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  1. A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape
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    A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape

    With aptly applied angular concrete details and ornamental plantings, landscape architect Terence Lee transforms his slender Northern California backyard.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.03.14

  2. 8 Modern Fences
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    8 Modern Fences

    They say that good fences make good neighbors, but it's equally true that good fences make for good design. Here, from Dwell's archives, are eight examples of fences that enhance the aesthetic...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.06.14

  3. 7 Dreamy Outdoor Spaces
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    7 Dreamy Outdoor Spaces

    A polar vortex is a lot more tolerable when you have beautiful, breezy pictures of sun-drenched outdoor spaces to stare at and day dream. Here are some of our current favorite places we'd like to...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    01.07.14

  4. Modern House Numbers
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    Modern House Numbers

    Like doorknobs, mailboxes, and fencing, house numbers are crucial for broadcasting a home's essential modern-ness. Neutra is a guaranteed winner, font-wise, but consider a few other modern options.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.15.14

  5. Aspiring Architects Build a Pavilion in the Vermont Forest
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    Aspiring Architects Build a Pavilion in the Vermont Forest

    In a Vermont forest, architecture students design and build a pavilion for quiet contemplation.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.23.14

  6. 3 Innovative Outdoor Libraries in Russia
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    3 Innovative Outdoor Libraries in Russia

    Three ‘book-objects’ created by Alexander and Daria Kudmova Butahinoy of the Moscow-based Ruetemple Architectural Studio offer ways to store books and save space. Furnishing the outdoor, public...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    01.28.14

  7. Design Detail: More Modern Bridges
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    Design Detail: More Modern Bridges

    Footbridges can join an older structures to a new additions, or close a gulf between a house and the street. And when good design is part of the mix, they can add a decorative touch. Following this...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.03.14

  8. NYAIA Recognizes 6 Creative New York Architecture and Design Studios
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    NYAIA Recognizes 6 Creative New York Architecture and Design Studios

    The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the six winners of its biennial New Practices New York competition, which singles out promising and pioneering city-based...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.04.14

  9. Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts
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    Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts

    An exhibition coming to coastal Massachusetts in March explores California's evolution as an incubator of progressive midcentury design.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.05.14

  10. The Broad Museum in Los Angeles Reveals Plaza Plans
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    The Broad Museum in Los Angeles Reveals Plaza Plans

    The Broad, the new contemporary art museum being built in downtown Los Angeles, unveils plans for a 24,000-square-foot outdoor plaza.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.10.14

  11. AIANY Releases Winning Designs for Queens Greenway Project
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    AIANY Releases Winning Designs for Queens Greenway Project

    The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the winners of a design competition for a vertical gateway to a 3.5-mile stretch of abandoned railway in central Queens....

    written by: William Lamb
    02.12.14

  12. Hotels We Love: El Cosmico Hotel in Marfa, Texas
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    Hotels We Love: El Cosmico Hotel in Marfa, Texas

    Offering herbal workshops, and playing host to the Trans-Pecos festival, El Cosmico is a hotel that's engaged with the community. Guests stay close to the land, experiencing it in their teepees,...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: Nick Simonite
    02.25.14

  13. Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin
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    Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin

    Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.26.14

  14. Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden
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    Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden

    Architect Burton Baldridge donated his services to Casis Elementary, his daughter’s large public school in Austin, Texas, to design and build an outdoor classroom that would augment an organic...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Casey Dunn
    02.27.14

  15. A Family-Friendly Landscape Design in Virginia
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    A Family-Friendly Landscape Design in Virginia

    Thanks to an earth-moving renovation, a hillside Virginia home located on a notch between two ridges becomes a place for play and repose.

    written by: Sarah F. Cox
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    02.27.14

  16. An Edible Learning Garden in Brooklyn
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    An Edible Learning Garden in Brooklyn

    New York firm WORKac taps into society’s increased focus on heathy eating with a school’s learning garden.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: Iwan Baan
    02.28.14

  17. A Dutch Designer's Modern Chicken Coop
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    A Dutch Designer's Modern Chicken Coop

    Ton Matton’s chicken coop—a sly protest against European agriculture laws—is getting second looks for its urban-meets-rural aesthetic.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.02.14

  18. SLO Architecture's Dwell Vision Award–Winning Design
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    SLO Architecture's Dwell Vision Award–Winning Design

    Our inaugural award for design innovation goes to a firm whose architectural orb is lean, green, and buoyant.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.04.14

  19. Modern Landscape Designer Breaks New Ground
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    Modern Landscape Designer Breaks New Ground

    With a wild approach, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick pushes the boundaries of landscaping.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Cait Oppermann
    03.05.14

  20. Japanese-Inspired Landscape Design in Berkeley
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    Japanese-Inspired Landscape Design in Berkeley

    For her largest commission to date, a young San Francisco architect channels Tadao Ando to create an outdoor room for a couple in the Berkeley Hills.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    03.05.14

  21. Tiny Vacation Shelters in the French Countryside
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    Tiny Vacation Shelters in the French Countryside

    La Nuage, a system of waystations in Bourdeaux, France, lets hikers live in the cloud.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.12.14

  22. A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place
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    A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place

    An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate the greenery of its Northwestern site.

    photos by: Iwan Baan
    03.12.14

  23. 4 Heavy-Duty Fabrics for Indoor-Outdoor Use
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    4 Heavy-Duty Fabrics for Indoor-Outdoor Use

    Unyielding in the face of weather and backsides, the latest outdoor fabrics are as durable as they are eye-popping—in fact, each of these qualifies as heavy-duty in Martindale or Wyzenbeek abrasion...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.17.14

  24. 12 Outdoor Furnishings for Spring
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    12 Outdoor Furnishings for Spring

    Cozy up to nature with an all-encompassing look at terrestrial life from Dwell's April 2014 issue. Deck out a backyard with durable furniture; arrange an alfresco dining spot; or take to the yard...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.17.14

  25. 13 Furnishings in Outdoor-Friendly Materials
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    13 Furnishings in Outdoor-Friendly Materials

    Pro tip: For a colorful or light industrial feel, powder-coated metal is your best friend when it comes to outdoor furniture. When going the wood route, opt for teak, which oxidizes naturally.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.18.14

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