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Latest Articles in Outdoor

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Japanese-Inspired Landscape Design in Berkeley

For her largest commission to date, a young San Francisco architect channels Tadao Ando to create an outdoor room for a couple in the Berkeley Hills.
March 5, 2014
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SLO Architecture's Dwell Vision Award–Winning Design

Our inaugural award for design innovation goes to a firm whose architectural orb is lean, green, and buoyant.
March 4, 2014
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A Dutch Designer's Modern Chicken Coop

Ton Matton’s chicken coop—a sly protest against European agriculture laws—is getting second looks for its urban-meets-rural aesthetic.
March 2, 2014
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An Edible Learning Garden in Brooklyn

New York firm WORKac taps into society’s increased focus on heathy eating with a school’s learning garden.
February 28, 2014
Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden

Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden

Architect Burton Baldridge donated his services to Casis Elementary, his daughter’s large public school in Austin, Texas, to design and build an outdoor classroom that would augment an organic gardening program.
February 27, 2014
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Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin

Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.
February 26, 2014
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Hotels We Love: El Cosmico Hotel in Marfa, Texas

Offering herbal workshops, and playing host to the Trans-Pecos festival, El Cosmico is a hotel that's engaged with the community. Guests stay close to the land, experiencing it in their teepees, tents or trailers, a theater, a caravan, a campground, and a hotel. Bunkhouse Communications Director Isadora McKeon, who works for El Cosmico and several other Texas hotels, was happy to describe the genesis of this hotel and its unique attitude and design.
February 25, 2014
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3 Innovative Outdoor Libraries in Russia

Three ‘book-objects’ created by Alexander and Daria Kudmova Butahinoy of the Moscow-based Ruetemple Architectural Studio offer ways to store books and save space. Furnishing the outdoor, public space of Park Muzeon and its Bauman Garden, these ‘objects’ reimagine the book’s natural habitat while offering shelter to books and booklovers alike.
January 28, 2014
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Aspiring Architects Build a Pavilion in the Vermont Forest

In a Vermont forest, architecture students design and build a pavilion for quiet contemplation.
January 23, 2014
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