From Houseboats to Hummers
What recession? Heath Ceramics, the storied Sausalito, California, ceramics studio founded by Bauhaus-trained potter Edith Heath...
A Live-In Kitchen on a Houseboat in Amsterdam
When a couple in Amsterdam decided to upgrade their residence from a small houseboat to a larger one, they sought a design that...
6 Modular Houseboat and Floating Home Manufacturers Around the World
If you’re bored of solid ground and want to try out a life on water, then these international companies will give you the tools...
Floating Prefab Concept Rethinks the Houseboat
Czech architects unveil a floating, modular living concept.
Lake Eildon Houseboat
The Transience of...
A Forgotten Insurance Building Finds New Life as a Humming High School
Following a sensitive renovation at the hands of DSH // architecture, the Larchmont Charter High School in Los Angeles settles...
A Designer Dreams Up a Fossil-Free Houseboat for a Post-Apocalyptic Future
Tshepo Mokholo is an architect-turned-designer whose goal is to bring about inner city change through better design.
Resembling the Inverted Hull of a Ship, an English Guest House Pays Homage to the Harbor
Designed by Cambridge-based Mole Architects for an architect and developer, the Houseboat is a curved, split-level structure...
10 Modern Floating Homes That Offer an Aquatic Lifestyle
In recent years, there's a been a surge of interest in floating homes for many reasons—mainly because they can be easily adapted...
Londoners Can Live in This Scandinavian-Inspired, Converted Barge For $424K
In the Poplar Dock Marina of London sits a 1924 barge that has been transformed into Beecliffe, a contemporary floating home with...
Make Yourself at Home in One of These Small Spaces on Boats That You Can Rent
If you're eager to put your sea legs to good use, but don’t want the work of setting sail, then consider camping out on one of...
Flanking a gritty, humming stretch of Colfax Avenue, a Studiotrope-designed building weaves cultural influences into a community...
Sushi chef Susumu Ueda Reviews 6 Energy-Efficient Refrigerators
The refrigerator in your kitchen may be humming a pricey song—to the tune of hundreds of dollars and thousands of kilowatts a...
Domestic Gone Wild
The name "domestic" conjures up many images and variations—often it's seen to suggest the hum-drum of what's too familiar, or the...
Marin Home Tours 2011
Over the weekend of April 30th, join the Marin Home Tours for a chance to step into the homes featured in the pages of Dwell and...
A Zero-Energy Community: Part 2
Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first...
Like a Loft on Water
Anchored in a small canal, this floating house is all about space and light.
Each Day at This Floating Home Begins With a Swim, Just Two Feet From Bed
After three years ashore, a Copenhagen couple return to the city’s waterways on a floating home for two.
Energy-smart technology makes managing a Sausalito ﬂoating home easy, even from 6,000 miles away.
Beyond a shining white foyer and a canteen infused with fragrant lunchtime aromas, Marimekko’s Helsinki headquarters hides a...