A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.
The call of the wild is impossible to resist in these six patios, backyards, and gardens that offer a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Offering places to garden, play, recline, and contemplate the view, backyards have the power to redefine the homes with which they share a site.
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.
An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.
At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.
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.
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.
Wishing to preserve existing sites and the natural beauty of original trees, these seven homes use nature as their centerpiece.
Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their regions.
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.
Ton Matton’s chicken coop—a sly protest against European agriculture laws—is getting second looks for its urban-meets-rural aesthetic.
New York firm WORKac taps into society’s increased focus on heathy eating with a school’s learning 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...
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,...
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...
A polar vortex is a lot more tolerable when you have beautiful, breezy pictures of sun-drenched outdoor spaces to stare at and day dream. Here are some of our current favorite places we'd like to...
They say that good fences make good neighbors, but it's equally true that good fences make for good design. Here, from Dwell's archives, are eight examples of fences that enhance the aesthetic...
With aptly applied angular concrete details and ornamental plantings, landscape architect Terence Lee transforms his slender Northern California backyard.
San Francisco–based Airbnb provides a unique hospitality experience for worldly and local travelers alike that allow them to connect to the location and culture of the neighborhood they are...