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A House of Water and Glass Drinks in Lakeside Views

Between the water under this glass walkway; the pool beyond the living room; and the lake beyond that – this seems like a glass house built above …

Assembly House a Fusion of Hawaiian and Chinese Architecture

The Assembly House by Zak Architecture in Kona, Hawaii, would only be possible in a region where you can wander outdoors in sarongs and flip-flops …

The Wing House, Australia

• 1 |<p>Aside from making a striking statement, the ‘winged’ roof provides extra shelter over the outdoor areas, as well as filtering the bright …

Design Dilemma: Three Lofts with that Cozy Factor

Who says lofts always feel cavernously cold? While “cozy” may not be the first word to come to mind when considering loft living, some lofts manage …

Outdoor Rooms Define Cape Town Home

SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects) designed this stunning residence together with VIVID Architects.<p>Imagine living in an open air …

Cape Town

In Brazil, a House Like an Ocean Liner

Here’s a sunsoaked house from the Brazilian studio Pupogaspar Arquitetura.<p>Everything about it suggests a huge ocean liner.<p>But the house is in the …

Alberto Campo Baeza’s Glass Box of Air

Only one architect would think to build with air, every architect’s dream.<p>Within a stone “box” that is open to the skies of Spain over Zamora, is a …

Architecture

A Treetop Vacation House in the Tropical Rainforest

Here’s a novel approach to building in a rainforest-covered site from architects Bernardes + Jacobsen.<p>The house is 60 feet in the air, built on a …

Originality and Wit in Tropical Condominium Design

A perfect handkerchief lawn of a green roof frames the sea.<p>Perfection, right?<p>But I’ll bet you’ve never seen a “green roof” so brazenly …

Bold Shapes from Studio Arthur Casas

This double height living room framed in black is just one view of the stunning Casa HS Quinta Da Baroneza.<p>Designed by Studio Arthur Casas the …

Living Rooms

A Contemporary Zigzag Dwelling in Switzerland

An amusing zigzag of concrete roof appears to sit on nothing but glass atop this interesting house in Switzerland.<p>The building, from …

Guest Cottages Like Lanterns in the Woods

The Dry Creek Outbuildings by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in California show how to build in the forest.<p>Wooden buildings in this kind of wooded setting …

Sustainable and Delightful Guest House in New York State

This gorgeous and very straightforward guest house has a simple layout that would be a delight for everyday living as well.<p>Completely encased in …

Luxurious House + Guest House Looks Inwards for its View

For Belzberg Architects, designing the Brentwood Residence presented a challenge. There was no view outside the lot.<p>So they put two buildings at …

Subtle House of Shadows Solves Problem in Thailand

Department of Architecture designed the clever Shadow House in Samutprakarn, Thailand.<p>The site on a busy corner intersection presented a real …

The Deck House Participates in the Malaysian Rainforest

The stairs glimpsed inside the rainforest “Deck House” play a starring role in the experience.<p>As you descend the stair you seem to be walking out …

Design Dilemma: Corrugated Cabins

Cabin living has changed quite a bit from the time it meant a little log cabin in the woods. Modern cabins have gotten very modern indeed, embracing …

Articles about dwells top homes 2013 part one on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a …

California

Architect Bypasses Mortgage Payments, Builds a Tiny Home

Idaho-based architect Macy Miller longed for a place of her own, but didn't want the burdensome cost of mortgage payments and decided to construct her own compact home. After having a dream back in 2011, Miller mustered up the initiative to design her small yet efficient home known as <i>Tiny House</i>. …

Articles about 5 unique houses austin texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.<p>Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed this 4-bedroom, 4-bath house on Lake Austin in Texas,...<p>After an architectural epiphany, a family of traditionalists builds a monument to …

Architecture

Top 10 Decorating Pins of 2013

Rooms worth a repin.<p>The year's best swoon-inducing rooms from us, <i>Veranda</i>, and <i>Elle Decor</i>, which garnered hundreds of your repins. Seeking fresh ideas for 2014? Peruse our Pinterest board devoted to inspiring spaces.

A Visual Feast of Sleek Home Design

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>This multi-level garden features a sun spot on the upper deck with access to a swimming pool that is screened from the lower lawn with an …

Luxurious Family Retreat on Lake Coeur D’Alene

Cool northern sunlight gently blesses a tranquil space overlooking a lake in North Idaho.<p>It exemplifies the massive, solid, durable luxuriousness of …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

Nature

Photographer Captures the Vast Beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge

Photographer Ali Ertrk has been capturing the striking beauty of a variety of landmarks since 2006. Based in San Francisco, the talented artist has specifically focused much of his attention on the Golden Gate Bridge, the massive, bright red suspension bridge in California that spans almost two …

Photography

Imposing, Eye-Catching And Mysterious: The Running Wall Residence

The <b>Running Wall residence</b> in Kerala, India by <b>LIJO RENY Architects</b> is built more as a fort house that reminds us of the Great Wall of China. The …

World Wonders