Up to Code
How one homeowner chose a savvy architect, made nice with the building code, and moved in without a hitch.
An Introduction to Building Codes
Fuss all you like about sprinklers and guardrails, we need building codes.
A Compact Home That Literally Pops Up From the Grass
With a green roof that merges with the grassy ground, this family home in Belgium looks like two periscopes rising up from the...
Pop-Up Schmop-Up
Perhaps the most beloved prefix these days for events and design projects -- aside from 'eco-' of course -- is 'pop-up.' Where...
How To Navigate Modern Building Codes
Dwell's handy-dandy how-to guide on learning and implementing building codes.
10 Modern Gardens That Freshen Up Traditional Homes
Even if you're working with a home that's more traditional that you'd like, there's still ways to modernize it without going...
Lighting It Up
Perhaps the darker evenings are making me more sensitive to how beautiful light can be. I've been noticing innovative lighting...
Felt Up
Felt has become the go-to material for crafters and modernists alike.
Man Up
So you’ve thrown out the St. Pauli Girl sign, but how can you create an elegant masculine home without going space-age bachelor...
One Family's Winery Aesthetic, From the Roots Up
An Italian family's rich history permeates every detail of this stunning Napa Valley winery.
A Los Angeles Renovation Opens Up to Coastal Climes
In the Pacific Palisades neighborhood, a couple turn to architect Ken Ungar for a home that maximizes ocean views and meshes...
Growing Up Weese
Her parents are architect Harry Weese and pioneering design shop founder Kitty Baldwin.
Drumming Up Design
Brotherly love takes many forms; in the case of Rob and Eric Brill, it’s a shared passion for modernism.
Words You Should Know: Building Codes
Arm yourself with the vocabulary needed to navigate the world of building codes.
Cutting Up a Mini Loft in Los Angeles
Los Angeles–based architecture firm Tag Front faces the future of downtown living with an apartment that melds the compactness of...
Mid-Century Mash-Up
Although postwar California modernism is generally associated with Southern California, the Bay Area’s own tradition has begun in...
A 1930s Tudor Home Brightens Up in Toronto
A Toronto couple remodel their home with a special emphasis on a spacious kitchen and a material-rich bathroom.
Brushing Up On Vancouver's Art Scene
Working with emerging artists for our...
Pop-up Parks
Eager for public space, communities re-create their streets as temporary cafes, playgrounds, and bike lanes.
What's Up With All The Wooden Figures?
With the growing popularity of small wooden figures, we couldn’t help but wonder...