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Tiny houses in 2016: more tricked-out and eco-friendly

Possibilities are endless even in a tiny house<p>Another year in our housing-crunched yet sustainability-minded world means another year of folks exploring down-sized lifestyles in tiny homes. Used for everything from housing the homeless to short-term rentals to, yes, full-time residences, these …

The UK’s best house of the year is a funhouse full of tricks

Richard Murphy’s personal residence has plenty of surprises up its eaves<p>And the Royal Institute of British Architects’ 2016 House of the Year is the Murphy House, by Richard Murphy Architects. Built as the architect’s personal residence in Edinburgh, the playful, truly whimsical home, with its …

The Vista Tiny House is Perfect For Modern Design Lovers

Have you ever wanted to just give up on everything and retreat deep into the country, far from any society, where you can write a novel and raise …

LOT-EK builds a penthouse made from shipping containers

<b>LOT-EK has completed the design of the ‘irving place carriage house’, a single family residence for an artist, a gallerist, and their daughter.</b> …

urban rigger by BIG offers floating student housing

<b>the urban rigger is a floating, carbon neutral property made from upcycled shipping containers.</b> designed by <b>bjarke ingels</b>, the scheme provides …

Undivided Intentions

The late architect David Boone was always one to take his work home with him—he just kept it in the home’s office. The new residents of his 1972 house embrace a more fluid approach to the live/work divide.<p>What if your home office was "either/or" instead of "and/or"? Picture it, the …

This Kansas City Home Looks Like Its Neighbors, But Reveals a Truly Modern Sensibility

Drawing on family lore and the vernacular of a venerable neighborhood, an architect creates a comfortable, adaptable home for his family.<p>In Roanoke Park, a neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri, whose streets are lined with sycamore trees and turn-of-the-20th-century Prairie School–style houses, …

A pint-sized home with a lot of character

Just as the old adage goes, home is where the heart is. It doesn't matter if your home is over 100 square metres in area with a giant pool and back …

Bedrooms

This architect made a small apartment liveable by designing a loft bed with closet underneath

Living in a city can be expensive, and Stockholm, Sweden, is no exception. Sometimes you have to think creatively to imagine what can be achieved in …

Interior Design

The coolest container home you'll ever see

A private retreat close to nature. A stylish space where every detail is considered. A thoughtfully designed home with only what is needed. Sound …

container home in france

<b>spray architecture inserts two-container home at the edge of the woods in france</b><br>all images © jelena stajic<p><b>for a house located in meuse, france, spray</b> …

Double Triangular Prism House in Quebec

FAHOUSE by <b>Jean Verville architecte</b> is a 1900.0 ft2 single family house in Québec,Canada. In the words of the architect:<p><i>Nestled in the privacy of a hemlock forest, FAHOUSE presents an amazing building that seems to emerge from a children’s story. Exploiting the contrasts between opacity and light, the architect Jean Verville develops a graphic assemblage, which rises like two giant conifers, intensifying the dreamlike aspect of this architectural proposal. Derived from the archetypal figure of</i> …

GreenPod's 450 sq. ft. Waterhaus is a tiny, prefabricated eco-friendly home (Video)

It took some time, but modular and prefab homes are finally gaining some mainstream traction. For people interested in getting an eco-friendly home …

The Rainforest House

The Rainforest House (Casa Na Mata) is a stunning retreat nestled in the dense vegetation of the Brazilian rainforest. Located on the coast of the …

I Tried Living In This Tiny House On A Vacant Lot In Amsterdam

The Heijmans One might be the solution to housing crunches in cities. As long as you don’t mind a little crunched housing.<p>The first thing you notice about the Heijmans One house is how skinny it is. At 3.5 meters across, it’s only a little wider than a parking space–and exactly as wide as the back …

Articles about inside job on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designing an innovative house is a rite of passage for many young architects.<p>A new build from HMH Architecture + Interiors blurs the lines between outside and in. For an active young family of four, the...<p>We mean it—we really want to know what you think of Dwell.<p>It’s been called Byzantium, …

Show Sugi Ban House / Schwartz and Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project, an extensive remodel and addition to an existing modern residence high above Silicon …

Architecture

Old shabby barn is reborn as a stunning, near net-zero modern home

Get ready to swoon over yet another stunning barn-inspired home. Chicago-based architecture and planning firm Northworks salvaged the pieces of a …

Design

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Articles about striking slatted wood and glass home san francisco on Dwell.com - Dwell

Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a...<p>The recent history of Janna Stark's San Francisco flat, located in an 1890's Victorian house, is literally burned into the wall.<p>Architect Dan Rockhill tackled a tight budget …

Articles about kid friendly home full surprises on Dwell.com - Dwell

Clad in black-stained cedar, a monolithic family home rises from its alpine setting outside Queenstown, New Zealand.<p>A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>An asymmetric retreat in Quebec is an exquisite cadaver, …

Articles about cluster cabins former quarry makes simple vacation escape on Dwell.com - Dwell

Three small pavilions connected by a deck form a summer retreat that balances privacy with a panoramic view—all in less than 900...<p>Weary city dwellers can find serenity in this array of cabins on the Norwegian archipelago of Fleinvær, where the Northern Lights...<p>Vancouver-based Hinterland Design …

Articles about appetite construction on Dwell.com - Dwell

Brooklyn design duo Domestic Construction have been hard at work turning found objects, fabric and paint into imaginative...<p>The facts surrounding the psychological effects of color on mood and productivity are fairly well known.<p>Would you like to benefit from the best construction or construction …

Articles about modern wood pavilion joins 19th century home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Historic details and modern interventions commune in two bathrooms in a renovated West Village town house.<p>We've selected 25 great photos of modern homes with exposed beams.<p>The Dwell home tours in Los Angeles are an annual highlight and due to popular request, we've brought them to New York for …

Articles about thriving micro living model on Dwell.com - Dwell

A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for the city.<p>Limited Edition for Holiday...<p>From crowded cities to a trailer park of tiny houses planned for Sonoma County, California, multiunit micro-housing complexes are...<p>As I reported earlier, the Kimball Art Center in Park City, …

Articles about quirky midcentury modern gem napa gets stunning transformation on Dwell.com - Dwell

And it has a legendary jazz club, too.<p>Midcentury completists score the ultimate catch: a 1959 post-and-beam fixer-upper in which to showcase their sprawling collection.<p>Designed by Los Angeles architect Jenny Wu, the LACE collection is uniquely geometric.<p>These midcentury modern homes showcase the …

Articles about eco friendly prefab assembled one day on Dwell.com - Dwell

Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city where...<p>I've known about Paperless Post for a while now; this past wedding season, a handful of Save-the-Dates arrived in my email inbox...<p>If choosing paint colors doesn’t give you …