Modernism is a philosophical movement that arose from transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the factors that shaped modernism were industrialization and the rapid growth of cities.

This Sparkling New Home Is a Perfect Remake of Classic Sarasota School Modernism
In a modernist seaside enclave, a couple calls in a pioneering architecture firm to build a new house rooted in midcentury style.
Home Schooled
The house at 157 Congress Run in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming was a fine little place, a sturdy 1940s brick Cape with trim,...
A New Book Celebrates Modernism With Futuristic Homes and Visionary Masterpieces
Part history book, part design bible, Inside Utopia captures the midcentury modernist psyche and beyond.
A Dilapidated Home in New Delhi Is Transformed Into a School That Fosters Creativity
A derelict New Delhi residence gets a second chance at life—becoming a unique place where children will learn, create, and grow.
Reinvigorating a Classic Midcentury Home in Portland
Architect Risa Boyer deftly redesigns the interior of this 1950 home to ensure it still feels original.
This Urban Micro Home Is the Perfect Basecamp For an Adventurous Couple
Wind River Tiny Homes creates a tiny house that caters to its owners’ outdoorsy lifestyle in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
11 Ranch-Style Homes That Update the Western Classic
As one of America’s most important contributions to residential architecture, ranch homes embody both modernist ideas and the...
A Green Home Surrounded by Wetlands Is the Perfect Refuge From the Big Apple
Located on Long Island amid 15 acres of restored tidal wetlands, this low-energy vacation home offers up panoramic views of...
An Australian Home Relishes Sunshine With a New Extension
Thanks to an airy addition, a minimalist cottage becomes an indoor-outdoor paradise for a couple to raise their young kids, dogs,...
The Perfect Vintage eBay Furniture Finds For Your Home Office
Working from home? Make your office feel professional yet personal with these stylish midcentury furnishings.
11 Celebrity Homes That Showcase Desert Modernism in Rancho Mirage
Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball, and Frank Sinatra were just a few of the notable homeowners in Rancho Mirage, a desert resort just...
A Couple Convert An Old School Bus Into A Light and Efficient Family Home
The Mayes family transformed a Thomas High Top into a well-organized and airy humble abode, using thoughtful storage and a...
From Front to Back, This Toronto Home Literally Merges Heritage and Modernism
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
Step Aside, Subway Tile—Penny Tile Is the New Classic
Both classic and graphic, penny tile is an impactful choice for the kitchen and bath, as these six examples show.
A Hybrid Prefab Home in Upstate New York
For a vintage design dealer seeking a respite from the city, architect William Massie conceptualized a mostly prefab home around...
The Iconic Home That Still Looks as Good as New
Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as...
A Sustainable Rammed Earth Home in New Mexico
Studio eM Design’s rammed-earth home in Corrales, New Mexico, updates the regional adobe archetype into a hallmark of sustainable...
10 Dwell-Approved, New-Old Homes in the UK
These 10 modern renovations take history into account.
A Contemporary Extension Gives This Australian Home a New Face
A contemporary lean-to extension provides a fresh modern look to this 1960s Australian dwelling.
Make the Dwell Prefab Your New Home For $90K
Equipped with a professional-grade kitchen by Monogram, this prefab would make the ideal office, club house, or guest home.