to match: colorful, poppy, and au courant.
Facts About Concrete Diamond Drilling - And Why They Matter
Diamond is the toughest material the Mother Nature has provided us for centuries now.
A Louis Kahn-Inspired Barn That’s Lined With Floor-to-Ceiling Shutters
Giant shutters open and close a rural Pennsylvania residence, tempering light and heat.
7 Most Eco-friendly Countertops
We used and abused seven eco-friendly countertops to investigate if they could stand the heat of Dwell’s kitchen.
A Napa Valley Motor Lodge Reinterprets the Classic Roadside Motel
The Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa boasts camper van-inspired details, midcentury design, and a spa that draws from geothermal hot...
An Energy-Efficient Hybrid Prefab Keeps Cool in the Palm Springs Desert
Drawing from the laws of nature, an architect devises a way to beat the heat in the California desert.
Dive Into the Next Phase of Iceland's Blue Lagoon
The famed geothermal spa outside Reykjavík, Iceland, is entering a major new phase—paving the way for the area’s first five-star...
How the Colors in Your Kitchen Affect Your Appetite
The facts surrounding the psychological effects of color on mood and productivity are fairly well known.
12 Functional Modern Home Libraries
It's often said that rooms are furnished by books.
How to Build an Outdoor Shower
There's still enough time this summer to do a little DIY and build an outdoor shower in your yard.
Kit Home Companies in All Seven Continents
Fast assembly, affordability, and energy efficiency make kit homes a desirable option for homeowners.