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Articles about four friends joined forced realize idyllic forest retreat outside toronto on Dwell.com - Dwell

Two homes combine under one roof in this unique lakeside structure.<p>For some people, building a house may seem like a daunting commitment to permanence—a kind of spatial lockdown.<p>In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative …

Lake Tahoe

Articles about stunning alpine home sweeping views and custom crafted interior on Dwell.com - Dwell

Eco-friendly features like solar panels and rainwater catchments keep this retreat's environmental footprint small.<p>Horizontal larch cladding and a copper pitched roof lend textural detail to a contemporary farmhouse.<p>A Connecticut home with a notable architectural legacy gets an expansive update for …

Architecture

Articles about couple builds their ideal retirement home forest on Dwell.com - Dwell

A retired couple looking to downsize find the solution right in their backyard.<p>Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.<p>A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious …

Retirement

Vila Taguai / Cristina Xavier Arquitetura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The residential project comprising eight wooden houses at Vila Taguaí, located 22 km from the centre of …

Articles about modular retreat on Dwell.com - Dwell

On a wedge-shaped lot in the Texas Hill Country, a couple adapt a modular system to create an idyllic gathering spot.<p>Architect Jim Garrison of Brooklyn-based Garrison Architects was asked to design a lakeside retreat for visiting families at a...<p>Studio B, a Colorado based architecture and interior …

Prefab Homes

The Light-Filled Casa Zauia

With a hillside location offering panoramic views of Algarve, Portugal, <b>Casa Zauia</b> by <b>Mario Martins Atelier</b> seems especially built for contemplation. …

Articles about modern home joins storied site pacific ocean on Dwell.com - Dwell

A new home at Sea Ranch, a half-century-old enclave of rugged modernist houses on the Northern California coast, captures the...<p>Seeking a respite from the city, a Portland couple create a beachfront getaway on Oregon’s rugged coast.<p>Though living in a glass house certainly isn't for everyone, many …

Architecture

Articles about japanese home among trees uses bookshelves and glass walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

An established Japanese architecture firm with a yen for porous, indoor-outdoor living spaces crafts a hilltop perch for a young...<p>Cantilevered volumes of glass lift the residents of this modern Atlanta home high into an urban forest.<p>Create a space that stands out.<p>Though living in a glass house …

Architecture

Articles about 5 rugged fire resistant homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small and cozy, these gorgeously furnished mobile homes will convince you to downsize and hit the road in minutes.<p>The industrial material of choice is making its rounds in the residential realm.<p>The blissful outdoor areas of these homes from the Dwell community are a breath of fresh air.<p>Who doesn't …

Interior Design

Articles about 9 designs inspired japanese architecture and craft on Dwell.com - Dwell

While staircases are functional by nature, many architects use them as an opportunity to introduce a graphic design statement to...<p>One of the most devastating crises to hit Japan in over 60 years, the March earthquake and tsunami left the country shocked,...<p>From small workshops to home studios, we …

São Paulo

A Forest Hideaway Proves Concrete And Cozy Can Go Together

The AV house makes an excellent case for concrete at the domestic scale.<p>A common, if facile, critique of Brutalism is that it is widely unsuited to domestic application. A home, after all, is not a city hall (Brutalism was most extensively rendered in the service of civic structures), and it need …

Haus Hainbach / MOOSMANN

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The building is located on a large hammer-shaped plot in Mauerbach, directly at the border between …

Copper-clad Fall House goes green ... literally

The two-storey Fall House measures a total of 353 sq m (3,800 sq ft). This includes three bedrooms, a bathroom, and an open plan lounge, kitchen, and …

Slovenia's prefab wooden World Expo pavilion evokes the mountainous landscape of its homeland

1/14<p>Slovenia Milan World Expo 2015 Pavilion 14<p>This playful wooden pavilion consists of five prismatic structures, each representing Slovenia's …

Architecture

SolTech's Beautiful Glass Roof Tiles Heat Your Home With Solar Energy

SolTech Energy, a Swedish company selling solutions for clean solar power, has developed a unique home heating system contained within roofing tiles …

Clean Energy

SuperMod: 3D Printed Modular Wall Storage

SuperMod is 3D printed modular wall storage that’s also colorful and faceted. Designed by the founders of Simplus Design with Bold Machines, SuperMod …

Articles about 12 inviting outdoor grilling spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Don't have space for a massive pool in your backyard? No need to worry.<p>Memorial Day weekend is finally upon us, and if you're thinking what we're thinking, then it's time to get outdoors and fire up...<p>Ah, sweet sweet summertime. What better way to sit back and relax, than enjoying an epic patio, …

Sustainability

Tom Dixon's Cog lights are shaped like machine components

<b>Milan 2015:</b> British designer Tom Dixon has launched a set of lights based on mechanical cogs to accompany his range of brass home accessories.<p>Dixon's …

A New-Fashioned Harley

Somewhere between classic and contemporary, heritage and novelty, this Harley Davidson concept is giving us retro-futuristic realness! Its single …

Outdoor Shower

Designer <b>Danny Venlet</b> reinvents the shower experience with this portable outdoor shower. It can be connected to a standard garden hose, and is …

Architizer

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Modern Architecture

Articles about 12 window seats we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Regularly cited as the father of "high-tech" buildings, Pritzker Prize-winning Italian architect Renzo Piano's designs showcase...<p>Coffee can be dreadfully serious.<p>The two Toronto curators behind this showcase for innovative Canadian design run through 10 of their current favorites.<p>Tiny houses are …

Avant-garde

Nendo's seven door concepts include designs for wheelchair users and children

<b>Milan 2015:</b> Nendo's ideas to reinterpret the simple wooden door include sliding portions, an additional opening for children and a portal that wraps …

India Mahdavi's Bold Bisazza Tiles are Cement, not Ceramic

This is the flooring version of "I can't believe it's not butter"<p>Bisazza may be known for their glass mosaics and ceramic tiles, but lately they've …

Elon Musk launches Tesla batteries for the home in bid to cut fossil fuel usage

Tesla founder Elon Musk has launched two batteries designed to power homes and businesses in an attempt to reduce the world's reliance on fossil …

Articles about creative take dogtrot house brings clean lined modernism tennessee on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designers Sebastian Haquet and Thomas Lanthier have a decidedly modern take on shelters for pets.<p>It can take as little as two weeks to build one.<p>Embodying innovations in technology, architecture, and lifestyle, the 200-foot-long residence in Hancock Park, Los Angeles will...<p>Rejuvenation's new …

David Hockney

Adventures in Laser Kerf Bending

If you're going to go curved, you may as well go pretty<p>When Shaun Crampton designed a bentwood housing for his self-built radio receiver, he didn't …

The W.I.N.D. House by UNStudio

The W.I.N.D. house by UNStudio, a modern version of a country house in the north of the Netherlands.<p>The architects of UNStudio completed the W.I.N.D. …