Phoyo Playhouse
When New Zealand architect Robin Hannah’s daughter was very young in the 1970s, he devised the slot-assembly PlayHouse of Your...
The Toddlers of Dwell Review 5 Modern Playhouses
All it takes to play is a healthy imagination, but a modern playhouse adds to the fun.
An Amazing Kids’ Playhouse Built from an Old Backyard Shed
Joni Lay brings you a story about a kids’ playhouse that’s a lot like the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Ugly Duckling.
Friday Finds 7.22.11
In our current issue, we explored design for families, ranging from multi-generational households to couples with young children.
Molding the Modern City
Many of us have taken “professional development” courses, if only to keep up with the pre-teens already coding their own social...
Modern Family Roundup at DOD
The Modern Family Zone on the Dwell on Design exhibition floor was transformed into a lively playground this past weekend.
Smaller in Texas
Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping...
Modern World Awards: Vote Now
This year at Dwell on Design we're awarding our first ever Modern World Awards to the designs that move, inspire, and elate us....
Textiles in Motion
Sydney-based embroidery designers MaricorMaricar hit our radar screen back in August with a series called Turns of Speech,...
10 Playgrounds With Modern Twists
Playgrounds have followed the same architectural playbook since they premiered in the 19th century—a few swings, a slide or two,...
Office Shed in Miniature
In preparation for our upcoming outdoor issue, we've been examining all manners of outbuildings: prefab sheds, tree houses,...
Playhaus Design Competition is Coming Soon!
We're getting our hands dirty and joining James Hardie in the sandbox for our upcoming design competition, Playhaus.
10 Ultra-Modern Homes in Japan
Japanese culture is said to share a close and harmonious relationship with nature.
Preview: Modern Family Zone
Don't leave the kids at home when you head downtown to Dwell on Design this weekend! We've got plenty of activities for the...
A Prefab Boathouse in Texas
Designed as a prefabricated monolithic steel grid, the boathouse’s orthogonal frame was delivered from Houston by truck and then...
Just Redo It
What do you get when you give a couple of designers unlimited creative license on a very limited budget? For Andrew Dunbar and...
Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island
In New York’s Nassau County, a 125-square-foot garden retreat offers a haven from bustling contemporary life.
Danish Design in Copenhagen Micro-Neighborhood Paper Island
Norm Architects retrofitted an old warehouse in an up-and-coming enclave of the Copenhagen harbor for Danish furniture company...
Sony Ericsson's Eco-Friendly GreenHeart
Sony Ericsson's GreenHeart concept phone isn't going to win any beauty contests, but when it comes to green cred, the handset's...
Solar Inspiration
A husband-and-wife architect team proves a house can be good for the environment—and look great too.