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Mountain Dwellings Urban Development in Copenhagen
In Ørestad—Copenhagen’s tiny but buzzing new hub of urban development—a mountain rises from the flatlands.
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.
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.
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.
This Copenhagen Rooftop Renovation Embodies the Future of Urban Design
Residents of a building confined within a dense Copenhagen neighborhood finally get the outdoor space they desire—in an unlikely...
Rebuilding on a challenging site in Mill Valley, California, a couple optimize a winning view that was there all along.
A Pair of Tiny Home Builders Craft Their Ideal Mountain Dwelling
The duo behind Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses design their own winsome home to pay tribute to the Colorado landscape.
A Copenhagen family trades the suburbs for a quaint town house steeped in tradition.
Snøhetta Designs the Interiors of Barr, the Noma Group’s New Copenhagen Restaurant
Chefs Thorsten Schmidt and René Redzepi want to be clear—their new concept restaurant Barr is not just another Nordic...
A Powerful New Project in Baja California Involves 44 Renowned Architects
Tucked in a natural reserve with over a mile of coastline outside Ensenada, Mexico, CuatroCuatros is poised to host residents and...
5 Easy Tips From Modern Condos For Creating a Scandinavian-Inspired Interior
Here at Dwell, we love Scandinavian design and believe there's a lot to learn from all types of projects that incorporate its...
An Experimental New Hotel Includes a Steel Prefab and a Copenhagen Loft
Danish brand Vipp allows guests to book design-forward rooms in the form of a lakeside prefab, an urban loft, and a converted...
Get Your Fix of Midcentury Scandinavian Design at This Copenhagen Hotel
To say that Hotel Alexandra was dedicated to Danish midcentury design would be an understatement.
8 Small and Unexpected Garden Oases Hidden in the Middle of Cities
These urban refuges effectively use greenery, water features, and delicate lighting in every inch of their modest spaces to...
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.
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.
Before & After: A Tiny Tel Aviv Apartment Becomes a Hip Urban Dwelling
A charming balcony surrounded by lush foliage inspired the dramatic transformation of this apartment in the urban core of Tel...
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.
Top 9 Dwellings of 2020
The homes nominated for this year’s Dwell Design Awards represent the best in creative, context-driven design.
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...
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 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...
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.
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 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...