Sun Mun Way Cool
In Los Angeles, California, a family of four inhabits a polychrome fantasia in the heart of Chinatown.
LEEDing the Way
One day last April there was great excitement on Highland Avenue, a quiet, hilly street (on which this writer happens to live) of...
The Long Way Home
Romanced by Marfa's charms, a couple find prefab an apt solution for building in the remote desert.
Way Out West
Leaving the bustle of Washington, D.C., architect Joe Day and his wife return to California and discover that life in a...
A New Way to Shop on Dwell
We’re excited to reveal a new way to shop products on Dwell, and it all starts with the new “Products” tab.
A Restaurateur's Mythical Home in Miami Follows the Path of the Sun
Following a diagram of the sun's path during the summer solstice, this three-story extension is the star of restaurateur and chef...
The Trellis That Keeps It Cool
A dramatic trellis adds bravado and a passive cooling element to a recently renovated mid-century ranch house.
A Brief History of the Cool Office
Whether you intend it or not, your office furniture is saying something about your business’ values.
8 Modern Solariums and Sun-Drenched Spaces
By definition, a solarium is a glass-enclosed space that's designed to let natural light stream in.
Modern Woodwork by Way of the California Coast
Bay Area designer Alice Tacheny crafts elegant wood, brass, and leather pieces.
For Every Need, In Every Way, For Everyone
Animator Bill Porter takes us on a simple journey through the life of a boy and a girl and the chair they encounter at every turn.
Vaulted Skylights and Concrete Columns Connect This Melbourne Home With the Sun
Concrete, aluminum, and skylights create architectural alchemy in this breezy residence in the Melbourne suburb of Kew.
A Scandinavian Summer Home Built for Surf, Sports, and Sun
An adventurous family envisions a dream getaway on Sweden’s southwestern shore.
How to Stay Cool by Living in a Shipping Container
A shipping container home tackles temperature control in a tropical environment.
With a View of the Andes, This Concrete Retreat in Ecuador Follows the Sun
Made almost entirely of hand-poured concrete, a passive solar retreat in Ecuador hits all the right grooves.
An Off-Grid Home That Relies on the Sun and the Wind
A rural house in Ontario doesn't fuss around and fits right into the surrounding landscape.
A Cool Melbourne Cottage Riffs Off of its Victorian Neighbors
Using the same roof form and materials as the houses surrounding it, this Australian residence reinterprets the pitched-roof...
Run by the Sun
In Holland, being green is not a choice, it's a governmentally enforced obligation.
A New Way to Sleep: Without Top Sheet
Everyone has his or her own recipe for the perfect bed. Some keep crisp sheets tightly tucked into hospital corners.
London Cooling
The Lighthouse, by British architects Sheppard Robson, seeks to redefine the future of residential energy by plugging into the...

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