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5 Green Homes from Dwell's April Outdoors Issue

Dwell's April 2014 issue is now on newsstands—here's a sneak peek of the intelligent homes, outdoor products, and green building methods you'll see in its pages.
March 26, 2014
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Bay Area Ipe-Clad Backyard Getaway

An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.
March 26, 2014
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Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids

At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.
March 24, 2014
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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.
March 24, 2014
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How To Create a Small Space Garden

Don’t have ten acres to stuff full of perennials? Fret not! Gardens can make a big impact even on a small scale. Four designers share their visions of how to landscape within a tiny footprint.
March 20, 2014
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Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings

A quintessential backyard element, the swing adds levity to outdoor spaces. These seven pieces give new perspective to their homes whether hung from a tree, on a porch, and even inside.
March 20, 2014
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Modern Homes Built Around Trees

Wishing to preserve existing sites and the natural beauty of original trees, these seven homes use nature as their centerpiece.
March 19, 2014
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Landscape Design for All Climates

Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their regions.
March 18, 2014
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Tiny Vacation Shelters in the French Countryside

La Nuage, a system of waystations in Bourdeaux, France, lets hikers live in the cloud.
March 12, 2014
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