This Sculptural Staircase Shapes an Entire Home
How is a 921-square-foot, 44-level house possible? Witness Tokyo architect Akihisa Hirata’s mind-bending, shape-shifting...
A Garden Hill Reflects Light Into This Modern Tokyo Home
On a corner lot in Tokyo, a contemporary refuge takes cues from traditional Japanese arts and garden design.
How a Steam-Bent Home Took Shape in Cornwall
For Tom and Danie Raffield, building a family home was a labor of love.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Scintillating Staircases
Spiral, jagged, wooden, metal—these modern staircases are a step above the rest.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Spellbinding Staircases
These modern staircases are a step above the rest.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Stellar Staircases
These staircases from the Dwell community are next-level.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Sublime Staircases
More than just a way to get from point A to point B, the stairways in these homes have been upgraded from functional features...
Ship Shape: An Austin Home With a Shipping Container Addition Asks $499K
Patrice Rios, founder of interior design firm Troo Designs and custom shipping container business Sige&Honey, has combined her...
13 Spiraling Platforms Increase Space and Connection in This One-Room Home
In Osaka, Japan, a family's request for closeness is answered with this unique single-room design.
Follow Us to 10 Modern Homes in Tokyo
A cosmopolitan design mecca with a distinctive urban vibe—Tokyo is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world and...
A Family Goes Somewhere Over the Rainbow
A spiral staircase provides a prismatic path from floor to floor in this London home.
What’s the Twist Behind This Home’s Sinuous Staircase? Ordinary Plywood
A renowned architect transforms a 1920s home, drawing upon a palette of plywood and glass to dramatic effect.
10 Dazzling Modern Staircases
Follow us step-by-step to 10 astounding modern staircases.
How to Shape a Shoji, Step by Step
Every Order Miya Shoji Receives is Different, but the Procedure Follows the Same Rough Pattern Each Time.
9 Best Modern Staircase Designs
While staircases are functional by nature, many architects use them as an opportunity to introduce a graphic design statement to...
Tokyo!'s Urban Anxiety
The new movie Tokyo!—a triptych of short films directed by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-Ho—presents three increasingly...
This Shape-Shifting Apartment Lets an Architect Work from Home
Work by day, play by night.
A Piece of Home
Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from disparate...
This Serene Cabin in Slovakia Takes the Shape of a Yurt
A weekend getaway for a creative couple outside Bratislava is inspired by the nomadic structure.
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,...