“Good designers must always be avant-gardists, always one step ahead of the times. They should–and must–question everything generally thought to be obvious. They must have an intuition for people’s changing attitudes. For the reality in which they live, for their dreams, their desires, their worries, their needs, their living habits. They must also be able to assess realistically the opportunities and bounds of technology.” –Dieter Rams

Project: Live Work Home
Richard Cook, a principal at Cook + Fox Architects, surveyed the Near Westside’s inventory of vacant structures and arrived at a...
How to Build a Floating Home
We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.
Would You Live in a Smart Home?
Our July/August 2015 issue is all about home automation.
How to Use Crystals in Your Home
For centuries, crystals have been used in homes to ward off negative feelings, encourage prosperity, improve sleep and create...
Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Midcentury Designers
In Handcrafted Modern, photographer Leslie Williamson captured precisely these quiet moments in the homes of designers whose work...
Live Large in This Marmol Radziner–Designed Home That's Asking $16.9M
The acclaimed firm builds a bright, modern residence that boasts green roofs, a movie theater, a gym, a pair of guest suites, and...
Modern Home Designed for Live Music in Beverly Hills
An old barn in a Beverly Hills canyon inspires a new, clean-lined guesthouse and concert venue.
How California Style Influenced a Group Home in Paris
A forward-thinking group home in the 20th arrondissement channels a midcentury spirit.
The Remarkable Home of Modernist Designer Russel Wright
While Russel Wright was helping shape America's sense of modern design in the mid 20th century, he was also slowly crafting a...
Dwell How-To: Buy and Sell Your Dream Home
Combing the Dwell archives for our best, all-time tips on buying and selling your own modern abode.
Elegant Milan Home of Designer Gae Aulenti
Designer-architect Gae Aulenti lived in Milan until her death in 2012 at age 84. Photographer Leslie Williamson got an exclusive...
How to Make Your Home Feel Oh So Home-y?
Creating a space worthy of an Instagram is one thing -- queue homee -- but making it your own is something only you can do.
Four Designers Reimagine the Home in London's Trafalgar Square
Four design teams create temporary spaces that toy with the concept of home in Trafalgar Square.
Behind the Scenes: Finnish Designer Yrjo Kukkapuro at Home
A look behind the scenes at the making of Dwell's June 2014 feature story on the home and studio of Finnish designer Yrjö...
This Is How You Can Live Large in a Small Space
With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.
This Is How an Interior Designer Transformed Her Manhattan Office—We Want In
When interior designer Mara Silber first visited what was to become her office and studio, she saw through what most others...
This Award-Winning Home in Canada Allows Two Generations to Live Under One Roof
Toronto–based architects tackle the complex issue of aging in place by designing an accommodating multigenerational home.
This Cozy Home Totally Changes How We Think of Tribeca Lofts
A Manhattan renovation takes cues from its neighbors—a pioneering artist’s loft and the light of the nearby Hudson River.
Modern Live/Work Space in a Former Chicago Funeral Home
A gut rehab turns a quixotic old building into a model live-work space near Wicker Park.
360 Panoramic Home Tour: Live/Work Oasis in Atlanta
With a sizable portfolio packed with innovative home, restaurant, retail, and office design, Cara Cummins and Jose Tavel of TaC...