Material ConneXion Library Has Over 7,500 Innovative Materials
Andrew Dent, a scientist and the vice president of Library and Materials Research at Material ConneXion, shares intel on the...
Bringing Back a Forgotten Material
We’re all familiar with iconic furniture pieces made of fiberglass that were brought to market in the midcentury era—most notably...
Materials and Innovation at BIO 23 Ljubljana
The BIO biennial in Ljubljana has been highlighting contemporary trends in international design for close to fifty years now, but...
Innovative Danish Designs Made with Natural Materials
In a world filled with mass-produced and soulless furniture, Danish designer Jonas Edvard proves that the art of working with...
Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials
The first annual Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge heralds four innovative, sustainable building materials.
A Professor and Designer Tests a New Hybrid Material on His Miami Beach Home
Using his Miami Beach home as a laboratory, professor and designer Nick Gelpi tests a material that recasts concrete’s tough...
Photo of the Week: Subtle Material Moment in Toronto
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
11 Examples of How to Incorporate Traditional Building Materials Into Your Modern Home
Cement tiles, terrazzo, and exposed shiplap boards are just a few traditional building materials that are experiencing a...
Material Spotlight: 11 Hardworking Uses of Western Red Cedar
Durable, long-lasting, and insect-resistant, Western red cedar has been a building material of choice for generations.
Nature of Material
Israeli designer Ran Amitai has a new line of stacking stools that merge organic with high-tech to lovely effect.
An Architect Builds His Own Backyard Oasis From Salvaged Materials
In a Brooklyn backyard, an off-duty architect builds a structure that tests his attention to the little things.
In This Compact Barcelona Apartment, Space Is Maximized With Smart Material Choices
In the heart of Poblenou, a neighborhood in Barcelona that was once the epicenter of industry in the 19th century, rising real...
Delightful Material Contrasts Define a Courtyard Home in Mexico City
Set in the prominent Mexico City neighborhood of San Angel Inn, Casa Campestre 107 is a sleek, modern home designed using...
A Maine Farmhouse Built With Salvaged Materials
Caleb Johnson Studio combined materials recovered from a vintage farmstead, as well as a midcentury modern teardown, to create...
Same Bones, New Materials—A Double Gable Eichler Gets a Dashing Update
When it comes to remodeling a classic Eichler home, what are the first considerations that pop into your mind? For many, it’s...
Clean Lines and Recycled Materials Compose this Modern Los Angeles Home
A sustainable building leader in Los Angeles combines mindful design with eco-friendly practices.
Living in a Material World
Americans have always held a soft spot in their hearts for futuristic materials, from the amazing light-weight properties of...
Doshi Levien: Myth and Material
The Design Duo of Doshi Levien has succeeded again: the British design team has produced a compelling collection of work melding...
A Shipping Container Home in Australia Made With Eco-Friendly Materials
With the South Coast of Australia as its backdrop, this thoughtfully constructed home’s foundation consists of four shipping...

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