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  1. 10 Idyllic Wood Decks
    Outdoor

    10 Idyllic Wood Decks

    When it comes to decks, our opinions don't splinter: wood is the the most low-maintenance and natural-looking material choice.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    06.23.15

  2. On Deck

    On Deck

    Lounge long and prosper in this selection of modish outdoor chairs that are as welcome on the patio as spring itself.

    written by: William Bostwick
    05.01.12

  3. Outdoor

    5 Indoor-Outdoor Spaces Designed for Entertaining

    With summer officially underway in the Northern Hemisphere, take a cue from these five festive spaces that take it outside.

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    06.22.15

  4. 11 Ways to Dine Alfresco
    Outdoor

    11 Ways to Dine Alfresco

    Spring is finally here, bringing more opportunities to hit the terrace for meals. Here are 11 of our favorite ways to set up for modern outdoor dining.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.08.14

  5. Quintessential California: 5 Indoor-Outdoor Homes
    Houses We Love

    Quintessential California: 5 Indoor-Outdoor Homes

    Balmy and suburban, California is practically founded on the promise of an indoor-outdoor existence. Like Scandinavian cabins or Brooklyn brownstones, the breezy bungalow is the Sunshine State's...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.18.15

  6. 10 Impressive Backyard Renovations
    Renovation

    10 Impressive Backyard Renovations

    A renovation shouldn’t be confined to the interior of a house. Landscape design is just as important to the modernization of a home.

    07.17.14

  7. 7 Ideas for Landscaping with Gravel
    A Great Idea

    7 Ideas for Landscaping with Gravel

    Great for adding texture to a yard or driveway, gravel is a low-maintenance, eco-friendly landscaping choice.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.17.15

  8. 5 Patios Perfect for Unwinding
    Houses We Love

    5 Patios Perfect for Unwinding

    These carefree patios will help take your mind off winter.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.27.15

  9. 8 Cool Aboveground Pools
    Outdoor

    8 Cool Aboveground Pools

    These raised pools will have you rethinking your cannonball strategy.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.24.15

  10. 7 Modern Swings and Hammocks
    Outdoor

    7 Modern Swings and Hammocks

    Swing into the summer season with these pieces made for shooting the breeze.

    written by: Aileen Kwun
    06.18.15

  11. Get Out!

    Get Out!

    The sun is shining; birds are chirping; it's too darn hot inside, so go ahead and make yourself comfortable with these backyard accessories.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.01.11

  12. Sneak Peek: Green Rooftop Deck in North Dakota
    Green

    Sneak Peek: Green Rooftop Deck in North Dakota

    In our October issue (on newsstands September 10), we tour developer Doug Burgum's green rooftop deck filed with local grasses and plants, LED-illuminated privacy screens, and a natural-gas...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    09.01.13

  13. Prefab, Proven
    House Tours

    Prefab, Proven

    In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000. Here’s the story of the house that resulted from that challenge—and what we learned...

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Roger Davies
    10.19.09

  14. The Architectural Outsider
    Design 101

    The Architectural Outsider

    The architectural profession is shrouded in mystery. What goes on in those offices is as foreign to most people as what goes into making Spam. So Dwell asked an inquisitive non-architect for his...

    written by: Robert Sullivan
    05.27.09

  15. Philadelphia, PA
    City Guide

    Philadelphia, PA

    One of the oldest cities in the United States and home to the country’s first International Style skyscraper, Philadelphia is, unfortunately, now associated more with cheesesteaks and...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    06.17.09

  16. Mountain Dwellings Urban Development in Copenhagen
    House Tours

    Mountain Dwellings Urban Development in Copenhagen

    In Ørestad—Copenhagen’s tiny but buzzing new hub of urban development—a mountain rises from the flatlands. No ordinary geological behemoth, this sloping peak is a feat of...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    07.21.09

  17. Andrea Cochran Landscapes
    Post

    Andrea Cochran Landscapes

    Just like modern homes often bring the outside in, San Francisco landscape architect Andrea Cochran’s exterior designs extend the modern aesthetic from indoors to the outdoors. A new book by...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.06.09

  18. Beantown Dream
    House Tours

    Beantown Dream

    In this tightly packed Northeast city where developers pounce first on any available lot, two young architects found a rare ground-up opportunity.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Roger Davies
    07.01.09

  19. Midcentury Renovation in Portland Capitalizes on Nature with Seven Doors to the Outside
    House Tours

    Midcentury Renovation in Portland Capitalizes on Nature with Seven Doors to the Outside

    An interior designer in Portland updates a 1950s home by a celebrated local architect.

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: Grant Harder
    01.22.15

  20. Reflections on a Lake
    House Tours

    Reflections on a Lake

    Unobtrusively distinct from its neighbors, a weekend house in Mexico assimilates the colors of the surrounding landscape on surfaces of glass, steel, and concrete.

    written by: Ana Guerrerosantos
    07.28.09

  21. Stumptown Rock
    Green

    Stumptown Rock

    Even before construction was complete, the Stump House was turning heads. When its green-minded future owners learned of its shining environmental résumé, they knew they’d found...

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: John Clark
    03.04.09

  22. Terunobu Fujimori
    Profiles

    Terunobu Fujimori

    A modern eccentric with an architectural sensibility drawn from ancient Japanese traditions, Terunobu Fujimori designs projects that are exercises in playful experimentation and sophisticated craft.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    04.14.09

  23. Jakarta, Indonesia
    House Tours

    Jakarta, Indonesia

    In the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, Ahmad Djuhara is on a one-man crusade to blow away the conservative cobwebs of the city’s dowdy suburban architecture.

    written by: Simon Pitchforth
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    05.14.10

  24. Salvage Love
    My House

    Salvage Love

    The first year out of college is a wildcard for most people. Whether spent bumming around Europe with a backpack or slogging through a suffocating desk job, it’s often a year with little...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    01.14.09

  25. iT House, Joshua Tree
    House Tours

    iT House, Joshua Tree

    The iT House brings together raw industrial aesthetics with the tactics of green design to forge a new home in the sunbaked wilds of California’s east.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    02.28.09

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