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Indoor Outdoor

April 2013,
Vol. 13
Issue 05
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Secret Garden

In Arlington, Virginia, architecture firm Höweler + Yoon contends with spatial and budgetary constraints to carve a microcourtyard, complete with Japanese maples and a cascading concrete fountain, in…

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Bach to Nature

Two doctors wanted their typical New Zealand home to function as simply as it looks.

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Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture

Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are finally waking up to the glories of modernist landscape architecture.

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Surrealist Architecture: Synagogue de Delme in France

Sculpture meets architecture in the surrealist facade of the Synagogue de Delme visitors center in northeastern France.

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Prefab Icon: Dome of Discovery by Ralph Tubbs

With a life span of just 11 months, the prefabricated 1951 Dome of Discovery, designed by architect Ralph Tubbs for the Festival of Britain, lives on as a lost cultural icon.

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Q&A with Architectural Designer and Artist Maya Lin

The artist, designer, and architect takes us through her formative years as a maker, her dedication to environmental art, and the joys of furniture design.

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Converting a Commercial Storefront to a Home (and Studio!)

Seeking more space and a connection with the city, an artist and a designer turn an old Toronto storefront in Dundas West into a home and studio.

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A Sustainable Brownstone Transformation in Brooklyn

How do you make a Brooklyn brownstone more sustainable? First, get rid of the brownstone.

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Country Bunker

On Austin’s outskirts, where urban, industrial, and rural collide, lawyer and science-fiction author Chris Brown’s bunker-style home redefines modern city living.

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A Modern Glass Addition in Belgium

For this tiny house in the Belgian forest, a little extra square footage comes in the form of a glassed-in addition with a stellar view.

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A Coastal Summer Home in Denmark

For his family’s summerhouse in North Zealand, Denmark, a resourceful architect goes full tilt with native wood and playful geometries.

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A Geometric Desert Home in Phoenix

At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape.

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A Modern Treehouse in Belgium

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

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