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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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7 Houses with Creative Courtyards

For outdoor dining or a private place to lounge in the sun, nothing beats a courtyard. Here are seven such spaces.
November 11, 2013
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7 Great Green Walls

Not for the feint of heart, but for the green of thumb: A living wall is a vibrant way to celebrate nature in tandem with architecture. Peek through our archives for another look at living walls and vertical gardens.
October 10, 2013
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5 Public Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi

With a body of work spanning sculpture, dance, furniture, lightning, and landscapes, Isamu Noguchi is one of the most revered figures in the 20th-century canon. Buckminster Fuller once called described him as "a scientist-artist…one of the rare question-askers and responders" and others have said he's a traditional sculptor who makes contemporary images that relate to history. Historian Martin Friedman notes that "his large-scale architectural conceptions have more in common with the awesome structures of Mesoamerica, Borobudur, and Angkor Wat than current forms." Here, we take a look at four of his public spaces, which feature abstracted forms, monolithic elements, organic influences, and visual references to history.
September 20, 2013
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Dwell's Coolest Modern Backyards

Dwell spotlights the coolest modern backyards from the pages of our magazine.
August 26, 2013
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Charming Weekend Cottage Renovation in Marin

A Bay Area landscape designer works her yard like a jigsaw puzzle, packing a bevy of distinctive destinations into a steep and diminutive plot.
July 23, 2013
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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 space. Steal these ideas to create your own modern yard! For more outdoor ideas, check out our roundup of 33 Landscaping Ideas.
June 5, 2013

Landscape Architect Bernard Trainor

We're thrilled to welcome Bernard Trainor to Dwell on Design this year. The Monterey-based, Australia-born landscape architect has a knack for crafting gardens that complement their built and natural environments. His panel will focus on landscaping for mid-century architecture but there's much more to his work so we've decided to share a few quotes from his new book Landprints: The Landscape Designs of Bernard Trainor (Princeton Architectural Press, 2013).
May 15, 2013
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