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March 1, 2013
We get our hands dirty with 9 homes that celebrate the great outdoors and nearly 50 new backyard furniture ideas for spring. From living roofs to natural pools, we cover all of your outdoor, or indoor-outdoor needs. Plus, don’t miss our exclusive interview with landscape designer Maya Lin, and a tour of Brooklyn’s first certified Passive House. Find it on newsstands now or order a digital edition. And, enjoy a sneak peek here!
Dwell Magazine Outdoor Issue April 2013
The April 2013 “Outdoor” issue is available on newsstands now.
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Modern industrial artistic cozy home
Street Smarts-An artist and designer couple transform an old Toronto storefront in Dundas West into a home and studio. Their industrial yet cozy abode mixes customized Ikea pieces with art by up-and-coming designers and modern finds. Photo by: Naomi Finlay
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Modern passive house in Brooklyn New York
Passive Voice-Julie Torres Moskovitz created New York’s first passive house using a tightly sealed envelope around an aging Brooklyn brownstone’s exterior. Her clients requested a home that was simple and low-maintenance and Torres Moskovitz brought them just that, with the latest energy-efficient appliances and minimalist palette. Photo by: Hai Zhang
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Modern Austin home with living angled roof
Living Edge-A home on Austin’s outskirts is integrated into its landscape with a massive living roof that supports nearly 200 species of plants and grasses and innumerable local species. Photo by: Dave Mead
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Modern vacation home with black angled roof
Lean Machine-Architect Jesper Brask waited three years studying the site of his future vacation home before building, ultimately using wood felled in the space where the house was built and perfecting a design that melds indoors and out. Photo by: Karina Tengberg
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Modern small forest home in Belgium
Logical Extension-A tiny home in the Belgian forest gained some serious square footage with dmvA Architecten's glass walled addition that visually connects the residents with their surroundings. Photo by: Frederik Vercruysse
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Modern small forest home in Belgium
Phoenix Rising-The award-winning Phoenix home received an update from Wendell Burnette with a complete hardscape and landscape renovation incorporating native plants and a pool that “projects toward the canopy of the desert sky.” Photo by: Dean Kaufman
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Dwell Magazine Outdoor Issue April 2013
The April 2013 “Outdoor” issue is available on newsstands now.

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