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The next Apple Watch could be the first must-have smartwatch

Apple is getting ready to launch a new version of the Apple Watch that doesn't need to be paired with an iPhone in order to work, according to</i> …

A Family’s Cramped Bungalow Is Replaced With an Accessible and Affordable Prefab

In Santa Monica, a couple go all in on a prefab home that’s flexible and accessible and unabashedly part of their neighborhood.<p>Since launching their Los Angeles-based prefab company Connect Homes, Jared Levy and Gordon Stott have worked with scores of modern-design lovers to build their dream …

Modern Kitchen Upgrade Ideas From a Danish Design Firm That's Challenging the Kitchen Market

Kitchen remodels can be intimidating, partly because of the myriad of choices and decisions that must be made for both aesthetic and practical reasons—not to mention possible budget restraints.<p><b>"We love great design at a good price, which is our goal for our customers. Ikea is second to none when it</b> …

Rural Idaho home by Olson Kundig has gadgets and gizmos aplenty

An entire glass wall swings upward to open this spacious retreat to the landscape of the American West – one of several inventive features …

Architecture

Rammed-charcoal home is a handsome oasis between the trees

Melbourne-based Branch Studio Architects crafted this dark and handsome number hidden away among the trees in Victoria. Built as a house extension …

Architecture

Quintessa Pavilions

Surrounded by 280 acres of vine-covered hillsides and mature oak trees, the Quintessa Pavilions are a trio of wine-tasting shelters for a Napa Valley …

Napa Valley

Halls Ridge Knoll

This guest house is the first of three structures to be built alongside a winding lane atop a ridge in the Santa Lucia Preserve, positioned five miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. The vast rolling topography is filled with sea breezes, warm sun, panoramic views of the Santa Lucia Mountains, and a …

Halls Ridge Knoll Modern Home in Carmel Valley, California by Bohlin… on Dwell

This guest house is the first of three structures to be built alongside a winding lane atop a ridge in the Santa Lucia Preserve, positioned five miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. The vast rolling topography is filled with sea breezes, warm sun, panoramic views of the Santa Lucia Mountains, and a …

Swimming Pools

Strategic Plan for Tourism Development in Alcossebre / Sanahuja&Partners

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project, located in the coastal town of Alcossebre, is part of a Strategic Plan for Tourism …

Architecture

How to Cure Your Own Bacon and Pancetta

Praise the pork belly — two of the world’s best cured meats are easy to make at home.<p>Everything’s better with bacon, and it’s a pretty simple matter to make your own. Bacon and its Italian counterpart pancetta are fundamental members of the expansive world of cured meats. At their most basic, they …

The Dry-Age Shortcut: How to Fake 45 Days in 48 Hours

Meet koji, the miracle grain that's going to change your steak game forever.<p>You could shell out $75 for a 45-day dry-aged rib eye, and then even more for the bottle of red that goes with it. Or you could—stay with me—make it for yourself, at home. Look, dry-aged meat is amazing and certainly worth …

House in Santa Mónica / Fkb Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This is a house for temporary use, with the possibility of becoming permanent home for a family …

Architecture

Seattle design covers ugly highway with an elevated park and affordable housing

Back in 1962, construction of Interstate 5 sliced through the heart of Seattle, essentially splitting the city in half. Now, local architects Patano …

Urban Design

TCH House / Arkylab

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> La Herradura is a 60’S residential complex on the city of Aguascalientes, with land lots above 1000 m2, …

This Movable Village Of Shipping Container Houses Instantly Creates A New Neighborhood

Often cities have extra land but not the cash or wherewithal to create new developments. Now they can create extra housing, with very little fuss.<p>As in most big cities, it’s hard to find an apartment to rent in Copenhagen—and even harder to find one that’s affordable. But the city also has a lot of …

Articles about adventurous apartment building made 36 shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>In South Korea, shipping containers have been used to build amazing projects including an art school, low-cost housing, a...<p>I wish I …

Shipping Containers

Articles about 9 tiny apartments new york city on Dwell.com - Dwell

A trip to New York City is inevitably a whirlwind, whether it's your first visit or your five hundredth.<p>Throughout NYC's bustling boroughs, minuscule studios, tightly-packed family apartments, and converted small spaces are the norm.<p>With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team …

New York City

Slnečnice - The Sunflowers 1st phase / Compass Atelier

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Sunflowers residences are a pilot project in South Bratislava, which by its size and urban ambitions …

Urban Development

Articles about richly furnished home frames striking landscape views on Dwell.com - Dwell

In the Australian bush, a sculptor and an architect collaborate on a house built to withstand fire.<p>Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by...<p>A green house near the coast of El Salvador captures the best of its …

Architecture

Articles about desert utopia on Dwell.com - Dwell

With this elegant steel prototype, Marmol Radziner and Associates launch a new prefab venture with the goal of bringing their...<p>A Slovenian architect’s “wooden tent” design pushes the conversation on nature-respecting modern mountain architecture and...<p>People who live in glass houses shouldn't …

Architecture

Articles about sublime indoor outdoor retreat mexico city on Dwell.com - Dwell

On an undesirable lot in Mexico City, architect Yuri Zagorin Alazraki created a stacked home and lush garden.<p>Michel Rojkind and Gerardo Salinas of Rojkind Arquitectos have taken on commissions all over the world, but the work they have...<p>A designer carves out a domestic oasis in Mexico City.<p>Last …

Mexico City

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>The Dwell home tours in Los Angeles are an annual highlight and due to popular request, we've brought them to New York for the...<p>Coasting up to Dwell on Design in LA, we …

Architecture

Gerês House / Carvalho Araújo

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Gerês house is located on a steep slope in the Caniçada Valley where there was a small house and a …

Bruyn Housing / Pierre Blondel Architectes

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The initial request of the CPAS of Brussels is made in the context of a larger scale with two other …

Outdoor Spaces

Articles about 5 modern barn renovations 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 talks us through Dwell's March 2016 issue.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron explains the thinking behind our annual issue dedicated to interior …

San Francisco

Get to Know Alejandro Aravena, the Pritzker Prize Winner Who Builds Half-Finished Homes

In 2014, Alejandro Aravena, the architect who just won the prestigious Pritzker Prize, delivered a TED talk on his work. He punctuated the talk by …

Architects "are never taught the right thing" says 2016 Pritzker laureate Alejandro Aravena

<b>Exclusive interview:</b> universities are failing to give architects the training that will enable them to find solutions for an imminent global housing …

London School of Economics

A Conversation with Michael Maltzan: Lessons on Affordable Housing

On Tuesday October 20th we had the pleasure of hosting LA architect Michael Maltzan for our second <i>Lunch with a Leader</i> this semester. We were also …