A House Not Built for Human Beings
An architect-turned-falconer considers animals and nature when designing his own home.
At Home in the Zone
Sustainability doesn’t have to mean monasticism and darkness—with this zone-by-zone guide to the domestic world you…
The Yard Zone
The space outside your walls should be as thoughtfully considered as the space within. Aside from contributing to…
The Utility Zone
Your garage, laundry room, basement, and other nonglam support areas: These are the silent killers of energy-efficiency…
The Food Zone
Fine-tuning your cooking and dining areas pays off in more ways than just saving resources. As in other functional…
The Living Zone
Let’s talk design for a minute. It’s important to remember that potential modifications to your home must be carefully…
The Sleeping Zone
Sleep on this: You probably spend more time in your bedroom than any other home zone, so it’s important to get it…
Preview: Modern Family Zone
Don't leave the kids at home when you head downtown to Dwell on Design this weekend! We've got plenty of activities…
The Whole House Zone
By conceptually dividing your home into zones, you can analyze each of its functions in turn. From there, you can…
You’ve Heard of Architecture’s Eco Footprint, Here’s Why You Should Care About its “Human Handprint”
Michael Murphy of MASS Design Group delivers an impassioned TED Talk about dignity, healing, and architecture.
Cemeteries By Ettore Moni
A glimpse at human nature seen through larger-than-life funerary architecture.
20 Desert Homes
The desert, a wilderness of rock and hardscrabble, has had a profound impact on human culture, design and our…
Rock, Paper, Circuits: Pulplites Lamps
The Vancouver design duo Dear Human finds an illuminating use for recycled paper.
The Downside of Cities That Never Sleep
Each artificial light source impacts how humans and other urban animals recharge differently.
"Quake" Exhibit Explores Intersection of Architecture and Engineering
A New York exhibition explores where architecture and engineering meet to design for earthquake zones.
Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.
In the Doghouse
A new project by Muji mastermind Kenya Hara celebrates the relationship between humans and dogs, one downloadable…
This Book Unearths a Midcentury Personality Study on Architectural Giants
Suppose humans developed a third arm. Where would it grow on the body, and how would it function? Would it have any…
Nelson Byrd Woltz Harnesses the Natural Elements
The landscape architecture firm carves out a vertical garden for a New York City residence and, in the process, creates…
How Does The Bamboo Plant Stalks Bring Luck For Your Receiver?
Plants and man have a long lasting relationship since the time civilization flourished. Flora have contributed a lot in…