Best of Design Awards
Best of Design Awards
Suburban Sprawl Photographed from Above
Christoph Gielen's aerial photography reveals the patterns created by suburban development.
An Ordinary Suburban Home in Vancouver Is Given a Modern Edge
When a West Vancouver couple called on an architect to build their family home, he delivered—he just had to change the roof first.
A Sprawling Usonian Home Hits the Market at $1.45M
Designed by a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, this midcentury gem has a striking hexagonal center.
It’s become an all-too-familiar scenario all across America: A city’s downtown, once a thriving place to live and work, has...
The New Suburbanism
When an urban expat couple decided to build the suburban house they wanted rather than the one their neighbors expected, they...
35 Swoon-Worthy Staircases That Are a Step Above the Rest
These elegant and elevated staircases take their homes to the next level.
An Architect's Home and Studio Rises Above Rajagiriya
Twenty minutes from the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, architect Palinda Kannangara builds himself a rugged home and studio.
A Swedish Summer Cabin That Sits Above and Among the Trees
Perched on stilts, a minimal timber-frame cabin rises in Sweden's Archipelago.
This Super Smart, Super Green Prefab May Be the Future of Suburban Living
The architecture firm superkül and home builder Great Gulf create a prefab with a self-regulating indoor climate.
Small Amidst Sprawl
Rising out of the Texas bayou, Houston is both a sprawling metropolis and the largest city in the United States without zoning...
Urban Sprawl, Squared
The Places We Live is a new book of extraordinary photographs by Norwegian photographer Jonas Bendiksen, documenting the teeming...
Suburban House of the Future by Cloud9
Enric Ruiz-Geli’s firm Cloud9 designed the suburban house of the future—it also happens to be sustainable.
Rising Above It All
Set atop a 1908 warehouse in the Courtenay Precinct of Wellington, New Zealand, the three apartments by Architecture Workshop...
Stunning Photographs of the Norwegian Landscape
German photographer Ken Schluchtmann documents over 12,000 miles of Norway’s rugged landscape.
Yard Sale Photographs
Yard Sale Photographs, a new book of photography by Adam Bartos, revels in the everyday castoffs and outmoded bric-a-brac that...
Above Santiago's Architecture Biennial
This mesmerizing video comes from one of our favorite photographers, Cristobal Palma.
A Suburban Vancouver Home Edits its Privacy Settings
A seemingly street-shy house near Vancouver opens to reveal an expansive interior.
A Barbershop That’s a Cut Above
Birds Barbershop is an Austin mainstay, offering beer, music, and arcade games in addition to affordable cuts.
Exhibit Celebrates Pioneers of St. Louis Suburban Modernism
A retrospective puts the work of Ralph and Mary Jane Fournier at the fore of modern suburban design in post-war St. Louis.
Photo of the Week: A Living Room Perched Above the Sea
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.