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How Secure Is the Modern Smart Home? We Ask a Professional
The burglars’ tools of tomorrow will look more like robots and radios than lockpicks and crowbars. A security expert weighs in.
How to Integrate Smart Lighting into Your Home
The firm OneButton specializes in creating custom technology solutions for spaces ranging from offices to residences.
Goodbye, Smart Home?
Is 2021 the year we give up on gadgetry and embrace a more elegant home intelligence?
Dwell was started with the hope that more people would authentically engage with modern architecture and design—and rely on...
How to Use Modern Home Decor in Unexpected Ways
If you feel like you're seeing all the same decorating ideas over and over and would rather take a fresh approach to your...
Modern Lofts We'd Love to Call Home
While loft living might not be for everyone, others find it dream-worthy.
6 Modern Modular Homes We Love in Colorado
From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of prefabricated, modular homes in Colorado.
6 Modern Midwest Prefab Homes We Love
Don’t fly over these compact but cool prefabs in the American Heartland.
How a Smart Interior Design Saved This House
An intervention from a clever interior designer spares an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition.
How to Build a Floating Home
We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.
11 Smart Home Devices For an Efficient Home
If you're looking to make your home work more efficiently and reduce energy costs, the smart home market has a lot to offer.
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.
Smart Tech Makes this Modern Home Ultra Energy Efficient
Using a combination of passive design principles and active technologies, LGA Architectural Partners forges a smart,...
5 Prefab Companies That Are Changing the Way We Think About Smart Homes
Check your aftermarket smart home gadgetry at the door—these five prefab companies are building smart from the start.
Here’s How to Achieve Professional Lighting Design in Your Home With a Simple Switch
NOON light switches let you coordinate all the lights in your home with one touch, meaning setting the mood for any occasion with...
Modern Homes in Brazil
Brazil is a breath-taking country that has a perfect mix of nature and modern architecture.
Tips on How to Design a New Modern Home in a Historic Neighborhood
Vacant lots in historic areas are becoming increasingly popular, as homeowners are drawn to their character, neighborhood scale,...
How to Update a Midcentury Modern Gem
Midcentury completists score the ultimate catch: a 1959 post-and-beam fixer-upper in which to showcase their sprawling furniture...
How Human-Centric Lighting Is Changing the Way We Illuminate Our Homes
Read what experts and designers say about our body’s response to light as an aesthetic experience.
How to Talk to an Architect About Getting Smart Tech
We asked the principal of DRAW in Kansas City.
Ask an Expert: How Can I Make My Home More Energy-Independent?
When you can’t connect to the grid, rely on natural gas, or store enough solar energy, propane can be a dependable way to power...
Ask an Expert: How Do I Make My Home More Energy-Efficient?
Three eco-conscious designers share simple ways to boost your home's energy efficiency.
The story of the smart home has yet to be written—one early adopter explains why.
George Smart, executive director of Triangle Modernist Archive, is a modern-day Lorax for modern-designed houses.
The Starter Guide to Assembling Your Smart Home
Home automation expert and director of marketing at Leviton Greg Rhoades shares what to prepare, what to consider, and what to...
Modern Weekend Ski Home
A modernist cabin in British Columbian ski country is the perfect retreat for a family of outdoor adventurers.
24 Smart Upgrades to Support a Healthier Home
Freshen up your space in a snap with these vital wellness–focused products.
How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Change the Way We Eat?
Over the past 10 years, the troubling realities of the food supply chain became apparent.
9 Smart Home Devices For Aging in Place
With these systems and connected devices installed, your smart home can help take care of you in your golden years.
A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.
An Affordable Modern Home in Atlanta
On a sloped creekside site in Atlanta, Georgia, architect Staffan Svenson elevates humble materials and basic geometries to craft...
Will Your First Smart Home Arrive on a Flatbed?
Factory-made houses may have an advantage when it comes to automation.
Submit Your Brilliant Daylit Designs to Andersen’s Bright Ideas Awards, Powered by Dwell
Enter your residential projects with outstanding fenestration, solar orientation, or other inspired daylighting strategies by...
10 Modern Homes in London
With streets lined with historical structures from multiple time periods—including Georgians, Edwardians, and neo-Gothics—London...
5 Key Elements of Smart Home Functionality
As technology becomes smarter, the natural evolution is to connect devices in our homes to help us lead more comfortable, secure,...
A Day in the Life of a Smart-Home Voice Assistant
We asked three super-users to share their voice histories.