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Couple converts $7,000 Joshua Tree cabin into a sophisticated desert oasis

When Kathrin and Brian Smirke decided to buy an abandoned property in the desert landscape of Joshua Tree for $7,000, they knew that they had a …

Offset Shed House

Composed of a series of imbalanced structures on the New Zealand coastline, the Offset Shed House uses its design to take advantage of natural …

The future of retail is happening right now in China

If you need evidence of the US retail sector’s precarious condition, consider that more than 9,000 stores closed last year, and another 12,000 are on the chopping block this year, according to commercial property firm Cushman & Wakefield.<p>Despite a 4.2% rise in 2017 over the previous year, US retail …

eCommerce

Brightwood Cabin

Mount Hood Village, Oregon<p>In form, this cabin is a simple bar of cedar and glass running along the length of an old logging road. Anchored into the hillside, a sweeping concrete wall serves as the main organizing spine to the home, holding back the earth. Entering the interior space of the cabin, …

Architecture

Red wall cuts through New Mexico house by Archaeo

New Mexico-based firm Archaeo has completed a low-slung home traversed by a bright red wall in the desert close to Santa Fe.<p>The contemporary home is …

Outdoor Furniture with Garment-Like Seams by Adam Cornish for Tait

Seam marks Melbourne-based designer Adam Cornish’s first collaboration with Australian brand Tait and the collection includes seating and tables that …

New furniture company marries high-end design with direct-to-consumer convenience

Expect detailed craftsmanship and modular design that looks surprisingly sophisticated<p>Getting modern furniture shipped to your door is no longer a novelty, but a new company wants to bring the same click-to-buy ease to luxury pieces. The New York-based, Scandinavian-minded Civil just debuted its …

Elache Residence / Elmor Arquitetura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in a residential neighborhood of Curitiba, with a single-story building and a large wooded area, …

Modern home covered in a concrete shell of windows

Geometry galore<p>This one-of-a-kind home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is the product of two conflicting facts: First, the site backs onto a lush forest preserve, and second, the clients don’t like to spend time outside and wanted to maximize the interior space of their future home.<p>So architect Lee …

71sqm. Apartment Renovation / Xue Jin Architecture Network

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The apartment, a unit in a 21-year-old residential building sitting at the central section of Chongqing …

Ross Modern

Ross, California<p>Inspired by its unique natural setting and blending effortlessly with the land, one is prompted to think this five bedroom, four and a half bath home is the manifestation of a lost design from an early modern master. Although clearly a nod to legendary modern design, this masterwork …

Architecture

Gíria Craft Beer

Creative Agency: ThinkBoldStudio<br>Creative director: Hugo Marques<br>Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work<br>Client: Gíria<br>Location: Aveiro, …

Craft Beer

Lake Austin Residence

Austin, Texas<p>Like a butterfly specimen pinned to its mounting, this sinuous lake-front home’s light floating roofs are anchored to its site by heavy rusticated limestone masses, while its horizontal footprint is spread out and sewn through the vertical punctuation of mature sycamore, cypress and …

Transparency

Dreamer’s Mid-Century Reclining Chair

Price: $2750Take a seat in the Dreamer’s Mid-Century Reclining Chair by Sean Woolsey Studio. But, be careful. Once you’re down, you won’t want to get …

Minimalist summer retreat in Denmark is like a house within a house

This summer retreat in Denmark may look like a minimalist dream, but there’s an interesting design twist when you take a closer look. Danish …

Architecture

M-4 House

Monterrey, Nuevo León, México<p>The M-4 house, located in Monterrey, Nuevo León, is a single-family residential project. It emerges from a topography with a considerable slope. This condition provides the house of privileged view of the valley and integrates it with the natural environment. However, …

Architecture

Beautiful Lettering Artworks

Gemma O’Brien is an award-winning artist and designer based in Sydney, Australia. Over the past 10 years, Gemma O’Brien has taken her passion for …

Typography

A Curved House in Ontario Bends 100 Degrees For Forest Views

Way out in the wilderness of Ontario, a curiously shaped house bends along a tricky ridge.<p>It was always about the dogs. Toronto veterinarian Mark Dilworth and lawyer David Bronskill hadn’t even considered building a cottage until they saw how excited their rescue dogs, Stanley, AJ, and Piglet, were …

Architecture

Bent Tree Residence

Dallas, Texas<p>Located in North Dallas, this 6,300 s.f. residence sits overlooking mature trees and a 270-degree view of a golf course. The design challenge was to more fully explore the site by juxtaposing the geometry of the private and public areas of the home through a 45-degree pivot point, …

Dining Rooms

La Mira Ra

France<p>La Mira Ra house, located in the South of France, is the fruit of a long reflection about the marriage of the wild nature of the Mediterranean and the minimalist purity of contemporary architecture - a marriage resulting in a unique architectural project. Realized between 2015 and 2017 by …

Living Rooms

Trout Lake

Trout Lake, Washington<p>“The buildings recall the agricultural forms of the local built environment, but as is our nature in our designs, we sought to take that context and evolve it to a more emphatic modern language. We sought to design something that was exquisitely proportioned in a quiet, …

Architecture

Top 5 Homes of the Week That Welcome the Outdoors In

These inviting homes give the term "getting back to nature" a whole new meaning. From floor-to-ceiling windows to a house built around a tree, scope out the homes that made our editor's top picks of the week.<p><i>Featured homes were submitted by members of the Dwell community through our Add a Home</i> …

Architecture

Riviera Residence

San Clemente, California<p>With an extensive remodel already underway, Jette was hired to furnish this unique home as well as help tie up loose ends with remaining construction. The client had specific needs: as a family of five with three very active boys, comfort and durability were just as …

Dining Rooms

A Black Stucco Home in Dallas Is Surrounded by Eye-Popping Greenery

A Texas interior designer expands her vision outdoors with a water-wise garden.<p>The first thing that strikes you about interior designer Lynn Rush’s home is that it’s black. The second is that its dark plaster walls are slowly being enveloped by swaths of brilliant green ivy. Surrounded by peach …

Landscaping

House P

Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland<p>The house for a family with a child was completed in 2010 and is located on a busy street in a residential area of the city of Paderborn. In accordance with the predominant development in this area, the one-and-a-half storey building has a gabled roof, …

Architecture

Forest House

California<p>Forest House, a project of much acclaim, recently won a 2017 design award from the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The novel design, developed by Envelope A+D, features three NanaWall WD66 systems.<p>The WD66 is our all wood framed folding glass wall. The …

Architecture

Shou Sugi Ban House

Los Gatos, California<p>Enlarging an existing home that has an already strong and complete architectural character can be challenging. Here, we anchor the existing one-story home with a new two-story independent volume, using it both as punctuation mark and counterpoint to the existing …

Silicon Valley

Sonoma Wine Country I

Healdsburg, California<p>Comprised of two perpendicular bars atop a hill overlooking the village of Healdsburg, this home offers both ample social space ideal for entertaining and the privacy of a rural retreat. The taller section runs along the ridge of the hill and houses the home’s great room. Four …

Architecture

Japanese courtyard house makes the case for simplicity

Lovely<p>We have a soft spot for courtyard houses, and this example in Japan’s Ehime Prefecture further demonstrates why. Respectful of tradition yet imbued with a modern polish, the simple building creates a comfortable home around a central courtyard—and a tree that’s been cared for by the same …

Beadle Buddy

Phoenix, Arizona<p>A growing, young family moving into a home on a corner lot originally designed by a pioneer of desert modernism, Al Beadle, led to an exterior/landscape renovation to restore and build upon the mid-century desert appeal of the home that had been lost through the years while adding a …

Architecture