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.
A Sparkling Kitchen Renovation Hits the Reset Button on an ’80s Home in New York
To accommodate a young family leaving the city, design firm Stewart-Schafer revamps the kitchen and living areas of an outdated...
An Edwardian Home Gets a New Life Complete With a Sparkling Pool
Wellard Architects gives a Melbourne family home a refreshing remodel that celebrates the past while embracing the future.
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 Glass Walkway Bridges Classic and Contemporary Style in This New Jersey Home
Messana O’Rorke’s renovation of a suburban Colonial includes a boxy, cedar-clad addition and a showstopping glass bridge.
Before & After: A Classic School Bus Becomes This Family of Four’s Home on the Road
With a gray exterior and crisp, white shiplap interiors, this Blue Bird All American skoolie is a stylish home base for a...
10 Sarasota Modern Homes That Embrace Balmy Shores
The Sarasota School of Architecture’s open, economical homes were fine-tuned for the Gulf Coast climate.
This Neutra-Inspired Tiny Home Is a Miniature Homage to Modernism
With the clean lines of its steel-and-glass structure, ESCAPE’s new prefab nods to the past—but inside is a trove of modern...
Reinvigorating a Classic Midcentury Home in Portland
Architect Risa Boyer deftly redesigns the interior of this 1950 home to ensure it still feels original.
A New Children’s Book by MOS Architects Chronicles a Family’s Quest for the Perfect Home
In the whimsical hardcover “Houses for Sale,” a family visits the greatest homes in architectural history to find the right fit.
A Classic Queenslander Bungalow Gets an Inky New Extension
A contemporary addition reimagines the interior of this traditional four-room cottage near Brisbane, Australia.
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 Sparkling Remodel Revitalizes a 1974 Home That Twists Like a Corkscrew
A quirky multilevel home in Chicago’s Old Town by pioneering architect Walter Netsch has been sympathetically restored by its new...
Airstream’s New Office Trailer Is Perfect for Working From the Open Road
The Flying Cloud 30FB Office was designed with productivity and connectivity in mind.
An Idyllic Rhode Island Summer Cottage Is the Perfect Escape for a New York Family
A family escapes their urban environs to a vacation home attuned to its coastal landscape.
14 Upstate New York Retreats Perfect for Beating the City Heat
From converted barns to modern cabins, each offers a different take on a scenic country escape.
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.
The New Polydrops 2020 Camper Is the Perfect Companion to Tesla’s Cybertruck
The futuristic teardrop trailer is back—and it’s better than ever before.