7 Historic Ceilings in Modern Homes That Have Been Beautifully Preserved
These spaces let contemporary design take charge everywhere—except for the ceiling, where history rules the design.
This 1930s Bungalow in Sydney Was Preserved in the Front and Updated in the Back
Breaking architectural conventions associated with suburban housing, this family home in Sydney’s leafy North Shore has its more...
A New Book Examines the Art of Breathing Life Into Forgotten Architecture
"We often hear that we live in a time that has no respect for the past: that ours is an era that disregards the architectural...
Merging Old and New With These 10 Modern Renovations in Scotland
The thought of Scottish homes often conjures a vision of stone row houses nestled together on cobblestone streets, rolling green...
A Careful Renovation Brings New Life to a Family’s Heritage Home on the Spanish Coast
Thanks to a careful renovation that included a handful of preservation challenges, a family's Spanish beach house is given new...
A Historic U.S. Post Office Is Transformed Into a Digital Agency’s New Modern Office
After a two-year hunt for the perfect office space, digital agency Mobelux found a new home for their growing company in an...
A Remote Prefab in Uruguay Is Completely Self-Sufficient
In a wild, remote setting in Uruguay, a stunning prefabricated retreat provides urban comfort with minimal impact on the...
A Fusion of Old and New Makes this Home For Sale Shine on London’s Womersley Road
Nestled closely between two other quintessential period homes on a quiet residential street in London, this 3,000-square-foot...
This Self-Sufficient Australian Home Is a Living, Breathing Ecosystem
A house in Sydney combats climate change with its own ecosystem.
Self-Regulating Technology Makes Managing This Compound a Breeze
A Colorado retreat built for extended family gatherings makes the most of smart tech.
A Self-Taught Designer Builds a Midcentury-Inspired Home on a Budget
Bob Butler drew lessons from the legendary Case Study House program to design his cost-effective residence in Nashville.
6 Off-Grid Prefab Homes For Self-Sufficient Living
Whether you’re looking to lower your carbon footprint, retreat into nature, or simply reduce your utility bills, get inspiration...
These Self-Sufficient Island Cabins in Finland Have All the Comforts of Home
Designed for both work and play, this peaceful escape includes a traditional Finnish sauna and a workshop.
An Architect’s Family Home in Costa Rica Is a Self-Sustaining Oasis
With lush gardens, solar panels, and a recycled-water system, the off-grid home of architect Rodolfo Tinoco is equipped to fend...
A Breezy, Self-Sufficient Home in Los Cabos Keeps it Cool—Literally
This off-grid residence by FabrikG is finely tuned to its seaside locale to regulate temperature.
Hood Century Founder Jerald Cooper Is Harnessing Instagram Clout for a New Preservation Movement
Leveraging hip-hop and hype culture, the talent booker–turned–preservationist angles to get more Black people engaged with, and...
Aviation Preservation
In the 1950s, Canada’s Department of Transport commissioned a modernist makeover for a tiny international air hub in...
This Self-Cleaning Water Bottle Is Offering a Special Discount For Teachers and Students
Banish your bottled water blues with 10% off on the future of water purification technology.
Preservation Recommended
With the preservation of mid-century buildings already a touchy subject—–many people are still unwilling to see the value in...
The Researcher Behind HouseZero Brings Us Closer to AI-Powered, Self-Regulating Homes
Ali Malkawi leads us into a future where software helps a house adapt to changing conditions.
Construction Diary: A Self-Taught Designer Makes a Career Switch After Building an Artful ADU
An advertising strategist in Portland, Oregon, builds a minimalist retreat in her own backyard—and launches her own design...
25 Self-Care Necessities Under $100 to Turn Any Bathroom Into Your Personal Spa
Refresh and recharge in the comfort of your own home with these picks designed to turn any bathroom into a private oasis.
And the Winner of Rethinking Preservation Is...
We received 132 total entries that featured 118 individual landmarks deserving of preserving.
The Self-Sufficient City
In modern home design, going green is no longer the exception but the norm.
Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland
Mike McDonald, an Oakland, California–based builder, faced a common problem for Bay Area homeowners: an aesthetically pleasing,...
Miele Self-Opening Dishwasher
Miele's new La Perla series dishwashers (available in late fall 2008) have an automatic door opening and closing system that aids...
A Dream Home is an Architectural Self-Portrait
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's May 2016 issue.
In Madrid, a Warehouse Turned Residence Is an Act of Preservation
Local firm Burr Studio is on a mission to guard the city’s industrial heritage by turning vacant spaces into homes.
7 Architectural Preservation Projects in San Francisco
Rounding up a few remarkable renovation and preservation architecture projects in the Bay Area, courtesy of SPUR and San...
An Off-Grid Prefab Home Slides Wide Open to the Australian Bush
The self-sufficient Courtyard House embraces the bush landscape in all directions.
7 Preserved Modern Architecture Icons in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Conservancy announced the recipients of its 34th Annual Preservation Awards, and has honored architect and Googie...
This Group of Off-Grid Cabins in British Columbia Looks Out on Beautiful Ocean Views
Designed with minimal maintenance in mind, these coastal summer cabins are totally self-sufficient.
Isleta El Espino: A Three-Room Eco Hotel on Lake Nicaragua
How a brother and sister turned a private island into self-sustaining boutique lodging
An Unplugged Family Hideout Borders the Ocean in Chile
Solar power and a self-sufficient water system keep a family relaxed in Chile.
Hope Floats
A self-taught designer embarks upon a solo mission to resuscitate a 19th-century homestead.
House on Peconic Bay by City Architect
In order to comply with local preservation efforts, a beach cottage on Long Island is elevated—with a twist.

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