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This Off-Grid Turkish Cabin Features a Nifty Pulley System

Pulley-operated walls and windows open the door to indoor/outdoor living in this tiny prefab cabin.<p>Istanbul–based architecture firm SO? has recently designed an off-grid prefab cabin to serve as a family retreat for a couple with a young child. Nestled between the border of Turkey, Bulgaria, and …

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Modern Backyard Office Projects That Make You Want To Work From Home

Working from home has both pros and cons. On one hand, you get to stay close to everything home-related which in some cases includes the kids and …

Stoke Your Imagination With This Playhouse-Like Suite in Berlin

A playful plywood addition brings the house-within-a-house concept to a family-run hotel in Berlin.<p>If you're on the hunt for a quirky place to stay the next time you're in Berlin, the city's hip Michelberger Hotel has you covered. Housed in a converted 20th-century factory building, this family-fun …

6 Tips for Designing and Building a Tiny House

Tiny houses have become popular in recent years as housing prices continue to soar. Whether as an off-the-grid retreat or a way to live more simply …

The Inside of This Tiny Cabin Is a Must-See

In the modern world, there are a lot of things we take for granted—like electrical and plumbing systems. You turn the tap, water comes out. You flip …

Office Design Envy: Awesome Office Spaces at 10 Brands You Love

There are certain brands we can’t live without – they’re part of our every day lives in so many ways! Do you ever wonder where all the magic happens? …

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Tiny House Design Competition Winners Revealed

A design for a portable, sustainable 250 square foot house is no tall order. But back in June, online design magazine, Volzero, put $3200 USD on the …

The tiny cabin goes high design in new micro housing concept

The playful, colorful folly is the work of Bureau V and MINI LIVING’s Urban Cabin program<p>There’s a new tiny house in town.<p>Built under the auspices of MINI LIVING’s Urban Cabin program, and designed in collaboration with New York firm (and 2015 Curbed Groundbreakers) Bureau V, the 160-square-foot …

Design

Architect builds his own studio at the end of Toronto garden

The Brooklyn trend for backyard studios has extended all the way to Toronto, where the founder of architecture firm Six Four Five A has constructed a …

Architecture

12 dreamy treehouses for living in the trees

<b>Although they have their playful moments, these gorgeously designed tiny homes in the boughs prove that treehouses have a grown-up side as well.</b><p>It's …

Treehouses

How Tiny Pods Are the Future For Portland's Houseless Community

In the fall of 2015, the city of Portland, Oregon, declared a state of emergency on housing due to the high number of homeless individuals living on the streets.<p>The lack of affordable housing and the city's overburdened shelters led to a range of possible ways to combat the problem—but it was …

An inside look at the offices of Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano, and more

A glimpse into workspaces as varied as the studios’ projects<p>Lots of ink—digital and real alike—is spilled on the work of the world’s busiest architecture firms, from Zaha Hadid Architects, in London, to Renzo Piano Building Workshop, in Paris, and a whole host of places in between. But rarely do we …

Architecture

Pinterest HQ and In Situ win 2017 AIA awards

The revolutionary museum dining concept and the scrapbooking social media mammoth take top honors<p>Billed as the “profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design,” the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the …

Snøhetta designed a brand-savvy NYC headquarters for Slack

Tour the 12,000-square-foot top-floor space in Lower Manhattan<p>The go-to intra-office messaging service, Slack, has been expanding at a rapid pace over the past couple of years, and opening offices in cities across the world. Most recently however, the company debuted its new headquarters in Lower …

Architecture

Cozy READER shelter made from plywood offers escape into the world of books

Have you ever fantasized about burrowing into a tree trunk like a squirrel? First-year architecture and urban planning students at the Estonian …

7 rad offices we loved in 2016

We wouldn’t mind working in any of these<p>The notion of what an office is supposed to look like continued to morph in 2016. There was a lot of hand-wringing, too. Are coworking spaces the office of the future? Or is their rise cause for concern? Is there a comfortable in-between that combines the …

Bank of Canada

Peek inside Booking.com's envy-inducing new Seattle offices

Booking.com, the interwebs’ go-to site for finding travel deals, now has a spiffy new space of its own in Seattle. Designed by award-winning …

Architizer

Tiny house by Kengo Kuma is perfect for the minimalist nomad

All wood everything<p>Japanese architect Kengo Kuma brings a flair of minimalism to his new project, “Jyubako,” a tiny mobile home that’s perfect for the nomad looking to strip down to the bare necessities in life.<p>Developed in collaboration with Japanese outdoor goods company Snow Peak, the structure …

Design

Photos: Instagram designed its new office as a blank canvas to spark employees’ creativity

Instagram has given itself a big present for its sixth birthday: a brand new, three-story office.<p>On Oct. 6, the photo app’s 400 employees moved into a new space on Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, campus. Though it didn’t move very far—its old office was also on Facebook’s headquarters—the new …

Squarespace’s New Offices Are Very Serious

The website-building empire’s beautiful new offices are in a refurbished printing press in New York’s Soho neighborhood.<p>Originally built in 1926, the Maltz Building in New York’s Soho neighborhood was a factory producing printed materials during the mid-20th century. Today, the expansive loading …

5 cool prefab backyard sheds you can buy right now

Party in the back<p>We’ve already explored how prefab homes can offer a affordable, eco-friendly, stormproof, and down-right sexier alternative to traditional stick-built housing and we’re constantly updating our guide to the 5 best prefabs you can buy right now. But one of the most practical ways to …

Prefab Homes

Etsy’s New Headquarters Will Fill You With Envy

The e-marketplace has a splashy new home that aims to open people’s eyes to more inventive–and environmentally friendly–design.<p>Etsy started out in 2005 as a small online marketplace for makers and DIYers, but the company has turned into an e-commerce behemoth that’s enabled housewives to knit their …

Top 15 Shed Designs and Their Costs: Styles, Costs, and Pros and Cons

Summer is coming fast and you’ve been dying to dive right into a new home improvement project. Last year you were so excited about building a pool, …

Terry & Terry converts historic brick building in downtown San Francisco into creative workspace

San Francisco firm Terry & Terry Architecture has transformed a century-old brick building into a design agency's headquarters, adding a second level …

Architecture

Tiny green-roofed studio is a hidden oasis of calm in Brooklyn

1/7<p>Backyard Garden Studio by Nicholas Hunt<p>Having your own cozy cabin getaway in the city may seem near impossible, but that’s exactly what architect …

Articles about structured fun modern playhouses we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

This San Francisco storefront presents modern design from a roster of independent makers and locally-based talents.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron explains the thinking behind our annual issue dedicated to interior design.<p>Single mod-loving gal seeks North Jersey split-level for a match made in …

These Offices Will Blow Your Mind

These days, a simple office water cooler and coffee machine won’t cut it. Workspaces are bigger and more impressive than ever — boasting perks that …

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