An Inno-native Approach
Joe Osae-Addo, a highly gregarious, Ghanaian-born architect, was living in Los Angeles, designing buildings and acting as the...
A Rational Approach
Typography guru Erik Spiekermann and his wife, designer Susanna Dulkinys, hate clutter.
A Measured Approach
Utterly dynamic, this house on an urban peninsula in Sydney is rich with inventive and thoughtfully considered spaces.
A New Experiential Hostel in Austin Offers Unique Lodging in a Restored Railway Hotel
A new “experiential hostel” combines boutique hotel design, amenities, and service with the energy and community that's typically...
A Bespoke Approach
Mulmur Hills Farm by Turkel Design is a spectacular response to a couple’s desire for multigenerational living that illustrates...
GO Home Takes the Passive House Approach to Prefab
It can take as little as two weeks to build one.
The New Zealand Native That's Taking Over Rotterdam
The sleek lighting designs of Sabine Marcelis are capturing the attention of fashion houses and architecture firms alike.
This Tiny Apartment in Madrid Takes a Radical Approach to Saving Space
For the redesign of the ’70s flat, BURR Studio skipped bulky walls, instead utilizing curtains on curved tracks that allow the...
To Combat Raging Wildfires, California Turns to Native American Knowledge
Decades of fire suppression have contributed to increasingly destructive infernos. Now, the U.S. Forest Service is learning from...
Do Malibu in Style With the Native Hotel, a Rejuvenated Hollywood Favorite
Bob Dylan, James Dean, and Marilyn Monroe are just a few of the superstar guests who have stayed at the midcentury property.
Dwell and Dan Brunn Architecture Take an Unconventional Approach With Bridge House
Embodying innovations in technology, architecture, and lifestyle, the 200-foot-long residence in Hancock Park, Los Angeles will...
Native Trees Punch Through the Roof of This Concrete Home in Argentina
Built of concrete and timber, Casa BS in Córdoba maneuvers around nature, allowing trees to puncture its design.
Pro Van Converters Share Their Design Approach—and #Vanlife Tips for DIYers
Nomadic duo CarpenterIngram launched their van conversion business after falling in love with life on the road.
Native Plants Form a Meadow-Like Habitat for a Rustic New York Home
After hands-on study, a Northeast landscape architect sows a free-growing meadow.
How a Los Angeles Landscape Architecture Firm Is Reclaiming a Hillside for Native Plants
Terremoto is spearheading an experimental grassroots project to transform a neglected patch of public land with native species.
Minnesota’s Native Prairie Landscape Sets the Stage for This Modern Home Near Minneapolis
Surrounded by a 90-acre conservation area, the structure takes a front row seat to views of wildlife-filled grasslands and an...
One Family’s Cabin Retreat in Washington Takes Inspiration From a Native Bird
Designed for a family of avid birdwatchers, a series of cabins takes notes from the nest of the native killdeer.
A Green Approach
Architect Robert Swatt, designer of the GreenCity Lofts condo complex on the border of Oakland and Emeryville, California, makes...
Net-Zero Homes Help Solve an Affordable Housing Crisis at a Native American Reservation
The $60 million plan involves members of the Oglala Lakota Nation helping to build their own homes.
Designed Around Native Trees, John Lautner’s Wolff Residence Just Sold for $5.9M
Lautner designed this masterpiece of organic architecture in 1961—and it just got snapped up by a Hearst family heiress.
Native Stories on Dwell
Native stories offer your brand a chance to seamlessly integrate with the Dwell experience.
Before & After: A Joshua Tree Midcentury Serves Up Moroccan Vibes
The couple behind Mini Inno turn a 1966 ranch home into a rejuvenating retreat.
Flat Vernacular’s Payton Turner Approaches Wallpaper Designs Like a Narrative
The artist shares her favorite products for creating—and setting—a scene.
The Joy Factor: A New Approach to Hybrid Car Design
The chief designer of Toyota Prius and Prius Prime gives us his spin on creating the hybrid car of the future.
Everything You Need to Know About Integrating Native Plants Into Your Landscape
Whether you’re landscaping your front or back yard with flowers, grasses, shrubs or trees, choosing native plants can have a...
A Web Native Goes From the Screen to the Loom
Designer Sara Berks gets tactile with textiles.
Denmark's Montana Takes a Modern Approach to Household Storage
When Peter J. Lassen first developed the Montana System, it was built on very complex mathematical and philosophical calculations...
Ozark Original
A fresh approach to the region’s rural vernacular architecture
Green Prefab Homes for a Native American Reservation
The Make it Right foundation taps architects to put a prefab spin on homes for the Fort Peck reservation in Montana.
Native Plants Can Transform Your Yard—And The Planet
With her drought-tolerant landscapes and permeable hardscape designs, Cassy Aoyagi of FormLA Landscaping has proven her...
Designer Celebrates Los Angeles with Local Design Approach
Armen Sevada Gharabegian, head of Los Angeles–based Lounge22 and Ethos Design, shares his philosophies on the importance of...
A Dramatic Home on San Juan Island Appears to Cascade Toward the Sea
Each of the home’s four staggered volumes is covered in a blanket of native grasses.
The Pendleton Problem: When Does Cultural Appreciation Tip Into Appropriation?
Designers weigh in on the fine line that divides the two when it comes to home decor.
Wagner Custom - The Science And Art Of Building The Perfect Bespoke Skis
An innovative design and manufacturing approach enables skiers to master their runs.
A Radiant Remodel Revitalizes a Dark Seattle Tudor House
An artist takes an unorthodox approach to the renovation of a century-old residence in Seattle.
As Housing Costs Soar, Two Homes Multiply to Seven
In Vancouver, an innovative approach to urban infill brings new life to a community.

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