Chicago’s Summer of Design
A massive exhibition and a new permanent design museum put the past, present, and future of the city’s design community in focus.
The Real Chicago
If your only experience touring Chicago is from watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off, architect Brad Lynch has some insider tips for...
The Brick Weave House in Chicago
Born as a horse stable, the Brick Weave House in Chicago is all about transportation and transparency.
Chicago Crowdsources a Skate Park
Skaters, bikers, and a park advocate are breaking new ground in Chicago's Grant Park.
Chicago's Green Mile
Chicago bills a one-and-a-half-mile-long stretch of Cermak Road as "the greenest street in America," a surprising...
Innovative Workspaces Across Chicago
New Zealand’s Studio Magazine goes behind the doors of Windy City design firms to see how the city's creatives work.
Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond
Of all American cities, you'd think Chicago would be at the forefront of celebrating and preserving its architecture.
Chicago's Iconic Skyscrapers, Animated
The cradle of modern architecture, Chicago is known for its spectacular skyline.
Chicago Humanities Festival
For any Chicago-based Dwell readers looking for something to do this Saturday, November 8, I'm pleased to say that I'll be...
Four Floors of Gadgets and Gardens in Chicago
A strategic rewire enhances a spec house’s gut renovation.
Elevated 606 Park Will Transform Chicago
A decade in the making, an unused 2.7-mile rail line is set to become Chicago's great new park.
An Impressive 20-Foot Skylight Transforms a Jumbled Chicago Home
By opening up the atrium of a historic residence in Chicago, an architect shows it may take more than a first (or second) draft...
A Former Chicago Mafia Haunt Reborn as a Hotel
In the art-filled River North neighborhood, this former Prohibition-era hotel is building a sense of...
A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago
Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part...
A New Chicago Bed-and-Breakfast Occupies a Former Publishing House
Aptly named The Publishing House, a just-opened bed-and-breakfast in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood avoids the kitsch of...
Sustainable Living: Chicago's First Certified Passive House
Take a tour through Chicago's first Passive House built by Brandon Weiss of Weiss Building and Development LLC, with the help of...
A Chicago Renovation Taps Into its Attic to Almost Double its Square Footage
Careful craftsmanship, spiral stairs, and an airy catwalk help define this Second City architect's home.
An Interior Designer Helps His Mother Turn Her 1960s Chicago Apartment Into a Colorful Haven
An interior designer persuades his mother to toss all her old furniture and start fresh.
Clever Storage Solutions and a Shifted Layout Revive This 1950s Chicago Home
When Carly and Brad Moeller were searching for a new home in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood of Chicago, they came across a...
Modern Live/Work Space in a Former Chicago Funeral Home
A gut rehab turns a quixotic old building into a model live-work space near Wicker Park.