Structured Play
Two of the country’s most creative and thoughtful playground designers—architect Richard Dattner and landscape architect M. Paul...
8 Endangered Modern Structures
These modern gems are slated for demolition, in need of repair, or the subject of fundraising campaigns.
An Australian Abode Fuses Structure With Scenery
Perched on a coastal site in Australia, this property features cantilevered views of the sparkling sea.
An Historic Beijing Structure Gets a Modern Makeover
Chinese firm ARCHSTUDIO transforms a Qing Dynasty-era structure into a tea house that blends new and old.
Mini Structures Are the Winter Equivalent of the Lifeguard Station
Five creative warming huts on Lake Ontario ignore the cold to celebrate scenic beauty and public space.
Photo of the Week: Shipping Container Structure in Toronto
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
Green and Affordable Structure Fits Three Families in One 28-Foot-Wide Lot
Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily structure on a formerly vacant lot.
These 9 Structures Prove That Shingle Exteriors Can Be Surprisingly Modern
In architecture, shingles often bring to mind historic, pitched-roof buildings—but this certainly isn’t the case with these nine...
Demolished Frank Lloyd Wright Structure in Banff May Be Rebuilt
The Banff Pavilion, controversially demolished in 1938, is on track to be reconstructed.
This 60-Square-Foot Structure Divides and Conquers in a Manhattan Renovation
In a New York loft, a multifunctional cube provides a space-saving fix that’s anything but square.
7 Peaked Structures With Pyramid-Inspired Roofs
There's something undeniably mystical about pyramids and prisms, and architects the world over have used the enigmatic form in...
10 Modern Structures That Use Brick in Interesting Ways
There’s something about brick that we just can’t enough of. It's earthy and natural, symmetrical and sturdy, timeless and...
An Architect’s Bright and Airy Family Home Thrives Within a Brutalist Concrete Structure
At the family home of an Israeli architect, modern and light-filled interiors enliven a brutalist, raw concrete structure.
10 Prefabricated or Modular Structures That Use Plywood in Creative Ways
Lightweight, affordable, and flexible, plywood has all the warmth of wood, while being perfect for prefab and modular...
These 10 Green Roofs Bring Life—and So Much More—to These Modern Structures
A living, breathing roof offers so much more than just a bright, soft, refreshing surface.
8 Structures and Spaces That Use Mirrored or Reflective Surfaces in Interesting Ways
Mirrors have long been associated with magic and illusion.
5 Light-Filled Spaces That Use Glass Blocks Creatively
Glass blocks—the old-school square blocks of translucent glass found in many buildings constructed from the 1940s through the...
Red, Red, and More Red! 20 Bold Interiors That Make a Statement
The color red symbolizes many things, including strength, radiance, confidence, and of course, love.
Lakeside Home in Washington
After rescuing an aging structure, a mid-century home’s views are reborn.

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