Water Sports
Energy-smart technology makes managing a Sausalito floating home easy, even from 6,000 miles away.
6 Modern Homes on the Water
Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace.
Uncle Knows Best
A niece seeks out her uncle to design a home for her family in Ecuador.
A Family Retreat in the Hamptons Bridles Wind, Water, and Light
An East Hampton residence by Bates Masi is situated to harness the elements.
5 Terms in Sustainable Design You Should Know
Embodied energy, gray water, black water, carbon footprint—the list of sustainable design terms goes on and on, and we're here to...
Words You Should Know for Restaurants
Listed below are some useful words for the experienced diner.
Like a Loft on Water
Anchored in a small canal, this floating house is all about space and light.
House on the Water by Galletti & Matter Architectes
A modern lake house enveloped by a distinctive roof.
Guide to the 5 Main Window Types You Should Know
Despite its humble origin as a mere unglazed hole in a wall or ceiling, the window today has evolved to be one of the most...
Two Grad-School Friends Apply Their Know-How to a Manhattan Beach Bungalow
When Jason Ro and Zac Rockett of Ro | Rockett Design began plotting an addition to a 1950s bungalow in Manhattan Beach,...
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Are Strongly Connected to Bodies of Water
For some people, living by a body of water is an important priority—and when it comes time to building or renovating their dream...
Material Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Terrazzo
Although the origins of terrazzo go back to ancient Egypt, the material as we know it today was developed by builders in Venice,...
10 Things You Didn't Know About Poul Kjærholm
Fritz Hansen celebrates two of the steel-wielding master's most famous works.
Words You Should Know
Charrette: An intense period of design activity in which a group collaborates to work out a solution to a specific design problem.
Words You Should Know
Bid: How much the contractor will charge to build the house.
10 Things You Need to Know About Isamu Noguchi
On his birthday, we remember Japanese-American artist, designer, and activist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) for a legacy of...
Guide to Understanding Laser, Plasma, and Water-Jet Cutting in Design
Laser cutting and its fellow industrial cousins, plasma cutting and water-jet cutting, might sound inaccessible and intimidating,...
Water Rower Makes a Splash
Household exercise machines are typically a dismal affair: bulky treadmills and unsightly elliptical machines relegated to back...
The Future of Solar Water Heating
Dwell hosts a Q&A with Mike Landau, solar water heating program manager for SoCalGas and Nurit Katz, chief sustainability officer...
Product Spotlight: Soma Water
Bulky plastic pitchers. Little black flakes of charcoal in the water. Remembering to change the filter on time.

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