Micro-Dwellings Across America
From crowded cities to a trailer park of tiny houses planned for Sonoma County, California, multiunit micro-housing complexes are...
With an Otherworldly Shape, This Finnish Cabin Fends Off Subarctic Cold
The Meteorite by Ateljé Sotamaa, clad in 272 prefabricated panels of cross-laminated timber, uses air gaps to keep the interior...
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.
Rediscover the Pleasure of Solitude in These Micro Cabins Across the East Coast
At $125 a night, a startup offers rentable micro cabins to help urban dwellers escape the daily grind.
A Compact, Steel-Clad Home Slots Into a Narrow Lot in Osaka, Japan
There’s a place for everything in the warm, wood-lined interior of the Toolbox House.
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 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.
Across the Ocean
With a novel use for an ultra-lightweight material, two academics build their ideal home—then ship it overseas for assembly.
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 Minimalist Japanese Home Pivots Around an Indoor Garden
An indoor/outdoor courtyard allows tree branches to graze the ceiling of this narrow Osaka residence.
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 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.
Top 10 Cities to Witness Stunning Architecture Across America
With 3.8 million square miles, America is packed to the brim with architectural gems.
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...
A Modern Micro-House in Portland Clad in Local Fir
Small in footprint, but grand in presentation, a 250-square-foot accessory dwelling unit provides cozy accommodations equipped...
American Beauty
A Kansas architect unlocks the potential in an outdated 1950s home.
The Lofting of America
It seems that everyone is vying for a bit of exposed brickwork.
Made in America 2020: The Most Innovative Products and Makers Across the Country
Our annual look at the latest U.S.-made objects for your home features everything from dinner plates to windows—and the people...
Top 9 Dwellings of 2020
The homes nominated for this year’s Dwell Design Awards represent the best in creative, context-driven design.
An Artist’s British Columbia Cabin Offers Peace and Perspective
The woodsy retreat by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has a cantilevered deck that captures panoramic views.
In a Remote Norwegian Forest, a Family Home Sprouts Inside a Luminous Greenhouse
An architect and ardent locavore designs a residence with a glass shell that allows her to garden all year round.
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.
An Architect’s Slim Home Emphasizes the Outdoors and Aging in Place
For Kyu Sung Woo and his wife, concert pianist Jung-Ja Kim, their pared-down residence in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a natural...
America’s Best Independent Design Shops: Yowie
Shannon Maldonado’s Philadelphia boutique aims to democratize design.
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 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.
An L.A. Family Gets Creative With Materials to Make Their Net-Zero Home Undeniably Their Own
A couple enlist their architect parents to build a wonderfully eclectic house, taking on the challenges of a precipitous site and...
A Modernist Dream House Makes the Most of a Rare Double Lot in Palo Alto
After a few stabs at realizing their dream home, a couple hit the mark with a richly textured dwelling.
A Brick-and-Concrete Home With a Library Emphasizes Circular Motifs in Mexico
Daniela Bucio Sistos designs an indoor/outdoor residence around a foyer with a round roof cutout that allows a tree to grow...
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...
America’s Best Independent Design Shops: Lichen
Helmed by Jared Blake and Ed Be, the East Williamsburg storefront is stocked with vintage and contemporary designs—and acts as an...
After a Fire, a Maryland Couple Turn to Charred Wood to Rebuild Their House
In a clearing in a Maryland forest, a sanctuary emerges from the chaos of a fire, supported by charred wood walls.
This High-Tech Melbourne Home Generates “Way More” Energy Than It Uses
Thanks to its solar system, the Garden House can produce up to five times the energy needed to power the average Australian home.
A Dreamy Home in Catalonia Celebrates the Mediterranean Way of Life
Spanish architecture studio Mesura draws inspiration from the landscape and local vernacular to craft a rural retreat for a large...

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