A Remote Holiday Home Celebrates Raw and Natural Materials in Mexico
An homage to Mexico’s untouched landscape, this elegant low-impact getaway sports a pared-back aesthetic.
Traditional Sensibilities Made Modern with Raw Materials
From neon resin to found twigs, Benwu Studio's playful designs stand out.
Tree House Retreat Made of Repurposed Materials
An artist crafts a sustainable tree house in the Puerto Rican tropics as an inventive take on the exhibition space.
A Sustainable Rammed Earth Home in New Mexico
Studio eM Design’s rammed-earth home in Corrales, New Mexico, updates the regional adobe archetype into a hallmark of sustainable...
Nine Black Concrete Volumes Form This Mexican Retreat
Arranged to preserve existing trees and form an interior courtyard, these concrete structures are balanced by warm, wood...
A Sublime Indoor/Outdoor Retreat in Mexico City
On an undesirable lot in Mexico City, architect Yuri Zagorin Alazraki created a stacked home and lush garden.
A Lush Retreat With a Sheltered Rooftop Pool in Mexico City
A designer carves out a domestic oasis in Mexico City.
10 Retreats in Mexico For the Modernists Who Love the Outdoors
In Mexico's warm climate, the best homes create a strong relationship with the outdoors.
Sustainable Retreat on a Fire-Devastated Site in Boulder
A natural disaster cleared a property in the Colorado mountains, giving an architect and her family a blank slate on which to...
Tune In to Dwell’s First-Ever Podcast: Raw Materials 3 Ways
RM-3 Episode One shines a light on zinc, the hardworking, versatile metal that always has your back.
A Modern Concrete Retreat by Oscar Niemeyer Is Available For the First Time
Previously kept a secret, an undulating concrete home designed by the legendary Brazilian architect is listed for the first time...
Four Tree House–Like Pods Form an Enchanting Retreat in Mexico
Casa en el Bosque’s linked pavilions are surprisingly light compositions of brick, glass, concrete, and metal.
A Dramatic Hallway Forms the Spine of This Shou Sugi Ban Retreat in Mexico
A simple floor plan emphasizes the rugged materiality of this elongated, cabin-style home in Valle de Bravo.
Delightful Material Contrasts Define a Courtyard Home in Mexico City
Set in the prominent Mexico City neighborhood of San Angel Inn, Casa Campestre 107 is a sleek, modern home designed using...
A Minimalist Mexican Retreat Uses an Array of Strategies to Beat the Heat
Comprised of four modules arranged around a central courtyard, this home is a fresh take on the casa de fin de semana.
Barrel-Vaulted Ceilings Cap an Architect’s Off-Grid Retreat in Mexico
Architect Fernanda Canales’s self-sufficient vacation home blends into a wild and remote landscape in Valle de Bravo, Mexico.
A Sustainable Island Retreat Boasts a Secret Slide and Ball Pit
On San Juan’s largest island, a beat-up cluster of cabins gain new life as a fun-filled and environmentally sensitive getaway for...
One Couple’s Modular Retreat Supports Their Sustainable Lifestyle
In Australia, a steel prefab by Archiblox helps its residents reconnect with nature and be self-sufficient.
15 Enchanting Homes in Mexico City That Retreat From the Bustle
From urban sanctuaries in the city center to weekend getaways in nearby Valle de Bravo, these homes are as diverse and innovative...
An Uplifting Lake Tahoe Retreat Uses Light as a Building Material
This soaring Lake Tahoe abode constantly references its sylvan setting, from the polished concrete floors that glisten like water...