New Sign Up
Video: Prefab Japanese Joinery
In our September 2011 Japan Style issue (now on newsstands!) we showcase a plethora of Japanese-influenced houses as…
Japanese Soaking Tubs
For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became…
Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan
In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a…
When Prefab Is Painless
An easy construction process reduces any drama for a couple in California.
The Prefab Issue
The allure of prefab is really about control.
An Asymmetrical Prefab Home in Sweden
It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of…
This Isolated Prefab Is One with the Wild
A home in Ontario, Canada, demonstrates how factory-built housing can be as site sensitive as traditional construction.
Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban
The Japanese architect—and winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize—is working with Muji on a new endeavor: using furniture as…
Finn Juhl Design Hotel Opens in Nagano, Japan
The first-ever getaway decorated entirely in Finn Juhl furniture is nestled at the base of one of the most popular…
How to Age Gracefully in Japan
An architect designs a retreat of pointed huts to serve an elderly community.
A Desert Prefab Hits the Jackpot in Sin City
An art-filled retreat fits right into the landscape.
8 Distinct Ways of Living in Japan
Size doesn't matter when these homes push the conventions of building and living in Japan.
New York-based designer Jill Fehrenbacher, a self-proclaimed lover of vegan junk food, started Inhabitat, a site…
Prefab Spotlight: Turkel Design
Turkel Design is a leading manufacturer of prefab homes. The firm has partnered with Dwell to develop the Axiom series,…
Jane Jacobs Video
I was so pleased to come across this video recently on the website Grist—a nearly ten-minute film about creating…
A Guide to Japanese Iced Coffee
Is Japanese-style iced coffee better than other cold-brews?
This Minimal Japanese Getaway Was Built for Surfing
Splashes of chartreuse enliven N-Holiday House, a seaside getaway by Sohei Nakanishi Design.
Porsche and Tom Givone Talk Design Integrity in a New Video
In the latest installment in their "Powered by Design" series, Porsche sits down with self-taught architectural…
Video: The Pixel Painter
Hal Lasko, also known as Grandpa, creates full-scale masterpieces pixel by pixel using Microsoft Paint. This video by…
Cerno's Making-Of Videos
Cerno, a young Laguna Beach, California-based company that creates LED lighting and, more recently, furniture, has…
Dwell Life © 2017
Download our iOS App