This House Doesn't Hold Back and Embraces the Desert
At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape.
This House Doesn't Hold Back on Colorful Details
A see-through pool wall is just one element of this vibrant home.
A Couple Embrace Wabi-Sabi Design to Travel Back to the Past
Enveloped by lush greenery, this contemporary Taiwanese apartment marries Zen elements with sleek, minimalist design.
A Compact Laneway House in Toronto Takes Back Underused Space
Following a new policy change that allows housing units in Toronto’s back lanes, LGA Architectural Partners builds a crisp,...
Boutique Coffee Roaster Coperaco's First Cafe Holds a Modern Tree House
Coperaco, a celebrated New York-based roaster, opens its first U.S. cafe in Harrison, New Jersey—and it's a stunner.
Desert Canopy House
We're thrilled to have architect Whitney Sander back to Dwell on Design this year to talk about his unusual prefabricated...
Desert Utopia
With this elegant steel prototype, Marmol Radziner and Associates launch a new prefab venture with the goal of bringing their...
Back to the Garden
A globetrotting couple rebuild a Katrina-damaged residence by a famous midcentury New Orleans firm—on the very street where one...
Check Back
After a stealth makeover, a California Craftsman gains light, space, and a partial facelift.
10 Houses That Tell Us Black is Back
Discreet and unassuming but never the wallflower, black houses are the tall, dark, and handsome strangers of architecture.
High Desert House in Joshua Tree Is an Otherworldly Architectural Icon
A couple’s handwritten note to renowned architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg results in an iconic Leviathan of a home in the...
9 Modern Prefabs in the Desert
The barren beauty of a desert landscape can be a source of inspiration for off-the-grid prefab living.
John Lautner's Desert Rose
Two Los Angeles designers resuscitate a down-at-the-heel John Lautner building—and give architecture fans a chance to spend the...
A Picturesque Desert Prefab
Jim Murren’s prefab house in Sin City, designed by Marmol Radziner, is as artful as it is art-filled, thanks to an asymmetrical...
Bringing Back a Forgotten Material
We’re all familiar with iconic furniture pieces made of fiberglass that were brought to market in the midcentury era—most notably...
Operation Desert Shed
Architect Lloyd Russell’s design for this desert getaway passively mitigates the elements with a utilitarian solution, turning a...
Small "Hybrid Prefab" Home in the Desert
The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park.
A Sculptural Desert Escape Inspired by a Shadow
This dark Yucca Valley home tricks the eye through clever use of light and shadow.
Bringing It All Back Home
Relying on local materials, local craftsmen, and the land her family has farmed for over two centuries, a New Yorker rediscovers...
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Embrace Their Surroundings
Sliding glass doors, immense windows, and relaxing patios connect the residents of these modern homes with lush backyards and...