The Urban Housing Handbook
The Urban Housing Handbook from Wiley Publications, a new tome from Paris-based architects Caroline Stahl and Eric Firley, is a...
Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia
By keeping the budget strict, the insulation tight, and its values clear, Philadelphia’s Postgreen Homes shows a little brotherly...
Obama's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Back in December, when news first emerged about the appointment of Shaun Donovan to the Obama administration as Secretary for...
A Pritzker Laureate Designs Urban Housing—for Free
Alejandro Aravena's vision for tackling the housing crisis.
Urban Renewal
A Copenhagen family trades the suburbs for a quaint town house steeped in tradition.
Urban Vessel
"I'm used to spending time on boats," says New York based architect and interior designer Page Goolrick, who has been sailing...
Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis
In a South Minneapolis neighborhood of century-old housing stock, Julie Snow’s bold but elegant residential design fulfilled...
Mountain Dwellings Urban Development in Copenhagen
In Ørestad—Copenhagen’s tiny but buzzing new hub of urban development—a mountain rises from the flatlands.
Multi-Family Development Suggests Possibilities for Urban Senior Housing
Barbara Bestor's small lot subdivision housing development in Los Angeles may present an appealing solution for the...
A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning
At America's first urban planning conference, held in New York in 1898, a British planner asked whether he and his colleagues...
MINI LIVING Brings a Tiny Urban Cabin to A/D/O
As cities continue to explode in population despite diminishing space for expansion, we have to wonder—what does the future hold...
10 Coastal Prefabs That Bring Modular Housing to the Beach
When an efficient prefab can become a coastal retreat with a spectacular view to boot—it makes a very compelling case for not...
This Modern Home in Singapore Is a Living Urban Jungle
Conceived as a three-dimensional landscape installation with spatial pockets floating within, this house in Singapore literally...
A Small Development in Los Feliz Offers Scandinavian-Inspired Urban Living
Based in East Los Angeles, lifestyle, interior, and portrait photographer Lauren Moore shared these shots she took of the Habitat...
A New Concept For Modular, Affordable Housing Is Coming to London's Vacant Buildings
A forward-thinking architectural practice partners with a premier property guardian to create a concept for high-quality housing...
Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston
By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers team up to create nine affordable...
As Housing Costs Soar, Two Homes Multiply to Seven
In Vancouver, an innovative approach to urban infill brings new life to a community.
London Industrial Compound Converted Into Modern Housing
A commercial-to-residential renovation nods toward the building's industrial heritage.
A Spacious Toronto Triplex Responds to Rising Urban Density
A third story packs a wealth of new spaces and functions into this renovated Toronto home.
A Rooftop Garden Completes This Urban Pastoral Home
Building on the site of a former one-car garage, an architect creates his family’s home in an evolving, industrial neighborhood...

Get a Daily Dose of Design

Sign up for the Dwell Daily Newsletter and never miss our new features, photos, home tours, stories, and more.