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An Award-Winning Landscape Design in Portland

Portland, Oregon–based studio Mayer/Reed won a 2013 Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects for its work on Bud Clark Commons, a supportive housing project in the city's Pearl district.
December 13, 2013
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7 Modern Homes Decorated with Ivy

Ivy-covered houses conjure romantic thoughts of English cottages and times of yore but modern homes can benefit from a little lush greenery decoration too. Here, we take a look at seven modern houses with a touch of ivy.
December 10, 2013
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A Modern Park Pavilion Rises in Dallas

In a modest park on the western edge of Dallas, a modern picnic pavilion is a gathering point.
December 10, 2013
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Shine Brighter (and Smarter) This Holiday

Tis’ the Season for holiday décor, and if you’re like most families, chances are you’ve already begun stringing up Christmas lights around the home. While traditional incandescent twinkle lights may seem cheap, the truth is those little bulbs can quickly burn up your energy bill. Consider lighting up this year without breaking your energy budget by switching to LED bulbs.
December 9, 2013
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Stealthy Modern Cabin in Ontario

Toronto architecture firm superkül applies creative green thinking and a Canadian love of timber to an affordable modern cabin in the woods.
December 4, 2013
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It's Summer Somewhere: 8 Great Pools

Inspired by two guys who counted all the pools in Los Angeles thanks to an elegant data visualization tool, we combed the Dwell archives for our own roundup of the best swimming pools.
December 3, 2013
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How To: Green Your Roof

No matter the month, it's never too cold or too early to start planning for major eco-impact. From urban rooftop gardens to living surfaces that help homeowners save on energy costs, here you'll find plenty of ideas for the final (green) frontier: the green roof.
December 2, 2013
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7 Fantastic Backyard Buildings

Whether the room brings the backyard in or vice versa, these dwellings mesh the beauty of the outdoors with the comfort of being inside.
November 27, 2013
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A Second Look at Japanese Soaking Tubs

For centuries, the Japanese have enjoyed a relaxing ritual of steaming in neck-high water at the end of each day. Like other aspects of Japanese design, this simple yet harmonious custom has become popular the world over, as extra-deep soaking tubs are incorporated into modern bathrooms and backyards. Here's how it's done.
November 26, 2013
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