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The glass wall separating the main living area and the inner courtyard garden opens like an accordion to create a barrier-free transition. Built-in planters along the walls of the courtyard add greenery without eating into the valuable surface 
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These City Homes Hide Quiet Courtyards

Behind their urban facades, these homes from New York to Melbourne conceal outdoor moments.
January 21, 2016
Desert Canopy House lap pool with Cloe chaise longues from Myyour

8 All-White Homes in Scorching Hot Climates

These minimalist paradises understand the trick to beating the heat boils down to color and material.
January 21, 2016
Skidmore Passivhaus facade

6 Eco-Friendly Homes Built with Passive House Standards in Mind

While not every house collected here mets the strictest standards and certifications of passive house design, they all strive to achieve its goals: impressive efficiency thanks to insulation, air-tight construction, and other energy-saving features.
January 21, 2016
Steel swing doors in patio of Delaware renovation by Robert M. Gurney Architect

8 Brilliant Examples of Indoor-Outdoor Homes

From cities to the countryside, the best modern design lets in a little (or a lot of) nature.
January 21, 2016
fujimori terunobu charred cedar house exterior

Black Beauties: 7 Modern Homes With Shou-Sugi-Ban Details

Organic and warm, these homes make the case for the charred-wood details inspired by the traditional Japanese method of treating cedar to make it rain, rot, and fire-resistant.
January 21, 2016
Stone house limestone and concrete exterior in Karst

4 Sophisticated and Distinct Homes in Slovenia

From small to large, this range of residences shows versatile ways of living in these Slovenian cities and towns.
January 20, 2016
In the living room, a double-height window and a skylight work together to frame a view of the Victorian Gothic church just across the street.

How to Do High-Impact Skylights

For these homes, it's not just about having natural light, it's about framing it impeccably.
January 20, 2016
Cantilevered aluminum and brick facade

5 Cantilevers That Will Capture Your Attention

Architects from around the world understand how to create drama with these bold cantilevers.
January 20, 2016
Sebastiano Residence in Bali by Architect Alexis Dornier

Photo of the Week: A Balinese Beauty by Alexis Dornier Architecture & Design

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
January 20, 2016
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