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The Solar-Powered Orchid Tiny House Has a Gorgeous, Light-Filled Interior
Nashville–based New Frontier Homes recently completed the Orchid Tiny House—a 290-square-foot off-grid home with amazing lighting...
The Compact, Solar-Powered Ex of In House Sits Lightly Upon the Land
Steven Holl's geometric Ex of In House holds a minimal footprint without compromising on volume within.
This Solar-Powered Prefab in Seattle Raises the Bar for Sustainability
A NODE prefab, Solar Studio in West Seattle produces 100 percent of its own energy—and rental income for its eco-conscious owner.
Kick Back in This Tiny, Solar-Powered Houseboat For $61K
Compact in size—yet big on comfort—this well-crafted micro-home is a luxurious way to experience the water.
This Solar-Powered Prefab in Portland Was Set Up in Four Hours
A software developer adds a prefabricated shed by Drop Structures to his Oregon campground.
This Battery-Powered House Never Runs Out of Juice
A high-tech house in rural Finland offers a family a place to recharge—in more ways than one.
An Architect Proposes a Solar-Powered Urban Farm For the Roof of Notre Dame Cathedral
Inspired by environmental issues, architect Vincent Callebaut reimagines the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral as a solar-powered...
Stay in a Solar-Powered, Ring-Shaped Vacation Home in the Spanish Countryside
As a thought-provoking exploration of environment and design, this minimalist ring-shaped holiday home in Aragon, Spain, abandons...
An Architect Lists His Connecticut Retreat and Airstream Pool House for $1.45M
After turning a drab residence into a midcentury-style dream house—complete with an Airstream guest suite—architect Donald...
An Ad Copywriter Edits His Manhattan Row House—and Finds a New Calling
Tom Givone reworked a rare 19th-century row house in upper Manhattan on his own, and found a new career along the way.
Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...
The Power of Design
Preview the Editor’s Letter from our January/February issue, written by Dwell founder and CEO Lara Deam.
A husband-and-wife architect team proves a house can be good for the environment—and look great too.
The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House
Before the word "solar" evoked images of flat PV panels stuck on rooftops, many architects already had a mind to use the sun to...
A Professor and Designer Tests a New Hybrid Material on His Miami Beach Home
Using his Miami Beach home as a laboratory, professor and designer Nick Gelpi tests a material that recasts concrete’s tough...
A Professor Takes His Students Around the World to Build Modern Spiritual Monuments
A Washington, D.C.-based architecture professor takes his students to remote outposts to create modern structures steeped in...
“Hunger Games” Star Josh Hutcherson Lists His Midcentury Tree House For $3.5M
The famous Laurel Canyon abode was once owned by the late actor Heath Ledger and the comedian Ellen DeGeneres.
Calling All Richard Neutra Fans—His Bonnet House in L.A. Hits the Market at $1.8M
Nestled on a steep slope in the Hollywood Hills, this enticing piece of architectural history has been carefully restored and...
Q&A: Architect Tom Kundig Gives Us His Take on Building the Maxon House
Architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects speaks to his client Lou Maxon about their decade-plus journey in building a...
John Stamos of “Full House” Lists His Bachelor Pad of 14 Years For $6.75M
The actor’s Country French-style home is located just off the scenic Mulholland Drive.