“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

Green Dorm Design
When I was in college I lived in a cinder-block walled dorm room.
Podcast: Green Design with the Climate Desk
Dwell talks to The Climate Desk on the Subject of Green Design.
Greener Grass
Craving the conveniences of city life, a couple sidle over to Seattle from the countryside without compromising their love of the...
The Green Lagoon
From the deck of this waterfront house, the scenery is abuzz with Northern California wildlife–but there's not a utility bill in...
Near Boston, a Red House Designed to be Green
A teardown renovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, comes with a mandate for maximum efficiency.
A Brooklyn-Based Landscape Firm That’s Reshaping New York City’s Green Urban Scene
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Future Green Studio is cultivating beautiful and sustainable landscapes throughout NYC, one...
Green Sustainable Home in Montauk
Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, Manhattanites Victoria and Greg Pryor returned to Long Island to build a...
Building Green in Santa Monica
At the end of 2000, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Icelandic natives and partners in the Santa Monica–based...
Yes, It Is Easy Being Green
Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.
From Brown to Green
Toronto designers Peter Fleming and Debbie Adams found a polluted lot and a run-down building—and saw fertile ground for a...
Design the Future
Read the Editor’s Letter from our upcoming September/October edition and look for the issue on newsstands in the first week of...
The Power of Design
Preview the Editor’s Letter from our January/February issue, written by Dwell founder and CEO Lara Deam.
Visionary Design
Read the Editor’s Letter from our upcoming November/December edition and look for the issue on newsstands in the first week of...
Eric Garcetti's Green Home Remodel
Los Angeles is not all mini-malls and highways.
A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin
Austin couple Anne Suttles and Sam Shah built a house to last their lifetime—and longer.
Super Green Affordable Housing Introduces Passive Design to the Masses
Multifamily housing projects that meet Passive House standards are bringing European-style energy efficiency to a new demographic...
A Green, Lean, and Customizable Cardboard Prefab
Live, work, or vacation in an eco-friendly, mobile cardboard prefab.
4 Copenhagen Hotels That Combine Good Design and Green Sensibility
Tour a crop of Copenhagen hotels that are making a strong case for eco-friendly design.
A Modern Design Hotel in Vienna
The Hotel Daniel is a 115-room boutique hotel in Vienna, Austria.
Small Space, Big Design
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's November 2016 issue.