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  1. Pop-up Parks
    Outdoor

    Pop-up Parks

    Eager for public space, communities re-create their streets as temporary cafes, playgrounds, and bike lanes.

    written by: Inga Saffron
    photos by: Krista Jahnke
    05.18.12

  2. Sunken Outdoor Fire Pit
    Houses We Love

    Sunken Outdoor Fire Pit

    Hufft Projects carves out a sunken seating area in an outdoor scheme designed for entertaining.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Mike Sinclair
    08.21.12

  3. Design: It's About Time
    Event Spotlight

    Design: It's About Time

    On September 18, Dwell deputy editor Aaron Britt will join the AIASF's Architecture in the City Festival, San Francisco's city-wide celebration of architecture, when he leads the panel Design: It's...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    09.14.12

  4. Rana Creek: The Design Firm Bringing Architecture to Life
    Green

    Rana Creek: The Design Firm Bringing Architecture to Life

    In a nursery off the coast of Monterey, California, Rana Creek raises millions of plants each year. From there, many will be raised again, off their grids of soil and up onto roofs and walls,...

    written by: Thomas Travagli
    01.07.13

  5. 10 Springtime Outdoor Space Tips
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    10 Springtime Outdoor Space Tips

    This time of year, we're all gearing up for spring and are eager to freshen up our outdoor spaces. There are several things to consider, from the size of your space to how you want to use it. Here,...

    written by: Ginger Brewton
    photos by: Denman Bennett
    03.12.13

  6. A Surfer's Small Modern Backyard
    Outdoor

    A Surfer's Small Modern Backyard

    We've called out our outdoor furniture favorites before, but the deft use of these Loop chairs by Willy Guhl for Eternit puts them squarely on our list. Matt Jacobson and Kristopher Dukes's small...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    03.25.13

  7. A Modern Treehouse in Belgium
    Outdoor

    A Modern Treehouse in Belgium

    Design firm Baumraum’s modern tree house in Belgium sparks a dialogue about nature and architecture.

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.04.13

  8. An Airstream and Playroom by the Beach
    House Tours

    An Airstream and Playroom by the Beach

    A couple in Israel seizes the rare chance to rehab a 1969 Airstream to experiment with indoor-outdoor, space-efficient living.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    04.12.13

  9. Janne Saario's Modern Skate Parks
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    Janne Saario's Modern Skate Parks

    We've reported on modern skate parks before, but rarely have we seen such a perfect marriage of skating and landscape design as the one embodied by the Finnish Janne Saario. Saario started skating...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.19.13

  10. Chicago's Green Mile
    Interviews

    Chicago's Green Mile

    Chicago bills a one-and-a-half-mile-long stretch of Cermak Road as "the greenest street in America," a surprising characterization considering it was once one of the grittiest industrial...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.24.13

  11. 5 Cool Modern Backyards
    Outdoor

    5 Cool Modern Backyards

    Clean, modern design need not end at your front door. As these five backyards show, a single bold move—geometric pavers, a sculptural firepit, a water feature, or even a concrete slide—can make the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.05.13

  12. 5 Stylish Camping Gear Essentials
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    5 Stylish Camping Gear Essentials

    Camping season is upon us and if you're going to face the wilderness you should at least do it in style. We think there has to be something in between roughing it and glamping. Click through this...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    06.13.13

  13. 6 City Rooftop Gardens We Love
    Outdoor

    6 City Rooftop Gardens We Love

    In cities around the world, rooftop gardens have become a popular way to make use of the limited real estate that’s available in environments defined by industrial buildings.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    06.17.13

  14. 5 Great Lakeside Homes Around the World
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    5 Great Lakeside Homes Around the World

    A cool breeze coming off the water is the best escape from a mid-summer heatwave. These five lakeside homes combine modern design with fresh locations to serve as the perfect summer retreats.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.11.13

  15. 3 Options for Outdoor Lighting
    Outdoor

    3 Options for Outdoor Lighting

    As summer nights swing into high gear, this outdoor lighting will keep your evenings bright.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.02.13

  16. 3 Modern Birdhouses to Beautify Your Yard
    We Recommend

    3 Modern Birdhouses to Beautify Your Yard

    Your home is modern. Why not offer similarly stylish digs for your winged neighbors? Here, three modern birdhouses to enhance any yard.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.05.13

  17. 5 Modern Saunas
    A Great Idea

    5 Modern Saunas

    A stint in a sauna rumored to have myriad benefits from the social and heath standpoints and if you've considered building one of your own, here are five examples from the Dwell archive. For more...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.08.13

  18. 7 Tiny Backyard Retreats
    Outdoor

    7 Tiny Backyard Retreats

    From a nature writer’s off-the-grid Puget Sound getaway to a Texan’s shipping container guesthouse, these retreats may inspire you to make that backyard retreat you’ve been dreaming of a reality.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.27.13

  19. Fresh Eggs: 5 Modern Chicken Coops
    We Recommend

    Fresh Eggs: 5 Modern Chicken Coops

    Talk about farm-to-table. Having your own chickens means the freshest of eggs and no further than your own backyard. Of course, you'll need a place to house your hens. Take a look at these five...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.29.13

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