The Living Zone
Let’s talk design for a minute.
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 know best,...
The Yard Zone
The space outside your walls should be as thoughtfully considered as the space within.
The Utility Zone
Your garage, laundry room, basement, and other nonglam support areas: These are the silent killers of energy-efficiency in your...
A House Not Built for Human Beings
An architect-turned-falconer considers animals and nature when designing his own home.
The Food Zone
Fine-tuning your cooking and dining areas pays off in more ways than just saving resources.
The Whole House Zone
By conceptually dividing your home into zones, you can analyze each of its functions in turn.
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 for the...
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.
See Amsterdam’s Historic Kas Bank Transform into a Modern Hotel
Office Winhov has a striking vision for how they think of buildings and their role in the urban community and the humans that...
Cemeteries By Ettore Moni
A glimpse at human nature seen through larger-than-life funerary architecture.
Rock, Paper, Circuits: Pulplites Lamps
The Vancouver design duo Dear Human finds an illuminating use for recycled paper.
20 Desert Homes
The desert, a wilderness of rock and hardscrabble, has had a profound impact on human culture, design and our collective...
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 a nest...
"Quake" Exhibit Explores Intersection of Architecture and Engineering
A New York exhibition explores where architecture and engineering meet to design for earthquake zones.
In the Doghouse
A new project by Muji mastermind Kenya Hara celebrates the relationship between humans and dogs, one downloadable blueprint at a...
Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.
The Downside of Cities That Never Sleep
Each artificial light source impacts how humans and other urban animals recharge differently.
coolcapitals Competition
Over the course of Dwell on Design this weekend, a series of graphic design competitions are being staged on the exhibition floor.