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Catovic Hughes’s design for the Morelands is all about embracing the outdoors. Rick spends as much time on the patio as he can. The undulation of the aluminum cladding makes a regular, rhythmic backdrop for the yards-high bamboo he lovingly tends.

6 Peaceful Bamboo Gardens

Bamboo grows like a most welcome weed at these modern homes.
September 14, 2015
Renovated DC Row House backyard with Cor-Ten steel.

5 Ways to Design with Planters

From large boxes to individual pots, planters are a go-to solution for modern gardens.
September 11, 2015
Backyard fireplace area with a long steel-and-ipe bench and Willy Guhl Loop chairs

7 Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits We Love

Fire provides a warmth of light as well as temperature; it's ideal for when the sun is setting, the air is cooling, and the night sky is rich with gloam colors. Tour 7 fireplaces and fire pits that grace these modern homes.
September 8, 2015
Rooftop courtyard with a pool in a Mexico City home

5 Green Retreats in Bustling Cities

Can't get away this Labor Day Weekend? Look to these verdant city homes for inspiration on how to escape the asphalt and concrete.
September 2, 2015
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A Texas Couple Builds Their Cast-In-Place Concrete Dream Home

Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.
August 30, 2015
The veranda is the Valley House’s defining feature and serves as a communal space for the family to sit and enjoy nature. The more traditional rattan furniture fits well with Vaz’s local vernacular, as the Portuguese were the first to bring rattan to the

5 Perfect Weekend Verandas

These verandas balance shade and shelter with just the right amount of sunshine.
August 28, 2015
lookout house night view

8 Homes with Striking Layouts

Extra attention to spatial design enhances the way these residents experience their abodes.
August 24, 2015
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27 Pools to Dive Into

Explore Dwell's comprehensive collection of modern swimming pools.
August 18, 2015
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Dry Goods: The Case for Cacti as the Ultimate Houseplant

Succulent success doesn't require much of a green thumb—lots of sun and a little water are all you need to nurture the hottest low-maintenance plants around.
August 13, 2015