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How to Calculate Spiral Staircase Dimensions and Designs

Spiral staircases save valuable square meters because they occupy a much smaller area than a conventional staircase. With daring shapes and diverse …

Mathematics

Stockholm Summer House

Combining the best of Japanese and Scandinavian design, the Stockholm Summer House is a minimalist coastal retreat. The timber-clad dwelling is …

Architecture

WORKac Designs an 'Invisible' Penthouse in a Centuries-Old Cast-Iron Building

At first glance, The Stealth Building looks like a pristinely-restored cast iron apartment building. That’s because technically, it is. But upon …

Architecture

Solomon Troup Architects Have Designed An Angular Wood Addition For This Home In Australia

Solomon Troup Architects have designed a modest and modern wood addition to an existing dwelling on a rural Australian property.<p>The form of the …

Architecture

A 1920 Swiss barn is reborn as a modern home for a family of five

Swiss design studio Ralph Germann architectes has overhauled an old drafty barn into a beautiful contemporary home with a new timber annex. Located …

Solar Thermal

Jim Jennings Finds Home In The Southern Californian Desert

When designing his ‘Desert Retreat’ San Francisco-based architect Jim Jennings drew inspiration from the landscape, emphasizing in the construction …

Architecture

A Family Retreat in Quebec Gets a Striking White Addition

Connected to the main house by a glass bridge, the gabled addition affords family members both community and privacy.<p>Near the Lake Ouareau town of Saint-Donat in Quebec, Canada, a traditional gabled house receives a 1,400-square-foot white extension that mirrors the shape of the original building. …

Architecture

Little House by MW Works sits on bluff overlooking Washington's Puget Sound

American studio MW Works has designed a compact cabin in a Washington forest with exterior walls clad in weathered cedar and blackened cement.<p>The …

Puget Sound

Top 5 Homes of the Week With Striking Exteriors

These visually arresting facades can't be accused of being boring. Our editor's top picks of the week feature homes from the Dwell community with impressive exteriors.<p><i>Featured homes were submitted by members of the Dwell community through our Add a Home feature. Add your home to Dwell.com/homes</i> …

Lake Michigan

Montreal’s Most Famous Brutalist Masterpiece

Rainville Sangaré restores Unit 622 in Habitat 67, the Brutalist masterpiece built as a pavilion at the 1967 Expo<p>In 2017, in occasion of the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, the <b>Brutalist masterpiece</b> <b>Habitat 67</b> was featured on a commemorative stamp from the Canadian post office. An architectural icon, …

Architecture

Yangcheng Lake Villas / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The vibrancy of China’s urban typologies lies in the variability of its elements, which reflects certain …

Architecture

Jellyfish House | Wiel Arets Architects

<b>Located in Marbella, on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, the Jellyfish House's neighboring buildings block its view onto the nearby sea.</b> …

Architecture

A Frank Lloyd Wright Home With Unusual Materials Hits the Market at $3.4M

In Minneapolis, this stunning property features unique marble masonry—an element not found in any other Frank Lloyd Wright home.<p>One of only two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes in Minneapolis has hit the market for $3,400,000 via Sotheby’s International Realty.<p>Built in 1950, The Neils House is a …

Architecture

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This Television Rocks!

Over the last decade or so televisions have become seemingly-less deigned; all that’s appeared to have changed is their depth due to the advancing …

House in Yangsan looks like a cluster of small houses

Architecture studio Raum designed this house in the South Korean city of Yangsan as a cluster of clean-lined, interconnected blocks that can adapt to …

Rustic Meets Modern

Pacific Grove, California<p>This newly constructed 2,476-square-foot home in Pacific Grove affords views over a lush green forest reaching all the way to the blue of the Monterey Bay. The open plan on the main floor enhances the sense of spaciousness and is equally suitable for entertaining and …

The Shape Of This House In Finland Was Inspired By The Design Of Planes And Boats

Finnish architect Seppo Mäntylä has collaborated with Polar Life Haus, a wooden house manufacturing company, to create the Wave House.<p>The unique …

How to stop annoying robocalls on your iPhone or Android phone

Fight back against the constant, annoying scam calls<p><i>Update May 10th 9:30AM ET: This article was originally published on March 6, 2018 and has been updated to include video.</i><p>Mobile spam calls have been a nuisance for years, but over the last few months, it’s felt to me like there’s been a surge of …

The Courtyard House / Auhaus Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in Barwon Heads, Victoria (Australia), the Courtyard House is part of the ‘Auhaus Release’ built …

Architecture

Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick: A Brief, White-Hot, and Totally Doomed Romance

Beautiful, rich, and deeply damaged, Edie Sedgwick was the avatar of Andy Warhol’s desires. In 1965, as Pop art’s prince moved from painting into film, he made Sedgwick his superstar—his Marilyn—until the relationship imploded.<p>They were one of the great romances of the 1960s. Pop art’s golden …

Old Stone House / TAKATINA LLC

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Old Stone House is designed for a young couple’s weekend retreat and it sits on a magnificent Hudson …

Modern Shotgun Chameleon House is an affordable DIY home (Video)

Designing buildings for the local climate is an important factor in making them more energy-efficient and pleasant to live in. In hot climates, …

Watch: Designer Ji Lee Creates Witty Images Out Of Simple Words

<b>Designer Ji Lee,</b> former creative director of Google and current creative strategist at Facebook plus Instagram, is the brainchild behind the ‘Word as …

Sleek modern home looks like it’s floating

Complete with a huge cantilever<p>The clients who commissioned this sleek modern home in Kent, England couldn’t have asked for something more different from their previous abode: a 15th-century Tudor house. But variety is the spice of life, right? The couple, a retired engineer and interior designer, …

Architecture

Rendering to Reality: Amanda Levete Completes Glimmering Bangkok Central Embassy

Amanda Levete is the first British architect to ever complete a tower in Thailand. With Bangkok Central Embassy, a massive 1.5-million-square-foot mixed-use project in the city’s main commercial corridor, Levete’s London-based firm AL_A has created a new architectural landmark for the country’s …

Monaco Grand Prix: A look at classic posters throughout the years from F1's most glamorous race

The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the highlights of any Formula One season as the rich and famous descend upon Monte Carlo.<p>Celebritries from across the …

Motor Racing

27 Contemporary Homes That Are Works of Art Photos

We love contemporary homes for their smart design and curb appeal, and these homes are no exception. Architects and designers continue to push the envelope and reimagine how we live by using tight angles mixed with curved surfaces, floor-to-ceiling picture windows, and innovative design. …

Architecture

B1 House

Columbus, Ohio<p>A modern, west coast-style house located in Columbus, Ohio, the Noe Bixby residence sits high on the plunging bank of Big Walnut Creek, overlooking the lush natural scenery and the city. The apparent challenge of the 40-foot drop from the front to the back of the house becomes an …

A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland

Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.<p>Once October rolls around and with it the clouds, a sense of plodding forbearance becomes the daily mien of locals. Depression-alleviating lightbulbs line grocery shelves; travel …