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Prefab Goes Big, Onstage Preview
Prefab is one of our favorite subjects at Dwell on Design, and this year we're picking up the discussion with a variety of prefab...
Smart Interior Update Shows When a Gut Renovation Isn't Necessary
An intervention from a clever interior designer spares an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition.
Boeing Castle in Seattle's Blue Ridge Neighborhood Taken to New Heights
A 1930s Seattle home gets a modern update while retaining its historic charm.
Big Sur: Going Coastal
It’s impossible to ignore nature in Big Sur.
4 Tips to Make Living with Renovations Easier
When you are involved in building renovations, whether a small scale domestic renovation project or a large scale industrial job...
A Case Study Case Study
Meltdown, shmeltdown: If you've got a spare $14 million, you can have a genuine Case Study house, a Pacific Ocean view—and a...
A Hands-On Renovation Makes a Cramped City Kitchen Wheelchair-Accessible
A renovation in Boston helps bring a family together—at home and in the kitchen.
12 Renovated Motels That Make Us Want to Hit the Road
They seemed like a novelty in the nineties, but restored motels have gone from kitsch to cutting-edge, and play a key role in the...
A Gut Renovation Transforms a Tiny Manhattan Apartment
A 400-square-foot Upper East Side apartment gets a new look.
Go With the Flow
Along the ever-expanding coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, an architect and his family exchange fast-paced city life for a...
Touch and Go
Robotic furniture sounds less far-fetched when Yves Béhar and the MIT Media Lab are involved.
Go Wild
Forage the forest floor, fish the mountain creek, and relearn respect for nature’s abundant gift of authentic ingredients.
Big Sur: Coastal Commissions
Taking cues from the flora, fauna, and rocky cliffs of Big Sur, California, Mickey Muennig's brand of organic architecture...
Going Deutsch
In a German town known more for its medieval castle than its modern architecture, the JustK Haus is a prefab home fit for a...
Going to Pot
Container gardening is often the only option for apartment dwellers longing for some greenery in their lives and soil under their...
Bigger is Better
Welcome to the era of the megacity.
8 Ways to Refresh and Personalize Your Kitchen
From updating hardware and faucets to layering colors and textures, here are some ideas to kickstart a kitchen makeover that...
Before and After: Two Masterful Kitchen Renovations by Case Design
An East Coast design-build firm shows us how it's done when it comes to chic kitchen overhauls.
Bright Renovation of a 1970s Big Sur Home
Finding undeveloped land in the idyllic Californian city of Carmel-by-the-Sea is next to impossible.