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  1. Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
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    Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

    Recently in San Francisco, the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District and CMG Landscape Architecture unveiled the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan. The plan is meant to serve as a master plan for the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.08.11

  2. 5 Modern Saunas
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    5 Modern Saunas

    A stint in a sauna rumored to have myriad benefits from the social and heath standpoints and if you've considered building one of your own, here are five examples from the Dwell archive. For more...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.08.13

  3. 7 Houses with Creative Courtyards
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    7 Houses with Creative Courtyards

    For outdoor dining or a private place to lounge in the sun, nothing beats a courtyard. Here are seven such spaces.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.11.13

  4. A Second Look at Japanese Soaking Tubs
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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...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.26.13

  5. 8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables
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    8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables

    Picnic tables. They work well inside or out, and they conjure happy memories of lazy summertime afternoons spent with friends and family. They're also simple and not fussy, and they allow for clear...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.19.13

  6. 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

  7. Smart Solutions for Small Vacation Homes
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    Smart Solutions for Small Vacation Homes

    It can be a challenge to achieve a feeling of coziness without making a space seem cluttered. But spatial restrictions sometimes produce the most creative solutions.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.23.14

  8. Inside This Modern Tower Is an Idyllic One-Man Sauna
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    Inside This Modern Tower Is an Idyllic One-Man Sauna

    Münster-based firm Modulorbeat recently built a one-man sauna on an abandoned steel factory site as part of a year-long festival exploring the economic uncertainty of the region surrounding Bochum,...

    written by: Nadja Sayej
    10.23.14

  9. Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water
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    Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water

    The modular Jellyfish Barge could be a solar-powered solution to food shortages.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.03.14

  10. 7 Ideas for Landscaping with Gravel
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    7 Ideas for Landscaping with Gravel

    Great for adding texture to a yard or driveway, gravel is a low-maintenance, eco-friendly landscaping choice.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.17.15

  11. Bathing Beauties: 5 Sleek Outdoor Showers
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    Bathing Beauties: 5 Sleek Outdoor Showers

    These spaces aren't for the bashful.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.20.15

  12. 7 Stunning Waterfront Structures
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    7 Stunning Waterfront Structures

    The best architecture takes full advantage of a setting without upstaging it. Here are seven buildings that make the most of their waterfront perch.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.02.15

  13. 7 Instantly Appealing Awnings
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    7 Instantly Appealing Awnings

    Sometimes a little sliver of shade at midday is all the vacation you need.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.03.15

  14. 5 Carefree Hammocks
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    5 Carefree Hammocks

    Swaying in the breeze is an inherently laid-back activity, but these homes take relaxation to the next level with carefully-manicured gardens, spectacular views, and just the right amount of shade...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.22.15

  15. 5 Modern Outdoor Living Areas
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    5 Modern Outdoor Living Areas

    It's time to bring your patio furniture out of storage. To celebrate, here are a few stunning spaces for outdoor living.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    05.13.15

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