Structured Play
Two of the country’s most creative and thoughtful playground designers—architect Richard Dattner and landscape architect M. Paul...
Leveling the Playing Field
From wearable sensors to accessibility apps, smart technology is transforming the lives of seniors and people with disabilities.
Space to Work, Room to Play
A mobile game studio in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District outgrows its original office and brings back designer Sheena Murphy to...
Play's the Thing
With ingenuity and plenty of elbow grease, architect John Tong turned an old Toronto dairy into the ultimate family clubhouse.
Innovative Furniture That's Made To Be Played With
Modern Furniture that is designed to be redesigned.
The Structure of Construction
This brilliant new table, called A New Perspective, by James Tooze of England's Batch, combines graphic design and carpentry to...
How to Play FlatPak
Intelligent, appealing, and affordable, Charlie Lazor’s user-friendly FlatPak just might be the project that revolutionizes the...
Play: Electric Slide
A group of Columbia University students have a good time reinventing the playground as a place to harness all that youthful...
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.
Daft Punk Could Play at This House
A DJ booth is just one amenity packed into this modern surf shack.
8 Endangered Modern Structures
These modern gems are slated for demolition, in need of repair, or the subject of fundraising campaigns.
Sleep, Stay, Work, and Play at the Leman Locke
I never paid much attention to it but at the hotels I’ve stayed at before, the rooms are dictated by the bed size which, while...
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.
Pattern Play Inspired This Philadelphia Row House Renovation
In historic Philadelphia, Jibe Design gives a row home a bright modern update—and a dose of Persian pattern.
A Prefab Shed that Provides Refuge for Work and Play
When Marco V. Morelli’s home office became his daughter’s bedroom, he found an ideal workspace in an unexpected place—his...
The B&O Play Beoplay A1
The B&O Play Beoplay A1 goes where no Bang & Olufsen has gone...
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.
This Light-Filled Industrial Renovation Plays Host to Live Music
In Portland, Oregon, a renovated warehouse fuses engineering and artistry, much like its owners.
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.
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.