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How to Stay Cool by Living in a Shipping Container
A shipping container home tackles temperature control in a tropical environment.
Top 9 Dwellings of 2020
The homes nominated for this year’s Dwell Design Awards represent the best in creative, context-driven design.
A Daring Home Clad in Shining Copper Armor Fends Off Natural Disasters
Set in a grove of coastal oaks, this art-filled home by TOLO Architecture has survived fire and flood.
7 Incredible Island Villas in Indonesia
The islands of Indonesia are a dream come true for anyone hankering for some sun, the sea, vibrant marine life, delicious food,...
Arches, Curves, and a Spiral Staircase Define This Sculptural Australian Home
Chenchow Little architects devise a wondrous and efficient home for a family of five in Sydney.
This Beach House in Mexico Frames the Landscape With an Orderly Concrete Grid
On a rustic strip of coastline near Puerto Escondido, a couple give their designers permission to do less.
This Self-Sufficient Australian Home Is a Living, Breathing Ecosystem
A house in Sydney combats climate change with its own ecosystem.
A Magical, Off-Grid Guesthouse Disappears Into the South African Bushveld
Inspired by ancient ruins, Frankie Pappas crafts a green-roofed, brick guesthouse that connects deeply with nature.
This Peruvian Home Puts a Twist on the Traditional Tudor
The Lima residence meets local style mandates by elevating historic forms to a whole new level.
A Mesmerizing Cabin in Puget Sound Evolves Over Several Decades
First built in 1959 as acclaimed architect Jim Olson's first project, a modest bunkhouse in the woods grows into an extraordinary...
Budget Breakdown: This Ethereal Glass House in the Brazilian Forest Was Built for $187K
Built for a scholar, Casa Biblioteca is a sanctuary for reading, stargazing, and enjoying a cigar or two.
This Minimalist Japanese Home Pivots Around an Indoor Garden
An indoor/outdoor courtyard allows tree branches to graze the ceiling of this narrow Osaka residence.
This Concrete Abode Embraces Indonesia's Tropical Climate
An Indonesian architect designs a contemporary concrete home for her family of five in Semarang.
Bricks and Breezes Keep This Tropical Indonesian Home Cool
A perforated brick brise-soleil fills this lush home with diffuse daylight and cooling breezes.
This Modern Dwelling Reimagines the Architecture of Suburbia
In a neighborhood of densely packed homes, this contemporary dwelling makes a bold statement that pushes the boundaries of...
Mountain Dwellings Urban Development in Copenhagen
In Ørestad—Copenhagen’s tiny but buzzing new hub of urban development—a mountain rises from the flatlands.
A Gorgeous, Off-Grid Guesthouse Perches Lightly on a California Ranch
On an undulating stretch of California coastline, a hidden guesthouse runs free of the grid.
A Colorado Home Puts a Modern Twist on Farmhouse Living
Nestled among trees and apple orchards, this warm and inviting family home makes the most of its peaceful wooded plot.
A Portuguese Glass House Uses Surrounding Foliage as a Privacy Screen
A transparent hillside abode outside Porto swerves around existing trees and takes advantage of the lush canopy for privacy.
A Mirrored Mexican Home Hides Among a Lush Forest
Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, the facade of this Mexican forest retreat reflects the...