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  1. Building Modern Pavilions
    Houses We Love

    Building Modern Pavilions

    A free-standing pavilion can accent a building, provide temporary shelter and function as a pleasurable home away from home. Here are four very different examples of the modern pavilion,...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.21.13

  2. 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

  3. Angular Modern Beach House in Florida
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    Angular Modern Beach House in Florida

    Tour the family-friendly, LEED-certified, modern Seagrape House designed by husband-and-wife team Traction Architecture in Anna Maria Island, Florida.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.19.13

  4. 7 Modern Wreaths to Welcome Your Guests
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    7 Modern Wreaths to Welcome Your Guests

    In olden times, during the cold December darkness of Eastern Europe, people gathered wreaths of evergreen and lit fires as signs of hope in a coming spring and renewed light. We continue this...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.18.13

  5. An Award-Winning Landscape Design in Portland
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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...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.13.13

  6. 7 Modern Homes Decorated with Ivy
    Houses We Love

    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...

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.10.13

  7. A Modern Park Pavilion Rises in Dallas
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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.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.10.13

  8. Stealthy Modern Cabin in Ontario
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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.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Shai Gil
    12.04.13

  9. It's Summer Somewhere: 8 Great Pools
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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.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.03.13

  10. How To: Green Your Roof
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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...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.02.13

  11. 7 Fantastic Backyard Buildings
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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.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.27.13

  12. 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

  13. 10 Ways to Landscape With Pavers
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    10 Ways to Landscape With Pavers

    Fall is upon us and the branches are beginning to grow bare, so there’s no better time than now to focus on your hardscape. Here are 10 ways to incorporate pavers into the modern garden.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.19.13

  14. A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach
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    A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach

    A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.18.13

  15. 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

  16. Architect Couples At Home
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    Architect Couples At Home

    When architects fall in love, designing their own home can be both rewarding and challenging feats. Through compromise and collaboration, these couples successfully made their dream home a reality.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.11.13

  17. Teak Furniture We Love
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    Teak Furniture We Love

    Teak, a tropical wood known for its durability and resilience, was first used for shipbuilding. Since then, it has been used in everything from outdoor furniture to salt shakers. Here are just a...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.07.13

  18. 5 San Francisco Home Renovations
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    5 San Francisco Home Renovations

    The City by the Bay is known for its diverse mix of Victorian and modern architecture. Maintaining these aesthetics, here are just a few San Francisco home renovations.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.06.13

  19. Primer on Landscape Architecture
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    Primer on Landscape Architecture

    Don’t know your Lawrence Halprin from your Richard Haag? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite articles, interviews, and essays on modern landscape architecture.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.04.13

  20. 7 Modern Outdoor Fireplaces We Love
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    7 Modern Outdoor Fireplaces We Love

    There's no better time to gather around an outdoor fire pit then on a windy Autumn night. Check out these cozy outdoor areas, equipped with the latest technology and embracing timeless traditions...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.17.13

  21. A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco
    In The Modern World

    A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco

    In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has made a pair of unique outdoor living spaces—one low and one high.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Ike Edeani
    10.15.13

  22. Slat Happy: 8 Louvered Homes
    Houses We Love

    Slat Happy: 8 Louvered Homes

    Dwell's aesthetic has been summed up by a few aesthetic traits: flat roofs, glass walls, and wood slats. While that isn't always the case, we do appreciate louvered facades for how they help...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.11.13

  23. 7 Great Green Walls
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    7 Great Green Walls

    Not for the feint of heart, but for the green of thumb: A living wall is a vibrant way to celebrate nature in tandem with architecture. Peek through our archives for another look at living walls...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.10.13

  24. 5 Modern Courtyards Part Two
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    5 Modern Courtyards Part Two

    As Previously looked at in 5 Cool Modern Courtyards, Dwell takes another glance at 5 modern homes with outstanding elevated terraces.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.08.13

  25. 5 Public Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi
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    5 Public Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi

    With a body of work spanning sculpture, dance, furniture, lightning, and landscapes, Isamu Noguchi is one of the most revered figures in the 20th-century canon. Buckminster Fuller once called...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.20.13

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