Narrow Modernist Three-Story Home in Toronto
Facing tight building codes and an even tighter space, Karen White and David MacNaughtan needed an architect who could turn...
Toronto's Story Pod Doubles as a Lending Library and Community Hub
In the historic downtown core of Newmarket, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto area, sits the Story Pod—an abstract black box filled...
A Narrow Victorian in Toronto Gets a Mullet Makeover
Traditional in the front, modern in the back, this historic home ushers light in through a 14-foot glass wall.
The Modernist’s Tree
America’s first patented shade tree is as high design as a plant can be.
Toronto's Tetris Inspired Home
We have all played the game “Tetris” at least once in our lives.
Straight and Narrow
Behind an unassuming 19th-century facade in Singapore's Joo Chiat neighborhood, Ching Ian and Yang Yeo's renovation of a typical...
Minimal Home on a Narrow Plot in Japan
A Japanese architect creates multi-use miracles with a home just wider than a big rig.
A Compact Three-Story Brick Loft in San Francisco
Making the most of vertical space unleashes the potential of a petite San Francisco project.
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Vacation Home in the California Desert is a Modernist Oasis
A Canadian family’s getaway in the California desert.
A 1930s Tudor Home Brightens Up in Toronto
A Toronto couple remodel their home with a special emphasis on a spacious kitchen and a material-rich bathroom.
15 Skinny Homes That Make the Most of Narrow Lots
These slender houses pack a lot of personality into tight spaces.
11 Skylights Brighten a Compact, Narrow Home in Vancouver
Strategically placed windows and a neutral color palette allow this 2,200-square-foot home to boast an airy, open feel, despite...
How an Architect Couple Built Their Dream Home in Toronto’s Tight Housing Market
As housing prices skyrocket, two Toronto architects come up with a clever solution to help finance their first home.
10 Modernist Beach Home Rentals to Escape to This Summer
Modernist beach homes offer more than just close proximity to the ocean—their clean, bold designs and abundance of natural light...
A Modernist Home by Charles Gwathmey Asks $2.5M in the Hamptons
Designed by the New York Five architect in 1967, the Sedacca House has curved walls, tall ceilings, and a charming Airstream...
The Untold Stories Behind the Legendary Homes of Luis Barragán
Dwell visits Casa Gilardi and Cuadra San Cristóbal in Mexico to learn what life is like within the homes of Pritzker-winning...
Cascading Levels Bring Light and Air Into a Narrow Home in Vietnam
Double Roof House in Ho Chi Minh City opens onto a front courtyard that holds the family’s drink stall business.
Home and Studio Maximizes Very Narrow Site in Echo Park
A house in Echo Park makes the most of its narrow lot with open-plan spaces spread out over four levels.
A Narrow Courtyard Joins a Unique Two-Family Home in Saigon
A city home honors the local culture with communal outdoor space and reclaimed materials.
True Hollywood Story
For over seventy years, through 7,000 photography sessions, and with 70,000 negatives, Julius Shulman captured the elusive spirit...
“Bossy Marble” Meets Memphis Verve in This Sculptural Toronto Home
Odami revives a 1930s residence with crisp finishes and curvaceous forms.
An Old Garage in Toronto Becomes a Highly Efficient Laneway Home
Design collective Creative Union recasts a decades-old structure as a minimalist pied-a-terre for a graphic designer.
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.
Creative Revival of a Modernist Gem
Introducing a series of structures, two architects weave a house with a notable pedigree into the landscape.
Modernist Charles Gwathmey's Personal Hamptons Home Asks $4.85M
Designed by the visionary modernist architect Charles Gwathmey as a private residence, this bright retreat provides ocean views.
Say Goodbye to the Cold With a Look Back at Two of Toronto’s Winter Design Exhibits
Toronto's temporary Winter Stations installations animate Lake Ontario's frozen shoreline for a third year.
A Writer and Filmmaker Builds a Forever Home on a Narrow Lot in East London
The three-level design by McMahon Architecture features flowing interiors, a series of courtyards, and gorgeous materials that...
A Tall, Skinny Home Makes the Most of a Narrow Lot in Portland, Oregon
Despite its name, Waechter Architecture’s Slender House stretches out to make its site the real home.
StudioMET Transforms a Texas Ranch Into a Home Fit for Three Generations
A design-build firm in Houston balances togetherness with a little privacy.
These Legendary Surfers’ Converted School Bus Connects to a Three-Story Tree House on Hawaii
Aamion and Daize Goodwin’s radical digs in Hanalei, Kauai, can best be described as “Peter Pan” meets “Swiss Family...
A London Shed Becomes an Airy Home Lit By Three Courtyards
A new basement level and three bright, cedar-lined courtyards turn a shed into a sun-drenched home.
Three Interwoven L.A. Homes Imagine a More Neighborly Future
A trio of homes in the Hollywood Hills promote communal living with shared outdoor spaces.
This Bubblegum-Pink Home Is a Plush Playground for Three Lucky Cats
A furry swing and a playful pink palette combine in a whimsical feline-friendly home by the sea.
From Front to Back, This Toronto Home Literally Merges Heritage and Modernism
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