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Design Detail: More Modern Bridges

Footbridges can join an older structures to a new additions, or close a gulf between a house and the street. And when good design is part of the mix, they can add a decorative touch. Following this post from September, here are seven more modern footbridges from Dwell's archives.
February 3, 2014
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8 Modern Fences

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 value of their properties.
January 6, 2014
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A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape

With aptly applied angular concrete details and ornamental plantings, landscape architect Terence Lee transforms his slender Northern California backyard.
January 3, 2014
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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 sight lines though a space. Put another way, they are perfectly at home in the modern world. Here are some graceful picnic-style tables from Dwell's archives.
December 19, 2013
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An Award-Winning Landscape Design in Portland

Portland, Oregon–based studio Mayer/Reed won a 2013 Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects for its work on Bud Clark Commons, a supportive housing project in the city's Pearl district.
December 13, 2013
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7 Modern Homes Decorated with Ivy

Ivy-covered houses conjure romantic thoughts of English cottages and times of yore but modern homes can benefit from a little lush greenery decoration too. Here, we take a look at seven modern houses with a touch of ivy.
December 10, 2013
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It's Summer Somewhere: 8 Great Pools

Inspired by two guys who counted all the pools in Los Angeles thanks to an elegant data visualization tool, we combed the Dwell archives for our own roundup of the best swimming pools.
December 3, 2013
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10 Ways to Landscape With Pavers

Fall is upon us and the branches are beginning to grow bare, so there’s no better time than now to focus on your hardscape. Here are 10 ways to incorporate pavers into the modern garden.
November 19, 2013
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A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach

A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California.
November 18, 2013
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