Low-Tech Utopia
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, which probably isn't an issue when the glass house is a commune.
Buffalo Basics at 153 Eaton Street
It may be hard to believe, but Buffalo, New York, was once a pinnacle of high-tech innovation, even dubbed the City of Light for...
Curry Stone Prize Winner Announced
Hats off to Taiwanese architect Hseih Ying-Chun for winning the Curry Stone Design Grand Prize and taking home the $100,000 grant.
Catch A Wave
An undulating wall made from over 40,000 dowels adds a dose of awe to a Massachusetts loft.
Studio Gorm
John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong Arndt named their studio after the made-up word “gorm,” an invented antonym to the real word...
P.S. 1 Young Architects Program Winners
Of note this week in New York was the announcement of the finalists in the Young Architects Program, the competition that...
Balnarring Retreat by Branch Studio Architects
Balnarring Retreat is a minimal residence located in Victoria, Australia, designed by Branch Studio Architects.
London Cooling
The Lighthouse, by British architects Sheppard Robson, seeks to redefine the future of residential energy by plugging into the...
Patent Vending
Rescued from its long tenure as the home of processed snacks, the vending machine is enjoying a moment of unprecedented glitz.
Glass Appeal
There’s a fine art to getting you to gape—one that shop-window designers of all stripes must learn.
A Historic Masonry Stove Becomes the Hidden Gem of a New Cafe
Tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, is a new player on the local scene that has become the...
Emerging Voices Lecture Series: DIGSAU & Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects
Last Thursday the Architectural League hosted the third in a series of lectures from the recipients of the 2013 Emerging Voices...
Bainbridge Island Architect Jim Cutler Has Found the Perfect Pencil
The Louis Kahn–trained architect and lifelong tinkerer tells us about the tools he can’t work without.
A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home
Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by...
Green Acres
Design pared to the bone is a high-risk strategy, but as this Australian home illustrates, it can also produce a sublime...
Groceries: Marketing Strategy
In 1955, photographer Elliott Erwitt snapped a photo of a bereted Frenchman riding his bicycle down a tree-lined road with a...
Editor's Highlights from Dwell's First-Ever Issue Dedicated to Smart Technology
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's July/August 2015 issue.
Tunquen Treasure
A set of solar panels, a wind-powered well, and passive sustainable strategies make living miles from municipal utilities a...
Striking Green House with a View in El Salvador
A green house near the coast of El Salvador captures the best of its naturally striking setting—filled with sunlight,...
Emerald in the Rough
An architect and artist flee Dublin for the countryside to build a biodegradable house and raise their children.