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A Gorgeous Chalet in the Swiss Alps Perfectly Blends Modern and Rustic Design

A reimagined Swiss chalet brings together regional influences, vintage elements, and a customized contemporary aesthetic.<p>Located in the rapidly developing Swiss village of Andermatt, this 5,400-square-foot residence on the top floor of a new, five-story apartment building is a true reflection of …

Architecture

The Science Lab

The 2-storey property was built as school science laboratory in 1935 but after the main school was demolished in the 1980s, was converted into a recording studio. It was subsequently squatted causing many issues to the neighbours. The owner then converted the property into two self-contained flats …

Architecture

A Lakeside Retreat in Quebec Looks Sharp With a Blade-Like Roof

Anchored to a rocky site on the shores of Lake Memphremagog, a granite home sports a long, sleek roof.<p>Fitted seamlessly between the large stone volumes along the street-facing side is a garage door that dips down the slope, creating the impression of house that’s half sunken in the ground.<p>The …

Architecture

Trout Lake

“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, agricultural way.” –Tom …

Fishing

Home Tour: A Petite Prefab With Stunning Views of the Texas Landscape

This 600-square-foot retreat, designed for an Austin couple, is located deep within a 30,000-acre ranch in West Texas.

Architecture

A Sleek Resort in a Japanese National Park Reinterprets Tradition

Located in Ise-Shima National Park, Amanemu suggests a modern interpretation of traditional Edo-period farmhouses.<p>Sliding glass doors and screens pull open to present framed views of nature, including the surrounding forests, private gardens, and the waters of Ago Bay. In the bathroom, deep stone …

Indigenous Peoples

8 Creative Ways to Let the Little Details Shine

Don’t underestimate the big impact that small design details can have on a space.<p>A Modern Metal Light Switch Plate

Interior Design

Celebrated Polo Player Nacho Figueras Commissions a Low-Slung, Concrete Stable

Buenos Aires-based Estudio Ramos designs a concrete, wood, and iron stable that houses 44 prized horses and melds with the surrounding plains.<p>The 3,850-square-foot Figueras Polo Stables sprawl along a length of 180 meters, its two volumes separated by their functions: one is more social and …

Architecture

The Lichen House

The precise relationship between lichen and its host provides inspiration for an architecture specifically tailored to its site ‐‐ both as a response to it and as an augmentation of its best attributes. The Lichen House works in concert with nature’s mechanisms, not to mimic them blindly, but to …

Solar Power

7 Design Tips For a Chef-Worthy Kitchen

If you have serious culinary chops and take pride in preparing meals that wow your family and friends, keep these tips in mind when designing or renovating your kitchen.<p>3. Plenty of Durable Work Counters

Kitchens

Meg Home

An expansive curve and a massive retractable window wall define the form of this 6,050-square-foot contemporary urban residence. Perched on Queen Anne hill overlooking downtown Seattle and Puget Sound, Meg Home takes full advantage of its steeply sloped site with 180-degree views of the urban …

Architecture

Turkel Design’s Award-Winning Gambier Island House

Imagine a contemporary cedar and glass house on a remote island, nestled into a steep hillside of fir trees overlooking the ocean below. It would be the perfect weekend refuge from a hectic urban work life.<p>Gary, a city-dweller in British Columbia, dreamed of such an escape, but it wasn’t until he …

Design

Sonoma Wine Country I

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 oversized glass …

Architecture

Watch Out For These Two Kitchen and Bath Trends in 2018

For the rooms we agonize over most, Dwell presents a timely focus on velvety matte-black finishes and space-saving fixtures and appliances.

Interior Design

A Silver Lake Home Built in 1939 Is Renovated From Top to Bottom

A prewar house in Los Angeles is extensively renovated to enhance lakeside views and create a fresh, modern aesthetic.<p>The final result of Alex and Greg's light-filled home began with a few "overly ambitious" renovation concepts, followed by extensive planning alongside architect Jai Pal S. Khalsa, …

Architecture

This modern mountain house is filled with industrial materials

Architecture firm Olson Kundig have designed this home in Ketchum, Idaho, for their clients that wanted a modern house that would ‘feel authentic to …

Super-insulated modern log cabin withstands frigid Finnish winters in style

Winters in Finland can plunge to a freezling -22 degrees Fahrenheit, but those chilling temperatures are no match for this well-insulated log cabin. …

Say Hello to Japandi (The Minimalist Design Trend You’ve Been Waiting For)

Sometimes two styles are better than one. Japandi, one of 2017’s coolest design trends, is absolute proof of that. This hybrid aesthetic combines the …

8 Incredible Concrete Homes in Latin America

Beauty, convenience, and simplicity—concrete provides it all in these Latin American homes.<p>Concrete Mexican Escape For Two

Puerto Rico

Miller House

In 1952, the industrialist J. Irwin Miller and his wife, Xenia, commissioned a remarkable modernist triumvirate to create their home in Columbus, Indiana: Eero Saarinen designed the building, Alexander Girard masterminded the interiors, and Dan Kiley handled the landscape architecture. Luckily, the …

Architecture

Check Out Acclaimed Architect Jim Cutler’s Design Must-Haves

In the upcoming issue of the magazine, Bainbridge Island architect Jim Cutler tells us about the Japanese pencils he absolutely needs to do his job. Here, he shares a few more design items that he touches every day.<p><i>Cover photo by Jeremy Bittermann</i><p>Beckmann of Norway Leather Backpack, Natural<p><b>Cutler</b> …

Cinematography

Weston House

With a backyard view of some of the northeast’s best ski resorts, the Weston House’s architecture and design capture the essence of the mountain landscape. Additionally, the property is surrounded by local trees that reflect the color’s of the season. The use of natural wood around the …

Architecture

Dwell’s Top 10 Vacation Homes of 2017

Need to take a mental vacation? Feast your eyes on the most incredible rentals of the year.<p><i>To see more of our Top 10 lists, click here.</i>

Southern Italy

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Zen Light

This North Boulder ranch style house circa 1956 was lacking spacial flow, and most importantly, life affirming daylight. The family of three desired a home that lived inside to outside while enhancing their life centered around the kitchen. Yin and yang counter-folded gestures are repeated at …

Architecture

Five of the best houses in Montana on Dezeen

The dramatic mountains and vast plains of Montana are the next stop in our series rounding up residential architecture across the US.<p><b>Cabin on</b> …

Casa Linder

Casa Linder is a 3,700 square foot single-family residence located in a well-established East Dallas neighborhood. Informed by the owner’s fondness for reclaimed materials, and inspired by the vernacular architecture of the historic Texas Blackland Prairie homestead, Casa Linder embraces the …

Architecture

Ash Residence

Eclectic, modern renovation of 1913 home in Hilltop featuring Bulthaup Kitchen.

Renovations

At This High-Desert Home, a Whole Wall Opens Up When You Crank a Giant Wheel

In California, architect Tom Kundig delivers an off-the-grid retreat designed for both connection and solitude.<p>It’s a familiar story. After the kids move out and on to college and careers, their parents decide to pull up stakes. But a question lingers: Where will the family gather for holidays and …

Architecture

Filipe Saraiva's self-designed home is based on a child's drawing

Portuguese architect Filipe Saraiva chose black concrete panels for the walls of his family home, which is designed to look like a child's …

Design