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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 7 Sprawling Yards
    Outdoor

    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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Modern Chicken Coop Looks Like a Mini Avian Airstream
    Outdoor

    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

  13. 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

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

    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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 6 Sublimely Serene Outdoor Spaces
    Outdoor

    6 Sublimely Serene Outdoor Spaces

    The call of the wild is impossible to resist in these six patios, backyards, and gardens that offer a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.26.14

  18. 8 Backyards We Love
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    8 Backyards We Love

    Offering places to garden, play, recline, and contemplate the view, backyards have the power to redefine the homes with which they share a site.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.28.14

  19. Celebrate Modern Backyards for Earth Day
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    Celebrate Modern Backyards for Earth Day

    We showcase seven swoon-worthy backyards in honor of Earth Day, April 22.

    04.21.14

  20. 11 Ways to Dine Alfresco
    Outdoor

    11 Ways to Dine Alfresco

    Spring is finally here, bringing more opportunities to hit the terrace for meals. Here are 11 of our favorite ways to set up for modern outdoor dining.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.08.14

  21. 5 Green Homes from Dwell's April Outdoors Issue
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    5 Green Homes from Dwell's April Outdoors Issue

    Dwell's April 2014 issue is now on newsstands—here's a sneak peek of the intelligent homes, outdoor products, and green building methods you'll see in its pages.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.26.14

  22. Bay Area Ipe-Clad Backyard Getaway
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    Bay Area Ipe-Clad Backyard Getaway

    An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Ike Edeani
    03.26.14

  23. Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids
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    Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids

    At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.24.14

  24. Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island
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    Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island

    In New York’s Nassau County, a 125-square-foot garden retreat offers a haven from bustling contemporary life.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Dustin Cohen
    03.24.14

  25. Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings
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    Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings

    A quintessential backyard element, the swing adds levity to outdoor spaces. These seven pieces give new perspective to their homes whether hung from a tree, on a porch, and even inside.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.20.14

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