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  1. 7 Winning Outdoor Furniture Designs
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    7 Winning Outdoor Furniture Designs

    Whether it's rainy and humid, or a dry, sweltering day, these designs are not only elegant additions to an outdoor space, they're made to withstand the elements.

    written by: Aileen Kwun
    06.16.15

  2. Andrea Cochran's Bold Landscape Designs Are Natural Wonders
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    Andrea Cochran's Bold Landscape Designs Are Natural Wonders

    Andrea Cochran, a 2014 National Design Award winner, applies a site-specific approach to tease out the ephemeral and sensory.

    written by: Lydia Lee
    06.14.15

  3. How to Make a Totally Green Wall
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    How to Make a Totally Green Wall

    Woolly Pocket has introduced its Living Wall Planter 2—self-watering, easy to hang, and perfect for creating a simple to maintain green wall for summer and beyond.

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.11.15

  4. 7 Backyard Escapes and Retreats We Love
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    7 Backyard Escapes and Retreats We Love

    From studios, to guest rooms, lounge areas, and practice spaces, these space-efficient backyard structures provide a small sojourn from the everyday, just steps away from home.

    written by: Aileen Kwun
    06.10.15

  5. A Vertical Walkway in Mexico Becomes a Leisurely Public Space
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    A Vertical Walkway in Mexico Becomes a Leisurely Public Space

    At a housing development in Mexico City, the architecture firm Ludens designed a vibrant outdoor area perfect for idling and absorbing views of the city. For more public space makeovers, check out...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    06.08.15

  6. A Tropical Forest Grows Indoors in Northern California
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    A Tropical Forest Grows Indoors in Northern California

    A skylit conservatory doubles as a verdant dining parlor in Sonoma County, California.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Grant Harder
    06.06.15

  7. 5 Urban Rooftops Made For Lounging
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    5 Urban Rooftops Made For Lounging

    These designs elevate city living with an outdoor view fit for the summer season.

    written by: Aileen Kwun
    06.05.15

  8. 5 City Porches and Patios That Pack Outdoor Space in Small Packages
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    5 City Porches and Patios That Pack Outdoor Space in Small Packages

    These five urban abodes make the most of patios, porches, and yards to grab a bit of green space in the big city. For more inspiring outdoor design ideas, pick up our June issue, on stands now.

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    06.04.15

  9. 8 Modern Homes with Breezeways
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    8 Modern Homes with Breezeways

    Take a look at how these eight houses connect their freestanding interior spaces with outdoor corridors.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    06.01.15

  10. 8 Wraparound Porches and Balconies
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    8 Wraparound Porches and Balconies

    Take a look at how these eight homes extend livable space beyond their interiors with wraparound porches and balconies.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    05.29.15

  11. An Inside Look at How Public Spaces Can Be Redesigned for Resiliency
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    An Inside Look at How Public Spaces Can Be Redesigned for Resiliency

    What if there were a way to build public spaces to proactively prevent damage from natural disasters while making communities safer and happier? That's exactly the thought behind resilient design,...

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    05.26.15

  12. In San Francisco, Green Fences Make Great Neighbors
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    In San Francisco, Green Fences Make Great Neighbors

    Architectural elements and applied foliage deliver a one-two punch in designing for privacy.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Caitlin Atkinson
    05.24.15

  13. Lauded Midcentury City Square Receives a Much-Needed Revitalization
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    Lauded Midcentury City Square Receives a Much-Needed Revitalization

    After years of neglect, Mellon Square in Pittsburgh reemerges as a 21st-century public space.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.23.15

  14. 7 Quiet, Private Gardens
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    7 Quiet, Private Gardens

    Walled off from the world, these outdoor sanctuaries are perfectly suited for contemplation or reading.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    05.20.15

  15. 7 Sprawling Yards
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    7 Sprawling Yards

    Dwell's annual issue dedicated to the outdoors hits newsstands next week. In anticipation, we've selected seven expansive yards perfect for picnics, barbecues, and sunbathing.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    05.13.15

  16. 8 Cool Aboveground Pools
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    8 Cool Aboveground Pools

    These raised pools will have you rethinking your cannonball strategy.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.24.15

  17. 7 Groundbreaking Landscape Designs
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    7 Groundbreaking Landscape Designs

    From an overgrown monolith to a modern-day hanging garden, these yards, gardens, and installations represent the future of an ancient tradition.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.22.15

  18. 6 Water-Saving Modern Gardens with Native Plants
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    6 Water-Saving Modern Gardens with Native Plants

    It’s time to get the backyard in great shape for spring, and water-wise native plantings are the best option. Gain inspiration from the following drought-friendly landscapes.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.10.15

  19. 5 Hot Tubs We Love
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    5 Hot Tubs We Love

    We celebrate the magic of a good soak in nature with a look at our favorite hot tubs beneath the stars.

    written by: Erika Heet
    03.05.15

  20. A Modern Lakeside Boathouse in Ontario
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    A Modern Lakeside Boathouse in Ontario

    A Toronto firm crafts a serene waterfront structure for a family in Georgian Bay.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.14.15

  21. Modern Chicken Coop Looks Like a Mini Avian Airstream
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    Modern Chicken Coop Looks Like a Mini Avian Airstream

    Architecture Reseach Office's 60-square-foot chicken coop streamlines a Hamptons backyard.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.13.15

  22. 7 Front Yards That Make you Want to Live Outside
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    7 Front Yards That Make you Want to Live Outside

    Houses from Houston to Hamburg that feature verdant front yards prime for playing, lounging, and more.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.03.15

  23. Recycled Outdoor Furniture from a Former Skateboard Park Company
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    Recycled Outdoor Furniture from a Former Skateboard Park Company

    Born in Minnesota out of a need to repurpose excess skate ramp material into outdoor furniture, Dwell on Design Los Angeles exhibitor Loll shares the latest creations they'll be bringing to the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.16.15

  24. A Low-Maintenance Landscape for a Midcentury Denver Home
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    A Low-Maintenance Landscape for a Midcentury Denver Home

    Working with a strict budget, a team from Three Sixty Design reimagines a Denver yard.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.15.14

  25. Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand
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    Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand

    A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    07.14.14

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