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...
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...
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...
Material Explorations with L.A. Firm Layer
Situated at the cross-section of architecture, art, and installation, Los Angeles–based architectural practice Layer has...
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...
Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials
The first annual Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge heralds four innovative, sustainable building materials.
Tree House Retreat Made of Repurposed Materials
An artist crafts a sustainable tree house in the Puerto Rican tropics as an inventive take on the exhibition space.
An Uplifting Lake Tahoe Retreat Uses Light as a Building Material
This soaring Lake Tahoe abode constantly references its sylvan setting, from the polished concrete floors that glisten like water...
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 Gracious London Terrace House Is Reborn with Salvaged Materials
Restored along a modern heritage theme, this family home in north London is full of unexpected elements, from beautiful vintage...
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...
New Kitchen Materials You Should Know About
As KitchenAid unveils its black stainless steel line, we take a look at new material trends in the kitchen.
Dwell Material Sourcebook Wins 2016 Folio Award
For more than 20 years, Folio:’s Eddie & Ozzie Awards have recognized excellence in magazine editorial and design across all...
Traditional Sensibilities Made Modern with Raw Materials
From neon resin to found twigs, Benwu Studio's playful designs stand out.
Five New Generation Materials in the Upscale Market
A creative imagination is a key ingredient in timeless, luxury designs.
5 Totally Unexpected Flooring Materials For Your Home
These may not be the first flooring materials that come to mind, but they sure will make a statement.
Material Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Terrazzo
Although the origins of terrazzo go back to ancient Egypt, the material as we know it today was developed by builders in Venice,...
Material Guide: The Benefits of Building With Concrete
After an unprecedented year of earthquakes, hurricanes, and fires, a bright light has been shed on the benefits of building with...