Editor's Letter: Make An Impact
The purpose of Dwell is to show the “try” behind the...
The Rise of the Kidney-Shaped Pool—and its Unexpected Impact on Skate Culture
Who knew Southern Californian skaters owed so much to Alvar Aalto?
These Norwegian Tiny Homes Offer Low-Impact Living on Wheels
With models starting at $96,250, Oslo-based Norske Mikrohus offers sustainable tiny homes with Scandinavian design.
This Low-Impact Home Links a Family Closer to Each Other and the Spanish Landscape
Nestled in the wine country of Tarragona, Spain, Casa Almudena emphasizes connection through an intriguing open-plan concept and...
Will 3D Printing Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis?
3D printing’s impact on construction is slowly materializing.
This Striking Black A-Frame Generates More Energy Than it Uses
Located near Salzburg, the Solarferienhaus S3 blends low-impact technology with high-impact design—and it’s now available to rent.
9 Inspiring Accessible Homes That Champion Inclusive Design
These nine striking homes demonstrate the powerful impact of universal design.
Small, Green, and Mighty: Hurricane-Proof Prefab
A new prefab company represents the future of low-impact affordable housing.
Raised in Just 10 Days, This Airtight Prefab Is a Lesson in Efficiency
This stunning forest retreat in England uses prefabricated panels to minimize site impact, shorten construction time, and protect...
Reclaimed Materials Make Up This Artist Studio in Washington
A modern cabin designed by Les Eerkes incorporates freecycled materials and makes a minimal impact on the surrounding forest.
A Sleek Australian Dwelling Keeps its Cool With Passive Design
Outside Melbourne, a light-filled residence with a private garden cuts a narrow figure to minimize solar impact.
A Writer’s Prefab Retreat Sits Lightly Upon the Land in Joshua Tree
Thoughtfully inserted into the desert landscape, a low-impact, two-bedroom Cover prefab embraces the outdoors in minimalist style.
A Cape Cod Prefab Fans Out Toward the Forest in Three Tapering Branches
In Cape Cod, a low-impact prefab pays tribute to the region’s experimental midcentury homes.
A Remote Prefab in Uruguay Is Completely Self-Sufficient
In a wild, remote setting in Uruguay, a stunning prefabricated retreat provides urban comfort with minimal impact on the...
The 14 Sustainable Swaps You Might Not Be Making
Easy peasy: There are a ton of simple ways to make a positive impact on Mother Earth without drastically altering your daily...
Architect Gert Wingårdh Builds a Dazzling Emerald Office in a Swedish Cemetery
Replacing a former administration center that was non-accessible, Wingårdhs develops a prefabricated, low-impact solution that...
A Remote Holiday Home Celebrates Raw and Natural Materials in Mexico
An homage to Mexico’s untouched landscape, this elegant low-impact getaway sports a pared-back aesthetic.
7 Groundbreaking Prefab Homes in North Carolina
These prefab, modular, and kit homes in North Carolina show the full potential of eco-friendly, low-impact construction methods.
Mingle With Mother Nature in This Tiny Prefab Getaway
Tucked into an old-growth forest, this prefab home was assembled in just three days with minimal site impact.
The 11 Most Influential Architecture Trends of 2019
These cutting-edge trends show how modern architecture stands to impact our everyday lives and society at large.