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50 Colorful Houses And Apartments Around The World

From the historic neighborhoods of Tucson to the sprawling apartments of Cairo, these homes prove that a little color can provide a major dose of happy.<p>It may feel, at times, as though we live in a minimalist's world: The aesthetic à la mode oft seems to be muted blacks, raw whites and, if you're …

The Design Of This House In New York Was Inspired By The Historic Lifesaving Stations Nearby

Bates Masi + Architects have designed this contemporary house on Long Island in New York, whose design was inspired by historic lifesaving stations …


8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

The $25K Pod That Could Ease L.A.’s Homelessness Crisis

These bright, airy shelters are carefully designed to sidestep red tape.<p>Every night, an estimated 50,000 people sleep on the streets of Los Angeles–a figure that’s skyrocketed by 35% in the last year alone. The problem is so bad that the mayor has declared a state of emergency, and in November, …


2 Houses in Puertecillo / 2DM

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The commission consisted of two waterfront houses, on a narrow piece of land, compressed by the sea and …

Net-zero California wine country home is all indoor-outdoor living

It includes a pool—and a pond<p>San Francisco-based and woman-owned firm Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects is well known for its sustainable and sight-sensitive—not to mention stunning—design. One of its latest projects is this sleek, net-zero residence in Sonoma sited by a pond that combines a …

A Green, Prefabricated Home With A Living Room And Water Views

Waterfront properties are rarely not impressive. No matter how small or simple a house is, if it has great views than a unique perspective can be …

Allison Road Residence Modern Home in Miami Beach, Florida by Choeff… on Dwell

The super luxurious 11,270 two-story waterfront home is a great example of timeless design that incorporates complex details while still maintaining a clean, elegant essence. The layout includes open plan living while maximizing all water views and creating an environment that blurs the lines …

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Beautiful Houses: Beachyhead

Today we will show you the beautiful Beachyhead house in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, a project by SAOTA. Great material choices, shapes and layout …


Beautiful Houses: Chalet Blanche

Today we will show you an breathtaking house in Cap à l’Aigle, Canada, a project designed by ACDF Architecture. This house is simply amazing! The …


Parquet Patterned Pool and Spa / Claesson Koivisto Rune

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A spa with two pools has been completed adjacent to a 1796 mansion in south Sweden.<p>The spa has one …


Float Studio creates sleeping spaces at bedding company's Manhattan offices

Dozing off at work is encouraged at mattress brand Casper's headquarters in New York, where employees can have meetings or take naps on beds provided …

New York City

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Skewed Stolp

How do you enlarge a farmhouse that has low eaves on three sides and one high side with barn doors? Typical North-Holland farmhouses, the ‘Stolp’, have a clear, strong shape. A modern extension easily demystifies this characteristic.

How to Save Historic Windows on an Existing Property

Along with bringing natural light into a home, windows also act as the building's eyes, allowing the residents to look out into the world. Because of this important role they hold in the history of a house, many homeowners choose to preserve the original windows while creating a modern, updated …

Lake Front House - Dwell

Minimalistic house at Buenos Aires by Nicolás Pinto da Mota architect.<p>The Site<p>The house is implanted on a plot on the outskirts of the city of Buenos Aires, within a typical private neighborhood. A recognizable archetype, a rectangular base prism that controls its scale in an environment …

Buenos Aires

Tour Ray Booth and John Shea's Grand Hilltop Home in Nashville

Designer Ray Booth and TV executive John Shea build a boldly sophisticated house on a spectacular site overlooking Nashville<p><i>This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>At the beginning, there was a ruin. Make that the barest evidence of a ruin—a weedy foundation …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Airbnb, Instagram, And The Rise Of The Optimized Cabin

Hudson Woods is a $25 million bet to suburbanize cabin life.<p>A two-hour drive north of New York City, Hudson Woods is one of those idyllic vacation destinations that city slickers salivate over–its open skies and rolling hills are a far cry from the city’s claustrophobic chaos.<p>There, …

Northern California

Spatial Oddities: 7 Residential Experimentations in Clustered Living

Throughout much of the 20th century, residential architecture witnessed the excessive subdivision of rooms flourish. Now somewhat passé, modern homes are more frequently marked by cascading and borderless rooms with seamless transitions between the kitchen and other living areas. Previous functions …


10 Modern Homes That Made a Star Appearance in Films - Dwell

John Lautner’s Elrod House is a modernist gem located in the desert of Palm Springs. Commissioned by interior designer Arthur Elrod in 1968, the cliffside residence appeared as Willard Whyte’s hideaway in the James Bond classic, <i>Diamonds Are Forever</i>. It's become <i></i>one of the most recognizable homes of …


Find Yourself in Paradise at These 10 Modern Rentals in the Caribbean - Dwell

Architect John Hix—who worked under renowned American architect and concrete aficionado Louis Kahn—went as green as possible to preserve this natural enclave when he designed the hotel Hix Island House in Vieques—off the coast of Puerto Rico. The most recent guest house on the property, it's …

Dominican Republic

Casa Clara Modern Home in Miami Beach, Florida by Choeff Levy Fischman on Dwell

Casa Clara is an 11,000 square foot residence located on the Venetian Islands in Miami Beach, Florida. The site sits on Biscayne Bay and has direct optimum views to Downtown Miami and its cruise ship port. Choeff Levy Fischman Architecture + Design designed a tropical modern residence that took …

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