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Cool, Asian Courtyard Home With A Brutalist Core

Modeled after the traditional courtyard family residences of Thailand, Baan Yo Yen is a Brutalist-inspired house designed with good circulation and family interaction in mind.<p>Home to a Thai couple who were looking to start a family, Baan Yo Yen house is a simple yet elegant 4,844 square foot …

Architecture

Capitol Hill House

Seattle, Washington<p>This new modern home in Seattle's East Capitol Hill neighborhood is an economical, efficient, low-maintenance, and modern version of a traditional Seattle house – one with primary living spaces on the main floor and three bedrooms above.<p>The homeowners came from a culture with a …

Framing

A Super-Insulated Home in Japan Brings Comfort to an Elderly Couple - Dwell

This retreat in Ehime in northwestern Shikoku belongs to an aging husband and wife who don't see eye-to-eye on air conditioning.<p>He is averse to air conditioning, but she can't stand the heat. The couple hired local Ehime studio Takashi Okuno & Associates to design this modern Japanese home, where …

Living Rooms

Flood Damaged Remodel

Boulder, Colorado<p>This home was heavily damaged by a landslide during the Boulder flood in 2013. Mud and rock destroyed much of the interior and even flowed down the stairs to the rooms below.<p>The emphasis of the remodel was to redesign the living room and kitchen. The windows and doors were replaced …

Living Rooms

Stanley Bay House

Muskoka, Ontario, Canada<p>Sited overlooking beautiful Lake Joseph, Stanley Bay Cottage is anchored into the surrounding granite stone with a lower level walk out facing the lake. The varying roof planes of the building are inspired by the sloping landscapes. Upon approach, the lake is revealed …

Living Rooms

8 Outstanding Cabins For Rent in Canada

If you harbor a love for the great outdoors, then it's time to visit the Great White North.<p>Whether you're looking to ski, fish, hike, or simply kick back in a quiet pastoral town, Canada is a vacation destination that can certainly help you relax and recharge.<p>Below, we've tracked down eight …

British Columbia

Canadian Cottage with a view

Québec, Canada<p>This stunning property is built using the BONE Structure technology.

Cottages

Living Green Walls Bring Jungle Vibes Into a Brazilian Apartment

Near Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo, Brazil, is an incredible triplex apartment that brings the green of the park indoors.<p>In order to visually connect different programs throughout all three levels of the apartment, Mariana Andersen and Mariana Guardani of São Paulo-based firm Casa14 Arquitetura …

Architecture

Dwell’s Top 10 Bathrooms of 2017

These are the soothing spaces our readers most covet.<p>Monochromatic color schemes, freestanding tubs, graphic tiles, living walls—you'll find all of this and more in the most popular bathrooms of the year. Keep reading to see the private sanctuaries that topped the list in 2017.<p>10. Family Villa in …

Architecture

A 290-Square-Foot Apartment in São Paulo Takes Advantage of Every Inch

A perforated concrete wall and a raised Formica platform are used to maximize limited floor space in a tiny São Paulo studio.<p>Working within an incredibly compact floor plan—291 square feet to be exact—Brazilian architects Marina Cardoso de Almeida and Sarah Bonanno of TRIA Arquitetura collaborated …

São Paulo

Ditch the traditional Bunk Beds for these 10 fresh ideas!

Bunk beds! The most fun sleepover or shared young sibling bedroom furniture in the world, but there are some really spectacular designs being …

Discover 6 Amazing Riverside Homes

Nestled along the banks of rivers throughout the United States, these modern homes take full advantage of their locations in nature, framing views of bubbling or calm rivers beyond.<p>Waterfront properties have long been desirable real estate, but homes located along rivers tend to offer more …

Architecture

This London Prefab Made of 7 Modules Was Raised in Just One Day

Located on a site where two obsolete garages formerly stood is a 935-square-foot prefab home in London's borough of Richmond.<p>Designed by London-based practice RDA Architects in collaboration with prefab and modular builders Boutique Modern, the building is clad in Shou Sugi Ban timber with fit-outs …

Architecture

A Norwegian Summer Cabin Embraces the Rocky Terrain

Balancing on irregular, rough-hewn rocks along the Norwegian coast, this renovated summer cabin near a town called Larvik in Vestfold County intelligently navigates a challenging terrain to take full advantage of dramatic views.<p>Located just about 16 feet from the sea, Lille Arøya—a 807-square-foot …

Architecture

A Dramatic Tree House by Budget-Conscious DIY Builders

In a remote second-growth forest in Sullivan County, New York, is an off-the-grid tree house that was constructed with the help of the trees around it.<p>Sited on a steep, sloping hill surrounded by trees, the 360-square-foot project was designed to accommodate a limited $20,000 construction …

Architecture

Kessler Residence

Dallas, Texas<p>Low, sweeping proportions and open expanses visually engage the landscape and a series of levels and landings speak to mid-century roots. Visitors and inhabitants alike are gracefully guided throughout and framed views offer different perspectives on the home’s wooded surroundings, …

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>Amanemu is a luxury resort designed by the Australian firm Kerry Hill Architects and built as part of the Aman group, an upscale hotel brand. The resort's buildings present striking …

National Parks

Plans For a Simple Carport Evolve Into a Rear Addition and See-Through Pool

A straightforward alteration and addition project in Manly, New South Wales, Australia, results in a surprising overhaul of the rear yard.<p>The owners of The Whyte House—a two-story, Queen Anne-style, semi-detached, heritage-listed building—had wanted to add a carport and awnings to their home. They …

Architecture

Cage House in Shishizuka

Cage House in Shishizuka is a minimal architecture project located in Aichi, Japan, designed by Studio Velocity. The housing project is for a couple …

Architecture

12 Lovely Little Lofts

Making the most of a little spare loft space can add a whole new dimension to your home. Here are a few creative examples.

Greenwich Village

Big Cabin | Little Cabin

Fairplay, Colorado<p>Cabin (‘kab en’) 1. a small simple dwelling. 2. a shelter made of wood, situated in a wild or remote area.<p>We all carry preconceived ideas of the word “cabin” in our collective memory -- a family gathering place, a place of rest after a long day in nature, pegs on the wall to hang …

Cabins

The Barn

Wilson, Wyoming<p>This modern take on the rustic barn offers a unique space for guests to soak in the gorgeous mountain vistas near Jackson, Wyoming.<p>Carney Logan Burke Architects has offices in Jackson, Wyoming and Bozeman, Montana. They also possess an impressive portfolio of architectural pieces …

Rustic

Gestalten's New Book Shows How to Transform Small Spaces Into Design Marvels

Gone is the suburban flight of yesterday. These days, more people around the world are moving into cities by choice—and as a result, space has become a precious commodity.<p>As most city dwellers already know, space is always at a premium. But sometimes less can be more, and the lack of space and …

Architecture

15 Modern and Creative Spaces For Kids

It's never too early to instill a good sense of design into your kids.<p>If you're getting ready to design your child's room, take the opportunity to get as playful as you like. You can either make it an aesthetic extension of the rest of your home, or create a personalized hideout that represents …

Furniture

PLK Lake House

Santa Ana Department, El Salvador<p>The house located in a lake near the coffee producing city of Santa Ana. It Was designed and built as a place where a large and growing family with members who live both in El Salvador and abroad could come together and enjoy the couple of weeks a year they can …

Food & Dining

Seward Residence

Brenham, Texas<p>We took several cues from the rolling topography in our design for this contemporary country residence. Sited at the crest of a bluff, the main house, breezeway, pool, and garage arc along the curved edge of the hill, well positioned to capture panoramic views. A single roof stretches …

Architecture

An Eliot Noyes Transformation in Connecticut Honors the Experimental Spirit of the Original

Now offered at under $7 million, a renovation of Noyes’ Brown Residence uses architectural mimicry and contrast to sustain the late architect’s concepts.<p>During the 1940s and ‘50s, the Harvard Five—Marcel Breuer, John Johannsen, Philip Johnson, Landis Gores, and Eliot Noyes—conducted experiments in …

Architecture

1600 Lakeside

Orlando, Florida<p>An odd-shaped property was no match for architect Ryan Young, who designed his family's home on a beautiful lakeside property in Central Florida.<p>"I have a profound fascination with the authenticity of materials and the beautiful imperfections of wood, concrete and steel," said …

Dining Rooms

A Clever Sunken Roof Fills a London Terrace House with Light

A London renovation resolves a family’s yearning for open air and greenery.<p>Bracketed by obstacles on both sides, this terrace house in London's East End severely lacked an outdoor connection. At the behest of its residents, Scenario Architecture added windows, repositioned the stairwell, and …

Architecture

A Plunging Roof Carves Out Space in This Park City Home Offered at $2.4M

Clad in shou sugi ban cedar with a sculptural roof that cuts through the home, this property in Park City, Utah, also features passive solar design and smart home technology.<p>As the chairman of an arts nonprofit in Park City, Utah, Matt Mullin was introduced to the work of Axis Architects during an …

Architecture