A Skateboarding Devotee Gets the Lounge of His Dreams
As young ones, we all dreamed of turning our rooms into the most epic pillow forts, tree houses, or any number of far-fetched...
IRIS Skateboards
Tucked away in the western fringes of San Francisco, where the city meets the sea, you’ll find the headquarters of Iris...
Not Just Skating By
For years, professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek has ranted about wanting to build a skate plaza: a skate park integrated into the...
Music By Design
Last night the Red Bull Music Academy opened the doors of their new home in New York to a diverse crowd ranging from skateboard...
Todd Larson and Elemental Awareness
In the summer of 2001, Element Skateboards founder Johnny Schillereff stumbled on a new addition to a YMCA skate camp in Northern...
David Hertz Lands in Malibu
From the sustainability champions over at SHFT comes an enticing profile of architect David Hertz.
PAS House: Skater's Paradise
Each time I spot those small, skateboard-deterring metal bars placed several feet apart on benches and other civic areas, I...
Janne Saario's Modern Skate Parks
We've reported on modern skate parks before, but rarely have we seen such a perfect marriage of skating and landscape design as...
A Family Builds a Tiny Backyard Studio on an Even Tinier Budget
In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...
All-Inclusive Architecture
At the symbolic heart of Philadelphia lies John F. Kennedy (JFK) Plaza, more commonly called Love Park after a Robert Indiana...
The Ungreening of America
We asked Charles Birnbaum to point us to five unique landscapes that we can still take a peek at. He explains: “I’ve chosen...
Solid Gold
When it comes to material originality, this former tavern in Chicago’s trendy Bucktown neighborhood pulls out all the stops.
This Tiny Warsaw Studio Instantly Changes from Office to Playroom
Using multifunctional furniture, an apartment in Warsaw rearranges at a moment's notice.
Editor's Picks: 7 Inspiring Small Spaces
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's November 2015 issue.
A Megastructure Will Guard Manhattan From Superstorms
One plan to safeguard New York City from future damage.
Chicago Crowdsources a Skate Park
Skaters, bikers, and a park advocate are breaking new ground in Chicago's Grant Park.
A Peaceful Plaza Basks Beneath This Giant, Futuristic Oculus
A verdant plaza below a cantilevered structure serves as a natural acoustic insulator.
Design Shop: The Future Perfect
When David Alhadeff opened The Future Perfect in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 2003, he made it his mission to showcase new and...
Personal Bio
In 1980 a five-year-old George Rocha bombed the hill behind his grandparents’ house in Pawtucket Rhode Island on a green plastic...
Activist Designers: Design 99
Gina Reichert, an architectural designer, and her husband, artist Mitch Cope, are the duo behind Design 99, an organization in...

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