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  1. Reimagining the San Francisco Waterfront
    Green

    Reimagining the San Francisco Waterfront

    One of five shortlisted design teams, Snøhetta proposed a scheme for 13 acres of new parkland in San Francisco's Presidio district that celebrates the natural beautiful of the waterfront site....

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.08.14

  2. Modular Platform Makes Outdoor Cooking a Breeze
    Product Reviews

    Modular Platform Makes Outdoor Cooking a Breeze

    Extend barbecue season as long as possible with the Ulaelu, a modular outdoor cooking platform that can be outfitted with every tool necessary for preparing meals outdoors. Add-ons, which include a...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.30.14

  3. 13 Furnishings in Outdoor-Friendly Materials
    Product Reviews

    13 Furnishings in Outdoor-Friendly Materials

    Pro tip: For a colorful or light industrial feel, powder-coated metal is your best friend when it comes to outdoor furniture. When going the wood route, opt for teak, which oxidizes naturally.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.18.14

  4. 12 Outdoor Furnishings for Spring
    Product Reviews

    12 Outdoor Furnishings for Spring

    Cozy up to nature with an all-encompassing look at terrestrial life from Dwell's April 2014 issue. Deck out a backyard with durable furniture; arrange an alfresco dining spot; or take to the yard...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.17.14

  5. 5 Carefree Hammocks
    A Great Idea

    5 Carefree Hammocks

    Swaying in the breeze is an inherently laid-back activity, but these homes take relaxation to the next level with carefully-manicured gardens, spectacular views, and just the right amount of shade...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.22.15

  6. Coastal Commissions
    Profiles

    Coastal Commissions

    Taking cues from the flora, fauna, and rocky cliffs of Big Sur, California, Mickey Muennig's brand of organic architecture doesn't stop with the terrain.

    written by: Keshni Kashyap
    02.26.09

  7. Photo of the Week: Colorful Outdoor Lounge Chairs
    Rooms We Love

    Photo of the Week: Colorful Outdoor Lounge Chairs

    Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.26.15

  8. A Tropical Forest Grows Indoors in Northern California
    Outdoor

    A Tropical Forest Grows Indoors in Northern California

    A skylit conservatory doubles as a verdant dining parlor in Sonoma County, California.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Grant Harder
    06.06.15

  9. 7 Backyard Escapes and Retreats We Love
    Outdoor

    7 Backyard Escapes and Retreats We Love

    From studios, to guest rooms, lounge areas, and practice spaces, these space-efficient backyard structures provide a small sojourn from the everyday, just steps away from home.

    written by: Aileen Kwun
    06.10.15

  10. High-Design Vacation Home Perfectly Captures Its Peaceful Setting
    House Tours

    High-Design Vacation Home Perfectly Captures Its Peaceful Setting

    A Connecticut home with a notable architectural legacy gets an expansive update for a family of six.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    04.26.15

  11. Bronx
    House Tours

    Bronx

    Two hours later, revivified by a pair of conga players’ exuberant performance on the 2 train, I hustle out at the corner of Third Avenue and East 149th in the South Bronx, once an...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.14.11

  12. Architect Spotlight: Byoung-soo Cho
    Houses We Love

    Architect Spotlight: Byoung-soo Cho

    South Korea is known for its innovations in technology. Seoul architect Byoung-soo Cho applies South Korea's technological innovation to architecture by experimenting with straight lines, negative...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.24.13

  13. Modern Hawaii House Built on Lava Flow
    House Tours

    Modern Hawaii House Built on Lava Flow

    Built on a Hawaiian lava flow, an architect’s first substantial house in concrete reflects its craggy surroundings.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Ian Allen
    07.25.14

  14. Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House
    Houses We Love

    Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House

    A Boston family chose a double dose of prefab for an addition to their home in the Massachusetts countryside.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Tony Luong
    12.02.14

  15. Modern Dallas Family Home
    Houses We Love

    Modern Dallas Family Home

    An inviting home in Dallas makes the most of its wooded lot with an interior courtyard and plenty of windows.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    09.23.14

  16. A Contemporary North Carolina Home Navigates a Tricky Site Atop a Ridge
    Houses We Love

    A Contemporary North Carolina Home Navigates a Tricky Site Atop a Ridge

    Drawing inspiration from the Hebrew alphabet, architects Elihu Siegman and Michael Silverman dreamt up an adaptive structure to fit a difficult site in Asheville, North Carolina.

    written by: Hope Winsborough
    photos by: David Dietrich
    03.17.15

  17. Angular Australian House Fits a Family’s Active Lifestyle
    Houses We Love

    Angular Australian House Fits a Family’s Active Lifestyle

    The stacked but flexible scheme is modern, urban, and dynamic—just like its occupants

    written by: Emma Janzen
    photos by: John Gollings
    03.30.15

  18. Cozy Home in Portland Is Under 800 Square Feet
    Houses We Love

    Cozy Home in Portland Is Under 800 Square Feet

    Designer Shannon Baird conceived of this 796-square-foot dwelling off the back of a larger home in Portland.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.15.15

  19. House Tours

    On a Busy Street in Melbourne, a Brick Home Fits Three Courtyard Retreats

    After demolishing a weatherboard building on a bustling roadway in Melbourne,

    written by: Luke Hopping
    photos by: Trevor Mein
    06.30.15

  20. 12 Inviting Outdoor Grilling Spaces
    Green

    12 Inviting Outdoor Grilling Spaces

    Get your tongs and apron ready, outdoor grilling season is nearly upon us.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.28.15

  21. We Recommend

    Editors' Picks: Our 10 Favorite Planters

    It's high season to exercise that green thumb! These stylish, modern planters are made for plants of all sizes—from a miniature, desktop succulent to a space-defining living wall. Read our June...

    written by: Aileen Kwun
    06.17.15

  22. Psst! Follow Us Down These 5 Secret Passages
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    Psst! Follow Us Down These 5 Secret Passages

    Remember when you were a kid and you'd knock on walls trying to uncover hidden staircases? Of course, you do. These five homes make good on that childhood dream with carefully-concealed private...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.19.15

  23. Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island
    Outdoor

    Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island

    In New York’s Nassau County, a 125-square-foot garden retreat offers a haven from bustling contemporary life.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Dustin Cohen
    03.24.14

  24. 8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables
    A Great Idea

    8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables

    Picnic tables. They work well inside or out, and they conjure happy memories of lazy summertime afternoons spent with friends and family. They're also simple and not fussy, and they allow for clear...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.19.13

  25. Bright Renovation of a 1970s Home
    House Tours

    Bright Renovation of a 1970s Home

    Finding undeveloped land in the idyllic Californian city of Carmel-by-the-Sea is next to impossible. So when Austrian architect Mary Ann Schicketanz decided to leave rural Big Sur, where she had...

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    08.13.14

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