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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
Repurposed Ship Materials and 100-Year-Old Beams Make Up This Tree House-Like Home
With five-story water views and accents from a salvaged ship, this home has served as inspiration for an acclaimed architect.
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...
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...
Material Spotlight: 10 Killer Concrete Homes
With a history dating back as far as the Roman Empire, concrete sometimes conjures up stark images of Brutalist structures from a...
Material Explorations with L.A. Firm Layer
Situated at the cross-section of architecture, art, and installation, Los Angeles–based architectural practice Layer has...
Guess Which Humble Material Made This 100-Year-Old Building Super Energy-Efficient
Tasked with renovating a dilapidated structure, an architect saw the opportunity for an unconventional eco-friendly design to...
Playful Materials Refresh a Dated Hollywood Home
To avoid major reconstruction, JAC Interiors employed bright colors and eclectic textures to create a fresh, vibrant atmosphere...