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Simple Elegance: 12 Remote Slovenian Homes at One With the Landscape

Slovenian architecture emerges from its geography. Identified by four macro regions, from the Alpine and Mediterranean areas to Dinaric and Pannonian landscapes, Slovenia is known for its rich environmental context. As one of the most water-rich countries in Europe, the mountainous nation-state has …

Zero-carbon home generates income by making more energy than it needs

The home of the future could slash your utility bills and generate enough money to help pay the mortgage. UK firm Koru Architects designed and built …

​The modern home that’s big on space and style

If you’ve got it, flaunt it – that’s the motto that many live by, and apparently what the architects and designers of today’s homify 360° house had …

The Emmons House Modern Home in Mill Valley, California by Donn Emmons on Dwell

A 1949 architect's shed up on the hill above Richardson Bay in Marin, California. The humble 1300-square-foot "tree house" was designed and built by a young Donn Emmons as a first personal residence for his new family. The house was truly experimental for its time—a main square floor plan with a …

Treehouses

This prefab tiny house is simplicity at its most chic

It comes fully furnished, down to the cooking utensils<p>There are many traditional architectural elements that tiny homes can skimp on, but natural light isn’t one of them. Thankfully, the gorgeous Ark Shelter offers an abundance of windows cut into its inky black facades. Floor-to-ceiling glass on …

Laives Mountain Retreat

Overlooking Italy's Adige Valley, the Laives Mountain Retreat uses minimalist design to highlight its expansive views. The home is braced by an old …

Architecture

Lake Austin Cabin Modern Home in Austin, Texas on Dwell

This previously undeveloped 5 acre lot, nicknamed ‘the Narrows’ had been a gathering place for the family since the 1970’s. The beautiful Cyprus tree lined Lake Austin waterfront oasis lies just a few miles outside of downtown. The owners insisted on a simple, humble, yet unique cabin to host their …

Small Spaces

The Complete Dwell Guide to Eames Shellspotting - Dwell

Charles and Ray Eames introduced their revolutionary design in 1948 with UCLA as part of MoMA's international competition for low-cost furniture design. Two years later, in 1950, Herman Miller began the first batch of production for the Molded Plastic Chair, in three zinc-plated or black steel …

Design

Concrete ‘Ark House’ offers beautiful views and privacy

It’s a beaut<p>Today in alluring concrete homes: Polish architect Robert Konieczny has designed for his own family the “Ark House,” perched on a verdant hill in picturesque southern Poland.<p>Konieczny knows a thing or two about concrete. Last year, his Dialogue Centre Przełomy—an all-concrete museum …

This Translucent White Box in Singapore Is a Minimalist’s Dream

This stunning home in Singapore, designed by local firm Park+Associates Architects, has just been awarded a 2016 Architizer A+Award — and we aren’t …

Minimalism

Tent House

Set in a clearing roughly 20 minutes from Australia's Sunshine Coast, the Tent House is a versatile dwelling that transitions from winter to summer …

Architecture

Modern Residence Wrapped In Wood, Inside And Out

Architecture is the link between us and our natural surroundings, the element that separates us from nature and, at the same time, brings us closer …

Interior Design

Take a peak: Karawitz’s Maison Marly is a pitch-perfect urban palace

Louis XIV built the Château de Marly as his ‘pleasure palace’, an escape from the formality of Versailles five miles south. The neighbourhood of traditional peak-roof houses that eventually sprung up nearby didn’t have quite the risqué overtones. But a new Passivhaus has come along to sex up the …

A House in the Japanese Countryside

Seven years ago, photographer Yoko Inoue moved from Brooklyn to the Japanese countryside with her husband, Daniel, and son, Motoki. They expected to …

Countryside

A Garage Converted Modern Playroom - Dwell

Among the quirks of living in a city built on hills is that your garage—should you be lucky enough to have one—may reside on a street far removed from your front door. For one family living in San Francisco’s Eureka Valley neighborhood, hopping in the car means heading through the kitchen and out …

Architecture

Thin steel-frame walls give this narrow home a lighter touch

Functional and decorative<p>Vietnam is home to plenty of innovative vertical residences, including this freshly renovated property with steel-bar walls that serve both as a supportive framework and decorative element.<p>Designed by local architecture studio Block Architects, the Lee & Tee House in Ho Chi …

'70s gem by Sydney Opera House architect on market for the first time

Peter Hall designed the midcentury home for a supreme court judge and his wife<p>There’s plenty of refreshing midcentury modern homes to be found in Australia, and this “bolthole” in Sydney comes with some impressive credentials. The Helsham House was designed in 1974 by Peter Hall, the architect who …

White Shack

With a mid-century form and modern design, the White Shack isn't your average beach shack. The home caters to a family of surfers and their 1962 …

Living Rooms

Built for the Socialite: Yin-Yang House Strikes the Perfect Spatial Balance!

If the 90’s were all about rigid cubicles and an intentional disconnect from immediate surroundings, the last decade has turned this around …

Architecture

Family House Echoes The Sky In Its Modern Interior Design

It’s pretty rare to encounter a project where the client is also the builder or the architect. These cases are interesting because they offer a …

These sleek prefabs come with smart home features

Go inside a 720-square-foot “Coodo”<p>Another day, another prefab company trying to lure you into the out-of-the-box home dream. This time, Coodo from Hamburg, Germany, shows off its newly completed project, a 720-square-foot “Coodo 64,” installed in Bielefeld, Germany.<p>With rounded edges (also seen in …

House Vlijmen / Jan Couwenberg Architectuur

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In the village of Vlijmen this house was designed for an elderly couple, who wanted to keep on living in …

Classic and stylish: an apartment with something to say

Today we will show you a wonderful apartment of 970 ft² located in Warsaw, Poland. The charm of this apartment lies in the classic and stylish design …

7 Historic Homes Reinvented with Modern Additions Photos

It's easy to be drawn to an old buildings's charm and character, but the reality is, a historic residence is not typically synonymous with easy modern living. In the new book <i>The New Old House</i> (Abrams, $60), design reporter Marc Kristal shows us how architects are taking timeworn properties and …

A 19th-Century Manhattan Townhouse is Transformed into a Coveted Minimalist Marvel

Overseeing a top-to-bottom remodel, Annabelle Selldorf and D’Apostrophe Design bring a light, airy feel to the Upper East Side home of art dealer Christophe Van de Weghe and his wife, Anne-Gaëlle<p><i>This article originally appeared in the January 2014 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>What could be …

Brick Houses That Form A Bridge Between Past And Present

Exposed bricks are making a big comeback lately but not so long ago brick houses and buildings were perceived as being old, outdated and in immediate …

17 Pared-Down Examples of Minimalist Living Photos

In the 1960s and ’70s, a school of artists that included Donald Judd, Carl Andre, and Dan Flavin dubbed their ultra-pared-down works of art—a canvas painted all one shade, a room colored lavender by a neon light, the simplest riff on a wood chair—minimalism. Quickly, the style cropped up in the …

Alexander Gorlin Crafts an Ultramodern Glass-And-Concrete Home in Nova Scotia

On a craggy peninsula, a glass-and-concrete retreat makes the most of its pristine surroundings<p><i>This article originally appeared in the February 2014 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>It began like a thriller. Out of the blue, a mysterious stranger e-mails architect Alexander Gorlin and makes him an …

Architecture

The Beastie Boys’ Mike D lives in a gorgeous modern house by Barbara Bestor

It’s a beaut’<p>Well this is nice (and perhaps a bit unexpected): Los Angeles architect Barbara Bestor of Bestor Architecture, whose work we’ve admired many times on our pages, designed this modern home for Mike D of the Beastie Boys.<p>In a piece he penned for the March issue of <i>Architectural Digest</i>, …

Tinkerbox House

Surrounded by over 10 acres of forest in the Hudson Valley, the Tinkerbox House uses the owner's hobbies as the focus of its design. The process …