Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia
By keeping the budget strict, the insulation tight, and its values clear, Philadelphia’s Postgreen Homes shows a little brotherly...
Obama's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Back in December, when news first emerged about the appointment of Shaun Donovan to the Obama administration as Secretary for...
A Pritzker Laureate Designs Urban Housing—for Free
Alejandro Aravena's vision for tackling the housing crisis.
Multi-Family Development Suggests Possibilities for Urban Senior Housing
Barbara Bestor's small lot subdivision housing development in Los Angeles may present an appealing solution for the...
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...
Prefab in Philadelphia
In the design and architecture world, the Museum of Modern Art's prefab exhibition, Home Delivery, was big news during its...
"I'm used to spending time on boats," says New York based architect and interior designer Page Goolrick, who has been sailing...
It might have seemed like an oxymoron to Frank Lloyd Wright, but it’s a reality in this Boston photographer’s flat, designed to...
A special bootleg version of Volume magazine will be available at the opening of Urban China: Informal Cities, an exhibition that...
Philadelphia's "Gallery in a Garden"
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
Herbert Matter at Design Philadelphia
Last night I stopped into one of the many Design Philadelphia events going on this week: a screening of Reto Caduff's new...
Handicapping Design Philadelphia
Last night Design Philadelphia kicked off its 6th annual festival of art, architecture, and design.
Design pared to the bone is a high-risk strategy, but as this Australian home illustrates, it can also produce a sublime...
Green Is in the Details
Carver + Schicketanz Architects’ eco-friendly renovation earned this mid-century-modern home LEED Platinum certification and...
The Greening of Southie
Ten years ago, realtors wouldn't have guessed they'd be selling luxury apartments based on cotton insulation and dual-flush...
A Green Approach
Architect Robert Swatt, designer of the GreenCity Lofts condo complex on the border of Oakland and Emeryville, California, makes...
Were “EcoHat” to come up in passing,you would most likely think of something chunky, organic, and woolen–—perhaps a beanie with...
In our June 2009 issue, we'll be running a concept feature that turns the taboo topic of toilets into a fascinating exploration...
This place was a filthy dump when we bought it,” says Cathryn Barmon, sipping tea in a knockoff Le Corbusier chair.