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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
    Outdoor

    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. Landscape Architect Kevin Shanley Wants to Reconnect Cities with Their Waterways
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    Landscape Architect Kevin Shanley Wants to Reconnect Cities with Their Waterways

    More than a half-century ago, Houston's flood-prone Buffalo Bayou was unceremoniously turned into a straight sluice to carry excess water to the Gulf of Mexico. In 2012, the city embarked on a $58...

    written by: Esha Chhabra
    06.12.15

  4. How to Make a Totally Green Wall
    Outdoor

    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

  5. 7 Backyard Escapes and Retreats We Love
    Outdoor

    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

  6. A Vertical Walkway in Mexico Becomes a Leisurely Public Space
    Outdoor

    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

  7. 12 Modern Outdoor Products We Love
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    12 Modern Outdoor Products We Love

    These designs will have you summer-ready before your first sunburn sets in.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.07.15

  8. A Tropical Forest Grows Indoors in Northern California
    Outdoor

    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

  9. 5 Urban Rooftops Made For Lounging
    Outdoor

    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

  10. 12 Modern Spaces Made for Music
    Rooms We Love

    12 Modern Spaces Made for Music

    From a music loft to an outdoor veranda, these modern spaces are like music to our ears.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    06.05.15

  11. 5 City Porches and Patios That Pack Outdoor Space in Small Packages
    Outdoor

    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

  12. Remembering the Forefather of Urban Renewal, Lawrence Halprin
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    Remembering the Forefather of Urban Renewal, Lawrence Halprin

    Lawrence Halprin galvanized people into action with his grand cityscapes. The landscape architects of today are following his example—but at a different scale.

    written by: Charles Birnbaum
    06.01.15

  13. 8 Modern Homes with Breezeways
    Outdoor

    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

  14. 8 Wraparound Porches and Balconies
    Outdoor

    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

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

    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

  16. In San Francisco, Green Fences Make Great Neighbors
    Outdoor

    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

  17. Lauded Midcentury City Square Receives a Much-Needed Revitalization
    Outdoor

    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

  18. 7 Quiet, Private Gardens
    Outdoor

    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

  19. 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

  20. 9 Ways to Design with Circles
    Rooms We Love

    9 Ways to Design with Circles

    Representing unity and protection, circles become creative design elements in these homes.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    05.13.15

  21. 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

  22. 12 Inviting Outdoor Grilling Spaces
    Green

    12 Inviting Outdoor Grilling Spaces

    Get your tongs and apron ready, outdoor grilling season is nearly upon us.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.28.15

  23. Indoor-Outdoor Home by a Midcentury Master Gets a Faithful Update
    Renovation

    Indoor-Outdoor Home by a Midcentury Master Gets a Faithful Update

    More than ever, this renovated Eichler in Palo Alto, California, brings the outside in.

    written by: David Rudin
    photos by: Mariko Reed
    04.28.15

  24. 8 Cool Aboveground Pools
    Outdoor

    8 Cool Aboveground Pools

    These raised pools will have you rethinking your cannonball strategy.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.24.15

  25. 7 Inspiring Water-Wise Landscapes
    Green

    7 Inspiring Water-Wise Landscapes

    These drought-tolerant yards point the way forward for sustainable horticulture.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.23.15

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